UCF 35, Memphis 17
Latavius Murray rushed for 192 yards and two touchdowns and
Blake Bortles threw for two more scores as Central Florida pulled
away from mistake-prone Memphis 35-17 Saturday night.
The Knights (5-2, 3-0 Conference USA) forced three Memphis
turnovers, including a fumble on the UCF 1-yard line in the first
Murray, starting for the first time since the season opener, had
23 carries and scored twice early. He followed a 1-yard run with an
83-yard romp that was the second-longest run from scrimmage in
After the Tigers (1-6, 1-2) got within 14-10 on Robert Steeples’
27-yard fumble return, an interception by the Knights’ A.J. Bouye
set up a 61-yard UCF scoring drive.
Bouye had another big play when he recovered a fumble and ran 79
yards for a 28-10 UCF lead.
The Tigers rushed for a season-high 240 yards behind a
career-best 88 yards by Jan Steib.