The BYU Cougars were one of the most entertaining teams to watch in all of college football this season, and they will go up against traditional Group of 5 powerhouse Central Florida Knights in the Boca Raton Bowl. This game will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. ET from Boca Raton, Florida. This game will be aired on ESPN and can be streamed on the WatchESPN app.
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Boca Raton Bowl odds: Central Florida vs. BYU
Point spread: BYU opened -4.5, currently -6.5
Point total: opened 70.5, currently 74.5
How they got here
Without being part of a conference, BYU was forced to scrap most of its schedule and did an incredible job being able to put 11 games on the slate. The Cougars overpowered many of their opponents to a 10-1 overall record and come in ranked No. 16. In its 10 wins, BYU won by an average of 31.7 points but fell short against Coastal Carolina.
UCF is unranked heading into this game but finished the season with a 6-3 overall record including 5-3 in AAC play for a tie for third place in the conference. The Knights dropped two games in a row in October but finished strong, winning four of their last five with the only loss coming by three points to No. 8 Cincinnati.
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