Scores

Final

UCF 35

(5-2, 3-0 American)

Memphis 17

(1-6, 1-2 American)

8:00 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 14 0 7 1435
MEM 0 10 0 717

Top Performers

Passing: B. Bortles (UCF) - 122 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: L. Murray (UCF) - 23 CAR, 192 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Worton (UCF) - 5 REC, 56 YDS, 1 TD

UCF 35, Memphis 17

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Latavius Murray rushed for 192 yards and two touchdowns and Blake Bortles threw for two more scores as Central Florida pulled away from mistake-prone Memphis 35-17 Saturday night.

The Knights (5-2, 3-0 Conference USA) forced three Memphis turnovers, including a fumble on the UCF 1-yard line in the first quarter.

Murray, starting for the first time since the season opener, had 23 carries and scored twice early. He followed a 1-yard run with an 83-yard romp that was the second-longest run from scrimmage in school history.

After the Tigers (1-6, 1-2) got within 14-10 on Robert Steeples' 27-yard fumble return, an interception by the Knights' A.J. Bouye set up a 61-yard UCF scoring drive.

Bouye had another big play when he recovered a fumble and ran 79 yards for a 28-10 UCF lead.

The Tigers rushed for a season-high 240 yards behind a career-best 88 yards by Jan Steib.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
MEM
1st Downs1719
Total Yards351361
Passing122121
Rushing229240
Penalties4-356-61
3rd Down Conversions6-134-16
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers13
Possession28:0731:53

Passing Leaders

UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bortles15/261224.720
MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Karam20/281214.301

Rushing Leaders

UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Murray231928.3283
Boyle13333.0033
MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steib13886.8022
Hayes17834.9036

Receiving Leaders

UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Worton55611.2129
Perriman22110.5013
MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Malone55010.0017
Rucker4379.3015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCFMEM
TD07:05Latavius Murray 1 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 70
TD03:45Latavius Murray 83 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERUCFMEM
FG12:17Tyler Spurlock 34 Yd 143
TD05:30Robert Steeples 27 Yd Fumble Return (Tyler Spurlock Kick) 1410
THIRD QUARTERUCFMEM
TD05:43J.J. Worton 29 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 2110
FOURTH QUARTERUCFMEM
TD14:42A.J. Bouye 79 Yd Fumble Return (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 2810
TD04:18Justin Tukes 6 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 3510
TD00:39Jacob Karam 1 Yd Run (Tyler Spurlock Kick) 3517