UCF Knights arrive in Arizona for Fiesta Bowl

No. 8 Knights to take on LSU Tigers Jan. 1

ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Central Florida's undefeated Knights have arrived in Arizona Thursday to play in the Fiesta Bowl.

The team, which hasn't lost a game since 2016, left the UCF campus around 7:15 a.m. From there, they took buses to the airport and flights to Arizona.

"Welcome to Arizona!" Fiesta Bowl officials tweeted Thursday afternoon along with pictures of the smiling players de-boarding the plane.

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If the undefeated team wins against Louisiana State University, it will be the Knights' 26th consecutive win and second consecutive New Year's Day bowl game win. The Knights beat Auburn last year in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

A sports writer for the Associated Press projects the No. 8 Knights will win Tuesday's game.

"Why watch? The Knights have no interest in being lovable underdogs. Expect another offseason of banners and proclamations from UCF if it caps a second straight unbeaten season with another victory against an SEC power ... UCF 31-24," the report read.

UCF's beloved quarterback, McKenzie Milton, will join his team in Arizona to watch them play after suffering a severe leg injury during the regular season. Milton has undergone multiple surgeries since then to repair nerve damage in his leg.

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The Knights will face the LSU Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl Jan. 1. Kickoff is scheduled for just after 1 p.m. ET. 

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