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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 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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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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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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Sep 11, 2013

American Week Three Preview

No. 7 Louisville (2-0) takes its first road trip of the season to battle in-state rival Kentucky (1-1). The Cardinals have breezed past its first two opponents, winning by scores of 49-7 and 44-7. Now, they take on a Kentucky squad that gained 675 yards versus Miami (Ohio). Connecticut (0-1) welcomes back former head coach Randy Edsall and the Maryland Terrapins (2-0) for a Saturday night matchup.  UConn is coming off a bye week following a loss at home to […]

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Sep 06, 2013

American Week Two Preview

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, but hope to […]

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Aug 29, 2013

American Week One Preview

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 Raiders are both […]

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