Bears to face Knights in Fiesta Bowl

No. 6 Baylor has completed its turnaround with a trip to the

Fiesta Bowl against No. 15 Central Florida.

Once the perennial patsies of the Big 12, the Bears (11-1) won

their first conference title since 1980 by knocking off Texas on


Baylor became a national-title contender this season behind the

country’s most prolific offense and will be playing in its first

BCS bowl after winning 11 games for the first time.

Waiting for the Bears will be Central Florida (11-1), which

received the American Athletic Conference’s automatic BCS bid.

The Knights earned the AAC title with Louisville’s loss to

Cincinnati and closed out the season by holding off SMU in icy

Texas on Saturday to earn their first BCS bowl spot.