Tag: UCF Knights Football

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 2

The biggest news this week was last Friday in the Group of Five will definitely be losing four of its strongest programs to the Big 12 Conference. The American Athletic Conference’s Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF, along with independent BYU, will be the four new members of the Power Five Conference. The Big 12 unanimously voted […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Sept. 11

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 11th, 2021. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. Cincinnati remains at the top spot following […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 1

Wow, it it good to have a full week of football back this year. Last year, we had the Mountain West and Mid-America Conferences postpone their starts to the season and also had a couple teams not play at all last fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And had another play in the spring. Yes, […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin Group of Five Top 25–FINAL 2020

Below are the Final 2020 Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings after all postseason games have been completed in Division I play. These rankings include all FBS Bowl games and the College Football Playoff. BYU takes over the top spot in the final rankings following its impressive Boca […]

Group of Five 2020-21 Bowl Week 1 Recap & Highlights

What a first week of bowl action of the first ten bowl games of the season! Two games really caught my attention in UCF playing BYU and Coastal Carolina playing Liberty this week before the games started. BYU throttled UCF 49-23 in what looks to be QB Zach Wilson’s final collegiate game in the Boca […]

CSJ 2020 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl Preview: BYU vs. UCF

BYU vs. UCFWhen: Tuesday, December 22nd, 7:00 PM ESTWhere: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN UCF accepted this bowl bid almost two weeks ago but when its opponent of BYU was announced around a week later, this game just moved up the ladder in terms of significance for this bowl season. In the last regular season […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 7

Wow, what a game in Memphis even if both American Athletic Conference teams were coming off of losses coming into this game. This is not the first time these two teams have thrilled us. In 2017, the American Athletic Conference was settled with a wild 62-55 UCF win in double overtime, after Memphis had erased […]

GAME PREVIEW: UCF at Memphis

UCF at MemphisWhen: Saturday, Oct. 17th, 3:30 PM EDTWhere: Liberty Bowl Stadium, Memphis, Tenn.TV/Streaming: ABC/WatchESPN (subscription req’d) This game was one of my Group of Five games of the year in the preseason this year. It marks the last three champions of the American Athletic Association with Memphis winning last year and UCF the two prior seasons. But […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 3

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 3, 2020. BYU takes over the top spot after defeating Louisiana Tech Friday, while former top ranked UCF fell to Tulsa. All G5 schools with the exception Old Dominion, New Mexico State, and Connecticut […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 5

It was upset week in the American Athletic Conference this week with two of the predicted contenders going down. Both UCF and Memphis took losses but the other contender now looks like the top pick in Cincinnati to win the league. SMU won a see-saw contents over Memphis as the Mustangs hit a late field […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Sept. 28

Five players including Zach Wilson from BYU, Dillon Gabriel from UCF, Jarell White from Cincinnati, Jamal Ligon from UTSA, and Nate Snyder from Louisiana have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 28th, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. Zach Wilson, BYU, QB, Jr., […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Sept. 26

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 26, 2020. UCF remains in the top spot after its big win in its first AAC conference game at East Carolina with BYU holding the second spot with its big win over Troy. With […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 4

This week we got the news of the two previously called-off conferences of the Mountain West and Mid-American Conferences making a return to play this fall. The Mountain West will follow what last week the Big 10 completed with a return to play on Oct. 24th and each school is intended to play eight games […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Sept. 21

Five players including Dillon Gabriel from UCF, Elijah Mitchell from Louisiana, Tavante Beckett from Marshall, Diego Fagot from Navy, and Chris Naggar from SMU have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 21st, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. Dillon Gabriel, UCF, QB, Soph. […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Sept. 19

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 19, 2020. Despite UCF remains in the top spot after its big win over the ACC’s Georgia Tech to start its season. As a reminder, this G5 poll will only be showing the schools […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 3

While there was a number of great match-ups in all of college football this weekend, the biggest news of the week was the return to play of the Power Five’s Big 10 Conference. The news of the Big 10 returning has the two Group of Five leagues that canceled five weeks ago contemplating on their […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Sept. 12

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 12, 2020. Despite UCF and BYU not playing this week, UCF overtakes BYU for the top spot in this week’s poll. As a reminder, this G5 poll will only be showing the schools playing […]

2020 Division I Conference Football Preview: American Athletic Conference

With all the uncertainty going into the 2020 college football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Athletic Conference has decided to forge ahead for a 2020 season in the fall.

