Oct. 18, 2013
Final Stats |
-The victory was UCF's first win over a top-10 team and moved its record to 5-1 on the year and 2-0 in the American Athletic Conference. No. 8/6 Louisville dropped to 6-1 and 2-1.
-UCF's only other victory over a ranked team was against No. 13/12 Houston in Orlando in 2009.
-UCF kept its road record intact, pushing it to 4-0 this year.
-The 38 points scored on Louisville were the most the Cardinals had given up all season. The previous high was Kentucky's 13 points Sept. 14.
-This was the 14th time UCF faced a team ranked in the top-10. The last came at No. 2 Texas in 2009.
-The Black and Gold received the opening kickoff for the 11th straight game.
-UCF entered with a plus-7 turnover margin while Louisville was plus-8. Both teams had committed five turnovers all year, but each had one in the first quarter. For the game, both teams had two.
-In the third quarter, UCF scored two touchdowns in a span of 1:10 cutting its deficit from 28-7 to 28-21. Last game at Memphis, the Knights posted two touchdowns in a span of nine seconds, which was a UCF record.
-The Knights eventually scored 21-unanswered points in a span of 4:20 in the third quarter to tie it at 28-28.
-Louisville was the last team to not trail in a game this year, but that streak ended when UCF went up 31-28 in the fourth quarter.
-The 21-point come-from-behind win ties for the largest come-from-behind victory in UCF history (Illinois State in 1984).
-Captains for UCF were: senior wide receiver Jeff Godfrey, senior offensive lineman Jordan McCray and sophomore defensive lineman Thomas Niles.
-Junior transfer defensive tackle Jaryl Mamea earned his first UCF start Friday.
-UCF had a 100-yard receiver in each of its first five games. That streak ended tonight as the Knights leading receiver was Storm Johnson with 79 yards on five receptions.
-Junior kicker Shawn Moffit was 6-for-6 in field-goal attempts entering the night and extended his streak with a 34-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
-True freshman William Stanback posted a 41-yard kickoff return, marking the longest of his career.
-Stanback notched a pair of rushing touchdowns, giving him three for the 2013 campaign.
-Storm Johnson completed his evening with 109 rushing yards and a career-high 79 yards receiving. He became the first player to rush for 100 yards against Louisville this season.
-Quarterback Blake Bortles finished 21/32 for 250 yards and two touchdowns. His two-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Godfrey with 23 seconds remaining was the game-winning score.
-Brandon Alexander forced a fumble on the UCF-1 and the ball hit the pylon for a touchback in the first quarter. It was Alexander's first forced fumble of his career.
-Clayton Geathers also forced a fumble, his first of the season and the third in his career.
-Terrance Plummer racked up another sack on the evening. He now has two on the year.
-Sean Maag led the team with a career-high 10 tackles.