UCF gunning for a perfect season

18 November 2017 21:12:15 GMTPlus11

The Knights of UCF are ranked 14th in the nation by the Associated Press in their latest poll and are one of the four remaining unbeaten sides.

Unranked to start the season, and with not a single vote from the 65 voters in the AP Poll, the Knights only started receiving attention in the fifth week of the campaign before entering at No. 25 in Week 6.

One of those impacted by Hurricane storm damage, UCF saw three of their early season games either postponed or cancelled with only the match up against the Memphis Tigers rescheduled.

A 40-13 victory over the Tigers in that rescheduled contest was coincidentally the result that pushed the Knights into the AP Poll and since then UCF has defeated Cincinnati, East Carolina, Navy, Austin Peay, SMU and Connecticut. They remain undefeated alongside Alabama, Miami and Wisconsin.

Along the way head coach Scott Frost has become a hot commodity with both Florida and Nebraska said to be interested in the former Cornhusker who first made his reputation as Oregon's offensive coordinator.

Saturday UCF will play the Owls of Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia before closing out the season against the Bulls of USF.

It was South Florida that was projected to go undefeated this year, rather than the Knights and represent the Group of Five teams in a New Year's Six Bowl game.

Instead win out and it will be UCF who would most likely play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Alabama are 2.80 to win the NCAAF title with Clemson Tigers priced at 3.25. Auburn can be backed at 1213.00.

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