Central Florida 38, Louisville 35

Date - Friday, October 18, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Attendance - 55215

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Central Florida 0 7 21 10 38
Louisville 7 7 14 7 35

Recap


Central Florida 38, No. 6 Louisville 35: Blake Bortles connected with Jeff Godfrey on a 2-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining as the visiting Knights overcame two second-half deficits to record the first win over a Top-10 foe in school history.

After rallying from a 21-point, second-half deficit only to fall behind 35-31 with three minutes left, Central Florida (5-1, 2-0 AAC) capped an 11-play drive, 75-yard drive when Bortles found Godfrey in the back of the end zone. The Cardinals were able to reach the Central Florida 49 with five seconds remaining, but Teddy Bridgewater’s Hail Mary attempt fell incomplete as time expired.

Storm Johnson posted a personal-best 188 total yards (109 rushing, career-high 79 receiving) and two touchdowns while Bortles threw for 250 yards and two scores. Bridgewater went 29-of-38 for 341 yards and two first-half touchdowns for Louisville (6-1, 2-1).

Louisville took a 28-7 lead with 7:52 left in the third quarter, when James Quick scooped up a fumble by punter Caleb Houston and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown. Johnson capped the ensuing drive with a 1-yard TD plunge and, following a fumble by the Cardinals two plays later, took a screen pass and weaved his way through the defense for a 20-yard score.

Central Florida scored its third touchdown over a 4:20 span in the third as William Stanback completed a three-play drive with a 12-yard run to knot the game at 28-28. Shawn Moffitt added a 34-yard field goal with 7:36 remaining to give the Knights their first lead, but the Cardinals benefited from a questionable fourth-down penalty and pulled ahead on Brown’s second TD run.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Central Florida’s three rushing touchdowns were two more than Louisville had surrendered over its first six contests. … The Cardinals entered the contest yielding an FBS-low 7.3 points and 229.5 total yards per game but surrendered season highs in points and yards (446). … Louisville WR Eli Rogers tied a career high with 10 receptions for 95 yards and a score.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:29
Louisville   TD  Louisville 7 - Central Florida 0
2nd Quarter - 4:13
Central Florida   TD  Louisville 7 - Central Florida 7
2nd Quarter - 0:58
Louisville   TD  Louisville 14 - Central Florida 7
3rd Quarter - 9:26
Louisville   TD  Louisville 21 - Central Florida 7
3rd Quarter - 7:52
Louisville   TD  Louisville 28 - Central Florida 7
3rd Quarter - 4:50
Central Florida   TD  Louisville 28 - Central Florida 14
3rd Quarter - 3:40
Central Florida   TD  Louisville 28 - Central Florida 21
3rd Quarter - 0:30
Central Florida   TD  Louisville 28 - Central Florida 28
4th Quarter - 7:36
Central Florida   FG  Louisville 28 - Central Florida 31
4th Quarter - 3:00
Louisville   TD  Louisville 35 - Central Florida 31
4th Quarter - 0:23
Central Florida   TD  Louisville 35 - Central Florida 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Central Florida Louisville
W/L 5 - 1 - 0 6 - 1 - 0
Conference 2 - 0 - 0 2 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Central Florida Louisville
Score 38 35
First Downs 22 22
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-11
45%
7-for-11
64%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 446 445
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 32-196 24-104
Average/Rush 6.1 4.3
Passing
Comp-Att 21-33 29-38
Passing Yards 250 341
Average/Pass Play 7.6 8.5
Penalties-Yards 5-46 6-47
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 29:18 30:42

PLAYER STATS

Central Florida (5 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Bortles 21/32 250 2 1
Louisville (6 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Bridgewater 29/38 341 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Johnson 18 109 6.1 1
W. Stanback 9 65 7.2 2
B. Bortles 2 16 8.0 0
R. Hall 1 13 13.0 0
J. Godfrey 1 3 3.0 0
C. Houston 1 -10 -10.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Brown 12 88 7.3 2
S. Perry 8 18 2.2 0
M. Dyer 1 3 3.0 0
T. Bridgewater 3 -5 -1.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Johnson 4 79 19.8 1
J. Reese 4 48 12.0 0
B. Perriman 2 38 19.0 0
R. Hall 3 26 8.7 0
J. Tukes 4 24 6.0 0
J. Godfrey 3 20 6.7 1
J. Worton 1 15 15.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Rogers 10 95 9.5 1
D. Parker 5 66 13.2 1
R. Hubbell 2 47 23.5 0
D. Copeland 5 44 8.8 0
D. Brown 3 41 13.7 0
G. Christian 1 26 26.0 0
M. Harris 1 15 15.0 0
J. Quick 1 5 5.0 0
L. Atkins 1 2 2.0 0