UCF coach George O'Leary and the team captains appeared at Tuesday's weekly press conference to look back at the last game and to preview Saturday's home finale against UAB.
If East Carolina defeats Marshall on Friday, the game becomes a must-win in order for the Knights to represent the East Division in the 2012 Conference USA Championship game. Tulsa clinched the West and the rights to host on Dec. 1 with their 23-21 win against UCF this past weekend.
UAB (3-8, 2-5) defeated the Knights (8-3, 6-1) a year ago in Birmingham when a late field goal elevated the Blzaers to a 26-24 win. 2011 was a disappointing season all around, but that loss might have been UCF's low point.
The Blazers though have a new coach this year - former Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee - and he's been able to put a lot of points on the board at times. That wasn't the case last week as UAB lost a 46-9 home game to Memphis. They did score 42 points against Tulsa earlier in the season.
UCF owns a 7-2 series lead with UAB winning in 2008 and 2011.
UCF coach George O'Leary
RB Latavius Murray, DB Kemal Ishmael & OL Jordan Rae