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2018 Schedule
9-2, 3rd in American Athletic - East

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF made a convincing case to move up from No. 11 in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, with its dominant performance against Cincinnati. But what is the ceiling on the Knights' ranking? They are playing better than Ohio State -- is the eye test, plus a win over a ranked opponent enough to get UCF higher than No. 10?

McCrae finds his way in for the TD (0:22)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the most obvious advantages UCF has in its game over Cincinnati is its team speed. Need proof? Turn on Adrian Killins Jr.'s 42-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Killins, known for his top-level speed, easily raced past everyone on the Cincinnati defense for the score. It's the type of play that has come to symbolize the "fast" in the team's UCFast motto.

Milton's quick shovel pass turns into TD (0:43)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF defensive tackle Joey Connors is having a career day, with a sack, fumble recovery and field goal block, leading an inspired performance among the defensive line. Titus Davis has two sacks and three tackles for loss, and Randy Charlton just made a huge fourth-down stop.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

The UCF defense has taken its share of criticism this season. But in the first half against Cincinnati, the Knights clearly came out with something to prove. They were aggressive, and dominant up front, with three sacks, five tackles for loss and a strip-sack fumble to end the first half.

Milton drops perfect TD pass to Nixon (0:30)
Killins makes diving TD grab (0:28)
Milton keeps it himself for the TD (0:25)
Bearcats force sack fumble for TD (0:43)
Corso's Pick: Cincinnati vs. UCF (1:02)
Can UCF ever make the College Football Playoff? (1:23)
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Every top 25 team's best reason for optimism next season

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Knights' tale: AAC wants to talk playoff expansion

The AAC's Mike Aresco says strength of schedule continues to put non-Power 5 teams such as UCF at a disadvantage, so maybe it's time to again discuss playoff expansion.


Warren's 4 TDs lead No. 25 Cincinnati over USF 35-23

Michael Warren II ran for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another score Saturday night, leading 25th-ranked Cincinnati to a 35-23 victory over South Florida that kept the Bearcats in the chase for the American Athletic title.

USF's McCants climbs ladder for 25-yard TD catch (0:36)
Cincinnati's Warren navigates field for 57-yard TD run (0:44)
USF's Wilcox makes diving catch for 38-yard TD (0:37)
Warren dives for Cincinnati TD (0:58)
Lewis tip-toes back of end zone for Cincinnati TD (0:19)
Bronson makes difficult catch, scores 72-yard USF TD (0:40)

Team Stats

Passing Yards212.0
Rushing Yards235.8
Points For35.038th
Points Against14.9