2019 Gasparilla Bowl

The 2019 Gasparilla Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 23, 2019, with kickoff at 2:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.[6] It was the 12th edition of the Gasparilla Bowl, although only the third under that name, and one of the 2019–20 bowl games concluding the 2019 FBS football season. Sponsored by lawn mower manufacturing company Bad Boy Mowers, the game was officially known as the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl.

2019 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
12th Gasparilla Bowl
1234 Total
UCF 213213 48
Marshall 07180 25
DateDecember 23, 2019
Season2019
StadiumRaymond James Stadium
LocationTampa, Florida
MVPDillon Gabriel (QB, UCF)[1]
FavoriteUCF by 15.5[2]
RefereeMike Cannon (Big Ten)[3]
Attendance28,987[a]
PayoutUS$1,125,000[5]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersRoy Philpott (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (analyst) and Lauren Sisler (sideline)
International TV coverage
NetworkESPN Brasil
AnnouncersMatheus Pinheiro (play-by-play)
Weinny Eirado (analyst)
Gasparilla Bowl
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TeamsEdit

The game matched the UCF Knights of the American Athletic Conference (The American) and the Marshall Thundering Herd of Conference USA (C–USA). It was the fourth appearance in the Gasparilla Bowl for both teams (although their first Gasparilla Bowl against each other), leading all teams in Gasparilla Bowl appearances.

It was the twelfth overall meeting between UCF and Marshall; entering the game, UCF led the all-time series, 8–3.[7] From 2002 to 2012, UCF and Marshall were in the same conference; they both played in the Mid-American Conference from 2002 to 2004, then both joined C–USA in 2005 and played in that conference until UCF left to join The American in 2013.

UCF KnightsEdit

UCF entered the bowl with a 9–3 record (6–2 in conference), having finished in second place in the East Division of The American.

Marshall Thundering HerdEdit

Marshall entered the game with an 8–4 record (6–2 in conference); they finished tied for second in the East Division of C–USA. The Thundering Herd were the defending Gasparilla Bowl champions, their 2018 team having won that season's Gasparilla Bowl over South Florida, 38–20.

Game summaryEdit

2019 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
1 2 34Total
UCF 21 3 21348
Marshall 0 7 18025

at Raymond James StadiumTampa, Florida

Game information
First Quarter
  • (14:04) UCF – Richie Grant 39 yard interception return, Dylan Barnas kick (UCF 7–0)
  • (9:12) UCF – Greg McCrae 26 yard rush, Dylan Barnas kick (Drive: 6 plays, 65 yards, 1:23; UCF 14–0)
  • (7:00) UCF – Tre'Mon Morris-Brash 45 yard fumble return, Dylan Barnas kick (UCF 21–0)
Second Quarter
  • (12:28) MRSH – Micah Abraham 75 yard interception return, Justin Rohrwasser kick (UCF 21–7)
  • (0:00) UCF – Dylan Barnas 36 yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 3:12; UCF 24–7)
Third Quarter
  • (12:50) UCF – Dillon Gabriel 35 yard pass to Otis Anderson Jr., Dylan Barnas kick (Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 2:10; UCF 31–7)
  • (9:33) MRSH – Isaiah Green 3 yard rush, Justin Rohrwasser kick (Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:17; UCF 31–14)
  • (7:10) UCF – Dillon Gabriel 3 yard rush, Dylan Barnas kick (Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:33; UCF 38–14)
  • (6:51) MRSH – Isaiah Green 70 yard pass to Willie Johnson, 2-point pass good (Drive: 1 play, 70 yards, 0:19; UCF 38–22)
  • (6:39) UCF – Dillon Gabriel 75 yard pass to Marlon Williams, Dylan Barnas kick (Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:12; UCF 45–22)
  • (1:06) MRSH – Justin Rohrwasser 50 yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 27 yards, 5:31; UCF 45–25)
Fourth Quarter
  • (9:01) UCF – Dylan Barnas 30 yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 20 yards, 4:59; UCF 48–25)

StatisticsEdit

Statistics UCF MRSH
First downs 25 19
Plays–yards 78–587 69–361
Rushes–yards 47–310 44–167
Passing yards 277 194
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 17–31–1 11–25–2
Time of possession 27:40 32:20
Team Category Player Statistics
UCF Passing Dillon Gabriel 14/24, 260 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Greg McCrae 14 carries, 80 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Marlon Williams 7 receptions, 132 yards, 1 TD
Marshall Passing Isaiah Green 9/23, 173 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Brenden Knox 26 carries, 103 yards
Receiving Obi Obialo 4 receptions, 45 yards

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 28,987 per game day summary;[2] 33,539 per post-game summary[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @GasparillaBowl (December 23, 2019). "Your 2019 #GasparillaBowl MVP ⁦@_dillongabriel_" (Tweet). Retrieved December 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b "UCF vs. Marshall - Game Summary - December 23, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019-20 bowl officiating assignments". footballzebras.com. December 9, 2019. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Scoring Summary (Final) UCF vs Marshall" (PDF). gasparillabowl.com. December 23, 2019. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 Bowl Schedule". collegefootballpoll.com. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "2019-20 college football bowl schedule, games, dates, times, TV channels". CBSSports.com. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "UCF Knights vs. Marshall Thundering Herd football series history". winsipedia.com. Retrieved December 8, 2019.

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