UCF 7 20 20 7 54
MARSHALL 3 7 0 7 17
Date of game: 10/27/2012

Recap: Marshall vs. UCF

Huntington, WV (Sports Network) - Quincy McDuffie returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and Latavius Murray scored four touchdowns as the UCF Knights defeated the Marshall Thundering Herd, 54-17, in Conference USA action at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

McDuffie became the first player in C-USA history to return two kickoffs for scores in the same game. Murray rushed for 156 yards and three scores while adding another touchdown receiving for UCF (6-2, 4-0 C-USA), which has won four in a row. Blake Bortles completed 15-of-21 passes for 277 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Knights.

For Marshall (3-5, 2-2), Rakeem Cato was busy under center, completing 35- of-62 passes for 298 yards and a pair of scores. Ten different players caught a pass for the Herd, led by Tommy Shuler (eight catches, 64 yards), but they only gained 66 yards rushing on 36 attempts.

Marshall opened up the scoring midway through the first quarter with a 43-yard field goal off the foot of Justin Haig, but the Knights responded on the ensuing kickoff as McDuffie returned it 97 yards for a score to go up, 7-3.

UCF extended its lead five and a half minutes into the second quarter on a two-yard rushing touchdown from Murray. Later in the quarter, Bortles connected with Jeff Godfrey on a 16-yard touchdown to further pad its advantage.

Murray struck again later in the quarter, this time on a 75-yard touchdown run, as the Knights further extended their lead, 27-3.

The Thundering Herd tacked on a touchdown in the final minute of the second half. Cato connected with Antavious Wilson on a 15-yard touchdown pass to make it 27-10 in favor of USF heading into halftime.

The Knights picked up right where they left off to start second half, as McDuffie opened up the third quarter with another kickoff return for a touchdown, this time for 98 yards.

Murray got involved in the receiving game later in the third quarter, hauling in a 20-yard touchdown pass from Bortles to give UCF a 30-point lead. It continued to pile on later in the quarter with a 42-yard touchdown run from Murray.

Marshall would score a touchdown early in the fourth quarter on a one-yard pass from Cato to Gator Hoskins, but UCF would close out the scoring late in the frame with a 21-yard touchdown rush from Brynn Harvey

UCF has become bowl eligible for the fifth time in the last eight seasons.

Game Notes

Two Payton Award winners on Hall of Fame ballot

Former Walter Payton Award winners Archie Amerson and Michael Payton are among the FCS players eligible for induction into the 2015 class of the College Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: NASCAR's elite eight move on

The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.