- As of this moment, UCF football owns the University of Florida on the gridiron.
- The Knights are not letting the Gators forget.
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UCF football currently owns the state of Florida and is letting the Gators know. After winning the Gasparilla Bowl earlier this year, the Knights put up a billboard outside of Gainesville to remind their in-state rivals who is boss.
On December 23, 2021, Florida and UCF faced off in the Gasparilla Bowl. The Gators, at 6-6, barely squeaked into bowl eligibility after firing head coach Dan Mullen, while the Knights, at 9-4, entered with a chip on their shoulder.
Florida has refused to play UCF in recent years, despite the close proximity to one another. It meant just a little bit more.
Although a rhythmically-challenged Knights fan was caught in 4k being unable to clap along to the beat, his team put a beatdown on their opponents in front of a sold-out crowd that was largely decked out in black and gold. Regardless of record, regardless of circumstance, the game meant a lot to both sides.
Florida didn’t want to lose to their little brother and the little brother had an extra incentive to beat the Gators— so they did.
UCF beat Florida by 12 and officially runs the state until further notice.
They are not letting their rivals forget.
Just outside of Gainesville, where the University of Florida is located, a new billboard has popped up. It features a savage photo from the game and references the fact that UCF is “the future of college football.”
Spotted in Gainesville, your 2021 Gasparilla Bowl champs: pic.twitter.com/MqBb0xMRz6
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) January 28, 2022
As we know from their “national championship,” the Knights are relentless. They will not let Florida hear the end of this until they get beat by the Gators.
How can you not be romantic about college football?