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American Athletic Conference Selection Snapshot

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

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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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UCF Holds Off Houston For American Athletic Conference Lead

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

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Weekend Spotlight: Houston at UCF

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

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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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Weekend Spotlight: UCF at Louisville

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

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Week Seven Bowl Projections

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

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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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Week Six Bowl Projections

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

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