Central Florida 38, Akron 7

Date - Thursday, August 29, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Bright House Networks Stadium
Attendance - 35115

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Akron 0 0 0 7 7
Central Florida 14 10 14 0 38

Recap


Central Florida 38, Akron 7: Blake Bortles threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns as the host Knights opened their season by defeating Akron in a non-conference game.
 
Bortles, a 6-4 redshirt junior who finished 18-for-24, threw touchdowns to Breshad Perriman, Rannell Hall and J.J. Worton as Central Florida built a 24-0 halftime advantage. Perriman, a redshirt sophomore, caught a 91-yard score on the second play of the game.
 
Storm Johnson ran the ball effectively for Central Florida, particularly in the second half. The redshirt junior had scoring runs of 9 and 1 yards in the third quarter and finished with 99 yards on 20 carries.
 
Hall capped a 12-play, 91-yard drive with 19-yard touchdown catch late in the first quarter and Worton snared a 39-yard touchdown pass midway through the second. 

Imani Davis caught the lone touchdown from back-up quarterback Nick Hirschman for the Zips. Hirschman, a Colorado transfer, took over for starter Kyle Pohl, who was 16-for-21 for 98 yards and an interception.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Bortles, who played three quarters, has thrown 198 consecutive passes without an interception. ... Former Central Florida and NFL quarterback Duante Culpepper watched the game from the sideline. ... Junior Shawn Moffitt kicked a 32-yard field goal to complete the scoring in the first half for the Knights.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:02
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 7 - Akron 0
1st Quarter - 2:23
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 14 - Akron 0
2nd Quarter - 6:54
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 21 - Akron 0
2nd Quarter - 0:58
Central Florida   FG  Central Florida 24 - Akron 0
3rd Quarter - 9:38
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 31 - Akron 0
3rd Quarter - 2:23
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 38 - Akron 0
4th Quarter - 0:42
Akron   TD  Central Florida 38 - Akron 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Akron Central Florida
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Akron Central Florida
Score 7 38
First Downs 15 23
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-16
50%
9-for-14
64%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 250 476
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 35-134 39-157
Average/Rush 3.8 4.0
Passing
Comp-Att 18-25 19-27
Passing Yards 116 319
Average/Pass Play 4.5 10.3
Penalties-Yards 6-49 1-10
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 27:21 32:39

PLAYER STATS

Akron (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Pohl 16/21 98 0 1
N. Hirschman 2/4 18 1 0
Central Florida (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Bortles 18/24 314 3 0
T. Gabbert 1/3 5 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Jones 5 54 10.8 0
C. Hundley 10 50 5.0 0
K. Pohl 7 17 2.4 0
J. Chisholm 11 10 0.9 0
N. Hirschman 1 5 5.0 0
Z. D'Orazio 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Johnson 20 99 5.0 2
W. Stanback 7 38 5.4 0
C. Thompson 3 16 5.3 0
R. Hall 1 4 4.0 0
B. Bortles 6 2 0.3 0
T. Gabbert 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
F. Bickley 3 26 8.7 0
M. Traylor-Bennett 3 25 8.3 0
L. Smith 2 25 12.5 0
I. Davis 2 13 6.5 1
D. Frieson 3 10 3.3 0
T. Goodman 1 10 10.0 0
K. Sconiers 1 4 4.0 0
J. Chisholm 1 3 3.0 0
C. Hundley 2 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Perriman 3 113 37.7 1
J. Worton 3 60 20.0 1
R. Hall 3 54 18.0 1
J. Reese 2 38 19.0 0
J. Tukes 2 25 12.5 0
J. Godfrey 2 13 6.5 0
K. Miller 1 9 9.0 0
D. Owi 1 5 5.0 0
S. Johnson 2 2 1.0 0