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Temple wins American title; USF wonders what might have been

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Temple’s 34-10 victory over No. 19 Navy in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game on Saturday settled a few things. The most obvious was the Owls’ status as the top team in the league. With that in mind, the South Florida Bulls have every right to claim they are 1a. Both USF and Temple beat the Midshipmen this season. Navy lost to the Bulls 52-45 in Tampa on October 29. While Temple comes away with the American championship, they were…

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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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Temple ends USF’s season with convincing victory

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The South Florida Bulls saw their season come to an end on Friday with a 79-62 loss to the Temple Owls in the quarterfinals of the American Conference Tournament. Temple was in control for most of the game played at the Amway Center in Orlando.Am Temple, the tournament’s top seed, jumped out to a double-digit lead midway through the first half. They held a 35-27 advantage heading into the halftime locker room. Chris Perry scored the first basket of the…

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USF to finish season in conference tournament

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Championship Week comes to Orlando as 10 members of the American Athletic Conference will fight for the conference tournament championship at the Amway Center. The tournament kicks off on Thursday. SMU is ineligible for post season play. Both Florida members will play on opening day. The first game pits the ninth-seeded USF Bulls against the No. 8 seed East Carolina Pirates. This game will be the second meeting between the two teams in the span of eight days. The Pirates…

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FSU likes Swamp; Tide’s Derrick Henry carries load

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Rivalry Week provided some close games, but also a number of lopsided scores. Florida State’s 27-2 victory over Florida was much more competitive than the final score would indicate. Here are a few of the numbers that stand out after Saturday’s games. 220 – Rushing yards by No. 14 North Carolina’s Elijah Hood in the Tar Heels’ 45-34 win over North Carolina State on Saturday. Hood also scored two touchdowns as North Carolina jumped on the Wolfpack, 35-7 by the…

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