UCF 31

(2-6, 1-3 American)

Houston 51

(6-3, 4-1 American)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

3:30 PM ET, October 28, 2006

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 7 14 3 731
HOU 10 7 14 2051

Top Performers

Passing: K. Kolb (HOU) - 305 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Smith (UCF) - 31 CAR, 163 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Walker (UCF) - 6 REC, 119 YDS

Houston 51, UCF 31

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jackie Battle rushed for two touchdowns in the last eight minutes and Houston scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to beat Central Florida 51-31 Saturday.

Battle rushed for 70 yards and three touchdowns overall, part of a 230-yard rushing effort for Houston (6-3, 4-1 Conference USA). Anthony Alridge led the Cougars with 133 yards on nine carries.

Kevin Smith rushed 31 times for 163 yards and three touchdowns for Central Florida (2-6, 1-3). Five seconds into the fourth quarter, he ran for an 11-yard touchdown to tie the score at 31.

The Cougars took about three minutes to take back the lead. Kevin Kolb found Vincent Marshall for an 8-yard touchdown, capping off a seven-play drive.

Battle put Houston up two touchdowns at the 7:53 mark, scoring on a 1-yard run that capped off a nine-play, 49-yard drive. He added a four-yard run with 1:29 left in the game.

The teams combined for 1,046 total offensive yards: 530 from Central Florida and 516 from Houston.

The Golden Knights hurt themselves with penalties -- eight for 70 yards -- and turnovers. They threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles, including one on the 4-yard line that led to Battle's final touchdown.