American Athletic Conference
University of Miami and Louisville will face off in the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 28 in Orlando.
Chas Dodd threw two touchdowns and Paul James ran for two as Rutgers finally nailed down its eighth bowl bid in nine years with a 31-6 victory over South Florida Saturday night.
Blake Bortles threw for 242 yards and ran for two touchdowns as No. 15 UCF celebrated a BCS bid already in hand by rallying to beat SMU 17-13 Saturday in front of just a few hundred fans who braved a brutal ice storm.
No. 15 UCF has already secured the school’s first BCS bid. So the Knights will move on to other things when they finish the regular season Saturday at SMU.
Located just 85 miles apart, South Florida and UCF have on paper always seemed like natural rivals.
Moving the ball has not been a problem for Houston this season.
The American Athletic Conference confirmed what has been known for weeks; the conference will host the annual Miami Beach Bowl starting next season. It just won’t be played on Miami Beach.
UCF came into this season used to being overlooked nationally as it chased meaningful attention in a football landscape that includes three more tradition-rich in-state programs.
Marvin Kloss hit two field goals, and Aaron Lynch returned a fumble 44 yards for a touchdown as South Florida beat UConn 13-10 on Saturday.
South Florida may have a Heisman Trophy candidate this year, but he doesn’t play for any school in the Sunshine State.