The Knights Re-Watch: UCF vs. Memphis (2018)

ORLANDO – The Knights Re-Watch presented by DEX Imaging - a series of classic game re-airs - continues this Saturday at 3 p.m. with the UCF football team's 2018 American Athletic Conference Championship victory over Memphis.
Knight Nation can join in on the fun by watching Saturday afternoon's re-air live locally on WRBW FOX 35 Plus

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The Knights Re-Watch presented by DEX Imaging
Date Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time 3 p.m.
Stream WRBW FOX 35 Plus 
Original Broadcast
Date Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time 3:30 p.m.
Television ABC
Talent Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
Location Spectrum Stadium
Game Notes UCF | Memphis
Box Score PDF | HTML
Gallery Photos

• After starting 2018 with 11 straight wins, the Knights enter their 12th game of the season still holding the nation's longest winning streak at 24 games, which is a UCF and American Athletic Conference record. A 25th straight victory would mark the fourth longest win streak in this millennium (Miami, 34 - 2000-03; Florida State, 29 - 2012-14; Alabama, 26 - 2015-16).
• The Knights have scored 30 or more points in 24 consecutive games, which is tied for the longest streak in the AP Poll Era (since 1936), matching South Florida's streak from 2015-17.
• The UCF defense has gotten it done with turnovers again in 2018. Last season, the Knights finished second in the nation with a +1.31 turnover margin and with 25 turnovers gained through 11 games this season, UCF currently ranks second in all of FBS with a margin of +1.45.
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next man up
This meeting with the Tigers will take on a different look for the Knights with a new signal caller behind center. After quarterback McKenzie Milton went down with an injury, Darriel Mack Jr. stepped up in his absence to lead the Knights to a resounding War On I-4 victory over South Florida last week. Mack was the lone change in the lineup, but the entire team carried the load to help the redshirt freshman quarterback. The defense stopped the Bulls in their tracks, the offensive line kept Mack clean and running back Greg McCrae ran all over the South Florida defense. The Knights will need an entire team effort to win their fourth American Athletic Conference title.

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Coach Heupel's Opening Statement
"I appreciate everybody being here. Obviously we're excited. For us, and our staff, coming in here in January and continuing to build this program, 11 months of work have gone into this. I'm proud of what our team has accomplished in the course of the season, the way they've competed, the way they've focused on the task at hand, and the family atmosphere that we've built inside of our building. I'm excited about this opportunity to go play for a championship. I have great respect for Coach Norvell, the Memphis Tigers and their entire program. I know our kids are excited to get out on the field tomorrow and go play."

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It was improbable, unbelievable … and perhaps predictable. The UCF Knights (12-0) won the American Athletic Conference Championship, storming back from a 17-point deficit to pull away from the Memphis Tigers (8-5) 56-41 Saturday evening at Spectrum Stadium.

The contest started eerily similar to the matchup earlier this season in Memphis.

With one glaring difference.

The Knights' starting quarterback who cartwheeled his way into the end zone to beat the Tigers 31-30 in a driving rainstorm back in October was at home watching this one after suffering a devastating knee injury one week ago. The reins of the offense were turned over to redshirt freshman Darriel Mack Jr.

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• UCF extended its win streak to 25 games, which leads the nation, and is a program and American Athletic Conference record
• UCF now has a streak of 25 games of scoring 30 points or more, which is the longest streak by any team in the AP Poll era (81 years)
• Darriel Mack Jr. threw his first career touchdown in his second career start
• Overcoming the 17-point deficit marks the third largest comeback in program history

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