ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- The University of Central Florida Knights reached the highest ranking in school history after Saturday night's win against Houston.
William Stanback scored two touchdowns and UCF held off a late Houston threat to keep first place in the American Athletic Conference all to itself.
The Knights moved up to No. 19 in the BCS rankings following the win.
Storm Johnson added 127 yards rushing for UCF (7-1, 4-0), which has the inside track to the league's automatic BCS bid, with victories against the Cougars and Louisville.
The Cougars drove to the UCF 10 in the final minute, but came up empty on back-to-back passes from John O'Korn into the end zone. The first went off star receiver Deontay Greenberry's finger tips and the second sailed high.
O'Korn had a touchdown pass and two interceptions for the Cougars (7-2, 4-1).
The Knights had three giveaways and lost receiver Breshad Perriman to a targeting hit early in the fourth quarter, but rallied to preserve the win.
UCF's next football game is November 16 against Temple University.