UCF coach George O'Leary and H-Backs Brendan Kelly and Dontravius Floyd appeared at Tuesday's weekly press conference to look back at the last game and to preview Saturday's homecoming game vs. SMU.
UCF (6-2, 4-0) is coming off a 54-17 blowout victory at Marshall to keep on pace for first place in the Conference USA East Division. SMU (4-4, 3-1 C-USA) has won two in a row that began with a 72-42 thrashing of Houston two weeks. The Mustangs set a school record for points in that game thanks in large part to the nine turnovers forced. SMU downed Memphis last week, 44-13.
SMU won the 2011 meeting in Dallas 38-17, but the Knights had won the three previous games, including the 2010 C-USA Championship game.
It's a big game for both teams. SMU can't afford a loss if they hope to catch up to Tulsa in the West Division. UCF wants to keep their distance from East Carolina and keep accumulating wins so they not only win the East Division but also host the league championship game.
UCF coach George O'Leary
HB Brendan Kelly & HB Dontravius Floyd