Central Florida 24, Memphis 17

Date - Saturday, October 5, 2013 4:30 PM
Location - Liberty Bowl Memorial
Attendance - 30274

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Central Florida 3 0 7 14 24
Memphis 7 0 3 7 17

Recap


Central Florida 24, Memphis 17: Drico Johnson scooped a fumble on a kick return and carried it 12 yards for the winning touchdown with 1:56 to play as the Knights notched an ugly win over the host Tigers in American Athletic Conference play.

Storm Johnson carried the ball 16 times for 86 yards for Central Florida and freshman running back William Stanback, who forced the fumble on special teams that led to the game-winning score, ran one in from a yard out in the second quarter. Quarterback Blake Bortles struggled for the Knights (4-1, 1-0), completing 17-of-36 passes for 160 yards with Breshad Perriman having seven grabs for 107 yards.

Paxton Lynch threw for 279 yards for Memphis, connecting with 10 different receivers on 20-of-38 passing. Brandon Hayes and Sam Craft each rushed for a score, while Hayes carried the majority of the rushing load with 73 yards on 12 carries for the Tigers (1-3, 0-1).

Storm Johnson fumbled as he crossed the goal line but lineman Chris Martin recovered in the end zone for a Central Florida touchdown to tie the game at 17-17 with 2:05 to play. On the ensuing kickoff, Stanback leveled Marquis Worford, knocking the ball loose and setting up Drico Johnson's improbable scoop-and-score.

Memphis didn't roll over with Lynch and Hayes moving the offense down the field in an effort to tie the game. With 42 seconds to play, Hayes took a pitch from Lynch, rolled out to the right and attempted to hit Tevin Jones in the end zone but was intercepted by Terrence Plummer - his second pick of the game - to seal the win for the Knights.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Knights scored fewer than 32 points for the first time in their last five games against Memphis. ... Jones finished with 63 yards on four receptions for the Tigers, while Joe Craig grabbed five balls for 61 yards. ... Central Florida improved to 9-1 all-time against Memphis.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:25
Memphis   TD  Memphis 7 - Central Florida 0
1st Quarter - 1:46
Central Florida   FG  Memphis 7 - Central Florida 3
3rd Quarter - 5:48
Central Florida   TD  Memphis 7 - Central Florida 10
3rd Quarter - 2:19
Memphis   FG  Memphis 10 - Central Florida 10
4th Quarter - 12:59
Memphis   TD  Memphis 17 - Central Florida 10
4th Quarter - 2:05
Central Florida   TD  Memphis 17 - Central Florida 17
4th Quarter - 1:56
Central Florida   TD  Memphis 17 - Central Florida 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Central Florida Memphis
W/L 4 - 1 - 0 1 - 3 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Central Florida Memphis
Score 24 17
First Downs 16 25
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-14
36%
5-for-16
31%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 274 397
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-114 35-118
Average/Rush 4.1 3.4
Passing
Comp-Att 17-36 20-39
Passing Yards 160 279
Average/Pass Play 4.3 6.3
Penalties-Yards 6-46 5-39
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Time of Possession 29:32 30:28

PLAYER STATS

Central Florida (4 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Bortles 17/36 160 0 0
Memphis (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Lynch 20/38 279 0 2
B. Hayes 0/1 0 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Johnson 16 86 5.4 0
W. Stanback 7 27 3.9 1
B. Bortles 5 1 0.2 0
C. Martin 0 0 0.0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Hayes 12 73 6.1 1
S. Craft 4 28 7.0 1
M. Warford 6 23 3.8 0
T. Hornsey 1 14 14.0 0
J. Steib 3 -2 -0.7 0
P. Lynch 9 -18 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Perriman 7 107 15.3 0
R. Hall 2 19 9.5 0
S. Johnson 3 15 5.0 0
J. Godfrey 3 11 3.7 0
J. Reese 1 8 8.0 0
C. Thompson 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Jones 4 63 15.8 0
J. Craig 5 61 12.2 0
M. Frazier 2 50 25.0 0
S. Craft 2 30 15.0 0
A. Cross 1 26 26.0 0
K. Malone 2 18 9.0 0
J. Steib 1 14 14.0 0
D. Hurd 1 9 9.0 0
A. Henderson 1 4 4.0 0
M. Warford 1 4 4.0 0