Scores

Final

Memphis 17

(2-3, 1-2 American)

UCF 38

(3-2, 2-0 American)

6:00 PM ET, October 8, 2005

Florida Citrus Bowl, ORLANDO, FL

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 0 14 3 017
UCF 14 0 7 1738

Top Performers

Passing: S. Moffett (UCF) - 290 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: K. Smith (UCF) - 31 CAR, 164 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Walker (UCF) - 10 REC, 157 YDS, 1 TD

Central Florida 38, Memphis 17

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Steven Moffett passed for 290 yards and three touchdowns to lead resurgent Central Florida to its third straight win, 38-17 over Memphis on Saturday night.

The Golden Knights (3-2, 2-0 Conference USA) are the third team in the last 55 years to win three straight games one season after going winless, joining Boston College (1979) and South Carolina (2000).

UCF freshman Kevin Smith had 164 yards rushing and a touchdown, fueling the Golden Knights' season-high 261 yards on the ground.

Memphis tailback DeAngelo Williams, who entered the game as the leading rusher in Division I-A, had 136 yards on 14 carries. Joseph Doss had 33 yards on nine carries and both touchdowns for the Tigers (2-3, 1-2).

But the Tigers sputtered in the second half; on five possessions, they had two punts, an interception, lost the ball on downs and managed only one score -- a 40-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski.

Moffett had touchdown passes of 69 and 38 yards to Brandon Marshall and Smith scored on a 1-yard run in the second half, breaking open a game that was tied 14-14 at halftime.

Moffett only used two receivers; Marshall caught four balls for 133 yards, and Mike Walker had 10 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown.

UCF -- which had lost 17 straight games before this current winning streak -- outgained Memphis 551-301 in the game, controlling the clock for more than 38 minutes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
UCF
1st Downs1426
Total Yards301551
Passing80290
Rushing221261
Penalties5-408-75
3rd Down Conversions2-119-15
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers10
Possession21:4138:19

Passing Leaders

MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Avery1/199.000-
Barefiel...13/22713.201-
UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Moffett14/2129013.830-

Rushing Leaders

MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams141369.7076
Avery4389.5030
UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith311645.3119
Peters11524.7014

Receiving Leaders

MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scott5357.008
Jones4297.3011
UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker1015715.7128
Marshall413333.3269

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMEMUCF
TD10:26DONTAVIUS WILCOX 6 YD RUN (MATT PRATER KICK)
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yards.
07
TD6:20MIKE WALKER 20 YD PASS FROM STEVEN MOFFETT (MATT PRATER KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 69 yards.
014
SECOND QUARTERMEMUCF
TD5:00JOSEPH DOSS 9 YD RUN (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 48 yards.
714
TD1:34JOSEPH DOSS 1 YD RUN (STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 86 yards.
1414
THIRD QUARTERMEMUCF
TD12:02BRANDON MARSHALL 69 YD PASS FROM STEVEN MOFFETT (MATT PRATER KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 59 yards.
1421
FG8:23STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI 40 YD FG
Drive info: 10 plays, 57 yards.
1721
FOURTH QUARTERMEMUCF
TD14:58KEVIN SMITH 1 YD RUN (MATT PRATER KICK)
Drive info: 16 plays, 80 yards.
1728
TD12:59BRANDON MARSHALL 38 YD PASS FROM STEVEN MOFFETT (MATT PRATER KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 40 yards.
1735
FG3:35MATT PRATER 23 YD FG
Drive info: 12 plays, 64 yards.
1738