Nov. 23, 2004
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UCF Game Notes
Kent State at UCF
November 23, 2004
Florida Citrus Bowl
Game captains for UCF were senior linebacker Stanford Rhule, senior tailback Alex Haynes and senior wide receiver Luther Huggins.
With no carries or receptions by a fullback in the game, UCF finished the entire season without a carry or reception by a fullback.
UCF allowed a season-high 539 yards of total offense.
Senior tailback Alex Haynes rushed for 101 yards on 19 carries. The 101 yards marked Haynes' 16th career 100-yard rushing game, a new UCF school record. Haynes passed Willie English in the UCF annals after English totaled 15 100-yard games over his four-year career.
Haynes scored his 26th career rushing touchdown on a 21-yard run in the second quarter. Haynes followed with his 27th career rushing touchdown (28th overall) in the third quarter on a three-yard scoring run.
Sophomore quarterback Steven Moffett finished 22-of-32 passing for 319 yards. The 319 yards passing were three yards shy of Moffett's career-high of 322 yards earlier in 2004 vs. Akron.
Junior free safety Brandon Marshall replaced senior Tavaris Capers as UCF's punt returner. Marshall ripped off a career-long 21-yard punt return in the third quarter.
Junior kicker John Brown booted his first career field goal in the first quarter from 32 yards out.
Junior tight end Antonio Eldemire hauled in his first career touchdown reception with a five-yard catch in the second quarter to give UCF a 17-13 lead.
Redshirt freshman cornerback Travis Holmes tallied a career-high 11 tackles. Holmes' eight solo stops were also a career-best for the Jacksonville native.
Kent State wide receiver Darrell Dowery caught 13 passes for 240 yards. Dowery is the first player to catch at least 10 passes vs. UCF since Louisiana Tech's James Jordan caught 11 passes for 69 yards vs. UCF on Nov. 4, 2000.
Dowery was also the first player to go over 200 yards receiving vs. UCF since Kent State's Eugene Baker caught 15 passes for 238 yards vs. the Golden Knights on Oct. 4, 1997.
Kent State quarterback Joshua Cribbs was the first quarterback to throw for 300 yards vs. UCF since Miami's Ben Roethlisberger in 2003. Cribbs finished with 389 yards passing and five touchdowns. Roethlisberger threw for 327 yards and five touchdowns in the 2003 season finale vs. UCF (Nov. 28, 2003).
Cribbs also was the first quarterback to throw for five touchdowns vs. UCF since Roethlisberger in the 2003 game.