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McKenzie Milton has emerged as one of the nation's most dynamic quarterbacks.
Memphis at UCF. Noon ET Saturday, Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Players to watch
UCF sophomore quarterback McKenzie Milton has been excellent in his second season as a starter, spearheading the Knights' potent offense. He has thrown for 3,301 yards with 30 touchdowns and six interceptions and also rushed for 429 yards and six scores. If Memphis has any hopes of winning the AAC, he must be contained.
Memphis senior receiver Anthony Miller is the best wideout in the AAC. He has 78 catches for 1,212 yards and 14 touchdowns, but had one of his worst games earlier this season vs. UCF, making three grabs for 37 yards.
The Tigers also need a big game from Riley Ferguson. He's thrown for 3,500 yards with 32 touchdowns against eight interceptions, but threw for 321 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions in the teams' first meeting.
UCF has gone from winless to 11-0 in two seasons under Scott Frost, who has emerged as one of the nation's hottest coaches. The Knights play a fun style of offense that averages 48.3 points per game, which is best in the nation. Memphis is No. 2 nationally, averaging 47.0 points per game, but the only team to slow the Tigers was UCF, which took a 40-13 win in the teams' regular-season meeting. This game is at home for UCF, and it's hard to imagine Memphis stopping the Knights with a title on the line.
This could be the last game at their respective schools for both Frost and Memphis coach Mike Norvell, who are strong candidates for Power Five jobs. The winner will likely take the Group of Five's New Year's Six bowl bid, but it might be an interim guy coaching that game, no matter who emerges. Regardless, this will be a points-fueled, fun game to watch if you like offense and passing.