Rob Calabrese doesn't need to be reminded of the importance of Saturday's game at Tulsa. A lot is at stake with the winner clinching not only their division but the right to host the Conference USA Championship on Dec. 1.
"We want to host the conference championship game," Calabrese said. "We must win this game."
UCF and Tulsa share identical records at 8-2 overall and 6-0 in C-USA. The Knights have the league's best scoring defense and total defense marks, but Tulsa closely following at No. 2.
"They're a good defense," Calabrese said. "They've got big guys. Their linebackers fly around to the football. Defensively, they've got a big secondary and they do a lot of run support. We've got a big challenge this week and we'll be accepting it."
Speaking to the media this week, UCF's Wild Knight reflected on the UTEP game, what needs to improve this week, his memories of the 2008 trip to Tulsa and more.