College football bowl season kicks off Saturday, Dec. 17, and the first day of action includes the AutoNation Cure Bowl, a meeting between UCF and Arkansas State.
The Cure Bowl is a new bowl game only in its second year. As its name suggests, the Cure Bowl promotes breast cancer awareness and research. Additionally, proceeds from the game are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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Last year's inaugural game featured a 27-16 win by San Jose State over Georgia State, and UCF and Arkansas State will look to earn the second win in the bowl's history.
UCF finished the season 6-6, led by Quarterback McKenzie Milton, who threw for 1,808 yards, nine touchdowns and seven interceptions. Jawon Hamilton and Dontravious Wilson each rushed for over 450 yards and combined for 12 touchdowns on the season.
The Knights' defense allowed 381.7 yards and 24.1 points per game this season. They'll face an Arkansas State offense that averages 391.5 yards and 27.0 points per game.
The Red Wolves finished 7-5 on the season, riding 2,514 yards and 16 touchdowns from quarterback Justice Hansen. Tight end Blake Mack was his top target, catching 33 passes for 585 yards and three scores. Running back Warren Wand led the way on the ground with 867 yards and seven touchdowns.
Arkansas State's defense has been porous this season, giving up 532.0 yards and 38.7 points per game.
UCF won the only matchup between these two teams back in 1991.
UCF Knights vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves
Location: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Date/time: Saturday, Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network