UCF vs. Cincinnati score: Live game updates, college football highlights, analysis
Live scores, highlights and updates as No. 18 UCF visits Cincinnati for a pivotal AAC game
Cincinnati is 1-3 against UCF since 2015, but it will have a chance to close the gap on Friday. An AAC battle is on tap between the Bearcats and No. 18 Knights with kickoff set for at 8 p.m. ET at Nippert Stadium. Both teams have set a high bar for this contest after standout offensive performances in their previous games. Cincinnati ran circles around Marshall last week, winning 52-14. Quarterback Desmond Ridder had a stellar game as he passed for 221 yards and four touchdowns. Meanwhile, UCF was successful in a 56-21 domination of UConn.
Those respective wins bumped Cincinnati to 3-1 and UCF to 4-1. A couple stats to keep an eye on: Cincinnati comes into the contest boasting the 15th fewest passing yards allowed per game in AAC play at 167. UCF, on the other hand, averages 336 yards passing, good for 10th best in the nation. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup and a key showdown in the AAC as the Bearcats look to make a big move against a no longer undefeated but still dangers Knights team.
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END 3Q: The No. 18 Knights are in danger on the road, down 20-16 heading into the final quarter. A loss would snap UCF's 19-game AAC winning streak should Cincinnati hold on.
END 2Q: No. 18 UCF leads Cincinnati 16-10 at the half at Nippert Stadium. Running back Greg McRae got the Knights into the end zone in the second quarter and has accumulated 65 rushing yards on 12 carries through 30 minutes.
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