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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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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

Week Seven Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Virginia Tech vs. UCF Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Virginia Tech vs. UCF Orlando Sentinel – Virginia Tech vs. UCF Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers Jerry Palm – Miami vs. UCF ESPN ACC – Virginia Tech SB Nation– Miami vs. UCF Athlon Sports– Virginia Tech vs. UCF Sporting News- Virginia Tech vs. UCF   Two teams very familiar with Orlando and the Florida Citrus Bowl seem to be on a collision course to meet in this […]

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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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Oct 08, 2013

Week Six Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers Jerry Palm (CBS Sports)– Miami vs. UCF Sporting News– Miami vs. UCF Athlon Sports– Virginia Tech vs. UCF ESPN ACC Blog – Virginia Tech Very little has changed in the Russell Athletic Bowl projections after week six as Miami and UCF remain the favorites to appear in this years’ game. The only two minor changes are Virginia Tech jumping into […]

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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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Oct 01, 2013

American Week Six Preview

No. 7 Louisville (4-0) visits Temple (0-4, 0-1 AAC) in the conference opener for the Cardinals. The Louisville defense leads the nation in points allowed, surrendering only 6.8 points per game. Temple has lost its lost two games by a combined three points to Fordham and Idaho. UCF (3-1) travels to Memphis (1-2) for its first conference game since moving to the American Athletic Conference. The Knights hung tight with South Carolina, rallying from a 28-10 fourth quarter deficit, but […]

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Oct 01, 2013

Week Five Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Miami vs. Rutgers Jerry Palm – Miami vs. UCF SBNation – Miami vs. UCF ESPN ACC Blog – Maryland   It has become pretty apparent that most of the experts expect to see an instate battle between Miami and UCF in this year’s Russell Athletic Bowl. Maryland and Rutgers are the only other teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and American Athletic Conference, respectively, […]

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