BCS Bound!



Dec. 5, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - UCF's list of historical moments from the 2013 season got a bit longer Thursday evening when the Knights clinched the American Athletic Conference's berth in the BCS.

With Louisville's victory at Cincinnati (6-2) Thursday, the Cardinals (7-1) are now the only team in the league that could tie the Knights (7-0) in the standings, however UCF owns the tiebreaker thanks to a 38-35 win in Kentucky Oct. 18. A UCF win at SMU Saturday will seal the outright title for the Knights.

BCS Ticket Information
For all of the information on BCS tickets and to secure a spot in the UCF sections, visit the 2013 UCF Football Bowl Game Presale Ticket Central page for ordering details.

BCS Announcement
The Black and Gold will find out its postseason fate during the Vizio BCS Selection Show Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

The Weekend Ahead
In his 10th season at the helm of the program, head coach George O'Leary knows that the regular season is not done yet, and he has only one thing on his mind.

"The football team's concern this week is SMU," Coach O'Leary said. "If we win that game then we win the championship outright. That's what our goal is. Anything else that happens, we have no control over."

2013 Accomplishments
No. 15/17 UCF is ranked No. 16 in the BCS and boasts a 10-1 overall record. Here is a quick look at what the Knights have accomplished this season:
-First BCS bowl berth
-Already has a share of the conference title, marking UCF's third league championship since 2007
-At least 10 wins for the second straight season
-First time with at least 10 regular-season wins
-Currently tied with a school-best seven-game winning streak
-First win over a top-10 team
-First win over a Big Ten team
-Highest AP Poll ranking (No. 15)
-Highest BCS ranking (No. 16)
-Highest USA Today Coaches Poll ranking (No. 17)
-Every recruiting class under Coach O'Leary has won a conference championship
-The 2013 senior class is the winningest senior class in school history
-Bowl eligible for the sixth time in the last nine years, and the fourth time in the last five seasons
-School-record six appearances on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, with a seventh on the way in the postseason



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