The University of Central Florida has become American Athletic Conference Champions after defeating Memphis at home 62-55 at home.
After a back-and-forth scoring series between the No. 1 and No. 2 highest scoring offenses in the country, the game went into overtime after Memphis missed a crucial field goal with seconds left in the fourth quarter.
A shootout began in the Knights first overtime of the season – both teams scored in the first round and UCF began the scoring in the second round. A slew of penalties kept the stadium on edge as Memphis was pushed back, later gaining a first down off a 4th and 7.
And just five yards from the UCF end zone, Tre Neal intercepted a pass from Tigers’ QB Riley Furguson to call the game and ignite Spectrum Stadium.
The Knights are undefeated in the regular season and in conference play.
UCF will head to a New Year’s Six Bowl for the second time in five years.
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