December 25, 2005

Snatching Defeat from the jaws of victory

UCF snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, missing an extra point in OT to lose 49-48 to the Nevada Wolfpack. UCF doinked an OT extra point versus Ohio last year also, showing a disturbing trend for a program that only seems to get in its own way.

Just wanted to draw attention to a couple very good young running backs in the Christmas Eve Hawaii Bowl for all you football freaks out there, fantasy or other wise.

UCF freshman Kevin Smith celebrated his first visit to the islands with 29 carries for 200 yards and three touchdowns. Most of the year the Knights shared carries among three backs, but Smith had his breakout game in the bowl and has to be considered the number one option in 2006.

Nevada had the WAC Player of the Year in RB BJ Mitchell, but next year the Wolfpack can rely on freshman Robert Hubbard who broke off 126 yards on just 15 carries, three of which went to paydirt. Hubbard spelled Mitchel throughout the year, and Hubbard was the one making similar numbers in the upset win over Fresno State.

File that away somewhere…

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