GLENDALE, Ariz. - The University of Central Florida football team is set for their Wednesday night debut at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.
It's the biggest game in UCF school history and Channel 9's Joe Kepner has been following the team for the entire trip.
The Knights should be well rested for the game. There was no New Year's Eve party for the team; they had a 10 p.m. curfew
UCF is trying to win a school-record ninth straight game, and beat a team ranked in the top ten for just the second time.
UCF junior quarterback Blake Bortles, from Oviedo, is trying to take his hometown team to Bowl Championship Series glory.
"(I) ended up being at UCF and have really had a blast, and to have a season like we've had this year has been really special," said Bortles. "(We're) just trying to finish it the right way."
Bortles said he'll wait until after the Fiesta Bowl to decide if he will leave school for the NFL draft. He has been projected by some experts to be selected early, should he choose to play professional football.