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Dec 05, 2013

Louisville at Cincinnati and ACC Championship Game Previews

No. 19 Louisville (10-1, 6-1 American) at Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1 American) Cincinnati leads series 22-21-1 (Last meeting October 26, 2012: Louisville 34, Cincinnati 31) Louisville travels to Cincinnati for the final regular season matchup of the season as the teams fight for conference bowl positioning. Both teams come in to the game riding high as the Bearcats have won six-straight games since falling at South Florida, while the Cardinals have won four in a row since losing to conference leader […]

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Nov 12, 2013

American Week Twelve Previews

Houston (7-2, 4-1 American) travels to No. 20 Louisville (8-1, 4-1 American) for its second-straight road game against a ranked opponent. The Cougars suffered their first conference defeat last weekend, falling 19-14 at UCF. The matchup features the top two scoring offenses in the conference with Louisville averaging 38.4 points per contest, and Houston close behind at 38.1 points per game, despite only scoring two touchdowns against the Knights. The Cardinals won 31-10 at Connecticut last Friday night. The teams […]

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Nov 07, 2013

Weekend Spotlight: Houston at UCF

Houston (7-1, 4-0 American) at No. 21 UCF (6-1, 3-0) UCF leads series 3-1 (Last meeting November 5, 2010: UCF 40, Houston 33) Two newcomers to the American Athletic Conference face off in a Saturday night showdown with the winner controlling its destiny in the race for the conference’s automatic BCS bid. The Cougars and Knights are no stranger to meaningful November games, as one of the two teams has appeared in seven of the last eight C-USA championship games […]

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Nov 05, 2013

American Week Eleven Preview

The two remaining unbeaten teams in American Athletic conference play face off as Houston (7-1, 4-0 American) visits No. 21 UCF (6-1, 3-0 American). The winner takes sole possession of first place in the conference and controls its own destiny to a BCS bid. Both teams have found success on offense, as Houston leads The American in scoring (41.1 ppg), while UCF ranks third (37.0). Houston QB John O’Korn and UCF QB Blake Bortles rank in the top four in […]

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Oct 29, 2013

American Week Ten Preview

Cincinnati (5-2, 2-1 AAC) travels to Memphis (1-5, 0-3 AAC) for a Wednesday night conference game. The Bearcats are 1-2 on the road this season, with losses at Illinois and South Florida, but are on a two-game winning streak overall, defeating Temple and Connecticut at home. Memphis has lost three-straight since defeating Arkansas State on September 21. The Tigers have won 18 of 30 matchups against Cincinnati dating back to 1966, but the teams have not met since the Bearcats’ […]

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Oct 24, 2013

Weekend Spotlight: Houston at Rutgers

Houston (5-1, 2-0 AAC) at Rutgers (4-2, 1-1 AAC) Series History – First meeting Houston travels to Piscataway, N.J. for its first meeting with new conference foe Rutgers. The Cougars have started strong in their first season in the American Athletic Conference, jumping out to a 2-0 conference start with wins against Temple and Memphis. Rutgers represents its toughest conference test to date as the Scarlet Knights’ only losses have come on the road against ranked opponents, Fresno State and […]

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Oct 22, 2013

American Week Nine Preview

No. 23 UCF (5-1, 2-0 AAC) returns home following a road win over Louisville to face Connecticut (0-6, 0-2 AAC). The Knights won their fourth road game of the season, upsetting the undefeated Cardinals and moving to the top of the American standings. UCF rallied from a 28-7 third quarter deficit behind two touchdowns from running back Storm Johnson and a game-winning touchdown pass from Blake Bortles to Jeff Godfrey in the final minute. The newly-ranked Knights play UConn for […]

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Oct 17, 2013

Weekend Spotlight: UCF at Louisville

UCF (4-1, 1-0 AAC) at No. 8 Louisville (6-0, 2-0 AAC) Louisville leads series 1-0 (Last meeting November 2, 1985: Louisville 42, UCF 21) Another week, another pivotal midweek American Athletic Conference matchup as UCF travels to Louisville for the Friday evening game. The game features two of four schools that still have perfect conference records through week seven. Louisville enters the game looking for its third conference championship in three years, having won a share of the last two […]

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Oct 15, 2013

American Week Eight Preview

  No. 6 Louisville (6-0, 2-0 AAC) plays its second-straight weeknight game, hosting UCF (4-1, 1-0 AAC) on Friday. The Cardinals picked off two fourth-quarter passes to survive a Thursday night clash with Rutgers, 24-10, and keep their perfect record intact. UCF and Louisville have been stingy on defense, both ranking in the top 15 in points allowed. The Knights have not played since defeating Memphis in week six. Memphis (1-4, 0-2 AAC) returns home to face SMU (1-4, 0-1 […]

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Oct 10, 2013

Weekend Spotlight: Rutgers at Louisville

Rutgers (4-1, 1-0 AAC) at No. 8 Louisville (5-0, 1-0 AAC) Rutgers leads series 7-5 (Last meeting November 29, 2012: Louisville 20, Rutgers 17) Rutgers travels to Louisville for a pivotal Thursday night conference matchup. Since Louisville joined the Big East in 2005, the teams have met on a Thursday or Friday night every season, with the Cardinals claiming five of the eight matchups. This week’s meeting will be the second time since 1984 that the teams have met before […]

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