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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Knights End Season with Win While UCF Basketball Celebrates Biggest Win in UCF History

Filed under: UCF Sports — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 01:04


The UCF Knights football team (5-7; 3-5 C-USA) defeated the Miners of UTEP (5-7; 2-6 C-USA) in front of a national audience Friday night at Bright House Networks Stadium. While quarterback Jeff Godfrey started the game with an interception, his replacement, Blake Bortles, led the Knights to a solid 31-14 victory. Bortles scored his first-ever career-rushing touchdown. He was put in the game at the end of the first quarter and remained there until the game’s end. The win was also a nice send-off to the team’s seniors, who were all a part of the 2010 squad that made program history with a season finish in the Top-20, a Conference Championship, and victory over the SEC perennial powerhouse Georgia Bulldogs in the LibertyBowl. Unfortunately, UCF finishes 2011 with a losing season and is not bowl-eligible. In other UCF sports news, the men’s basketball team (4-2; 0-0 C-USA) defeated #4 UCONN (6-1; 0-0 Big East), effectively ending the team’s winning streak, which was the longest in college basketball! The Knights were competing in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas (unfortunately, they lost to an undefeated Harvard [8-0] squad this afternoon) and had to erase a 17-point deficit to come back for the win against the Huskies. It marked the biggest win in UCF Basketball history, the previous of which was last year’s win against the Florida Gators. The Knights’ next game is on Saturday December 3rd against Hartford in the UCF Arena.


Photos courtesy Orlando Sentinel.

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