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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 proving they are worth the chase

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A year ago, UCF played a different kind of chase. A year ago, they chased running backs and receivers across goal lines. A year ago, they chased a new coach and a new future. This year, they are chasing the best bowl they can get. The improvement of the UCF Knights has been one of the most impressive college stories of the season. A year ago, they were 0-12 and gave up more than 40 points in seven games, including…

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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 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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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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Rivalry Week begins on Thanksgiving in Orlando

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This week is billed as “Rivalry Week” in college football with several traditional games taking place. The action begins on Thanksgiving night. The surging South Florida Bulls make the I-4 trip to visit the Central Florida Knights. While the game is a matchup between rivals, Central Florida is not expected to slow down the Bulls. After a 1-3 start, the Bulls have run off six victories in seven games to move to 7-4. The only loss was a 29-17 defeat…

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