Louisville defeats Florida 33-23 in Sugar Bowl
From their first-play interception to their final failed onside kick, the Florida Gators had few answers for an energized Louisville team led by former Gator Assistant Coach Charlie Strong. His Louisville Cardinals repeatedly stuffed Florida’s offense while putting on a passing clinic of their own, featuring dramatic third-down efficiency. UF Head Coach Will Muschamp said afterward his team “got outcoached and outplayed”. Game storyline report from WUFT-TV’s Katie Gillen.
Fans always enjoy the experience of attending a bowl game, especially this one. The Allstate Sugar Bowl features a FanFest and New Orleans is known as a fun travel destination. WUFT-TV’s Stephanie Jones reports on the fan experience this year.
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