Central Florida (5-2): The Knights defeated Temple 34-14, after leading 27-14 at halftime. The Owls defense entered the day allowing only 17.2 points per game, while the Knights' offense had scored only 16 first-quarter points in the first six games of the season. So UCF surpassed expectations when they scored 17 points in the first 15 minutes on Saturday.
The Knights held the ball for nearly twice as long as the Owls (38:46 to 21:14), forced twice as many turnovers (4 to 2) and had more than two and half times as many yards (466 to 182). UCF allowed two punts to be blocked, one was returned for a touchdown. So their defense only allowed one touchdown on the game.
Army: Had a bye and sits at 128th in the nation in passing yards with 76.7 per game, but is fifth overall in rushing yards per game with 319.4.
Cincinnati: The Bearcats jumped out to a 20-3 halftime lead, before winning 34-17 against USF. For the second time in four weeks, Gunner Kiel left right before halftime with a rib injury. Munchie Legaux replaced Kiel and finished the day 14 for 15 with 121 yards passing, while adding 20 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Cincinnati was able to rack up 590 yards of total offense behind running back Mike Boone, who ran for 212 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. They did lose three fumbles.
Cincinnati forced six fumbles - recovering two of them - and intercepted two passes. After allowing over 500 yards a game in their first five games, the Bearcats have allowed less than 300 yards in back to back games.
Memphis: The Tigers continued with their pattern of well-rounded offensive displays, accumulating 230 yards on the ground and 352 through the air en route to a 48-10 victory over Southern Methodist. The Tigers had 29 first downs to SMU's 15, averaging 4.3 yards per rush and an astounding 13 yards per pass attempt - compared to SMU's 3.5 yards per pass. 10 different receivers had at least one reception for the Tigers.
Southern Methodist: The Mustangs scored their first touchdown at home since December 7, 2013 (against UCF), but fell 48-10 to the Memphis Tigers as SMU remains the only winless team in the country. SMU allowed over twice as many yards than they gained (582 to 251) and lost the turnover battle 2-1.
On the positive side, the Mustangs did convert seven of 18 third downs and held Memphis to 3/10. That's pretty much where it ends though; starting quarterback Garrett Krstich was 10 for 22 for 59 yards, two interceptions and had 27 rushing yards on five carries. Matt Davis replaced him and finished as the team's leading rusher with 46 yards on seven carries and also threw for 55 yards on nine attempts with three completions.