Fans showed support at the 'War on I-4'

By Katie Jones, Reporter
Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2016, 5:04 PM EST

Thousands of fans from the Bay area and Central Florida packed Raymond James Stadium Saturday for the annual War on I-4.

  • USF and UCF matchup every Thanksgiving weekend
  • The 'War on I-4' has become an annual event for dedicated fans
  • This year, USF won 48-31

The Thanksgiving weekend matchup has become a tradition for USF Bulls and UCF Knights fans to come together and cheer on their home team.

"There's a lot of excitement here and I think people are really grasping that we have a great local university here in Tampa, Florida," said USF Fan Gary Schneider.

The teams fought for the first ever War on I-4 trophy -- and serious bragging rights from a massive group of dedicated supporters.

"There's a lot of energy and a tremendous amount of dedication by the players," added Schneider. "I think it's showing not only on the field but off the field, so we're really proud of the team."

The USF Bulls took home the win, and the trophy, beating UCF 48-31.