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
Central Florida Stuns Penn State
Blake Bortles passed for three touchdowns to help UCF beat Penn State 34-31, the first win ever for the Knights against a Big Ten school.Tags: UCF, Central Florida, Penn State, Blake Bortles, Storm Johnson
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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