Football Returns to Top 25; Ticket Office Hours Extended

Nov. 28, 2010

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By Leigh Torbin

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF football team returned to the national rankings today as the Knights checked into the USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 25. It is the second time this year that UCF has appeared in that poll, also earning a No. 23 ranking on Nov. 7.

The 9-3 Knights went 7-1 in Conference USA action this fall and have earned the right to host the Conference USA Championship Game on Saturday at Bright House Networks Stadium. To help accommodate a high demand for the affordable $30 tickets, the UCF Athletics ticket office announced on Sunday that it will stay open longer all week long, extending its hours to 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Tickets can be purchased at anytime at TicketMaster.com and (800) 745-3000 or, during these special extended business hours, by calling the UCF Athletics ticket office at (407) 823-1000. Additional ticket information is available at UCFAthletics.com.

Both season ticket holders and single-game purchasers who reserved their tickets in advance last week had their credit cards charged today and will be able to print those tickets by logging back into their accounts starting on Monday.

UCF is taking a full head of steam into Saturday's matchup with SMU as the Knights have won seven of their last eight games. In addition to a team which tops C-USA in four of the five major defensive categories (rushing, scoring, total and passing efficiency defense), the Knights have excelled as individuals as well. True freshman quarterback Jeff Godfrey stands eighth in the nation with his 164.79 efficiency rating and stands in the company of America's elite signal callers in this regard. Quincy McDuffie is third nationally in kickoff returns and, on the heels of a strong showing at Memphis, Josh Robinson has moved up to fifth nationally in punt returns.