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Conference USA football standings 2012: Knights fall in title game

Central Florida went 7-1 during the regular season in Conference USA play before losing to Tulsa in overtime in the CUSA title game.

Beth Hall-US PRESSWIRE

It's officially bowl season in college football, as the regular season has come and gone. The Central Florida Knights had a strong showing in 2012, winning the East Division of Conference USA, and earning a trip to the CUSA title game.

Unfortunately for UCF, the Knights fell in overtime to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the CUSA title game, losing, 33-27.

UCF finished CUSA's regular season with a 7-1 conference record, tied with the East Carolina Pirates atop the East Division. The Knights held the tiebreaker over the Pirates, thanks to defeating the Pirates, 40-20, on Oct. 4.

Central Florida's only conference losses this year came against Tulsa. Central Florida lost on Nov. 17 to Tulsa, 23-21, before losing in the CUSA title game in overtime.

After losing the CUSA title game, Central Florida will now head to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl on Friday, Dec. 21. Central Florida will take on the Ball State Cardinals, who finished 9-3 in the regular season, including a 6-2 record in the Mid-American Conference.

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