UCF came out with a strong second half, put up 16 points in the third quarter and tied their largest comeback win in school history. Dillon Gabriel threw for 318 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions for the Knights. Gabriel also rushed 64 yards and Running Back Isaiah Bowser had 32 carries for 170 yards and a touchdown. Wide Receivers Jaylon Robinson had 6 catches for 140 yards and a touchdown and Brandon Johnson had 5 catches for 47 yards and a touchdown.
Boise State scored 21 unanswered points, before UCF scored their first 7 points. Boise State led 24-14 at halftime. They only managed to score 7 points in the second half. Hank Bachmeier threw for 269 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. He threw a costly interception with 2:07 left in the game and that was the nail in the coffin for the Broncos. The Knights had 573 total yards compared the Broncos 288 total yards.