UCF Plays Host To Marshall in a Key Conference Game

GO KNIGHTS Brynn Harvey has helped the Knights' running game by rushing 152 times for 632 yards
Brynn Harvey has helped the Knights' running game by rushing 152 times for 632 yards

Oct. 30, 2009

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Marshall at UCF sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
Sunday, Nov. 1 • Bright House Networks Stadium • 8:15 p.m.
Television: ESPN • Dave Lamont (play-by-play), J.C. Pearson (color)
Radio: UCF ISP Sports Radio Network • Marc Daniels (play-by-play), Gary Parris(color), Jerry O'Neill (sideline reporter), Scott Adams (reporter)
WYGM 740AM - Orlando, WMMV 1350AM Cocoa, WDCF 1350AM - Dade City, WROD 1340AM - Daytona Beach, WMMB 1240AM - Melbourne, WLVJ 1040AM/WKAT 1360 AM - Miami, Fort Lauderdale, South Palm Beach, WPSL 1590AM - Treasure Coast/North Palm Beach, WZHR 1400AM - Zephyrhills Internet: Live audio/video and statistics at UCFAthletics.com

When UCF (4-3, 2-2 C-USA) has the ball
The Knights will play host to conference opponent Marshall this Sunday evening in a prime time ESPN special. UCF is coming off a 49-7 lopsided victory over conference opponent Rice. Quarterback Brett Hodges has done a superb job of orchestrating the Knights' offense. Hodges has completed 97-of-165 passes for 1216 yards and eight touchdowns. Wide receivers Rocky Ross (21 catches, 251 yards, two touchdowns), Jamar Newsome (20 catches, 249 yards, three touchdowns), A.J. Guyton (18 catches, 296 yards, one touchdown) and Kamar Aiken (13 catches, 269 yards, three touchdowns) have done well in getting open for Hodges, and creating big plays for the Knights. Brynn Harvey has been a work horse for the Black and Gold backfield. Harvey has rushed 152 times for 632 yards and six touchdowns. He is averaging 90.3 yards per game, and 4.2 yards per carry.



When Marshall (5-3, 3-1 C-USA) has the ball
The Thundering Herd is coming off a 27-7 victory over conference opponent UAB. Marshall quarterback Brian Anderson has completed 139-of-232 passes for 1427 yards on the season. He's is averaging 178.4 passing yards per game and also added seven touchdown passes. Anderson will look to a few of his favorite targets on Sunday night. Wide receiver Cody Slate is averaging 62.8 receiving yards per game. He has 43 receptions for 502 yards and three touchdowns. Anderson will also look to wide receivers Antavio Wilson (26 catches, 328 yards, two touchdowns) and Chuck Walker (24 catches, 279 yards, two touchdowns). The Herd's rushing attack is led by running back Darius Marshall. Marshall has rushed for 952 yards on 168 carries. He has also added 10 touchdowns and is averaging 136 rushing yards per game. Marshall's numbers have solidified him a spot as the number two ranked running back in FBS through 8 games.

Did you know?
The Knights won the 2008 game 30-14 on a 150 yard rushing effort from Harvey ... UCF looks to improve to 5-3 for the third time in five years ... The Knights lead the conference in rushing defense and are also ranked eleventh in the nation ... UCF received an 0-3 mark against The Herd while members of the MAC conference. However, UCF is 4-0 against them since joining C-USA.

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