EL PASO, Texas -- Blake Bortles ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and Latavius Murray rushed for a touchdown to break a fourth-quarter tie as Central Florida defeated UTEP 31-24 on Saturday night.
Bortles scored on 2-yard and 10-yard runs. He threw a 46-yard pass to Jeff Godfrey for a touchdown. Murray rushed 46 yards for a touchdown, breaking a fourth-quarter tie and giving the Knights (8-2, 6-0 Conference USA) the lead for good.
Bortles was 16 of 27 for 214 yards and was sacked three times. Murray had 23 carries for 117 yards.
Shawn Moffitt added a 30-yard field goal.
UTEP (2-8, 1-5) scored on its ground game. Jeffery Nathan rushed for two touchdowns, including a 69-yard run to even the score, 24-24, in the fourth quarter. Blaire Sullivan was 5 of 11 for 79 yards for the Miners. He also ran 2 yards for a touchdown.
Central Florida has won six consecutive games.
In an attempt to solve its #Pac12AfterDark problem, the league is seeking to reduce the number of late games on the Pac-12 Networks.
Recruiting reporter Derek Tyson joins ESPN's Phil Murphy to break down the incoming freshmen likeliest to make a splash in 2016.
Washington has named Jennifer Cohen as its new athletic director after she served as the interim athletic director following Scott Woodward's departure for Texas A&M.
Justin Fuente was given a title belt signed by WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler after Fuente led Memphis to a share of the 2014 AAC title.
We dug into the ESPN archives to find 10 minutes of awesome. Here's Reggie Bush tearing it up for the Trojans.