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UCF suffers gut-wrenching loss to Temple

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The Temple Owls fell behind by 18 points, but came back to stun the Central Florida Knights, 26-25 Saturday night at Bright House Networks Stadium. An improbable Temple victory does not seem to describe what happened. UCF ran out to a 25-7 lead in the second quarter and took a 25-14 lead into the halftime locker room. The Owls dominated the second half. The Knights had the ball five time after halftime. Three of those possessions resulted in three-and-out punts,…

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Marshall, Connecticut accept bids to St. Petersburg Bowl

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The St. Petersburg Bowl has announced that the 2015 game will feature a matchup between the Connecticut Huskies and the Marshall Thundering Herd. The game features a Marshall program known for football success and tragedy, against a Connecticut program that has only played in Division 1-FBS since 2002. Marshall finished the season 9-3 in second place in the East Division of Conference USA. It won seven consecutive games during the middle part of the season before dropping two of its…

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Clemson tops AP Top 25; FSU up to 10, UF down to 18

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The Clemson Tigers tightened their hold on the top spot in the AP Top 25 College Football Poll. Alabama, Oklahoma, Iowa and Michigan State round out the top 5. Clemson earned 53 of the 61 first place votes with the Crimson Tide collecting the other eight. After Florida State’s 27-2 victory over Florida, the Seminoles moved into the 10th position. The Gators dropped from No. 10 to No. 18. Oklahoma’s rise coincides with its climb in the playoff rankings. The…

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