Scores

Final

UCF 40

(7-2, 5-0 American)

Houston 33

(5-4, 4-2 American)

Coverage: ESPN2

8:00 PM ET, November 5, 2010

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 7 16 7 1040
HOU 3 7 14 933

Top Performers

Passing: D. Piland (HOU) - 334 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Godfrey (UCF) - 20 CAR, 105 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: P. Edwards (HOU) - 10 REC, 162 YDS, 3 TD

Houston overcomes 17-point deficit but falls to Central Florida

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Jeff Godfrey threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns and scored a third on the ground to lead Central Florida to a 40-33 win over Houston on Friday night.

The quarterback finished with 105 yards rushing and completed 15-of-19 passes.

Houston (5-4, 4-2 Conference USA) came back from a 17-point deficit to take a 24-23 lead in the third quarter.

The Knights (7-2, 5-0 C-USA) regained the lead on a 1-yard run by Godfrey with 1:42 remaining in the third.

The Knights upped their lead to 13 on Latavius Murray's 2-yard touchdown run and Nick Cattoi's 27-yard field goal halfway through the fourth.

The Cougars cut the lead to seven with a 36-yard touchdown pass from David Piland to Patrick Edwards with 5:46 left in the game. After Cattoi missed a 39-yard field goal with 1:53 remaining, Houston had one last chance to tie it, but the Piland's pass on fourth down was broken up.

Murray rushed 11 times for 78 yards and a touchdown, and Jamar Newsome caught five passes for 123 yards to lead UCF.

Piland finished 27 of 44 for 334 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Edwards finished with 10 catches for 162 yards and three touchdowns, and Michael Hayes had 20 carries for 113 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
HOU
1st Downs2627
Total Yards522532
Passing294334
Rushing228198
Penalties5-556-55
3rd Down Conversions7-138-16
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers12
Possession36:0723:53

Passing Leaders

UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Godfrey15/1929415.520
HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piland27/443347.642

Rushing Leaders

UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Godfrey201055.3127
Murray11787.1126
HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes201105.5036
Beall11817.4022

Receiving Leaders

UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Newsome512324.6049
Watters49122.8041
HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards1016216.2336
Cleveland55911.8020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCFHOU
TD04:10Bruce Miller 15 Yd Interception Return (Nick Cattoi Kick) 70
FG01:06Matt Hogan 30 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERUCFHOU
TD11:58Ricky Kay 11 Yd Pass From Jeffrey Godfrey (Pat Blocked) 133
TD10:39A.J. Guyton 44 Yd Pass From Jeffrey Godfrey (Nick Cattoi Kick) 203
TD03:10Patrick Edwards 33 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 2010
FG00:00Nick Cattoi 18 Yd 2310
THIRD QUARTERUCFHOU
TD13:29Kierrie Johnson 21 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 2317
TD08:12Patrick Edwards 32 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 2324
TD01:42Jeffrey Godfrey 0 Yd Run (Nick Cattoi Kick) 3024
FOURTH QUARTERUCFHOU
FG13:14Matt Hogan 34 Yd 3027
TD10:43Latavius Murray 2 Yd Run (Nick Cattoi Kick) 3727
FG07:16Nick Cattoi 27 Yd 4027
TD05:46Patrick Edwards 36 Yd Pass From David Piland (Pat Failed) 4033