UCF Knights Football Set Their Sights on C-USA Championship

Jessica DAnalyst INovember 15, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 20: A cheerleader of the University of Central Florida Golden Knights watches play against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Bright House Stadium on October 20, 2007 in Orlando, Florida.  UCF won 44 - 23. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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History was made yesterday afternoon as the UCF Knights beat their first ranked team ever. Attendance was low, but the black-and-gold's morale wasn't. The team held the Houston Cougars off for a close 37-32 win.

Big scores from UCF showed that Brett Hodges and his crew are ready to put up numerous touchdowns at home against the Tulane Green Wave next week. Tulane is only 1-5 in conference play, a should-be easy game for the Knights.

If UCF indeed does win against Conference-USA competition Tulane next Saturday, they will be 5-2 in conference play, putting them in prime position for a conference championship game invitation.

What makes next Saturday more exciting—East Division No. 3 UCF will watch No.1 East Carolina and No. 2 UAB play against each other. Of course, the Knights will be rooting for the Blazers.

That makes Nov. 28 a crucial day at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. That will be the final regular season game and the day that UCF plays UAB in a definitive matchup.

If UCF wins, they will surpass UAB in the East Division standings. East Carolina will have to beat Southern Miss in order to win the East Division over the Knights, making it a sure-fire breathless late November day for Central Florida fans.

Brett Hodges and Brynn Harvey, who rested against Texas, came back with a vengeance yesterday at the Bright House. Hodges went 21-of-25 for 241 yards and one touchdown while Harvey rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns.

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