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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Knights Defeat Marshall in Torrential Downpour

Filed under: UCF Sports — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 01:10


The UCF Knights (3-2; 1-0 C-USA) defeated the Thundering Herd of Marshall (2-4; 1-1 C-USA) during an absolute torrential downpour at Bright House Networks Stadium (BHNS) on the beautiful UCF campus on Saturday night. UCF struck early and landed the first touchdown of the game during the first drive of the game. The Knights would also capitalize on a safety in the 2nd quarter and then drive for a second touchdown on the next drive. Marshall’s only points came from a UCF fumble on Marshall’s 10-yard line late in the 3rd quarter that was returned for a touchdown. The Herd then went for a two-point conversion but were unsuccessful. Over a 24-hour period, over 7 inches of rain soaked the field at BHNS and the rain ranged from a steady downfall to a pelting throughout the contest. With the win, UCF moves up to first place in C-USA East and continues to defend its 2010 Championship. The Knights’ next matchup is one that will prove daunting. UCF travels on Saturday to Dallas, TX to take on the SMU Mustangs, who had a bye-week Saturday. SMU (4-1; 2-0 C-USA) knocked-off the then #20 TCU Horn Frogs (at TCU) last Saturday in a game that went into overtime and resulted in some bad blood between the two teams. The game will be broadcast nationwide on Fox Sports Network. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm. The Knights need to secure a win against SMU to propel themselves further up C-USA East to fend off the Southern Miss Eagles (5-1; 1-1 C-USA), who are proving to be a dominant team in the East.

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