AAC : In the Crosshairs

Gasparilla Bowl loss ends USF’s disappointing season

Gasparilla Bowl loss ends USF’s disappointing season

Ken Cross

December 22 A tough second half of the season ended in even tougher fashion on Thursday night when the South Florida Bulls dropped a 38-20 decision to Marshall in the Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. FULL STORY

No. 8 UCF overcomes early deficit to beat Memphis

No. 8 UCF overcomes early deficit to beat Memphis

Ken Cross

December 03 Saturday afternoon, we saw UCF freshman quarterback Darriel Mack grow into his role as a college football quarterback within it’s 56-41 win over Memphis for the AAC championship. FULL STORY

UCF Wins I-4 War, But Loses Milton

UCF Wins I-4 War, But Loses Milton

Ken Cross

November 26 Talk about the collective air being taken out of a football stadium, that happened in the worst way early in the second quarter of UCF’s 38-10 win over South Florida on Friday. UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton went around right end for what appeared to be a first down FULL STORY

UCF Wins Big in AAC Showdown

UCF Wins Big in AAC Showdown

Ken Cross

November 19 Knights quarterback McKenzie Milton threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns, while UCF turned in its best defensive effort, wire-to-wire, of the season in dispatching No. 19 Cincinnati, 38-13, Saturday evening. FULL STORY

USF Holds On To Defeat UConn

USF Holds On To Defeat UConn

Ken Cross

October 20 Saturday night’s 38-30 win for the South Florida Bulls over struggling UConn was a shocker all right. No one could have predicted that the Bulls could have hit their average of 487 total yards in the third quarter, yet have so much trouble putting the game FULL STORY

UCF rolls over Pitt behind Milton once again

UCF rolls over Pitt behind Milton once again

Ken Cross

September 30 McKenzie Milton is like a movie reel. He extends from cut to cut or game to game with the same sense of consistency in telling his football story. Milton was again extraordinary on Saturday as he completed 18 of 34 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns FULL STORY

UCF Defeats FAU behind Milton's 6 total TDs

UCF Defeats FAU behind Milton's 6 total TDs

Ken Cross

September 22 Milton threw for three touchdowns and rushed for three as the UCF Golden Knights ran past the Owls, 56-36, before a sellout crowd at Spectrum Stadium on Friday night. FULL STORY

Blake Barnett Steals the Show for USF over Tech

Blake Barnett Steals the Show for USF over Tech

Ken Cross

September 08 Georgia Tech’s dual quarterback threat of TaQuon Marshall and Tobias Oliver had the big numbers, but it was South Florida quarterback Blake Barnett who stole the show as the Bulls dropped the Yellow Jackets, 49-38, FULL STORY

In the Crosshairs: NCAA Tourney Sleepers to Watch

In the Crosshairs: NCAA Tourney Sleepers to Watch

Ken Cross

February 06 The stakes get even higher in the weeks leading up to the conference tournaments and, of course, they are multiplied by then. Here is a look at potential sleepers in the eight top conferences in the game. FULL STORY

Hoops all day: An inside look at the Raleigh bracket

Hoops all day: An inside look at the Raleigh bracket

Ken Cross

March 23 I went down to the media room for the obligatory partaking of all of the game notes and yearbooks you can carry. I download most of this stuff on my iPad. FULL STORY