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Central Florida players, from left, Cedric Thompson, Jonathan Davis, E.J. Dunston, and Deion Green celebrate with the trophy after Central Florida defeated Ball State 38-17 during the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in St Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Central Florida players, from left, Cedric Thompson, Jonathan Davis, E.J. Dunston, and Deion Green celebrate with the trophy after Central Florida defeated Ball State 38-17 during the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in St Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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