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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Knights Blow-Out Rice, Next Up Marshall on 11/1 on ESPN

Filed under: UCF Sports — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 18:47

UCF blows out Rice 49-7   

After falling to the #10 Miami Hurricanes last Saturday @ Brighthouse Networks Stadium, the UCF Knights took out their frustrations today on the struggling Rice Owls, who dropped to 0-8 (0-4 C-USA). The Knights jumped on-top quickly, immediately setting the tone for domination. Senior quarterback Brett Hodges connected with A.J. Guyton for a 76-yard touchdown on the opening play. Guyton charged another 66 of those yards after the catch. Guyton tallied 103 yards receiving in the first quarter. It was his second 100-plus yard receiving game this season. He is the only Knight who has racked up at least 100 yards rushing this season. Guyton was a major playmaker today for the Knights, throwing a 36-yard touchdown pass to Kamar Aiken on an option play, giving the Knights a commanding 28-0 lead with 1:55 left in the second quarter.

Several other Knights scored early, with reserve Ronnie Weaver reaching the end zone on a 27-yard run and Hodges reaching the end zone by scrambling ahead for one yard. During the second half, freshman Josh Robinson returned an interception for a touchdown to pad the Knights’ lead. Rob Calabrese came off the bench in the second half, connecting with Jamar Newsome and Ricky Kay touchdown passes to give the Knights a bigger advantage. The Knights now improve to 4-3 (2-2 C-USA) and get ready to be seen in a national spotlight battle against C-USA East’s #1 team Marshall (5-3; 3-1 C-USA) next Sunday (11/1) on ESPN. Kickoff is set for 8:15 pm. COHPA/CON Tailgating details will follow later this week. GREAT JOB UCF KNIGHTS!!! BEAT MARSHALL!!! (Excerpts and photo courtesy Orlando Sentinel),

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