The UCF Knights will take on the Florida Gators in the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl.
In a rare in-state meeting, the UCF Knights (8-4) will face the Florida Gators (6-6) in the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl this holiday season.
These two state schools from the Sunshine State will square off at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Thursday, Dec. 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Though the Knights won the most recent Gasparilla Bowl, that came at the end of the 2019 college football season, as the 2020 game was canceled due to COVID. Dillon Gabriel was playing quarterback for Josh Heupel in that bowl game.
Here is everything you need to know heading into the holiday season bowl game between the Knights and the Gators over in Tampa.
UCF vs. Florida injury report Gasparilla Bowl
The Gators will not have quarterback Anthony Richardson available for this game. While Emory Jones is expected to transfer, he plans to play in this game. As for the Knights, it is questionable if running back Isaiah Bowser or wide receiver Jaylon Robinson will be able to go on Thursday night.
UCF vs. Florida odds and betting pick Gasparilla Bowl
WynnBET has the Gators favored by 6.5 points on a neutral site vs. the Knights. The associated moneylines for this game are Florida -240 and UCF +185. This game’s over/under comes in at a combined 55.5 points. Though the Gators are only 6-6 and have a new head coach in Billy Napier, the oddsmakers believe they will find a way to beat Gus Malzahn’s team by a touchdown or so.
Pick: Florida 31, UCF 21
What channel is the Gasparilla Bowl on?
The 2021 Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl between the UCF Knights (8-4) and the Florida Gators (6-6) will be airing on ESPN and the ESPN app.
UCF vs. Florida Gasparilla Bowl live stream
The available live stream for this bowl game can be found over on fuboTV.
UCF radio broadcast
Here is how to listen to the Knights’ broadcast.
Florida radio broadcast
Here are all the radio affiliates for the Gators.