History Writers

Oct. 19, 2013

Twitter Logo Facebook Logo UCF Athletics Social Media Directory

By Chip Fontanazza

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF Knights (5-1, 2-0) came from behind to make history on Friday night, defeating the Nos. 6/8 Louisville Cardinals (6-1, 2-1) 38-35 at Papa John’s Cardinals Stadium. This was highest ranked team the Knights have ever beaten and it was the second time in program history UCF defeated a ranked team.

This is also the first time the Knights have defeated a ranked opponent on the road. The players said all of the hard work they put in during the week helped prepare them for this contest.

“We came up here for a win. We didn’t come up here just to compete,” said senior defensive back Sean Maag. “And that’s what we did. We got the W.”

“It was great for the university,” said junior linebacker Terrance Plummer. “Everybody got to see UCF tonight and everybody knows we’re trying to be one of the best teams in the country and we’re going to keep working hard to get there.”

After defeating the per-season favorite in the American Athletic Conference, the Knights now turn their attention to their seventh one-game season of the year. That will be against the UConn Huskies. The team says this victory will give them even more motivation as they prepare for their upcoming contest.

“We have to keep bringing it hard in practice,” said senior receiver Jeff Godfrey. “Every day we need to keep pushing, work hard and make sure everyone knows their assignments.”

For more on this historic win and to see the players, coaches and fans celebrate this victory, watch the video above.