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American Week Twelve Previews

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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American Week Eleven Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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American Week Nine Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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American Week Eight Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text]   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 […]

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American Week Six Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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American Week Five Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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American Week Four Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Connecticut (0-2) hosts No. 14 Michigan (3-0) for the first time in school history. The Huskies fell at home to Maryland in week three, 32-21, despite passing for 349 yards. Michigan executed a goal-line stand to sneak past Akron, 28-24. Michigan claimed a 30-10 win over UConn in 2010 in Ann Arbor. SMU (1-1) visits a No. 9 Texas A&M (2-1, 0-1 SEC) squad coming off a close home loss to No. 1 Alabama. The Mustangs had […]

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American Week Two Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Houston (1-0) visits Temple (0-1) in the first conference game for both teams. Houston opened with a 62-13 victory over Southern University, while Temple fell at Notre Dame, 28-6. The two teams meet for the first time since Houston defeated the Owls in 1989. South Florida (0-1) travels to Big Ten power Michigan State (1-0), following a season-opening loss to FCS foe McNeese State. The Bulls allowed 53 points in Willie Taggart’s first game as head coach, […]

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American Week One Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] The Tommy Tuberville era at Cincinnati kicks off with a home game against the Purdue Boilermakers. The Bearcats are coming off their fifth 10-win campaign in the last six seasons and look to get off to a quick start with back-to-back games against Big Ten opponents (they visit Illinois next week).    SMU begins their first season in the American Athletic Conference after leaving Conference USA with a Friday night home game against Texas Tech.  The Mustangs and Red […]

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