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."
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.