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Knights put their 25-game win streak against the Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 11 LSU Tigers face the No. 9 UCF Knights in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. The game will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game will kick off at 1 pm EST on ESPN.

The Tigers bring a 9-3 record into this game. However, they were just 2-2 on the road this season.

The Knights are 12-0. They have a 25-game win streak going.

According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Knights have a 59% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. Their expert poll; however, gives the game a 50-50 split.

This is the first meeting between these two teams.

The Knights have a 4-5 all-time record in Bowl games. They have a one-game Bowl win streak.

Their last Bowl win came in a 34-27 win over the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl over the Auburn Tigers on January 1st, 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Their last Bowl loss came in a 31-13 loss to the Arkansas State Red Wolves in the AutoNation Cure Bowl on December 17th, 2016 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

This was also their last loss. Since then, the Knights have been perfect in their last 25 games.

This is the first-time that UCF is playing in the Fiesta Bowl.

The Tigers have a 25-23-1 Bowl record all-time. They have a one-game Bowl losing streak.

In their last Bowl loss, they were defeated 21-17 in the Overton’s Citrus Bowl by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on January 1st, 2018 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Their last Bowl win came in a 29-9 win over the Louisville Cardinals in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on December 31st, 2016 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

The Knights are perfect this season.

Their offense is averaging 44.2 points per game. Their offense is averaging 545.4 total yards per contest.

Their defense is allowing 21.3 points per game. In addition, their defense is allowing 423.6 total yards per game.

Knights quarterback McKenzie Milton has gone 171 of 289 for 2,663 yards. He had 25 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Milton will not be able to play in this game after being injured in their last game against the USF Bulls on November 24th.

Darriel Mack Jr. is expected to receive the start. He has gone 40 of 70 for 522 yards with two touchdowns.

Greg McCrae leads the Knights backs with 123 carries for 1,101 yards and nine touchdowns. Gabriel Davis leads the Knights receivers with 50 receptions for 756 yards and six touchdowns.

The Tigers lost their last game 74-72 in seven overtimes to No. 22 Texas A&M Aggies on November 24th. Their last win came in a 42-10 win over the Rice Owls on November 17th.

LSU is averaging 31.8 points per game. Their offense is averaging 389.3 total yards per contest.

Their defense is allowing 20.9 points per game. In addition, their defense is allowing 346.1 total yards per contest.

Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow has gone 198 of 345 for 2,500 yards. He also had 12 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Nick Brossette leads the Tigers backs with 211 carries for 922 yards and 14 touchdowns. Justin Jefferson leads the Tigers receivers with 50 receptions for 788 yards and four touchdowns.

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