Oct. 27, 2004
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UCF is 2-5 all-time vs. Akron following Saturday's 26-21 loss to the Zips.
Game captains for UCF were seniors Stanford Rhule and Luther Huggins.
Senior tailback Alex Haynes missed his first game since Oct. 20, 2001 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, a streak of 34 games, due to injury.
Sophomore tailback Dontavius Wilcox, sophomore fullback Goodson Ohaegbulam and junior outside linebacker Lemec Bernard made their first career starts for the Golden Knights.
Senior wide receiver Luther Huggins moved into third place in UCF history in career kickoff return yardage. The Miami native now has 1,372 yards for his career, moving past Todd Cleveland (1,270) for third. Huggins pulled in a late 18-yard touchdown reception with 31 seconds left in the game, to pull the Knights within five points. UCF was unsuccessful in recovering an onsides kickoff.
Dontavius Wilcox scored on a career-long 39 touchdown run in the second quarter. Wilcox's previous career-long run was 30 yards last year at Akron.
Through halftime, Steven Moffett was 8-for-10 for 83 yards. Over his last two quarters vs. Northern Illinois and the first two quarters vs. Akron, Moffett is a combined 25-of-29 for 290 yards and two touchdowns.
Moffett started the second half 9-of-9 passing. He ended the game with career-highs in completions (30), attempts (41) and yards (322). Over his last six quarters, Moffett is 47-of-60 for 529 yards and three touchdowns.
Moffett is the first UCF quarterback to throw for 300 yards since Ryan Schneider threw for 497 yards vs. Florida Atlantic on Sept. 13, 2003.
Tavaris Capers caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Steven Moffett in the fourth quarter. The touchdown reception was Capers' 17th of his career, moving him into a tie for sixth place in UCF history in career touchdown receptions.
Sophomore wide receiver Brooks Turner recorded career-highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (73).
Senior wide receiver Luther Huggins established career-highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (118). It marked the third straight game UCF had a 100-yard receiver.
UCF has outscored the opposition 35-6 in the fourth quarter over the last two games.
Junior tight end Antonio Eldemire established career-highs in receptions (3) and yards (18).
Redshirt freshman defensive end Randy Dozier recorded his first career sack in the fourth quarter.