March 17, 2014
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Brian Ormiston
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - UCF fans endured four straight heart-pounding games entering Oct. 26 against UConn. They of course craved another conference victory, but at the same time wondered how many more pressure-packed fourth quarters they could survive.
This time, 30 minutes was all it took for the Knights to put the game away.
With its first top-25 ranking since 2010 (No. 21/25), UCF jumped on the Huskies on the first play from scrimmage, picking up a 14-yard rush from Storm Johnson and then a 15-yard personal foul to put the Knights on the visitors' 46-yard line. Six plays later and UCF had a 7-0 lead.
UConn did connect for a field goal on its first drive, but the Knights scored on eight of their next nine possessions. That was highlighted by a pair of Jeff Godfrey touchdown receptions in a span of 1:02 at the end of the first half.
With the Knights easily pulling away, plenty of younger players saw action, including quarterback Justin Holman who went 6-for-11 with a touchdown, and all three true freshmen running backs, William Stanback, Micah Reed and Dontravious Wilson, all had at least five carries.
In all, the Huskies were held to 233 total yards - 90 of which were in the first half with the majority of UCF's first teamers still on the field.
When the clock struck zero, UCF was officially bowl eligible for the sixth time in the past nine years, and fourth in the last five campaigns. What bowl the Knights would reach, though, was still in question.
Final score: UCF 62, UConn 17
UCF's record: 6-1 Overall, 3-0 American
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