Nov 9, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Houston Cougars running back Ryan Jackson (22) being tackled in the first half of the game at Bright House Networks Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Houston vs UCF: Knights edge Cougars, 19-14


 

The Houston Cougars and UCF Knights entered the 2013 college football with about as much fanfare and attention as a cellar-dwelling BCS conference team was getting, but tonight’s game between the two schools surprisingly had BCS bowl implications on the line. Both teams were undefeated in the AAC conference, which will get an automatic BCS bowl game berth for whoever wins the conference outright, and with no championship game, this was as close to a title game as the conference will probably see.

After four quarter of back-and-forth football ,it was the Cougars who were on the doorsteps of victory after they got down to the Knight’s goaline with under a minute remaining.

But try as they might, they could not pierce the armor of the KNights defense, and UCF held on for a 19-14 win to improve to 7-1 and 4-0 in the AAC.

 

HOU

UCF

1st Downs 23 24
3rd down efficiency
5-12 5-12
4th down efficiency
0-2 1-1
Total Yards 367 398
Passing 231 210
Comp-Att
24-46 17-24
Yards per pass
5.0 8.8
Rushing 136 188
Rushing Attempts
29 45
Yards per rush
4.7 4.2
Penalties 8-72 2-16
Turnovers 2 3
Fumbles lost
0 2
Interceptions thrown
2 1
Possession 24:47 35:13

Houston Passing

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
John O’Korn 24/46 231 5.0 1 2
Team 24/46 231 5.0 1 2

UCF Passing

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Blake Bortles 17/24 210 8.8 0 1
Team 17/24 210 8.8 0 1

Houston Rushing

CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Kenneth Farrow 8 57 7.1 0 16
John O’Korn 13 56 4.3 1 24
Ryan Jackson 5 12 2.4 0 7
Wayne Beadle 1 10 10.0 0 10
Daniel Spencer 1 1 1.0 0 1
Kent Brooks 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team 29 136 4.7 1 24

UCF Rushing

CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Storm Johnson 28 127 4.5 0 18
William Stanback 9 74 8.2 2 38
Blake Bortles 6 -10 -1.7 0 4
Team 45 188 4.2 2 38

Houston Receiving

REC YDS AVG TD LG
Deontay Greenberry 8 94 11.8 0 20
Wayne Beadle 2 32 16.0 1 20
Kenneth Farrow 3 25 8.3 0 22
Xavier Maxwell 2 21 10.5 0 12
Demarcus Ayers 1 20 20.0 0 20
Daniel Spencer 2 13 6.5 0 7
Aaron Johnson 2 10 5.0 0 8
Ryan Jackson 3 9 3.0 0 9
Markeith Ambles 1 7 7.0 0 7
Team 24 231 9.6 1 22

UCF Receiving

REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jeff Godfrey 5 67 13.4 0 41
Breshad Perriman 5 60 12.0 0 23
Rannell Hall 3 43 14.3 0 24
Josh Reese 2 22 11.0 0 20
J.J. Worton 1 10 10.0 0 10
Storm Johnson 1 8 8.0 0 8
Team 17 210 12.4 0 41

 

 

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