Scores

Final

Marshall 13

(1-2, 0-1 C-USA)

UCF 23

(1-2, 1-0 American)

6:00 PM ET, September 24, 2005

Florida Citrus Bowl, ORLANDO, FL

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRSH
UCF
1st Downs2217
Total Yards379336
Passing368260
Rushing1176
Penalties12-696-50
3rd Down Conversions4-137-17
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers43
Possession27:5532:05

Passing Leaders

MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Morris8/13725.500-
Skinner25/452966.622-
UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Moffett19/2626010.011-

Rushing Leaders

MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Small3196.3012
Bradshaw8182.3012
UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith18603.3119
Wilcox12201.705

Receiving Leaders

MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bradshaw10767.6019
Moore711015.7129
UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker77510.7018
Johnson57214.4022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMRSHUCF
TD0:01BRANDON MARSHALL 5 YD PASS FROM STEVEN MOFFETT (MATT PRATER KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 12 yards.
07
SECOND QUARTERMRSHUCF
TD6:50KEVIN SMITH 1 YD RUN (MATT PRATER KICK)
Drive info: 12 plays, 84 yards.
014
FG1:49MATT PRATER 49 YD FG
Drive info: 4 plays, 8 yards.
017
THIRD QUARTERMRSHUCF
FG5:28MATT PRATER 33 YD FG
Drive info: 9 plays, 56 yards.
020
TD2:21HIRAM MOORE 24 YD PASS FROM JIMMY SKINNER (IAN O'CONNOR KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 24 yards.
720
FOURTH QUARTERMRSHUCF
FG5:45MATT PRATER 43 YD FG
Drive info: 4 plays, 8 yards.
723
TD4:12MARCUS FITZGERALD 12 YD PASS FROM JIMMY SKINNER (FAILED 2PT PASS)
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yards.
1323