Scores

Final

SMU 17

(1-5, 0-3 American)

UCF 31

(2-3, 1-1 American)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

3:30 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL

1 2 3 4 T
SMU 10 0 0 717
UCF 3 7 14 731

Top Performers

Passing: B. Mitchell (SMU) - 351 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: R. Weaver Jr. (UCF) - 25 CAR, 123 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Robinson (SMU) - 10 REC, 210 YDS, 1 TD

UCF 31, SMU 17

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mchael Greco came off the bench to throw two touchdown passes and Ronnie Weaver rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown as the University of Central Florida broke a three-game losing streak with a 31-17 win over SMU.

Greco took over for starter Rob Calabrese at the start of the second half and engineered three scoring drives to break a 10-10 halftime tie. He hit Brian Watters with a 56-yard scoring pass in the third quarter and then sealed the game with a 15-yard strike to Khymest Williams with 1:34 left in the fourth.

Weaver had the first 100-yard rushing game for UCF (2-4, 1-1 Conference USA) this season. He also had the Knights' longest run this season, a 48-yard burst up the middle that set up Calabrese's 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

SMU quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was 29 of 45 for 351 yards a touchdown, but was intercepted three times as the Mustangs (1-5, 0-3) lost their fourth straight.

SMU receiver Aldrick Robinson had 10 catches for a career-high 210 yards, including a 94-yard scoring pass from Mitchell that drew the Mustangs within 24-17 with 13 minutes left in the game.

The Mustangs flubbed an onside kick attempt on the ensuing kickoff and UCF put the game away when Greco found Williams in the end zone with 1:34 remaining in the game.

The teams traded field goals and long scoring drives in a first half that ended 10-10.

SMU's Andrew McKinney bulled in from 1 yard out to finish off a 77-yard drive and Thomas Morestead booted a 33-yard field goal to give the Mustangs a 10-3 first-quarter lead.

UCF's Daren Daly started the scoring with a 36-yard field goal on the Knights' first possession.

Calabrese tied the game with a 2-yard option run in the middle of the second quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SMU
UCF
1st Downs1511
Total Yards376280
Passing351126
Rushing25154
Penalties5-245-42
3rd Down Conversions6-155-14
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers41
Possession32:4327:17

Passing Leaders

Southern MethodistC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell29/453517.813
UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Greco4/89411.820

Rushing Leaders

Southern MethodistCARYDSAVGTDLG
Butler3196.3018
Lee5122.4011
UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Weaver251234.9148
Greco5204.0015

Receiving Leaders

Southern MethodistRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson1021021.0194
Sanders6518.5017
UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Watters38327.7156
Williams11515.0115

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSMUUCF
FG10:25Daren Daly 36 Yd 03
TD02:48Andrew Mckinney 1 Yd Run (Thomas Morstead Kick) 73
FG00:13Thomas Morstead 33 Yd 103
SECOND QUARTERSMUUCF
TD08:05Rob Calabrese 2 Yd Run (Daren Daly Kick) 1010
THIRD QUARTERSMUUCF
TD08:53Brian Watters 56 Yd Pass From Michael Greco (Daren Daly Kick) 1017
TD05:32Ronnie Weaver 7 Yd Run (Daren Daly Kick) 1024
FOURTH QUARTERSMUUCF
TD13:00Aldrick Robinson 94 Yd Pass From Bo Levi Mitchell (Thomas Morstead Kick) 1724
TD01:34Kyhmest Williams 15 Yd Pass From Michael Greco (Daren Daly Kick) 1731