Scores

Final

UCF 34

(3-0, 2-0 away)

Penn State 31

(2-1, 2-1 home)

Coverage: BTN

6:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 7 14 10 334
PSU 7 3 7 1431

Top Performers

Passing: B. Bortles (UCF) - 288 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Z. Zwinak (PSU) - 21 CAR, 128 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: A. Robinson (PSU) - 9 REC, 143 YDS, 1 TD

UCF tops Penn State for first win against Big Ten team

Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Blake Bortles passed for 288 and three touchdowns and UCF stunned Penn State 34-31 on Saturday night.

Storm Johnson ran for a career-high 117 yards and a score and added a touchdown reception as the Knights (3-0) beat a Big Ten team for the first time in school history. UCF never trailed, having its way against Penn State's defense to give the newly minted American Athletic Conference a shot of respectability.

Zach Zwinak rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns for the Nittany Lions (2-1) but also fumbled inside UCF territory with less than 6 minutes remaining, blunting a late Penn State rally.

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg completed 21 of 28 passes for 262 yards and a touchdown but the Nittany Lions couldn't quite catch the faster, sleeker Knights after spotting UCF an 18-point lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
PSU
1st Downs2024
Total Yards507455
Passing288262
Rushing219193
Penalties6-625-33
3rd Down Conversions7-122-8
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers11
Possession32:3727:23

Passing Leaders

UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bortles20/2728810.731
Penn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hackenberg21/282629.410

Rushing Leaders

UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson171176.9158
Godfrey35016.7049
Penn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Zwinak211286.1338
Belton5367.2016

Receiving Leaders

UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Worton710114.4144
Reese36822.7136
Penn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson914315.9146
James23015.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCFPSU
TD08:13Storm Johnson 4 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 70
TD04:26Zach Zwinak 4 Yd Run (Sam Ficken Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERUCFPSU
TD13:57Storm Johnson 58 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 147
TD08:51J.J. Worton 5 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 217
FG03:33Sam Ficken 47 Yd 2110
THIRD QUARTERUCFPSU
TD08:46Josh Reese 25 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 2810
TD07:23Zach Zwinak 9 Yd Run (Sam Ficken Kick) 2817
FG02:30Shawn Moffitt 22 Yd 3117
FOURTH QUARTERUCFPSU
TD13:35Zach Zwinak 1 Yd Run (Sam Ficken Kick) 3124
FG08:10Shawn Moffitt 36 Yd 3424
TD02:51Allen Robinson 5 Yd Pass From Christian Hackenberg (Sam Ficken Kick) 3431