Scores

Final

UCF 37

(9-3, 7-1 American)

Memphis 17

(1-11, 0-8 American)

12:00 PM ET, November 27, 2010

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 7 9 7 1437
MEM 7 0 3 717

Top Performers

Passing: J. Godfrey (UCF) - 252 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: L. Murray (UCF) - 16 CAR, 75 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Newsome (UCF) - 4 REC, 118 YDS, 2 TD

UCF 37, Memphis 17

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Jeff Godfrey passed for 252 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score as Central Florida defeated Memphis 37-17 on Saturday.

The Knights (9-3, 7-1 Conference USA) will host Southern Methodist on Dec. 4 in the league's championship game.

Latavius Murray ran for two UCF touchdowns, including a 7-yarder to make it 23-7, four plays after the Tigers (1-11, 0-8) fumbled the second-half kickoff. Murray carried 16 times for 75 yards.

UCF put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter when Godfrey hooked up with Jamar Newsome for scoring passes of 56 and 23 yards. Godfrey completed 14 of 17 passes, including four to Newsome for 118 yards. The freshman quarterback also rushed 13 times for 34 yards.

Ryan Williams of Memphis completed 21 of 34 passes for two touchdowns, but he was sacked four times and intercepted once.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
MEM
1st Downs1714
Total Yards356295
Passing252272
Rushing10423
Penalties6-425-35
3rd Down Conversions8-127-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers12
Possession31:5128:09

Passing Leaders

UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Godfrey14/1725214.820
MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams21/342728.021

Rushing Leaders

UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Murray16754.7222
Godfrey13342.619
MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ray13413.2011
Rhodes310.302

Receiving Leaders

UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Newsome411829.5256
Watters58216.4041
MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rucker68113.5123
Foster28040.0064

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCFMEM
TD07:23Jeffrey Godfrey 9 Yd Run (Nick Cattoi Kick) 70
TD03:38Marcus Rucker 23 Yd Pass From Ryan Williams (Paulo Henriques Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERUCFMEM
FG06:07Nick Cattoi 27 Yd 107
TD01:17Latavius Murray 4 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 167
THIRD QUARTERUCFMEM
TD13:00Latavius Murray 7 Yd Run (Nick Cattoi Kick) 237
FG10:35Paulo Henriques 30 Yd 2310
FOURTH QUARTERUCFMEM
TD14:48Jamar Newsome 56 Yd Pass From Jeffrey Godfrey (Nick Cattoi Kick) 3010
TD10:32Jamar Newsome 23 Yd Pass From Jeffrey Godfrey (Nick Cattoi Kick) 3710
TD00:37Deven Onarheim 2 Yd Pass From Ryan Williams (Paulo Henriques Kick) 3717