ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Central Florida snapped major college
football's longest losing streak at 17 games, knocking off Marshall
23-13 Saturday night behind Steven Moffett's 260 yards passing and
Matt Prater's three field goals.
The first Conference USA game for the former Mid-American
Conference members resulted in the Golden Knights' first victory
under second-year coach George Leary.
UCF (1-2, 1-0) last won Oct. 23, 2003, when it beat Central
"Well, I am very happy for the kids," UCF coach George O'Leary
said. "You can hear the excitement in the locker room, and I'm
very happy for them."
The Knights jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first half on a
touchdown pass from Moffett to Brandon Marshall, Kevin Smith's
1-yard run to cap a 12-play, 84-yard drive and Prater's 49-yard
Marshall quarterbacks Jimmy Skinner and Bernie Morris combined
to go 33-for-58 for 368 yards and two touchdowns.
Moffett was 19-for-26 and Prater added field goals of 33 and 43
yards in the second half.
The Knights held Marshall (1-2, 0-1) to 11 yards rushing.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday he has informed competing quarterbacks Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his decision on a starter for the Wolverines' opener Thursday night at Utah.
Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.
Former Oklahoma State return man and running back Ty Hill, who was dismissed from OSU's program after his arrest on domestic violence charges, has enrolled at West Alabama.
A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced.
UCLA junior cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following a robbery arrest early Sunday morning, coach Jim Mora said Tuesday.
No. 5 Michigan State will start redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland at one of its two cornerback spots Friday night at Western Michigan.