UCF football: Defense shines in first half against Houston

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The defense for UCF football is down at the bottom of the league, nearly dead last in FBS, allowing 33 points and 482 yards per game. The Knights' defense played well in the first half, allowing 185 yards. Houston scored on a 34-yard scoop and score fumble return by linebacker Grant Stuard off a Dillon Gabriel fumble. Offensively, the Cougars scored their first offensive points midway through the third quarter with a Kyle Porter touchdown to cut the lead to 23-13. The Cougars came up short on a two-point conversion following that play. UCF had 358 yards in the first half, and Gabriel became the eighth quarterback in school history to throw for 6,000 career passing yards, yet he is only in

College football Week 9 Games To watch

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The College Football Playoff race is in full swing, and a few unbeatens will put their records on the line in this week's slate of games. Here is a look at some games to keep an eye on this Saturday. Boston College vs. Clemson Date: Friday, Oct. 31 Time: Noon ET TV: ABC Spread: Clemson -31 Clemson is one of the premier teams in college football and showed why last week beating Syracuse by 26 points while clearly struggling with consistency and Travis Etienne cramps on offense. The Tigers will look to get back on track against a Boston College team that should not be overlooked. As the defensive coordinator at Ohio State, Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley limited the Clemson offense to 29 points, shutting

Temple football at Tulane Preview and Prediction

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Temple football (1-2) and the Tulane Green Wave (2-4) meet in AAC college football action from Yulman Stadium on Halloween on Saturday afternoon. Temple looking to bounce back While the Temple Owls lost 41-29 to the Memphis Tigers, the game was much closer than the final scoreboard entails, leading at half 15-10 and had a chance to take the lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Simply put, turnovers cost Temple football again. This game had four turnovers overall, and three of them were interceptions thrown by Senior quarterback Anthony Russo. Russo has now thrown an interception in every game this season. The bright side once again is the offense looked explosive. Jaden Blue had 13 catches for 115 yards and three

UCF football defeats Tulane 51-34

UCF football beat Tulane 51-34 this past Saturday at the bounce house in Central Florida. Quarterback Dillon Gabriel completed 26 of his 40 passes for 422 yards with five touchdowns and zero interceptions as UCF snapped its two-game drought in what looked like a chaotic past three weeks. Back-to-back losses to Tulsa and Memphis had the Knights experiencing their first losing streak since the 2016 season. “We can’t take winning for granted. It’s hard,” said UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel, who leads the nation in passing with 2,178 yards and 19 touchdowns. “Everyone in the country prepares to win, and in one game there is only one winner.” UCF running back Greg McCrae, who rushed for 162 yards, said after the game, “As Coach

Temple football vs. Memphis Preview and Prediction

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It’s week 8 in the college football season but Temple football is playing its third game of the season (1-1) and Memphis is playing its fourth (1-2). The Temple Owls are looking for their first road win of the season after winning their home opener last week against USF 39-37. Temple was a 12-point favorite, but it came down to the Owls needing a stop on a two-point conversion with 1:03 left to go in the game to secure the victory. The Owls offense has been fine, averaging 34 points per game and 411.5 yards per game. The running game has been stellar led by sophomore running back Re’Mahn Davis (156 yards per game). However, quarterback Anthony Russo has been inconsistent -

College Football: Week 8 Games to Watch

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The Big Ten is back and dominates the Week 8 slate of games with several high profile matchups. The Big 12 also has a few big games to keep an eye on, but football fans across the country will have their first taste of normal when it comes to college football in 2020. Wisconsin vs Illinois Date: Friday, Oct. 23 Time: 8 p.m. ET TV: BTN Spread: Wisconsin -19.5 The opening game for the Big Ten features a rematch of arguably the Big Ten’s biggest upset last season with Illinois taking on Wisconsin. Unfortunately for the Badgers they will be without incumbent starter Jack Coan at quarterback after he suffered a foot injury a couple weeks ago. That leaves the door open for highly touted recruit Graham Mertz

Tough Loss for UCF football vs. Memphis

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UCF football and Memphis played a wild game Saturday night in which the Knights fell short 50-49. Memphis came back by scoring 21 fourth-quarter points to make a comeback. UCF has not lost two consecutive games since the end of the 2016 season, and this is Memphis’ first win over the UCF since Sept. 22, 1990. This game had 1,503 yards of total offense. UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel set a school record with 601 passing yards, five touchdowns, adding two long plays of 85 and 93 yards. Memphis QB Brady White went 34 of 50 for 486 yards with six touchdowns. UCF had three 100-yard receivers. Marlon Williams, Jaylon Robinson and Ryan O’Keefe all passing the 100-yard mark. Marlon Williams finished with

Temple football vs. USF preview and prediction

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Temple football will play its second game of the season when it takes on the USF Bulls on Saturday afternoon. Here's a preview of this weekend's matchup with a prediction to follow. USF looking to turn season around It has been a really tough season so far for Jeff Scott and USF. Scott is the former offensive coordinator for Clemson seems to be in a whole different world in terms of talent, and that has shown so far this season. South Florida's only win so far this season is against FCS opponent The Citadel as it won 27-3. Since then the Bulls have been outscored 124-31. In two games against top-25 opponents, they have managed seven points, losing to Notre Dame 52-0 and

College Football Week 7 Games To Watch

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The season has had its share of big games and upsets already, and with another week upon us there will be a couple more unbeatens that put their records on the line. Here's a look at those games and others that have huge implication for conference championship races. Coastal Carolina vs. Louisiana Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14 Time: 6:30 p.m. ET TV: ESPN Spread: Louisiana -6.5 Pushed back from last week because of Hurricane Delta, Coastal Carolina and Louisiana match up in a what could be one of the best games of the week on Wednesday night. Following its upset of Iowa State, Louisiana has struggled with injuries and turnovers in a couple of close calls. Coastal Carolina started its season off with a win over a Big 12

UCF football moves forward after bye week

UCF football has been working hard this week to correct its mistakes that cost the Knights their first loss of the season last week against Tulsa in the 34-26 loss. Need to fix mistakes Penalties and turnovers killed UCF in this matchup. In three games, UCF is the most penalized team in the country with 45 penalties, 18 in one game including 19 false starts in the last two games. The Knights' offense committed 25 false start penalties so far this campaign and 11 in the loss to Tulsa. With this bye week, players were able to get some time off to heal up any nagging injuries and give an opportunity to some to gain more practice time heading into the weekend. On Friday,