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November 27, 2012

Video: O'Leary, players talk championship

UCF coach George O'Leary and the team captains appeared at Tuesday's weekly press conference to preview Saturday's Conference USA Championship at Tulsa.

The two schools will be facing each other for the second time in three weeks with both matchups in Oklahoma. On Nov. 17, the Golden Hurricane defeated UCF 23-21 to clinch hosting rights for the title.

That represented UCF's first and only loss in conference play. Tulsa dropped a 35-27 decision at SMU this past weekend, so the two schools are now even again with 9-3 overall records and 7-1 within the league.

This will be the third C-USA Championship between UCF and Tulsa after previous matchups in 2005 and 2007. The inaugural 2005 game, played at the Citrus Bowl, was won by Tulsa, and UCF prevailed in the 2007 title game inside Bright House Networks Stadium.

This will be the fourth all-time championship appearance for both UCF and Tulsa. UCF is 2-1 in previous tilts, Tulsa is 1-2. This will be UCF's first championship game outside of Orlando.

UCF coach George O'Leary

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RB Latavius Murray, DB Kemal Ishmael & OL Jordan Rae

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