Scores

Final

UCF 31

(8-2, 4-1 away)

UTEP 24

(2-8, 2-3 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 10, 2012

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 7 10 0 1431
UTEP 7 3 0 1424

Top Performers

Passing: B. Bortles (UCF) - 214 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: N. Jeffery (UTEP) - 23 CAR, 175 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Godfrey (UCF) - 3 REC, 67 YDS, 1 TD

UCF 31, UTEP 24

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
UTEP
1st Downs2017
Total Yards402346
Passing21479
Rushing188267
Penalties2-222-20
3rd Down Conversions7-155-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers14
Possession29:4830:12

Passing Leaders

UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bortles16/272147.910
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sullivan5/11797.201

Rushing Leaders

UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Murray231175.1146
Bortles11393.5218
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jeffery241747.3269
Sullivan23743.2114

Receiving Leaders

UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hall37224.0056
Godfrey36722.3146
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leslie25125.5041
Jeffery11414.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCFUTEP
TD11:12Jeff Godfrey 46 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 70
TD07:01Nathan Jeffery 2 Yd Run (Steven Valadez Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERUCFUTEP
FG12:48Steven Valadez 20 Yd 710
TD00:28Blake Bortles 2 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 1410
FG00:04Shawn Moffitt 30 Yd 1710
FOURTH QUARTERUCFUTEP
TD14:06Blake Bortles 10 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 2410
TD08:47Blaire Sullivan 2 Yd Run (Steven Valadez Kick) 2417
TD06:49Nathan Jeffery 69 Yd Run (Steven Valadez Kick) 2424
TD05:25Latavius Murray 46 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 3124