It was a mixed day for the schools that will be playing football in the Big East Conference in the near future.
Central Florida (8-3) fell to the Tulsa (9-2) 23-21 at Chapman Stadium in Tulsa. Both teams brought 6-0 conference records into the game as leaders of their respective divisions. Knights’ quarterback Blake Bortles threw for 169 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked four times.
Houston (4-7) staged a fierce comeback to tie Marshall (5-6) at 41 with 1:18 remaining but allowed the Thundering Herd at 45-yard field goal to steal the victory 44-41 at Edwards Stadium in Huntington, W.V.