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No. 6 USF preparing for sellout against UCF



I was just getting comfortable writing "No. 18 USF," so this No. 6 business is going to take a bit.

USF announced Sunday that it's opened an additional six upper-level sections for the Oct. 13 home game against Central Florida after all previously available tickets had been purchased. USF's athletic staff is "preparing for a second straight sellout," according to a release from the Bulls' sports information department. All lower-level seats have been sold.

Interest in USF football has increased at unprecedented rates in the last month, peaking with the program's first home sellout, with 67,018 fans packing into Raymond James Stadium for Friday's 21-13 upset of then-No. 5 West Virginia.

USF has won both previous meetings with UCF, but the close geography has made for a strong rivalry, even though the series is scheduled to end after a fourth meeting next season. With a win against N.C. State and close game with Texas in its home opener, the Knights are one of the top remaining teams on USF's schedule, behind ranked Rutgers and Cincinnati teams and Big East rival Louisville.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:40am]


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