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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 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 falls to 0-11 after pounding by East Carolina

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The Central Florida Knights are one step closer to a winless season following Thursday night’s 44-7 drubbing at the hands of the East Carolina Pirates. The loss brings UCF to 0-11 on the season and 0-7 in the American Conference. Quarterback Blake Kemp led the way for East Carolina with 35 completions in 50 attempts for 448 yards and four touchdowns. Isiah Jones had 14 receptions for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Hairston ran for 137 yards on 14…

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