Dec. 29, 2011
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By John Denton
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - As the final days of 2011 fade away and 2012 approaches, we here at UCFAthletics.com want to look back at the best moments of the past year and honor arguably the most significant 12 months in school history.
No. 10 Moment
No. 9 Moment
No. 8 Moment
No. 7 Moment
No. 6 Moment
No. 5 Moment
No. 4 Moment
Here is a breakdown of the No. 3 moment of 2011 for UCF Athletics in 2011:
MOMENT: Football routs Boston College 30-3
DATE: Sept. 10
SITE: Orlando, Bright House Networks Stadium
SIGNIFICANCE: Playing before a nationally televised audience and a crowd of 45,671, UCF rolled up a 422-141 advantage in total yards in the game and the defense limited BC to one of 12 on third-down conversions in a dominant 30-3 victory. It was arguably the most significant victory ever in the five-year history of Bright House Networks Stadium.
WHAT HAPPENED: UCF once again kept the opposition out of the end zone, giving up just a mere field goal in the game. It pushed the Knights streak of consecutive quarters without allowing a touchdown to 12, a run that also included the 2010 Liberty Bowl against Georgia. UCF used three field goals from senior Nick Cattoi in the first half to build a 9-3 edge at intermission. And in the second half, quarterback Jeff Godfrey and tailback Latavius Murray pounded BC for three TDs. Linebacker Josh Linam and cornerback A.J. Bouye finished off the dominant performance with interceptions.
THEY SAID IT: ``I spoke to the team before the game and said that in games like this you usually have to win two out of three areas - defense, offense or special teams. We wanted to get all three done and I congratulated them because I think we got all three,'' UCF coach George O'Leary said. ``I think we played very well as a team and complemented each other very well. It was a great team win and a great win for UCF.''