Zach Wilson leads BYU in Boca Raton Bowl Win

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The BYU Cougars have secured the Boca Raton Bowl Trophy as they knocked off the UCF 49-23. Junior quarterback Zach Wilson and the BYU offense was too much for the Knights as they couldn’t hang with the 16th ranked team in the country.

BYU Beats UCF 49-23 in Boca Raton Bowl

Wilson might have played his last game with the BYU Cougars as he’s expected to be a top pick in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. If he were not to return to BYU, Wilson would have left on a very high note with his five touchdowns and bowl game victory.

On the other hand, the UCF Knights had no answers to stop the BYU offense and its offense couldn’t keep up. The Knights will end their 2020 season with a 6-4 record and a blowout bowl loss to BYU. We predicted an outcome like this in our Boca Raton Bowl preview.

UCF Knights

The UCF Knights weren’t ready for the BYU Cougars as they got beat 49-23 in the Boca Raton Bowl. Dillon Gabriel and the UCF offense didn’t have a bad night but it wasn’t enough to secure the win.

Gabriel completed 21 out of 45 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. The left-handed quarterback also rushed for 31 yards on six carries.

Greg McCrae was the lead rusher for the UCF Knights. McCrae rushed for 77 yards on 18 carries and scored the only rushing touchdown of the game. Otis Anderson also rushed for 73 yards on 16 carries.

Wide receiver Jacob Harris might have finished his collegiate career on a high note. Harris led UCF in receiving with four receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown. Jaylon Robinson also had four catches for 44 yards and a score. He could have had another touchdown but Robinson dropped a wide-open touchdown pass.

On defense, UCF was terrible as they had no answers for BYU’s offense. They allowed 665 yards of total offense with 441 of those yards through the air. Redshirt-sophomore Jermaine McMillian led the Knights in tackles.

The safety had eleven tackles including seven solo tackles and one pass defended. Former Georgia cornerback Divaad Wilson had three tackles including a tackle for loss before being ejected for a questionable targeting call. Sophomore linebacker Tatum Bethune had the only sack in the game.

BYU Cougars

The BYU Cougars end their 2020 season on a high note with a pretty comfortable win over UCF. BYU had a complete game and showed that it is one of the top Group of Five teams in the country.

Junior quarterback Wilson had a monster performance against the UCF defense. Wilson completed 26 out of 34 passes for 425 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 12 yards and two touchdowns.

Redshirt-sophomore running back Tyler Allgeier tops his 2020 season with 1,000 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. Allgeier had a big game on Tuesday as he rushed for 173 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown.

Redshirt-freshman tight end Isaac Rex also capped his 2020 season with a huge game. Rex had five receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Neil Pau’u also had five catches for 86 yards and a touchdown.

The BYU Cougars defense played pretty well against the UCF offense. The Cougars defense did enough to get their offense back on the field to light up the scoreboard. Redshirt-sophomore linebacker Keenan Pili was the lead tackler with nine tackles including two solos.

Max Tooley had six tackles including five solo tackles, half of a tackle for loss, and two QB hurries. The BYU Cougars held the UCF Knights offense to 411 total yards of offense including 217 yards through the air.

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