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Scott Frost to leave UCF for Nebraska's head coaching job, ESPN reports

Scott Frost to leave UCF for Nebraska's head coaching job, ESPN reports

Frost's 12-0 Knights defeated Memphis moments ago 62 to 55 in double overtime to win the American Athletic Conference Championship and UCF will likely play in the Peach Bowl.

The new Husker coach also played six seasons in the National Football League for four different teams.

Frost comes to Nebraska after coaching the University of Central Florida for two seasons. UCF head coach Scott Frost had always been expected to be the next head coach at Nebraska, but late in the fourth quarter with UCF tangling with Memphis to keep its New Years Six bowl hopes and undefeated season intact came the reports of Frost's impending departure from Orlando to Lincoln.

It took a long, rumor-filled week before it finally became official, but in the end, Nebraska got the man they wanted by naming Frost as its 33rd head coach. Darrell Henderson turned in a 36-yard gain for the first down, putting Memphis well in range of a field goal. UCF totaled 726 yards and averaged 9.2 yards per play.

UCF had the ball first in the second overtime and scored on a 1-yard run by Otis Anderson.

With just two minutes remaining, and the score knotted at 48, Memphis was bailed out of an 11-yard loss with a delay of game penalty, giving them another shot at the down.

When Memphis took a 31-24 lead into the locker room at halftime, it looked like the flawless season might be in jeopardy.

After falling behind by 14, Memphis responded with a 66-yard Tony Pollard touchdown and a 10-yard Ferguson pass to Anthony Miller (who finished with 195 yards) to tie the game at 48 with 4:13 left. Ferguson hit Miller for a TD. Frost is in his second year with the Knights.

The win continues a roller coaster for UCF since joining the AAC, as the Knights began their time in the new league with a 12-1 record and Fiesta Bowl win in 2013.


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