Home "Sweet" Homecoming

Luis OrtizContributor INovember 14, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 15:  University of Central Florida fans wait for the gates to open as the Knights host  the Texas Longhorns at the new Bright House Networks Stadium on September 15, 2007 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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A week ago George O'Leary was being critized for resting players on the bench against Texas, but with an upset against #15 Houston on saturday some might just call O'Leary a hero and not a goat.

On a beautiful saturday afternoon in the "City Beautiful" Orlando with a blacked out Brighthouse networks stadium the U.C.F. Knights Pull the biggest upset beating a nationally ranked school  for the first time in school history, holding the #15 Houston Cougars 37-32 victory.

Brynn Harvey rushed for 135yds and had three TD'S on the day for his fourth career 100 yd game and QB Brett Hodges playing with alot of pressure on his shoulders having to face a ranked high powered offense in Houston and it being Homecoming with his parents in attendance.

George O'Leary days leading to this game could not stress it anymore how the need to put their ranked status to the side and play a Conference USA team they face every year showing them Muhammad Ali highlights and telling his boys that they are great like he was.

Trailing early in the second quarter 17-3 U.C.F did not give up and was very aggressive holding the ball for most of the 2nd quarter and continuing that aggressiveness well into the 3rd quarter with three straight 3 and outs the domination of ball control is the game changer.

"When you snap the ball only four times in the second quarter and your just trying to run out the clock on that, it does take away some momentum," Keenum said.

Case keenum only throwing 6 INT'S this season, his sixth one came at a perfect time when he was trying to start up one of his miracle comebacks which he had pulled in the last two weeks against Tulsa and Southern Mississippi and the Knights stop his record setting consecutive passes without a INT at 123

This win gets the U.C.F KNIGHTS bowl eligible for the third time in four years and still is in contention for the Conference U.S.A championship game.

Alafaya area is gonna be a wild night!!!