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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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Knights become bowl-eligible with big win over Bearcats

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Bowl eligible and Central Florida. Not many thought those words would be used in the same sentence, but that accurately describes the situation with Knights football. With their 24-3 win over Cincinnati on Saturday at Bright House Networks Field, UCF earned their sixth victory of the season, thereby assuring them an invite to a bowl game. Everyone should stop and remember this team was 0-12 just one year ago. OH-AND-TWELVE! First-year Coach Scott Frost clearly has something going in Orlando.…

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Is UCF’s Scott Frost the American Conference coach of the year?

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University of Central Florida coach Scott Frost took another step toward Coach of the Year in the American Conference Saturday afternoon. The Knights, one year off a 0-12 season, improved their record to 4-3 with a 24-16 victory over UConn. UConn moved to the UCF 31 late in the game, but the Knights stopped them on four downs to win. Frost has infused the Knights with new energy and new direction. For UCF, the challenge will be hanging onto him…

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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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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 drops heartbreaker to Maryland

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It came down to two freshmen quarterbacks in Orlando on Saturday night. Maryland freshman Tyrell Pigrome made the most of his one play on the field to lead the Terps to a 30-24 double overtime win against Central Florida at Bright House Networks Field. His counterpart, freshman McKenzie Milton, made some good plays throughout the game for the Knights, but committed four turnovers that ultimately proved to be too much to overcome. Maryland did not turn the ball over. Milton,…

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