In a football game, players get hit every play.
But it turns out, UCF's football players are hitting the books as hard they hit opponents.
UCF's graduation rate is 90 percent — which makes it second among public universities whose football teams are in a bowl game and seventh among all bowl-eligible universities, according to a study done by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES).
Stanford University has the highest graduation rate at 99 percent, and only Northern Illinois has a higher graduation rate of the public bowl-eligible universities.
The average graduation rate of all bowl teams is 73 percent, which is up 1 percent from last season's total.