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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

UCF Knights Enter Bye Week After Defeating Houston 44-21

Filed under: UCF Sports — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 02:59

The UCF Knights (4-2; 3-2 AAC) handed the Cougars of Houston (2-2; 2-1) a conference loss Saturday winning 44-21 on the road. The Knights now get a bye week before returning to the Bounce House on 11/14 to take on Temple. Kickoff for that game is set for 7:30pm; and it will be nationally-televised on ESPN2. Take a look a video highlights and a recap of Saturday’s win against Houston, courtesy of the AAC, below:

HOUSTON (AP) — Dillon Gabriel passed for 328 yards and two touchdowns, UCF rushed for another 300-plus and the balanced, high-octane offense swamped Houston 44-21 on Saturday. Gabriel, who leads the nation in yards passing per game, was 19 of 33 for 328 yards with a pair of TD passes to Ryan O’Keefe. Otis Anderson (170 yards rushing), Greg McCrae (107) and Ben Thompson (87) each ran for touchdowns as the Knights (4-2, 3-2 American Athletic Conference) piled up 681 yards of offense.

Gabriel has thrown 166 passes without an interception. Houston (2-2, 2-1) lost for the first time in conference with Clayton Tune throwing two interceptions that resulted in 14 UCF points. Tune was 21-of-41 passing for 263 yards and a touchdown. Tune capped a quick, 82-yard fourth-quarter drive with a touchdown toss and two-point conversion pass, closing to 37-21 with 4:17 remaining.

The Cougars onside kick attempt failed, and McCrae made a huge third-and-long conversion with a 20-yard gain that led to Anderson’s 28-yard touchdown, icing the game.

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