NCAAF Game Recap - South Florida at Central Florida
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:00 PM EST

TxAM
7
LSU
50
F
OHSt
56
Mich
27
F
Clem
38
SCar
3
F
UGA
52
GATec
7
F
Ala
45
Aub
48
F
Colo
15
Utah
45
F
Okla
34
OkSt
16
F
FlaSt
17
Fla
40
F
Wisc
38
Minn
17
F
Bayl
61
Kans
6
F
Rut
6
PSU
27
F
OreSt
10
Oreg
24
F
ND
45
Stan
24
F
Cin
24
Mem
34
F
Iowa
27
Neb
24
F
Boise
31
ColSt
24
F
App
48
Troy
13
F
VaTec
30
UVA
39
F
Navy
56
Hou
41
F
Ohio
52
Akr
3
F
WestMI
14
NIU
17
F
Miss
20
MisSt
21
F
Kent
34
E Mi
26
F
Toled
7
C Mi
49
F
BGSU
7
Buff
49
F
MiaOH
27
Ball
41
F
TxTch
24
Tex
49
F
Mizzu
24
Ark
14
F
WaSt
13
Wash
31
F
WVU
20
TCU
17
F
ArkSt
30
SoAl
34
F
SoFL
7
UCF
34
F
TxSt
21
CoCar
24
F
Tuls
49
ECU
24
F
NW
29
Ill
10
F
Ind
44
Purd
41
F(1OT)
FLInt
27
Marsh
30
F OT
Lou
13
KY
45
F
Wake
30
Syr
39
F OT
Wyo
6
AF
20
F
MidTN
26
W Ky
31
F
Char
38
OD
22
F
NMSt
28
Lib
49
F
UNLV
33
Nev
30
F OT
Rice
30
UTEP
16
F
UConn
17
Temp
49
F
UTSA
27
LaTec
41
F
BC
26
Pitt
19
F
MD
16
MSU
19
F
SMiss
17
FlAtl
34
F
MiaFL
17
Duke
27
F
Tul
20
SMU
37
F
UtSt
38
NM
25
F
UAB
26
NorTx
21
F
Vand
10
Tenn
28
F
GASt
10
GaSo
38
F
IASt
17
K St
27
F
UNC
41
NCSt
10
F
ULMon
30
ULLaf
31
F
BYU
3
SDSU
13
F
Ariz
14
AzSt
24
F
Cal
28
UCLA
18
F
Fres
16
SJSU
17
F
Army
31
Hawaii
52
F

Nov 29, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

South Florida (4-8)

0

0

7

0

7

Central Florida (9-3)

7

17

7

3

34

UCF dominates South Florida 34-7
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:59 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Dillon Gabriel threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns, Adrian Killins rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown, and UCF concluded its regular season with a 34-7 win over South Florida in the War on I-4 on Friday night.

The Knights (9-3, 6-2) were never seriously tested, as they built a 24-0 lead by halftime with a 35-yard touchdown run from Killins and a 32-yard scoring reception from Gabriel Davis. They erased any lingering doubt as to the outcome when they drove 82 yards for another touchdown immediately after USF finally got on the scoreboard in the third quarter.

"I was just running with a chip on my shoulder out there," said Killins, a senior. "This was my last game in the Bounce House, my last time playing with my brothers on my left and right. It was a great feeling going out there and competing."

UCF gained 495 yards to the Bulls' 181 through the first three quarters. The disparity narrowed to 539-250 after a fourth quarter in which the final margin was all that was left to be determined. The Bulls committed three turnovers, while the hosts committed none.

"I thought our defense was suffocating the entire night," Knights coach Josh Heupel said. "Our defensive line changed the line of scrimmage."

For USF (4-8, 2-6), Jordan McCloud completed 9 of 21 passes for 116 yards and two interceptions. Johnny Ford added 58 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.

THE TAKEAWAY

UCF: The Knights' ascendancy as a program has coincided with a marked shift in results in the War on I-4 rivalry. While USF leads the overall series 6-5, UCF won for the fifth time in the seven meetings between the schools since the Knights became members of the American Athletic Conference.

