Hard Fought Knights

Oct. 6, 2013

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By Chip Fontanazza

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) -  The UCF Knights (4-1, 1-0) were either tied or behind for the majority of the game against the Memphis Tigers (1-3, 0-1), but the team showed no signs of giving up on a sunny afternoon in Tennessee. In fact, their hard work and determination helped the team tie the contest with a little over two minutes left.

Nine seconds after that score, UCF forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff on a hard tackle by freshman William Stanback (No. 28) and redshirt freshman Drico Johnson (No. 21) scooped up the ball and took it to the end zone to take the lead for good.

"We really believe in ourselves all of the time and we never lose faith," said senior offensive lineman Chris Martin (No. 70). "It was a rough start for us, but we knew were going to grind."

"We kept telling everybody one play at a time and one play can make the whole difference," said junior defensive back Brandon Alexander (No. 37). "We went out there and that's exactly what happened. Everybody's head was up, we knew we were going to go in and keep fighting."

For more on how the Knights fought back in the fourth quarter, watch the video above.



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