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UCF’s long road back features short drive to Cure Bowl

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If one looks hard enough, a feel-good story in the world of sports can be found. As bowl season is set to begin next weekend, one needs to look no further than Orlando and the Central Florida Knights. Last year if someone talked about going bowling and UCF in the same sentence, the conversation would turn toward picking up a spare or rolling a strike. A nightmare 0-12 season in 2015 has turned into a 6-6 season capped off by…

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UCF makes plays at right time to defeat East Carolina

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The Central Florida Knights made some key plays at critical times that helped them go on to a 47-29 win over the East Carolina Pirates in their American Conference opener in Greenville, North Carolina. Those plays made a winner of the Knights even though they were dominated in the statistical department. East Carolina, one of the country’s most prolific offenses regarding yards gained, was denied touchdowns by the Central Florida defense on multiple occasions. After a 75-yard pass play from…

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UCF flexes muscles, throttles FIU, 53-14

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The Central Florida Knights were favored to defeat the Florida International Golden Panthers on Saturday night. Few would have predicted the 53-14 rout perpetrated by the Knights. FIU was playing at home and coming off a loss at Massachusetts where they were in the game until the end. On Saturday, they stayed with the new-look Knights for about 10 minutes, then were buried in an avalanche of points. UCF led 8-7 with 5:27 left in the first period, but stretched…

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UCF routed by Michigan, but shows some promise

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Not many outside the Central Florida players, coaches and die-hards thought the Knights would threaten the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines. Michigan rolled to a 51-14 win at home on Saturday, but there are some positive takeaways for Knights’ Coach Scott Frost. The Wolverines piled up a 31-0 lead early in the second quarter and made Central Florida look bad in the process. Two fumbles, two blocked punts and a blocked field goal made the UCF faithful cringe and wonder how…

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