Marshall 13

(1-2, 0-1 away)

UCF 23

(1-2, 1-0 home)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

6:00 PM ET, September 24, 2005

1 2 3 4 T
MRSH 0 0 7 613
UCF 7 10 3 323

Top Performers

Passing: J. Skinner (MRSH) - 296 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: K. Smith (UCF) - 18 CAR, 60 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: H. Moore (MRSH) - 7 REC, 110 YDS, 1 TD

UCF beats Marshall, snaps 17-game losing streak

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 Michigan 31-13.

"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 field goal.

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.