Central Florida Knights Can Wrap Up AAC Against Houston Cougars After Bye

By Tyler Brett
David Manning – USA TODAY Sports

The Central Florida Knights gained plenty of attention following their upset over the Louisville Cardinals to become the front-runners for the AAC title this season. But another new team in the AAC has been making a splash this season as well as the Houston Cougars ran their record to 6-1 on the season and 3-0 in conference play last week with a blowout win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. With these two upstart programs matched up November 9 when UCF comes out of their bye, expect a serious shootout for supremacy of the AAC.

This game features plenty of offensive firepower which should make for a very exciting matchup. Houston is the No. 1 scoring offense in the AAC while UCF is No. 3. The Knights’ boast the No. 1 rusher in the conference, Storm Johnson, while the Cougars’ rushing attack is led by Ryan Jackson, the No. 3 rusher in the conference. The quarterbacks have been excellent as well with Blake Bortles leading UCF as the No. 3 passer in the AAC and John O’Korn right behind him with the Houston attack at No. 4. The wide receivers rank among the conference elite as well with Houston boasting Deontay Greenberry (No. 1) and Daniel Spencer (No. 6) with UCF countering with Breshad Perriman (No. 7) and Rannell Hall (No. 9).

With all of that offensive star-power on the field, you can bet that there will be plenty of points scored in this game. The winner will get the all-important inside track for the AAC title and a BCS bowl bid. For the Knights, a win against Houston could pretty much wrap up the conference title as they have just one game in the last four against a team with a winning record (Rutgers) and will hold tie-breakers over both Houston and Louisville, who will play each other November 16.

They have made their big splash in the first season as a member of the AAC with their win over Louisville. Can UCF seal the deal after their bye in a shootout with the high-powered Houston offense?

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