Three things we learned from UCF's 38-13 win over Cincinnati

Arnold Nichols
November 24, 2018

Pitt, who Clemson is likely to play in the ACC championship game on December 1, is also unranked.

For a moment, in the beginning, it looked as if the Cincinnati Bearcats might be king slayers.

The Bearcats also wasted an opportunity to trim a 21-6 deficit when UCF's Titus Davis sacked Desmond Ridder, forcing a fumble after Cincinnati drove inside the Knights 20 in the final minute of the opening half.

"I love making plays and help my team win", the junior said with a smile.

The title game is scheduled for December 1 at 3:30 p.m.at Spectrum Stadium. One of those scores came on a nifty shovel pass from Milton that the dynamic back was able to turn into a 42-yard touchdown.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats are back in the national spotlight after only winning four games a year ago in their first season under Fickell. Still, the future appears bright, considering they have an underclassman-laden roster that includes 35 true freshmen. "I want them to know that this is what we're going to shoot for".


Despite the struggles on the ground, UCF managed to score at least 30 points for the 23rd consecutive game.

Killins, added "Starting off the game, they got a lot of penalties for us and I'm pretty sure the defense loved that ... so shout out to Knight Nation".

UCF certainly made its case once again, winning its 23rd straight game while clinching the American Athletic Conference East division and home-field advantage in the conference championship game December 1. "I think not only as a program we feel slighted, as a whole conference we kind of feel slighted". They'll go for their second straight undefeated regular season next week against intrastate rival South Florida.

Alabama stayed atop the rankings, followed by Clemson, Notre Dame and MI. While the group - which has given up 40-plus points three times this season - was discussed by the committee, it was far from the only data point when it considered Oklahoma according to College Football Playoff Committee member Rob Mullens.

In the Slap the Sign league, four teams made the playoffs.

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