Oct. 5, 2013
Final Stats |
- UCF improves to 4-1 overall with the victory, and also moves to 3-0 on the road this season.
-This year is the first in school history UCF won its first three road games.
-Saturday marked the first American Athletic Conference game for both schools. For UCF, it joined its first league in 2002 and lost to Marshall in its first MAC contest. Three seasons later the Knights entered Conference USA where it topped Marshall in their first C-USA game.
-The Knights have now won nine straight over Memphis, marking the longest victory streak over a single opponent in UCF history.
-It was UCF's second straight year visiting Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, and its fourth trip to the facility in the last four years.
-UCF received the opening kickoff for the 10th straight game dating back to 2012.
-UCF had 95 yards of total offense in the first half. It started the second half with a 91-yard touchdown drive. For the game, the Knights had 270 total yards.
-The Knights won the turnover battle, 4-0 (three interceptions and one fumble recovery).
-Captains for UCF were: junior wide receiver Rannell Hall and junior middle linebacker Terrance Plummer.
-In his third year at UCF, Plummer had a big first half, notching his first career sack and his second career interception. He went on to complete the game with five tackles and two interceptions. He became the first Knight since 2008 to record a pair of picks in a game.
-True freshman defensive end Blake Keller and junior linebacker Michael Easton started their first collegiate games Saturday.
-Keller and Seyvon Lowry each had a sack on Memphis' first drive of the second half. Keller went on to have two sacks on the day, giving him three for the season. For Lowry, also a true freshman, it was his first tackle overall as a Knight.
-Also getting into the backfield, junior cornerback Brandon Alexander earned his first career sack as well Saturday.
-Junior Storm Johnson, who is in his second year with UCF (spent 2010 at Miami), went past the 1,000 yard mark for his college career. He finished Saturday with 86 yards. Combined with 2012 and 2013 at UCF, Johnson has 962 rushing yards as a Knight.
-True freshman William Stanback rushed for his first career touchdown, a 1-yard gallop in the third quarter.
-Freshman Jacoby Glenn recorded his first career interception in the first quarter, as Plummer and Sean Maag provided pressure in the backfield on the play.
-Shawn Moffitt connected on a 26-yard field goal in the first quarter to start the year a perfect 6-for-6.
-Freshman Caleb Houston, who had family in attendance, boomed a career-long 71-yard punt. It was the first punt of at least 70 yards by a Knight since Blake Clingan (70 yards) at Texas Nov. 7, 2009. It also tied for the third longest punt in school history.
-Breshad Perriman finished with 107 receiving yards on seven catches. UCF has now had a 100-yard receiver in every game this year.