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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 10, 2013

UCF Holds Off Houston For American Athletic Conference Lead

Although conferences changed, the rivalry between UCF (6-1, 4-0 The American) and Houston (7-2, 4-1) was intense as ever. UCF held on to beat the Cougars 19-14 in front of 44,665 fans at Bright House Networks Stadium Nov. 9 putting them in the driver’s seat for the American Athletic Conference’s BCS bid. “I thought that the atmosphere was outstanding tonight,” UCF head coach George O’Leary said. “It looked like everybody enjoyed themselves and I know the players can hear it […]

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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 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 08, 2013

American Week Seven Preview

Rutgers (4-1, 1-0 AAC) travels to No. 8 Louisville (5-0, 1-0 AAC) for a pivotal Thursday night conference matchup. Both teams are averaging more than 40 points per game, and each can stop the run as well, ranking first and second in the conference in rush defense. Louisville has held opponents out of the end zone, though, allowing just 6.8 points per game, while Rutgers has surrendered 27.6 points per contest, including 52 points in a shootout victory this past […]

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Sep 25, 2013

American Week Five Preview

UCF (3-0) hosts No. 13 South Carolina (2-1, 1-1 SEC) for the first time in school history. The Knights have not started 4-0 since 1988, when they called the Citrus Bowl their home stadium. A win would give UCF its second-ever win over a ranked squad, and its first win over South Carolina in four tries. Both teams had byes in week four. South Florida (0-3) welcomes No. 15 Miami (3-0) to Tampa for the third time in five seasons. […]

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