USF: The Bulls seemed out of sorts at times, committing four false start penalties in the first quarter alone. USF concluded 2019 with five losses in its final six games, falling to 4-14 since starting the 2018 season 7-0. As a result, coach Charlie Strong's job may be in jeopardy.

Strong referred to the season as "very disappointing, very frustrating" after Friday's loss. Asked directly if he expected to return next season, Strong said he had "no idea."

"I know this," Strong said, "I know how to win."

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Tempers flared between the Sunshine State rivals on a few different occasions, both before and during the game. The most noteworthy incident came with 50 seconds remaining in the second quarter, when Killins was taken to the turf a few seconds after USF's Antonio Grier had stopped his progress.

Killins grabbed the facemask of USF's Nick Roberts as he went down, and a scuffle ensued. Killins was penalized for his actions, and after an extended delay while officials discussed the incident, multiple players from both teams drew offsetting unsportsmanlike conduct flags.

"It's emotional, the rivalry, right?" Heupel said. "The focus from the fans, our kids can sense and feel that energy. They know this is talked about 365 days a year. They know there's a trophy that, this year, will be inside our building. And they know these guys on the other side of the line of scrimmage. They grew up playing against a lot of these guys. So, it's an emotional game. It has been chippy in the past, and it got chippy tonight too."

UP NEXT

UCF: Awaits the announcement of its destination and opponent for the program's 11th bowl game appearance. The Knights have earned a bowl bid in seven of their last eight seasons.

USF: Awaits the start of spring practice, as its season ended with Friday's loss.

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Passing

SoFL Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Evans 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
J. McCloud 21 9 42.9 0 116 31 2 21.2
UCF Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Gabriel 39 23 59.0 2 270 51 0 97.2
D. Mack Jr. 1 1 100.0 0 37 37 0 118.8

Rushing

SoFL Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Ford 11 58 5.3 39 1
J. McCloud 12 38 3.2 12 0
UCF Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Killins Jr. 14 115 8.2 35 1
D. Mack Jr. 8 36 4.5 11 1

Receiving

SoFL Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Joiner 2 30 15.0 31 0
E. McDoom 1 25 25.0 25 0
UCF Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
G. Davis 8 106 13.3 32 2
T. Nixon 3 54 18.0 37 0

Fumbles

Returning

SoFL KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Sanders 2 11.0 0 16 0 - 0 0
UCF KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
O. Anderson 0 - 0 0 3 3.0 0 10
M. Williams 1 17.0 0 17 0 - 0 0

Punting

SoFL Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Schneider 6 280 46.7 61
UCF Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Osteen 2 105 52.5 67

Takeaways

UCF Int Yds InTD
A. Collier 1 20 0
E. Gilyard 1 14 0

Team Stats Comparison

SoFL UCF
Points For 7 34
Total Yards 250 539
Rushing Yards 134 232
Passing Yards 116 307
Passing Completions / Attempts 9/22 24/40
Turnovers 3 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 0/0
First Downs 15 28
Penalties - Yards 11/80 11/112
Time Of Possession 39:39 21:21
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/14 10/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/4 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 6/47 2/52

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter SoFL UCF
UCF 2:33 TD Gabriel Davis 19 yd pass from Dillon Gabriel (Dylan Barnas kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter SoFL UCF
UCF 3:19 TD Adrian Killins Jr. 35 yd run (Dylan Barnas kick) 0 14
UCF 9:28 TD Gabriel Davis 32 yd pass from Dillon Gabriel (Dylan Barnas kick) 0 21
UCF 14:57 FG Dylan Barnas 50 yd FG 0 24
3rd Quarter SoFL UCF
SoFL 7:37 TD Johnny Ford 1 yd run (Coby Weiss kick) 7 24
UCF 10:38 TD Darriel Mack Jr. 2 yd run (Dylan Barnas kick) 7 31
4th Quarter SoFL UCF
UCF 0:34 FG Dylan Barnas 27 yd FG 7 34

Game Information

Stadium: Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 45,216
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