ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Brett Biggs ran for 150 yards and a
touchdown and the Akron Zips took advantage of four turnovers to
defeat Central Florida 26-21 on Saturday night.
Akron (3-4, 3-1 Mid American Conference) converted two giveaways
into touchdowns and used a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions to
thwart a comeback attempt by UCF (0-6, 0-3). The loss extends the
Golden Knights' losing streak to 10 games, the longest in the
Biggs scored from nine yards out after Akron linebacker Chevin
Pace's fumble recovery in the middle of the first quarter to give
the Zips a 10-0 advantage.
Akron got a 4-yard touchdown pass from Charlie Frye to Dan Basch
in the middle of the third quarter to finish off a 29-yard drive
set up by Reggie Corner's fumble recovery.
Two field goals by Jason Swiger and a 2-yard scoring pass from
Frye to Kris Kasparek rounded out the scoring for Akron. Frye
finished the game 14 of 24 for 169 yards and two touchdowns.
UCF quarterback Steven Moffett completed 30 of 41 passes for 322
yards and two touchdowns, but his two interceptions were costly.
Moffett's 32-yard scoring pass to Tavaris Capers cut the Golden
Knights deficit to 26-14 with 11:55 left in the game.
But Akron cornerbacks Dionte Henry and Dwayne LeFall stopped the
next two UCF drives with interceptions to kill the rally.
Moffett did hit Luther Huggins with a 23-yard scoring pass with
31 seconds left in the game, but UCF couldn't convert the onside
kick, and Akron ran out the clock.