TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Alec Holler made a leaping, one-handed catch for a touchdown on a 14-yard pass from Mikey Keene with 20 seconds remaining to lead No. 25 UCF to a 46-39 win over South Florida on Saturday night and earn a spot in the American Athletic Conference championship game.
"That was a wild catch, wasn't it?" UCF coach Gus Malzahn said. "That's a play we've been working on for about four-five weeks. We almost called it two plays earlier. That's the kind of play that wins championships."
Keene completed a 41-yard pass to Javon Baker for a first down at the South Florida 29. Keene added a 10-yard run on a keeper to get the ball to the Bulls' 15 and set up Holler's leaping, twisting game-winning grab for UCF (9-3, 6-2 AAC).