College Football Conference Championship week separates the men from the boys. The playoff teams from the also-rans. What if a supposed also-ran has done nothing to be left out of the playoffs, but keeps getting that verdict. Another debate for another day. But the University of Central Florida (UCF) has beaten everybody on the schedule for two years. Including an SEC team. Many thought they might have dropped one this week, when starting quarterback McKenzie Milton was devastatingly injured in the season finally against South Florida. Enter Darriel Mack Jr. Playing a potent Memphis team (whose last two losses were UCF by one point and SEC bowl team Missouri), Mack put the team on his shoulders. Especially in the second half when UCF outscored the Memphis Tigers 37-3. Mack ended up with an astonishing 348 passing yards and 2 TD with no INT. Good enough. But he also ran for 59 yards and 4 more TD. Six TD total. The Knights are headed to the Fiesta Bowl and will get to play another SEC team. If they win, can we talk playoffs next year if they don't lose? Either way, Mack is the Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!
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