A week after being upset by lowly UAB, the reigning Conference USA champions took out their frustrations by mauling the Tigers at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando. Less than three minutes into the game, the Knights' quarterback, Jeff Godfrey, ran 29 yards for a touchdown and UCF wasn't threatened the remainder of the contest. Godfrey rushed for 97 yards to lead the Knights, while also passing for 200 yards (completing 14 of 17 passes), including a 25-yard score to Quincy McDuffie.
A missed extra point was the only difference in today's score and the 42-0 drubbing Memphis took at the hands of SMU on September 24th.
UCF outgained Memphis, 505 yards to 134. The Tiger offense was held to just six first downs (while UCF amassed 28). Taylor Reed completed 9 of 20 passes for 97 yards while Billy Foster led the Memphis ground game with 20 yards on seven carries.
The Tigers have now lost seven straight meetings with UCF, though this was the first time the U of M has been kept off the scoreboard.
Now 2-7 on the season, the Tigers will lick their wounds with a bye next week before hosting UAB on November 12th at the Liberty Bowl. The Blazers were handled by Marshall today, 59-14.