No. 13 BYU, UCF bring explosive offenses to Boca Raton Bowl

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BYU quarterback Zach Wilson (1) looks to throw the ball in the first half of an NCAA college football game against San Diego State Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey, Pool)

Preparing for the Boca Raton Bowl proved a bit of a slippery slope for the Central Florida Knights.

For a day, anyway, when coach Josh Heupel imported a little snow for some impromptu sledding in the Florida sun.

All part of Heupel’s plan to bring a dose of fun to the bowl game with some of the customary pageantry halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Knights also played dodgeball and held a movie night inside the basketball arena, where they screened “The Longest Yard” on the giant scoreboard.

Next item on the fun list: Play No. 13 BYU on Tuesday at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida.

“A really good football team,” Heupel said. “Look at what they do on offense and defensively. I think they’re the only team in the country ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the football."

That's correct.

The Cougars (10-1) rank among the top-10 in scoring offense (43 points per game), scoring defense (14.6), total offense (510.1 yards per game) and total defense (309.5).

But the Knights (6-3) are explosive as well, averaging 44.3 points a game.