HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Latavius Murray accounted for four touchdowns, Quincy McDuffie returned two kickoff returns for scores and Blake Bortles passed for two TDs as Central Florida routed Marshall 54-17 Saturday night to stay unbeaten in Conference USA.
Murray ran for three touchdowns on 156 yards with 16 carries, while also catching two passes for 38 yards and a score. Bortles was 15 of 21 for 277 yards passing with two interceptions for the Knights (6-2, 4-0).
The Thundering Herd (3-5, 2-2) got on the board first with a field goal but, just one play after that, UCF got rolling. Quincy McDuffie returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a 7-3 lead and the Knights never looked back. They scored 27 straight points, including TD runs of 2 and 75 yards by Murray.
McDuffie wasn't done, though, as he took the second-half kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and a 34-10 UCF lead.
After surviving the Les Miles telenovela, which landed LSU's big cigars at No. 5, we're left to ponder who can claim the Bottom 10 title.
Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty has put up big numbers for the Hilltoppers, but he still faces doubters about his NFL readiness.
Third-ranked Oklahoma can't improve its resume but is unlikely to fall out of the top 4 as the Big 12 champ and having three wins over top-20 foes.
Stanford will need to beat USC and hope for a lot of upsets this weekend in order for the Cardinal to sneak into the playoff.
The Tar Heels still have a lot of ground to cover in the rankings, but the committee has shown an affinity for conference champions in the past.
Missouri on Tuesday interviewed Cal coach Sonny Dykes for their head coaching vacancy, according to multiple reports.