Memphis head coach Mike Norvell, left, and Central Florida head coach Scott Frost talk at midfield before the American Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
For the second consecutive week, Spectrum Stadium on the campus of Central Florida University is witnessing one of the highest scoring and entertaining games of the weekend.
Through 2 1/2 quarters of the American Athletic Conference championship game, 12th-ranked UCF and No. 16 Memphis have combined for 72 points and over 1,000 yards of offense. The Knights, who are one of two remaining unbeaten teams in FBS, at one point led 17-7 in the first quarter before the Tigers rallied back and took a 31-24 lead at halftime.
UCF though had stormed back to lead 38-34 with 7:15 remaining in the third quarter. Quarterback McKenzie Milton and his Memphis quarrterback Riley Fergsuson have combined for six touchdowns.
Milton at one point completed 15 consecutive passes, which tied a school record held by former standpoint Duante Culpepper, for 266 yards and three touchdowns.
Ferguson had a hot streak of his own, completing 12 straight for 246 yards and two touchdowns.
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