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Nov. 29, 2013

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By Chip Fontanazza

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - The No. 17/19 UCF Knights (9-1, 6-0) will try and win at least a share of their first ever American Athletic Conference Championship when they take on the USF Bulls (2-8, 2-4) in the "I-4 Corridor Clash" on Friday night at Bright House Networks Stadium.

This will be the first time both of these programs will face each other as conference rivals. USF leads the all-time series at 4-0. The Knights currently have the top spot in the conference and remain as the only undefeated team in AAC play and the Knights' 9-1 record is the best in school history through the first ten games of the season.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Knights are coming off one of their most dominate performances of the season defeating Rutgers 41-17 last week in front of a nationally televised audience. Last week's contest also made it the fourth time in the last five contests the Knights have accumulated at least 400 yards of total offense in a game. UCF enters this week's game as the second highest scoring offense in the American Athletic Conference averaging 35.8 points per game.

The Knights' defense is coming off one of its most dominate performances of the year as well. Last week's Rutgers game was the fourth time in conference play this season the team has allowed only 17 points or less in a game. The Knights scoring defense is currently ranked second in the AAC giving up an average of only 20.2 points per game.

Weather Report

Friday's forecast for the game calls for a 0 percent chance of rain. The projected high is 72 degrees and the projected low is 59 degrees.

Game Notes

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

UCF Games Notes

USF Games Notes

Links / Media Coverage - Eyes on the Prize - Senior Knight

Orlando Sentinel - UCF, USF: It's all about the passing game

Orlando Sentinel - Two games from a title, is UCF feeling the pressure?

Tampa Bay Times - USF, UCF finally resume rivalry


Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and the UCF-IMG College Radio Network. Fans can also watch the game on the WatchESPN link.

At the top of this blog is a quick preview of Friday's game with Reporter Chip Fontanazza and UCF color analyst Pat O'Hara.




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