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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

UCF Knights Shutout Rival USF, Look to Clench American Champion Title

Filed under: UCF Sports — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 02:29


The UCF Knights (8-3; 6-1 AAC) gave their rivals the USF Bulls (4-8; 3-5 AAC) their first-ever home field shutout in school history on Black Friday, winning 16-0 in-front of 31,000 fans (the majority of whom packed the stadium wearing Black and Gold to support the Knights) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Although UCF gave USF a handful of scoring opportunities, the Bulls failed on every attempt. This included two 4-1 scenarios in addition to a number of UCF turnovers. UCF, on the other hand, dominated defensively throughout the matchup. UCF got its scoring done in the first half with receivers Breshad Perriman and Rannell Hall, who both scored touchdowns — the only two of the game – in the second quarter. The only two points UCF scored during the second half came from a safety. UCF now moves on to play its final game of the regular season against East Carolina (8-3; 5-2 AAC) who will undoubtedly give the Knights their greatest competition in the second half of their season. The Pirates are coming off of a 49-32 win against Tulsa (a team that fired its head coach Bill Blankenship on Monday). ECU dropped two conference games (against Temple and Cincy) this season and are ineligible to be crowned conference champions. However, if the Knights win, they will more than likely share the title with Cincy and Memphis, who secured its share of the AAC Title with their win over UCONN Saturday. Kickoff for UCF at ECU is set for 7:00pm. The game will be nationally-televised on ESPN. Below, watch highlights of UCF’s 16-0 shutout of rival USF courtesy of ESPN. Photo Courtesy Orlando Sentinel.

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