Central Florida 38, Florida International 0

Date - Friday, September 6, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - FIU Stadium
Attendance - 15823

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Central Florida 7 17 14 0 38
Florida International 0 0 0 0 0

Recap


Central Florida 38, Florida International 0: Storm Johnson ran for three touchdowns, Blake Bortles accounted for two scores and the Knights’ defense suffocated the Panthers in a resounding road victory.

Johnson, a junior running back, rushed for touchdowns of 2 and 15 yards in the second quarter before adding another 2-yard scoring run midway through the third. He finished with 18 carries for 89 yards, giving him 188 yards and five touchdowns through the season’s first two weeks. 

Bortles opened the scoring with a 1-yard TD run in the first quarter and later added a 5-yard scoring strike to J.J. Worton as part of a 12-for-19, 214-yard passing performance for the Knights, who improved to 2-0 for just the second time since 1999. Rannell Hall was Bortles’ top target on the night, finishing with 127 yards on four receptions.

After trouncing Akron last week, Central Florida has now outscored its opponents 76-7 this season. The Knights have the opportunity to open some eyes nationally in their next two games – a road matchup with Penn State and a home showdown with No. 6 South Carolina.

Florida International’s 12 drives ended in 10 punts, one fumble and a missed 34-yard field goal. The running game for the Panthers (0-2) produced 31 yards on 29 carries while quarterback Jake Medlock averaged only 5.1 yards on his 25 pass attempts.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:02
Central Florida   TD  Florida International 0 - Central Florida 7
2nd Quarter - 14:55
Central Florida   TD  Florida International 0 - Central Florida 14
2nd Quarter - 8:31
Central Florida   FG  Florida International 0 - Central Florida 17
2nd Quarter - 3:50
Central Florida   TD  Florida International 0 - Central Florida 24
3rd Quarter - 7:36
Central Florida   TD  Florida International 0 - Central Florida 31
3rd Quarter - 3:04
Central Florida   TD  Florida International 0 - Central Florida 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Central Florida Florida International
W/L 2 - 0 - 0 0 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Central Florida Florida International
Score 38 0
First Downs 16 10
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-12
42%
3-for-15
20%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 390 173
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 38-165 29-31
Average/Rush 4.3 1.1
Passing
Comp-Att 14-21 19-28
Passing Yards 225 142
Average/Pass Play 10.2 4.7
Penalties-Yards 5-39 4-31
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 30:56 29:04

PLAYER STATS

Central Florida (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Bortles 12/19 214 1 0
J. Holman 2/2 11 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Medlock 16/25 128 0 0
E. Hilliard 3/3 14 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Johnson 18 89 4.9 3
W. Stanback 9 55 6.1 0
B. Bortles 4 22 5.5 1
J. Holman 3 3 1.0 0
D. Wilson 2 1 0.5 0
M. Reed 2 -5 -2.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Caldwell 10 27 2.7 0
A. Randolph 10 20 2.0 0
J. Medlock 6 17 2.8 0
E. Hilliard 2 -4 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Hall 4 127 31.8 0
S. Johnson 2 39 19.5 0
J. Godfrey 4 33 8.2 0
J. Worton 2 14 7.0 1
B. Perriman 1 12 12.0 0
W. Stanback 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Lowder 3 40 13.3 0
J. Smith 4 25 6.2 0
F. Porter 3 25 8.3 0
D. Jasper 3 22 7.3 0
C. Taylor 4 20 5.0 0
R. Burrows 1 6 6.0 0
S. Oyegunle 1 4 4.0 0