Scores

Final

FIU 20

(1-2, 0-2 away)

UCF 33

(2-1, 1-0 home)

4:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL

1 2 3 4 T
FIU 0 0 14 620
UCF 9 14 7 333

Top Performers

Passing: B. Bortles (UCF) - 251 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Mallary (FIU) - 11 CAR, 71 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Worton (UCF) - 5 REC, 94 YDS, 1 TD

UCF 33, FIU 20

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Central Florida jumped out to a 23-0 halftime lead, and then held off a second-half rally to beat Florida International 33-20.

Blake Bortles threw for 251 yards and two TDs for UCF (2-1).

Darian Mallary had 71 yards rushing and scored twice for FIU (1-2).

UCF was up 23-0 at halftime after Bortles threw TD passes of 4 yards to Billy Giovanetti and 16 yards to Rannell Hall. Brynn Harvey added a 4-yard scoring run, and J.J. Worton had a 10-yard scoring reception from Jeff Godfrey for the Knights' only TD in the second half.

FIU, which had only two first downs and 26 yards total offense in the first half, rolled up 280 yards and 20 points in the final two quarters. Mallary scored on runs of 28 and 4 yards and Kedrick Rhodes caught a 5-yard scoring pass from quarterback Jake Medlock.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
UCF
1st Downs1521
Total Yards306431
Passing154261
Rushing152170
Penalties2-145-59
3rd Down Conversions3-139-15
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers12
Possession24:3735:23

Passing Leaders

Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Medlock13/281545.510
UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bortles20/302518.421

Rushing Leaders

Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mallary11716.5228
Rhodes11484.4014
UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson18784.3017
Harvey16734.6118

Receiving Leaders

Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mallary44912.3033
Griner12626.0026
UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Worton59418.8136
Hall26331.5147

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFIUUCF
TD07:36Billy Giovanetti 4 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 07
SF01:24Ball Through End Zone 09
SECOND QUARTERFIUUCF
TD08:11Rannell Hall 16 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 016
TD01:59Brynn Harvey 4 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 023
THIRD QUARTERFIUUCF
TD10:53Kedrick Rhodes 5 Yd Pass From Jake Medlock (Jack Griffin Kick) 723
TD03:59J.J. Worton 10 Yd Pass From Jeff Godfrey (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 730
TD01:13Darian Mallary 28 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 1430
FOURTH QUARTERFIUUCF
TD09:16Darian Mallary 4 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2030
FG02:26Shawn Moffitt 23 Yd 2033