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8 Position Battles to Watch For In the New Year’s Six Bowl Games

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8. UCF QB Darriel Mack Jr. vs. LSU Secondary (Fiesta Bowl)

Darriel Mack Jr. will look to fill-in for Mackenzie Milton in the Knights’ matchup with LSU in the Fiesta Bowl (UCF Athletics).

The road to 26 consecutive wins will be difficult for the defending National Champions,who enter their contest against LSU without star quarterback Mackenzie Milton.

The Golden Knights received a little taste of life without Milton in a 56-41 win against Memphis in the AAC championship game, where redshirt freshman Darriel Mack Jr. stepped-up by completing 19-of-27 passes for 348 yards and 2 TDs. Unfortunately for Mack and UCF, LSU’s secondary is superior to that of Memphis.

Per Football Outsiders, the Tigers are No. 5 in the nation in Def. Passing S&P+ this season, as well as third and eighth, respectively, in opponent completion percentage (48.96%) and opponent Passer Rating (105.9).

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