2010 Conference USA Football Championship Game

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2010 Conference USA Football Championship Game
Conference Championship
Conference USA Football Championship logo.png
1 2 3 4 Total
SMU 0 0 0 7 7
UCF 7 3 7 0 17
Date December 4, 2010
Season 2010
Stadium Bright House Networks Stadium
Location Orlando, Florida
MVP Latavius Murray
Attendance 41,045
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN2
Conference USA Football Championship Game
 < 2009  2011
2010 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#21 UCF x   7 1         11 3  
East Carolina   5 3         6 7  
Southern Miss   5 3         8 5  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
UAB   3 5         4 8  
Memphis   0 8         1 11  
West
SMU xy   6 2         7 7  
#24 Tulsa x   6 2         10 3  
Houston   4 4         5 7  
UTEP   3 5         6 7  
Rice   3 5         4 8  
Tulane   2 6         4 8  
Championship: UCF 17, SMU 7
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
As of January 11, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Conference USA Football Championship Game was played on December 4, 2010 at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, FL. The game was played between the UCF Knights, winner of Conference USA's East Division, and the SMU Mustangs, the winner the West Division.

UCF was seeking their second C-USA title, and hosting the game for the third time. Southern Methodist was experiencing their second consecutive winning season, and their third one since returning from the "death penalty" in 1989. It would be SMU's first attempt to win a conference title since 1984, when they won a share of the Southwest Conference championship.

Game summary[edit]

Under conference rules, the game was held at the home field of the team with the best record in conference play; since UCF finished C-USA play at 7–1, better than SMU's 6–2, the game was held at the Knights' home field, Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

Scoring summary[edit]

Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring Information[1] Score
Length Time SMU UCF
1 07:32 13 plays, 73 yards 7:28 UCF Latavius Murray 5-yard reception from Jeffrey Godfrey, Nick Cattoi kick good 0 7
2 00:00 13 plays, 68 yards 1:58 UCF Nick Cattoi 29–yard field goal 0 10
3 06:25 8 plays, 85 yards 4:53 UCF Latavius Murray 36–yard run, Nick Cattoi kick good 0 17
4 09:15 10 plays, 88 yards 4:25 SMU Aldrick Robinson 22-yard reception from Kyle Padron, Matt Szymanski kick good 7 17
Final Score 7 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. UCF Knights - Drivechart". ESPN. 2010-12-04. Retrieved 2010-12-04.