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War on I-4: UCF beats USF in nailbiter of a game

25 November 2017

Just because it's not in UCF's position right now doesn't mean it can't get there, and a win over the Knights would accomplish that.

For both of these teams, there is no added incentive necessary.

UCF (10-0, 7-0) and USF (9-1, 6-1) will play Friday for the American Athletic Conference's East Division title and a spot in the December 2 AAC Championship Game against Memphis, which already has clinched the West Division. Saturday is loaded with intense rivalry games, but so far on Friday we've seen No. 2 ranked Miami lose its first game of the season, and one of the more underrated games of the weekend is underway: USF vs.

DeAngelo Isby scored nine points down the stretch as Utah State rallied past Northeastern late in the game, then held off the Huskies and red-hot Vasa Pusica 71-67 Friday in the PK80 tournament at Nashville.

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HIGH EMOTIONS: The USF-UCF rivalry game is part of the "War On I-4" department-wide sports series between the schools, which are separated by 90 miles of Florida's Interstate 4.

Charlie Strong took the reins at USF for the 2017 season. And I know UCF hasn't forgotten that the Bulls ran up the score past year in a 48-31 victory at Raymond James Stadium-the bulletin board material is out of control. "It's maybe one half on offense and then the next half the defense steps up". The senior leading USF's rushing game (870-yards, 9 TDs) and passing game (2,097-yards, 17 TDs)-this team will go as he goes on Friday.

"He knows what to do with the ball", he added.

Flowers "is most unsafe when things break down", Frost said. "We've got to keep him contained and that's hard because he can make plays with his arm and his feet".

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The Knights' defense, tasked with the duty of keeping Flowers in check, has forced 25 turnovers and allowed only 24 touchdowns.

McKenzie Milton was 29 of 44 for 373 yards and four touchdowns.

"I think we've had a home-field advantage when it hasn't been sold out", Frost said.

Before an announced Spectrum Stadium crowd of 47,129, No. 13 UCF escaped with a 49-42 victory. Other notable results around the G5 included Florida Atlantic crushing Florida International to remain flawless in Conference USA play, as the Owls prepare to meet upstart North Texas in the Conference USA Championship Game.

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War on I-4: UCF beats USF in nailbiter of a game