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.
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian and called it "very difficult" while also defending his handling of the situation.
University of Texas longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with cancer and will retire. The steer, whose given name is Sunrise Studly, was diagnosed with bovine leukemia virus.
Tennessee running back John Kelly was taken to the hospital as a precaution and released after getting hurt during the Volunteers' Tuesday afternoon practice.The injury was not specified.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
A former Texas A&M football recruit randomly attacked a jogger, using a "large-bladed knife" to repeatedly strike the man and lodging the weapon in his head, according to police documents.