Fiesta Bowl GAME DAY: Baylor vs. UCF | Links, Notes, TV Schedule, Game Time

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The last day of the 2013-2014 season has finally arrived on the first day of 2014! Baylor stakes its claim to a 12-1 season, the best in Baylor history, today.

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6/5/6 BAYLOR (11-1, 8-1) vs. 15/15/15 UCF (11-1, 8-0)
Jan. 1, 2013 | 7:30 p.m. CT/6:30 p.m. MT
Glendale, Ariz. | University of Phoenix Stadium (73,000)

TV: ESPN
Watch | Listen | GametrackerGametracker | Game Notes Notes | In-Game BlogStream | Bowl Central | Tickets

ODB Game Hub: Fiesta Bowl -- Baylor vs. UCF
Inside Baylor Sports: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Fiest Bowl Meet the Press Events: Offense | Defense | Coach Briles
Fiesta Bowl Preview/Prediction Thread: Baylor vs. UCF
Stats Preview: Baylor vs. UCF By the Numbers
First Look: UCF Knights
SB Nation Blogs: The Knight's Watch (doesn't exist yet)
Spread: Baylor -16.5
TV Coverage: ESPN
BAYLOR UNIFORMS: Chrome/Black/Black

SB Nation UCF Preview: UCF Attempts to Avoid a Slip
BaylorBears.com Preview: Fiesta Bowl!

LINKS, LINKS, LINKS, LINKS, LINKS:

New Year's Day college football: The Rose, Fiesta and 4 other bowls await - SBNation.com
College football's greatest day? College football's greatest day. Let's do it.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl preview: UCF Knights vs. Baylor Bears - ESPN
Baylor and Central Florida both opened the season outside the top 25, but that doesn’t mean much now. Both programs earned their first BCS bowl bids, and while Wednesday night's Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) matchup may not have the same box-office cachet as some of the other big bowls, it’s an intriguing matchup.

10 reasons the Baylor Bears can win the Fiesta Bowl - ESPN
A near-perfect 2013 season can get even better for No. 6 Baylor with a victory over No. 15 UCF in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

Fiesta Bowl roundtable: Baylor-UCF - ESPN
David Hale, who is in Arizona covering the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, and Big 12 reporter Jake Trotter break down the storylines in Wednesday night's matchup featuring Baylor and Central Florida:

Top stats to know: Baylor vs. UCF - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
One of the neat things about the Baylor-UCF matchup in tonight’s Fiesta Bowl (8:30 pm ET) is that it pits two teams who wouldn’t have been thought to be in this game when the season began.

Lache Seastrunk's Inspiration - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Lache Seastrunk's impressive season has been a dedication to the strength of a young girl and her grieving family.

Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com - Football
Inside Baylor Sports: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Preview - 1-on-1 with Art Briles

Baylor-UCF Fiesta Bowl game preview - College Football - Andy Staples - SI.com
Fiesta Bowl preview: Bryce Petty and Baylor prepare to face Blake Bortles and UCF on New Year's Day.

Run under Briles 'one of greatest turnarounds in college football history,' Baylor AD says | Dallas Morning News
Like most forward-thinking athletic directors, Baylor’s Ian McCaw doesn’t spend much time thinking about the past. Occasionally, it’s unavoidable, as a reminder of how far the school’s football program has come in the last six seasons since hiring Art Briles.

Baylor’s history in major bowl games - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
Baylor will play in its fifth major bowl in school history when it faces Central Florida at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 in Glendale, Ariz. Here is a synopsis of Baylor’s first four appearances in major bowls:

Baylor Bears becoming new Wide Receiver U - ESPN
A few years ago, Kendal Briles sent Facebook friend requests to prospective recruits knowing that expressing Baylor’s interest might be a futile practice.

A primer on UCF traditions, program - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
When asked about the University of Central Florida, their Fiesta Bowl foe, Baylor’s players have had nothing but nice things to say.

Bears won’t consider mission complete without 1st BCS victory - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Baylor’s Big 12 championship is in the bag, the 11 wins are a school record, and the team’s week leading up to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl has been a blast.

Briles not buying favorite role vs. UCF QB, defense - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
With its off-the-charts offense and dramatically improved defense, Baylor will come into the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl as an overwhelming favorite over Central Florida.

How the Bears match up with Central Florida - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football
While UCF has some game, the Knights probably haven’t played a team that matches Baylor’s team speed.

Baylor seeks exclamation point to breakthrough season | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sport...
The Bears can post their highest poll finish in school history by winning the Fiesta Bowl.

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