UCF caps turnaround with Cure Bowl bid vs. Arkansas State

Arkansas State (7-5, Sun Belt) vs. Central Florida (6-6, AAC), Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m. EST

LOCATION: Orlando, Florida.

TOP PLAYERS

Arkansas State: RB Warren Wand, 867 yards rushing, 278 receiving.

UCF: LB Shaquem Griffin, 11 sacks, 19 tackles for loss.

NOTABLE

Arkansas State: The Red Wolves finished tied for first in the Sun Belt with Appalachian State, and Arkansas State won seven of eight after an 0-4 start.

UCF: The Knights went 0-12 last season, but rebounded nicely in 2016 under new coach Scott Frost.

LAST TIME

UCF 31, Arkansas State 20 (Oct. 5, 1991)

BOWL HISTORY

Arkansas State: Making school-record sixth consecutive bowl appearance.

UCF: Eighth bowl appearance, first since St. Petersburg Bowl in 2014 against N.C. State.

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