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UCF, Tulsa will meet for C-USA title

Nov. 25, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- UCF played its way into the Conference USA football championship game with Saturday's win over UAB.

UCF won the East Division at 9-3 overall and 7-1 in the conference after defeating UAB, 49-24.

West Division winner Tulsa (9-3, 7-1) dropped a Saturday game to SMU, 35-27, but had already clinched the division title.

Tulsa will host UCF at noon, Saturday, at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The championship game will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2.

The teams are meeting for the second time in three weeks. Tulsa sipped past UCF, 23-21, on Nov. 17.

"Tulsa and UCF will be a terrific matchup for this year's championship game," said Commissioner Britton Banowsky. "These teams have a championship history against each other and both have been very impressive in winning their divisions this season.

"We are looking forward to returning our championship to Tulsa and having a great game."

This will be the third time in the eight-year history of the C-USA championship that Tulsa and UCF have met.

Tulsa won the inaugural game in 2005 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, 44-27. UCF was victorious in the 2007 game at Bright House Networks Stadium, 44-25.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane leads the all-time series against the Knights, 4-2.

Tickets for the game are available on the football championship page of www.conferenceusa.com.

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