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The University of Central Florida advanced to No. 8 after defeating then-No. 19 Cincinnati in dominating fashion.

The Knights, fresh off a College GameDay visit and unanimous pick by the ESPN hosts, made quick work of the rising Cincinnati Bearcats 38-13 to become AAC East Division Champions.

Spectrum stadium recorded its second-largest crowd ever at 47,795 – nearly every fan stayed through the start of the first quarter and the gameday atmosphere was one of the best ever for UCF. 

When the Knights were called to the national stage – an ABC primetime broadcast and College GameDay visit – they answered by shutting down the Cincinnati offense for three straight quarters and stomping the defense game in and game out.

UCF Clinches AAC East Division With Statement Win Over Cincinnati

ESPN College GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit made a 180 on the Knights which you can read more about here.

UCF’s next matchup is against USF in the War on I-4 rivalry match on Black Friday. The Knights will also host the AAC Conference Championship again on December 1 at 3:30 on ABC.

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