A Wacky Idea for a Wacky Year of 2020 for Division I Football

It has been a wacky 2020, hasn’t it?  The year started out like most years.  The Group of Five played four bowl games in this calendar year, as did the FCS national title game.  All played with fans in the stands and played without any idea of what was to come.  Cincinnati easily won the […]

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl – UCF vs. Marshall – Fearless Prediction and How to Follow

UCF Knights vs. Marshall Thundering Herd PC: Gasparilla Bowl Twitter When: Monday, December 23rd, 2019 at 2:30 pm ET Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL How to Follow: ESPN, 740 AM/ 96.9 FM The Game (UCF radio), Marshall Football Radio via TuneIn The Gasparilla Bowl (formerly the St. Petersburg Bowl) was founded in […]

Group of Five Heavy Hitter Friday Preview 10/4/19

The big game not only of Friday night but really in all of the Group of Five has UCF visiting Cincinnati. This was the preseason top two squads in the media (and my picks) for the American Athletic Conference’s East Division. The two teams met in Orlando last year with UCF blowing out the Bearcats […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 4

Down goes UCF. The Knights lost for the first time in the regular season in 26 games Saturday with its one point loss at the ACC’s Pittsburgh. This opens the Group of Five up for another team to break UCF’s two year run on the New Year’s Six bowl bid. Another AAC team in Temple […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 3

Some G5 conference play got underway in Week 3 but it was the G5 wins over Power 5 teams that received most of my attention again this week. For the second straight week, BYU scored another overtime win over a Group of Five and this one was over AP Top 25 ranked USC. But the […]

Group of Five Heavy Hitter Saturday Preview 9/14/19

This Saturday slate has many great contests again but I have two games that will be taking most of my attention. These two games are two strong Power Five Pac-12 teams traveling to two powerful Group of Five teams in Stanford visiting UCF and USC visiting BYU. I will go over these two games in […]

Group of Five Heavy Hitter Saturday Previews 9/7/19

There are a number of Power 5 match-ups this week for the Group of Five but it is two G5 vs. G5 match-ups that I have most of my attention towards this week. The two games I am watching closely are Florida Atlantic hosting current CSJ Sagarin G5 Top ranked UCF and then the battle […]

2019 NCAA Division I College Football Team Previews: UCF Knights

UCF picked up right where it left off in 2017 in Coach Heupel’s first year at the helm by storming through the regular season, extending its nation-leading win streak to 25 games. The streak included a pair of come-from-behind wins over Memphis (twice) and Temple, to claim the program’s second consecutive AAC championship

Group of Five 2018-19 Bowl Week 3 Recap & Highlights

Five bowl games involving Group of Five teams occurred after Christmas from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 to finish the football season within the Group of Five. Well, actually only four occurred with the cancellation of the First Responder Bowl in Dallas due incriminate weather. The four games that were played included undefeated UCF but […]

2018 FBS Group of Five Championship Games Highlights and Recaps

All five Group of Five conference for the first-time hosted championship games with the Sun Belt Conference joining the party this year. Aside from the Sun Belt game, the other four games went down to the final minutes before a winner was decided. I will go over a small recap of each game and provide […]

CSJ American Athletic Association Championship Game Preview — Memphis at UCF, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions

Memphis at UCF When: Saturday, December 1, 3:30 PM EST Where: Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, Fla. TV/Streaming: ABC / WatchESPN Memphis Tigers (8-4, 5-3 AAC) AAC West Division Champions Location: Memphis, Tenn. Enrollment: 17,394 Sagarin Rating: 47 (8 in G5) Season Recap: Memphis has won one conference crown at the FBS level, sharing the AAC title with UCF and Cincinnati in 2014, the year […]

CSJ 2018 Week 12 Preview: Cincinnati at UCF, How To Watch and Fearless Prediction

Cincinnati at UCF When: Saturday, November 17, 8:00 PM EST Where: Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, Fla. TV/Streaming: ABC / Watch ESPN Cincinnati Bearcats (9-1, 5-1 AAC) The national spotlight will be on this game with the national televised night game on ABC. ESPN’s Gameday show will also broadcast from Orlando for this game. To the American Athletic […]

CSJ’s 2018 Week 7 Game Preview: UCF at Memphis

When: Saturday, October 6, 2:30 PM CDT Where:Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn. TV/Streaming:ABC/ESPN2 / WatchESPN UCF Knights (5-0, 2-0 AAC) The Knights have the longest winning streak in all of Division I football with an 18-game winning streak. So far, 20-points is the smallest margin of victory for UCF this year. After leading the nation […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games of Week 6

The biggest game in the Group of Five in Week 6 was the Mountain West Conference showdown with San Diego State visiting Boise State. The Aztecs wen to Boise and pulled out a 19-13 defensive struggle game and now are positioned well to within the conference to win its division and host the MWC championship […]