The Houston Cougars and No. 17 UCF Knights didn’t the 2013 college football with much attention, but Saturday’s game between the two schools surprisingly had BCS bowl implications on the line. Both teams were undefeated in the AAC conference, which will get an automatic BCS bowl game berth for whoever wins the conference outright, and with no championship game, this was as close to a title game as the conference will probably see.
After four quarter of back-and-forth football, it was the Cougars who were on the doorsteps of victory after they got down to the Knight’s goaline with under a minute remaining.
But try as they might, they could not pierce the armor of the Knights defense, and UCF held on for a 19-14 win to improve to 7-1 and 4-0 in the AAC. The Knights now have as easy a road to a BCS Bowl game as any team in America.