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College football: Don't count out Central Florida vs. Ohio State

by Berry Tramel Published: September 7, 2012

The Central Florida Golden Knights went to the state of Ohio last week and beat a big-name coach. Can George O'Leary's team do it again?

UCF blasted Akron 56-14 last Saturday, ruining Terry Bowden's Zips debut. But the Knights step up in competition Saturday, playing Ohio State in Urban Meyer's second game coaching the Buckeyes.

But don’t count out Central Florida. The Knights have a power running game and a Big Ten-caliber defensive line. Meanwhile, Ohio State isn't the powerhouse it was a few years ago under Jim Tressel.

Both UCF and Ohio State are ineligible for the post-season and thus their conference titles. But this is Central Florida's bowl game. The Golden Knights are 171/2-point underdogs, but let's go with UCF in the upset.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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