UCF will head to the Big East without another Conference USA championship.
Alex Singleton ran for 100 yards and plunged over the top for a 1-yard score in overtime to lift Tulsa to a 33-27 victory over the Golden Knights on Saturday for its first Conference USA title and Liberty Bowl bid since 2005.
It was the final game in C-USA play for Central Florida, which will settle for a close-to-home trip to the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.
''We're both the best in the conference and it showed,'' offensive lineman Jordan Rae said. ''They made a couple more plays than we did. You have to give them credit.''
Singleton came up with just the second 100-yard game of his career, breaking the school record for touchdowns in the process.
After Cory Dorris blocked Shawn Moffitt's 38-yard field goal on Central Florida's possession to start overtime, Tulsa (10-3) kept the ball on the ground on five straight plays. Singleton was initially given a touchdown on second-and-goal, but ...