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Al Bundy
12-31-2010, 06:45 PM
http://www.today.ucf.edu/ucf-caps-best-season-in-school-history-with-bowl-win/

Latavius Murray scored on a 10-yard touchdown run with 9:01 left, and Central Florida held on to beat Georgia 10-6 Friday in the Liberty Bowl and cap the best season in school history with the program’s first postseason victory.

The Knights (11-3) had never won more than 10 games in a season and had lost their first three bowl games, including their last visit here in 2007. The Conference USA champs made this win even sweeter by knocking off a Southeastern Conference team in the process.

Georgia (6-7) snapped a four-game bowl winning streak with its first loss since the 2006 Sugar Bowl. Worse for the Bulldogs is notching their first losing season since going 5-6 in 1996.

The Bulldogs had the ball last and converted two fourth downs before Kemal Ishmael knocked down Aaron Murray’s final long throw into the end zone as time expired.

And in an ending reminiscent of Thursday night’s Music City Bowl finish to regulation, the game seemed to be over before it actually was. Murray’s first deep throw into the end zone landed incomplete and the clock appeared to run out. But replay officials reviewed the play and ruled the clock should have stopped with 2 seconds left.

Players from both teams went back to their sideline.

The Bulldogs had one more shot to pull out the win. Murray rolled to his left and heaved the ball into the end zone, but Ishmael knocked it to the ground with one hand to start the Knights’ celebration.

They had to move under cover quickly because a storm front that caused tornadoes in Arkansas hit minutes after the game ended, prompting security to order everyone off the field and out of the stands due to lightning.

Latavius Murray finished with 104 yards on 18 carries, but it was the Knights’ defense that pulled out this victory.

UCF came in with C-USA’s stingiest defense and 18th best in the nation. The Knights held Georgia to 280 yards total offense, well below the Bulldogs’ average of 393.8. Senior captain and two-time C-USA defensive player of the year Bruce Miller had 1 1/2 sacks in the fourth quarter, including one on the final drive.

The Bulldogs got the ball back three times after Murray’s TD. They went three-and-out on the first two, and Georgia got the ball back for the final time with 2:20 left.

The Bulldogs also started both halves driving down field easily before bogging down and settling for field goals of 20 and 41 yards by Blair Walsh. These teams went to halftime tied at 3-3 after a first half in which both Georgia and UCF wasted chances at the end zone.

UCF had its struggles moving the ball. The Knights finished with 241 yards on offense and Georgia picked off freshman Jeff Godfrey twice, including once in the end zone.

Source: ESPN, UCF caps best season in school history with bowl win


The Knights are on their way to becoming a dominating program. AWESOME day to be a Knight.

Pawnmower
12-31-2010, 06:53 PM
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JD10367
12-31-2010, 07:04 PM
USF also won their first bowl game today. Nice day for the "little guys" in Florida.

Al Bundy
12-31-2010, 07:10 PM
Yeah JD. UCF finished with the most wins in the state of Florida.

Smed1065
12-31-2010, 07:35 PM
Thanks, like a pimple. We know but hate it.

Saulbadguy
12-31-2010, 07:50 PM
Grats. Looking forward to our rematch in 2012 - I'll be there.

Thig Lyfe
12-31-2010, 08:11 PM
Shouldn't this go in the Official UCF Golden Knights thread?

Smed1065
12-31-2010, 08:14 PM
Shouldn't this go in the Official UCF Golden Knights thread?


No, its about me.......

Pawnmower
12-31-2010, 08:15 PM
Smed what r u drinking this fine evening my brother, may I propose a toast to you?

CHEERS! To smed!

Bottoms up!

salame
12-31-2010, 08:42 PM
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KcMizzou
12-31-2010, 09:06 PM
Congrats, dude!

Al Bundy
12-31-2010, 09:35 PM
Thanks guys. When I went to UCF football was played, but no one cared all that much about it. Great to see it up and running, playing in their own stadium and beating an S.E.C. team in a bowl game.

mikeyis4dcats.
12-31-2010, 09:38 PM
congrats!

Al Bundy
01-01-2011, 11:15 AM
smed... you're gonna have a hangover today.

SNR
01-01-2011, 11:23 AM
The Knights are on their way to becoming a dominating program. AWESOME day to be a Knight.
I'm still waiting for USF to become the dominating football school we were so promised many years ago. I think I'll wait on UCF

BigRedChief
01-01-2011, 11:30 AM
USF also won their first bowl game today. Nice day for the "little guys" in Florida.Didn't USF beat one of the "big" Florida schools this year?

BigRedChief
01-01-2011, 11:39 AM
Thanks guys. When I went to UCF football was played, but no one cared all that much about it. Great to see it up and running, playing in their own stadium and beating an S.E.C. team in a bowl game.My son is considering UCF and USF as schools. He doesn't have a major yet so its hard to settle on a school.

Al Bundy
01-01-2011, 11:47 AM
My son is considering UCF and USF as schools. He doesn't have a major yet so its hard to settle on a school.

I have no idea about USF. They didn't even have football there when I was at UCF. I would always recommend UCF, myself though. I don't "hate" USF, but I am irritated that they didn't want to keep playing. Probably smart on their part, we would own them from here on out.

DaKCMan AP
01-01-2011, 02:02 PM
My son is considering UCF and USF as schools. He doesn't have a major yet so its hard to settle on a school.

UCF and USF are both good schools that are on the rise both athletically and academically. UF is still the creme de la creme in the state.

Al Bundy
01-01-2011, 02:27 PM
The gap is closing between UCF and Florida. It is still a very young University and a lot of people don't know where it is, but they will soon. I hope yesterday's win gives the Big East the clue it needs to invite UCF to the conference.