Story by Yousaf “Da Guru” Khan
USF at #15 UCF (3:30 PM ABC on Friday 11/24)
This game will go down as the biggest in the war on I-4 rivalry, as UCF is undefeated and ranked #15 in the playoff poll and USF only has 1 loss and ranked in both polls. Between Classes Sports and “Da Guru” will be in house catching all the action as these 2 programs battle it for a berth in the American Conference Championship (check www.betweenclasses.org for pics and articles after the game).
Behind the #1 scoring offense in the nation and being at home, the Knights are expected to easily win as they are current 11 point favorites. Behind ultra-productive QB McKenzie Milton (nearly 3,000 passing yards, 26 TD’s/5Int’s and 5 rushing TD’s), the ultra-speedy Adrian Killins Jr. at RB(7.5 rushing avg and 8 TD’s) and cool WR Tre’Quan Smith (850 receiving yards and 11TD’s) the Bulls don’t stand a chance, right? Not so fast my friend, the Bulls are a senior lead team with QB Quinton Flowers and LB Auggie Sanchez that look to add to their domination of the series which currently stands 6-2 USF. The UCF defense has not faced a QB with the fleet feet of Flowers (870 yards rushing and 9 TD’s) all year as he will be a running dervish all over Brighthouse field. Throw in RB’s Daruis Tice (860 yards/10TD’s) and D’Ernest Johnson (715 yards/7 TD’s) along with Marquez Valdes-Scantling and the Bulls have enough support for Flowers to hang with the Knights. The defense has the speed to keep with UCF as well that will result in a very close win for the Bulls.
Prediction USF 38, UCF 37