ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Joshua Cribbs threw for a career-high 389
yards and accounted for five touchdowns to lead Kent State to its
fourth straight win, a 41-24 season-ending victory over Central
Florida on Tuesday night.
UCF (0-11, 0-8 Mid-American Conference) finished winless under
first-year coach George O'Leary, the only program in Division I-A
without a victory this season. The Golden Knights now own a 15-game
losing streak, the nation's longest.
Cribbs had a hand in all three of Kent State's first half
touchdowns and accounted for 253 of his team's 319 yards of total
offense in the half.
Down 13-3 early, UCF rallied on a 21-yard touchdown run by Alex
Haynes and 5-yard touchdown pass from Steven Moffett to Antonio
Eldemire to take a 17-13 lead with 1:27 left in the half.
That was enough time for Cribbs, who took the Golden Flashes
(5-6, 4-4) 78 yards in four plays, finishing the drive off with an
8-yard scramble for the go-ahead touchdown. UCF never led again.
Cribbs, who had two touchdown passes in the first half, added
scoring passes of 66 yards to Darrell Dowery and 11 yards to
Derrick Bush in the third quarter to push Kent State's lead to
Dowery had a career-high 240 yards receiving for the Golden
Flashes and added two touchdown catches.
For UCF, Moffett threw for 319 yards and one touchdown, but was
intercepted once and lost one fumble. He was also sacked six times
for 54 yards. Haynes rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
The Golden Knights are the first Florida Division I team to go
winless since Florida went 0-10-1 in 1979.