Aug 30, 2013
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Chip Fontanazza
The UCF defense hit the field on Thursday night's season opener with seven new starters on that side of the ball and they looked like seasoned veterans.
The Knights allowed just one touchdown in UCF's 38-7 win against the Akron Zips, and that score came in the final minute of the contest. The defense allowed only 250 total yards to the Zips, which was 75 yards less than what the Knights gave up to Akron in last year's season opener.
"We almost had a shutout and we always strive for a shutout. In a college game that's a tough thing to do, but at the end of the day we gave up 250 yards, which is good," said junior linebacker Terrance Plummer. "All in all, I think we did well as a defense, but we have to chalk it off and get ready for FIU."
Even with the offense putting up 476 yards of total offense, junior wide receiver Rannell Hall said the defense was one of the reasons the entire offense played so well.
"The defense relied on the offense and the offense relied on the defense," said Hall. "It only kept that teamwork and that good bond [going]. We were able to finish the game strong and that's what we did."