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Gabriel, Harris lead UCF to 58-46 win over South Florida

Nov. 27, 2020 8:47 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel accounted for five touchdowns, including three TD passes to Jacob Harris, and UCF beat South Florida 58-46 on Friday night in the season finale for both teams. Gabriel was 22-of-36 passing for 336 yards and four touchdowns with an interception and scored on a 12-yard run...

Cincinnati tight end Leonard Taylor (11) is stopped by Central Florida defensive back Richie Grant (27) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

No. 7 Cincinnati stays unbeaten with 36-33 win over UCF

Nov. 21, 2020 9:08 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No. 7 Cincinnati found itself in a four-quarter struggle for the first time all season and Desmond Ridder and the Bearcats showed they can take a punch. Ridder threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores as Cincinnati defeated Central Florida 36-33 Saturday to head into the...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder, rear, celebrates a touchdown with teammates Alec Pierce (12) and Cam Jones (18) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Memphis in Cincinnati. An unusual college football season has produced some unexpected unbeaten teams dotting the AP Top 25 with about a month left. Led by No. 7  Cincinnati and No. 8 BYU, five teams from outside the Power Five conferences have yet to lose. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

No. 7 Cincinnati bracing for challenge from AAC rival UCF

Nov. 19, 2020 2:10 PM EST

No. 7 Cincinnati (7-0, 5-0 American Athletic Conference) at UCF (5-2, 4-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Cincinnati by 6. Series record: UCF 3-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Cincinnati looks to remain unbeaten, ranked in the Top 10 and on track to appear in the AAC championship game. With an upset, UCF can...

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder scrambles as he looks for a receiver during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against East Carolina, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 55-17. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

UCF looking to spoil No. 7 Cincinnati's unbeaten season

Nov. 19, 2020 11:34 AM EST

The regular season is winding down and UCF finds itself in the unaccustomed role of potential spoiler instead of front-runner in the American Athletic Conference. No. 7 Cincinnati (7-0, 5-0 AAC) visits the Knights (5-2, 4-2) in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, looking to remain unbeaten, ranked among the...

Dillon Gabriel leads Central Florida over Temple 38-13

Nov. 14, 2020 11:26 PM EST

Dillon Gabriel threw a pair of touchdown passes to Marlon Williams and Central Florida rolled to a 38-13 victory over Temple on Saturday night. Gabriel was 12 of 22 for 268 yards passing without an interception. Williams had four catches for 102 yards. The duo connected on touchdowns of 23 and 21 yards in the...

Gabriel leads potent UCF offense past Houston 44-21

Oct. 31, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Dillon Gabriel passed for 328 yards and two touchdowns, UCF rushed for another 300-plus and the balanced, high-octane offense swamped Houston 44-21 on Saturday. Gabriel, who leads the nation in yards passing per game, was 19 of 33 for 328 yards with a pair of TD passes to Ryan O'Keefe. Otis...

Central Florida wide receiver Marlon Williams (6) runs past Tulane safety Larry Brooks (31) on his way to a 54-yard touchdown on a pass play during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Gabriel throws 5 more touchdown passes in UCF's 51-34 win

Oct. 24, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel threw five touchdown passes — three to Marlon Williams — and UCF's top-ranked offense rolled in a 51-34 victory over Tulane on Saturday. Gabriel was 26-of-40 passing with 422 yards a week after throwing for a school-record 601 yards that included five...

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) passes while being pursued by Mississippi defensive end Ryder Anderson (89) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Alabama won 63-48. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Path to 2 SEC in CFP is through Tide

Oct. 18, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

Round One goes to Alabama. The question now is will this be the first of two meetings between the second-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 3 Georgia? Or maybe the first of three? The Southeastern Conference is the only league to put multiple teams in the College Football Playoff and is always a threat to do so again....

Memphis defensive lineman O'Bryan Goodson (1) celebrates after sacking Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel (11) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian via AP)

White's 6th TD pass caps record comeback over UCF, 50-49

Oct. 17, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brady White's sixth touchdown pass with just over a minute remaining completed a school-record 21-point comeback and the Tigers beat UCF 50-49 on Saturday to snap a 13-game losing streak to the Knights. After White found Calvin Austin for a 4-yard score and a two-point try failed, the...

Tulsa players pose on the middle of the field after a win over Central Florida during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Tulsa's win snapped UCF's 21-game home winning streak. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Tulsa snaps No. 11 UCF's 21-game home winning streak, 34-26

Oct. 4, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There is something about UCF that brings the best out of Tulsa. Zach Smith threw three touchdown passes and Tulsa erased an 18-point first-half deficit to beat No. 11 UCF 34-26, snapping the Knights' 21-game home winning streak Saturday night. The Golden Hurricane (1-1) made it two...