WATCH: UCF Head Coach Gus Malzahn Previews Knight’s Clash Against Gators in Gasparilla Bowl

first matchup between the two since 2006

ABOVE VIDEO: Gus Malzahn – Gasparilla Bowl Prep Presser

ORLANDO, FLORIDA –The UCF football team began preparation on the practice field for Dec. 23’s Gasparilla Bowl against Florida. 

The Knights and the Gators are scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. on the Thursday before Christmas on ESPN and FM 96.9 The Game.

Following practice, head coach Gus Malzahn, along with offensive lineman Samuel Jackson and wide receiver Brandon Johnson, addressed the media to discuss the upcoming bowl game. Watch Malzahn’s session with the media below.

“We’re excited to be playing in the Gasparilla Bowl against a quality in-state opponent like Florida,” UCF head coach Gus Malzahn said.

“This is a great opportunity for our fans being right down the road at a place our program has had a lot of success. We’re really looking forward to heading over to Tampa.”

Why purchase your Gasparilla Bowl tickets through UCF?

As part of our contract with the Gasparilla Bowl, UCF is required to purchase a large number of tickets in Raymond James Stadium.

Fans who purchase bowl tickets directly from UCF will financially support the program by maximizing bowl revenue to the University.

Fans who purchase through UCF will be guaranteed seating in Raymond James Stadium among other UCF fans.

A large showing at bowl games helps to strengthen UCF’s candidacy for major bowl selections now and in the future. Bowl season is an important opportunity to continue to show the country how passionate UCF fans are!

Gasparilla Bowl Ticket Information
■ Fans have until Tuesday, December 7th at 5 p.m. to request tickets using their priority ranking.
■ Tickets are assigned based on the UCF priority point system.
■ In the event the number of tickets sold exceeds the ticket allotment in any given area, reductions in orders or relocation to the next best available seats may take place.
■ There is no limit to the number of tickets you may request, however only the first 8 tickets will be assigned using priority points. Any additional purchases will be seated after all other priority seating is completed and will not be seated together.

If you wish to be seated with other individuals, all individuals in your party must make a request using the link below. Seating will be assigned based on the lowest point member in the group.

All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges will be available.

Due to time constraints, no other seating requests will be accepted.

High call volumes are expected, so all fans are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets online here. Fans calling in to purchase tickets, at 407-823-1000, will experience longer wait times than usual.

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