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UCF wins First Battle for Bowl Week Competition

UCF wins First Battle for Bowl Week Competition

ATLANTA (Dec. 29, 2017) –  UCF took home the first Battle for Bowl Week competition defeating Auburn in the Andretti Indoor Karting race with a faster time of 22.69 seconds to 22.91 seconds for Auburn. The Tigers on the other hand showed their skills on the hardwood and win game 2 over the Knights 99-70. Score is tied 1-1 going Drop It Like It’s Hot

Before the teams face off on the field, No. 12 UCF and No. 7 Auburn will battle it out in a series of competitions throughout Bowl Week, vying for the coveted Battle for Bowl Week Belt.

Bragging rights aren’t the only thing at stake. The winner of the Battle for Bowl Week has gone on to win the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in six of the last seven games and is undefeated in non-Semifinal years.

General images of the Central Florida Knights as they arrive, play games and drive go-carts at Andretti Indoor Karting, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, in Marietta, GA. UCF will face Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on January 1, 2018. (Jason Parkhurst via Abell Images for Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl)

General images during the Auburn Tigers Hot Shot Basketball event as a pat of Battle for Bowl week, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, in Atlanta. Auburn will face UCF in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on January 1, 2018. (Paul Abell via Abell Images for Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl)

General images during the Auburn Tigers Hot Shot Basketball event as a pat of Battle for Bowl week, Wednesday, December 27, 2017, in Atlanta. Auburn will face UCF in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on January 1, 2018. (Paul Abell via Abell Images for Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl)

This year’s Battle for Bowl Week competitions include:

December 27th 2017:

Competition #1

Andretti Indoor Karting

Each team will participate in go-kart racing at Andretti Indoor Karting.  Team members will be given the opportunity to test their driving skills as part of the competition for this event.  The average lap time for each team will be totaled and the team with the quickest average time will be declared the winner for this event.

December 28th 2017:

Competition #2

Basketball Challenge

Five members of each team will participate in a Basketball Challenge in their respective team hotel for the highest score. Each player will receive their own 45 second round to shoot from various locations around the hoop, with each place being worth a different point total. Highest cumulative team score will determine the overall team winner for this event.

Competition #3

Drop It Like It’s Hot

Four members of each team will participate in this game. Teams are shown multiple choice questions and have 15 seconds to discuss.  They are then allotted a fixed amount of points they can wager on each answer.  One-by-one incorrect answers drop off the screen along with any points they wagered on that answer.  The team with the most points at end of the game wins.

Competition #4

Football Feud

Four offensive players, four defensive players and two assistant coaches from both teams will square off in a football version of the popular game show “Family Feud.” Each team will attempt to name the top answers to questions asked.  Football Feud is a two round game. The team with the highest score at the end of the two rounds (or a tie-breaker) will be declared the winner for this event.

For more information on the Battle for Bowl Week, please visit: http://www.chick-fil-apeachbowl.com/fans/battle-for-bowl-week/

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