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Monday, September 12, 2011

UCF Knights Deliver Boston College a DOMINATED Defeat

Filed under: UCF Sports — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 02:15


Defeat is never an easy pill to swallow. But when that defeat is absolutely stifling, the pill leaves behind an even more bitter taste! That’s exactly what the UCF Knights (2-0; 0-0 C-USA) football team delivered to the Eagles of Boston College (0-2; 0-0 ACC) in-front of 46,000 fans that filled a sold-out Bright House Networks Stadium Saturday night on the beautiful UCF campus. The Knights and Eagles played a very close game for most of the first 3 quarters. But that all took a dramatic change when the Knights’ defense forced two turnovers and paralyzed any type of offensive effort from BC. The UCF defense put up some major roadblocks for BC, allowing them to put up only 141 total yards of offense and just 3 points!

The final score of 30-3 reflects the gasoline the Knights’ offense poured on between the end of the 3rd quarter and entire 4th quarter using a running attack that wore down BC’s defensive line quickly. The gorgeous evening of football and fanfare was punctuated by an amazing show of solid support for a Boston College hero–Welles Crowther. Crowther was a BC Alum and former lacrosse player who was killed in the World Trade Center Attacks on 9/11. He was famous for wearing a trademark red bandana, one he eventually used as a mask when he re-entered the South Tower and saved countless people before being killed in the building’s collapse. Thousands of UCF students, fans, and Alumni wore red bandanas to show their love for the BC Alum, who gave his own life so that others could live.

The win was sweet for the Knights in many ways. It marked the first win ever against a BCS-AQ conference team for UCF since moving to their home on the UCF campus. The Knights also picked-up more votes towards a top-25 ranking. A solid win against Florida International (2-0; 0-0 Sun Belt), a team that handily defeated the Louisville Cardinals (1-1; 0-0 Big East) last Friday, should help push the Knights further towards a top-25 spot in the polls. That game will be nationally televised on ESPN3. Kickoff is set for 6pm at FIU Stadium in Miami, Florida.

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