By Marc Daniels
UCF has its first six game win streak since the 2007 Conference USA title run. That season, UCF won seven in a row with that seventh win coming against Tulsa in the conference championship.
Most impressive pass at UTEP? The most likely answer was the 56-yard pass from Bortles to Ranell Hall late in the 3rd quarter which set up a Bortles touchdown run to put the Knights up 24-10. But considering the wind he was throwing into, the best pass of the night was Blake's roll out on the opening drive of the game and throwing across his body on a 3rd down and eight. Bortles hit Jeff Godfrey for a 46-yard score into a 20 mile-an-hour wind.
A huge play that should not be overlooked in UCF's win at UTEP was Jamie Boyle's recovery of the ball after his punt was blocked. Boyle dove on the ball at the one-yard line. With the score tied at 7, the UCF defense stopped the Miners on three straight plays and forced a field goal. Boyle could have easily lost the ball and UTEP may have scored a touchdown.
Saturday's game at Tulsa marks the latest in a season where Conference USA will have two teams unbeaten in league play square off. In addition, Saturday there are two games possible in college football where teams unbeaten in conference play can play and will play. While UCF and Tulsa are both 6-0 in the league, Louisiana Tech and Utah State are perfect in WAC play this season and will play Saturday.
In the last three seasons, UCF and Tulsa have won 22 league games, the best among all Conference USA teams. Both the Knights and Golden Hurricane are 22-8 in regular season league games since 2010.
In four of the five games UCF and Tulsa have played, the winning team has scored 44 points or more in the game.
This week's interesting tidbit about UCF's opponent is Tulsa has just over 4,000 students while UCF has over 60,000.
Follow me on twitter @UCF_MarcDaniels for notes, news and more.
Radio coverage, on the UCF/IMG Radio Network, for UCF and Tulsa begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Kickoff from Tulsa is set for noon.