UCF Ranked 23rd in BCS Standings

On Friday night the UCF football team played against Louisville, who was the 8th ranked team in the country. Louisville was undefeated, and many thought that they would remain undefeated and play in a BCS bowl game. UCF stood at 4-1, with the only loss coming at home against South Carolina. The game Friday night had potential to be the greatest game in school history because of the massive implications that surrounded it. UCF has only beaten a top ten school once, which was against Southern Methodist. Louisville was clearly the best team in the conference, with UCF being their only true test this season.

With less than eight minutes to go in the 3rd quarter, the UCF punter fumbled the ball and Louisville returned it for a touchdown. The Cardinals were leading 28-7, and UCF needed a comeback. Storm Johnson answered back on the next possession, making it a 14 point game. On the ensuing possession for Louisville, they fumbled the ball on a running play and UCF had the ball inside their own forty yard line. Within the next 4 minutes, UCF would go on to score 2 more touchdowns to tie the game at 28. With only 30 seconds remaining in the game, UCF had the ball at the 2 yard line, down by 4 points. Blake Bortles threw a winning touchdown pass to Jeff Godfrey, and the UCF Knights defeated 8th ranked Louisville.

UCF is now ranked 23rd in the BCS standings, and in first place in the conference. UCF will be the favorites in every game they play for the rest of the season. The most important game this season will likely be against the Louisville Cardinals once again, this time in the American Athletic Conference championship. If UCF wins the conference, they have an automatic bid for a BCS bowl game. This has potential to be the greatest football season in UCF history.

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