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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

After Defeat of Temple, Knights Prepare for UCONN

Filed under: UCF Sports — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 01:59


The UCF Knights (5-2; 3-o AAC) took care of business on Saturday, defeating the Owls of Temple (4-3; 2-2 AAC) 34-14 in-front of close to 40,000 fans who showed-up to Bright House Networks Stadium to celebrate UCF’s Homecoming. The Knights’ offensive unit finally played a solid 60-minutes of football, amassing a season-high 466 yards. QB Justin Holman was responsible for 336 of those yards, surpassing his play against BYU two weeks ago. Holman was 25 of 39 passes and didn’t throw a single interception the entire game. The UCF defense was also stellar, holding Temple to just one touchdown drive the entire game. Players credited the crowd, “The crowd was amazing,” said defensive lineman Miles Pace, who recorded one of UCF’s four sacks. “They played a big part on our defense especially when we were backed up on our goal line. The crowd is loud so it gets the offense rattled so they won’t be able to get a play off so the quarterback or the center couldn’t get the snap count so they played a big part on our defense.” UCF is now 11-0 in their last 11 contests in the American Athletic Conference as they move into a much colder environment to face the Huskies of UCONN this Saturday. The low for the game is expected to be 40 degrees; and the forecast predicts some rainy or snowy conditions. And although UCONN is 1-6 without a single conference win all season, they are coming off a very close 31-21 loss to #21 East Carolina. Kickoff for the UCF @ UCONN game is set for Noon and the game will be nationally-broadcasted on CBS Sports Network. The Knights are favored to beat the Huskies by 11.5 points. Below, check out video highlights of UCF’s victory over Temple, courtesy of the American Athletic Conference:

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