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Oct. 4, 2013

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By Chip Fontanazza

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - Saturday's match up between the UCF Knights (3-1, 0-0) and the Memphis Tigers (1-2, 0-0) in the Liberty Bowl will be the tenth time these schools will face each other, but it will be the first in the American Athletic Conference.

The Knights are 2-0 on the road this season and are 8-1 all-time against the Tigers. This is the second year in-a-row UCF will travel to Memphis for a conference contest and it will be the fourth time in four years the team will travel to the Liberty Bowl.

Offensively, junior running back Storm Johnson (No. 8) is ranked first in the AAC and second in the nation in scoring with eight total touchdowns through four games. UCF quarterback Blake Bortles (No. 5) will enter the contest ranked 15th in the nation averaging 293.5 passing yards per game. The Knights have the fourth ranked offense in the conference and will go up against the fourth ranked defense in the AAC.

On defense, junior linebacker Terrance Plummer (No. 41) continues to lead the Knights in tackles with 42 total, followed by junior defensive back Clayton Geathers (No. 26) with 30 total. UCF comes into the game with the third best scoring defense in the conference giving up only 16.5 points per game.

Weather Report

Saturday's forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of rain during the day and a 60 percent chance of rain in the evening with the projected high at 83 degrees and the projected low at 59 degrees.

Game Notes

To go in-depth and learn more about UCF's match up with Memphis, click on the links below for the media notes, distributed by the communications staff of both squads.

UCF Game Notes

Memphis Game Notes

Links / Media Coverage

UCFKnights.com - Eye on the Tigers

UCFKnights.com - American History Begins

Orlando Sentinel - UCF Breakdown:Key match ups vs. Memphis


Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the UCF-IMG College Radio Network. At the top of this blog is a quick preview of Saturday's game with "The Voice of the Knights" Marc Daniels and UCF color analyst Pat O'Hara.




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