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Dec 04, 2013

American Athletic Conference Selection Snapshot

The final week of the American Athletic Conference regular season has four games on the slate with Temple and Houston having already wrapped up their schedules. Two of the top three teams in the American face off on Thursday as Louisville travel to Cincinnati. The Bearcats are still alive for a BCS bid if they were to beat the Cardinals and have UCF fall to SMU on Saturday. Cincinnati would still need to jump UCF in the final BCS standings […]

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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 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

Week Seven Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Virginia Tech vs. UCF Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Virginia Tech vs. UCF Orlando Sentinel – Virginia Tech vs. UCF – 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 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

Week Six Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF – 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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