UCF beats Memphis in a double-OT thriller to win the AAC
From Dreams to Reality, its the story of UCF Football. When Scott Frost took over the Knights program some knew it was something special, and today Orlando Florida is celebrating the University of Central Florida’s American Athletic Association Championship after no. 14 UCF took down No 20 Memphis 62-55.
The Knights have followed up one of the biggest collapses in college football history with one of its fastest rises. Normally, when a turnaround like that happens, you’d presume the highs weren’t that high, or the low wasn’t that low. But no: UCF was excellent in 2013, going 12-1, beating Big 12 champion Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl, and handing Teddy Bridgewater’s Louisville team its lone loss of the season. And UCF was baaaaad in 2015, going 0-12 with 10 double-digit defeats along with a loss to Furman, which went 4-7 in the FCS.
Now all eyes are on Frost, a former quarterback who led the Nebraska Cornhuskers to a share of the 1997 national championship, who will be named the school’s next head coach, according to multiple reports and confirmed by ESPN on Saturday.
After the game Frost said, “We’ve given them a lot. They’ve given us even more.” Asked to confirm that he’s leaving for Nebraska, Frost says, fighting back tears, “I’m going to go celebrate with my team.”