BYU beats down UCF in the Boca Raton Bowl

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 16 BYU Cougars blew out the UCF Knights on Tuesday night in the Boca Raton Bowl. The Cougars won 49-23 over the Knights at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida.

This was just the third meeting between the two teams all-time. The Boca Raton Bowl was the first Bowl game between the two teams.

BYU Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson attempts a pass against the UCF Knights in the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl
Zach Wilson attempts a pass against the UCF Knights in the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl (Photo by BYU Football/Instagram)

Before Tuesday night, their last meeting came on October 9, 2014 when UCF defeated BYU 31-24. Then, on September 23, 2011, BYU won the first game in the series with a 24-17 win.

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With the win, the Cougars end their season with an 11-1 mark. The Knights saw their season end with a 6-4 mark.

Cougars quarterback Zach Wilson went 26 of 34 for 425 yards. He had three touchdown passes.

Tyler Allgeier had 19 carries for 173 yards and a touchdown. Isaac Rex had five receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns.

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Knights quarterback Dillon Gabriel went 21 of 45 for 217 yards. He had two touchdown passes.

Greg McCrae had 18 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Harris had four receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown.

The Cougars led 21-0 before the Knights even scored.

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Wilson scored two rushing touchdowns for the Cougars. Allgeier and Gunner Romney also scored on rushing touchdowns.

Rex caught two touchdown receptions. Neil Pau’u also caught a touchdown reception.

Greg McCrae scored a rushing touchdown for the Knights. Harris and Jaylon Robinson caught touchdown receptions.

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Knights kicker Daniel Obarski also made a field goal.

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