Central Florida 19, Houston 14

Date - Saturday, November 9, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Bright House Networks Stadium
Attendance - 44665

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 0 0 7 7 14
Central Florida 0 6 7 6 19

Recap


No. 21 Central Florida 19, Houston 14: Freshman William Stanback logged nine carries for a career-high 74 yards and two touchdowns as the host Knights held on to beat the Cougars and seize hold of the American Athletic Conference.

Storm Johnson paced the rushing attack with 127 yards on 28 carries for Central Florida (7-1, 4-0 AAC). Blake Bortles completed 17-of-24 passes for 210 yards and an interception while Jeff Godfrey was his favorite target, catching five passes for 67 yards.

John O'Korn threw for one touchdown and ran for another for Houston (7-2, 4-1). He completed 24-of-46 passes for 231 yards with two interceptions and carried the ball 13 times for 56 yards, while Deontay Greenberry caught a game-high eight balls for 94 yards.

Shawn Moffitt connected on 45- and 40-yard field goals as the Knights took a 6-0 lead with 2:12 left in the second quarter. O'Korn scampered in for a 24-yard score with 7:59 left in the third quarter before Stanback answered with a 15-yard touchdown run 5:34 later.

Stanback pushed the Knights' lead to 19-7 when he scored from 38 yards out with 10:23 to play, but Bortles two-point conversion pass fell incomplete. O'Korn found Wayne Beadle for a 12-yard scoring strike with 4:04 left, but Houston's potential game-winning drive stalled at the Central Florida 7-yard line when O'Korn couldn't connect with Kent Brooks on a fourth-down pass with 14 seconds remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Central Florida is the only remaining undefeated team in AAC conference play. ... Stanback, whose previous career high was 65 yards, has five touchdowns in the last four games. ... Knights WR Breshad Perriman added five catches for 60 yards.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 8:38
Central Florida   FG  Central Florida 3 - Houston 0
2nd Quarter - 2:12
Central Florida   FG  Central Florida 6 - Houston 0
3rd Quarter - 7:59
Houston   TD  Central Florida 6 - Houston 7
3rd Quarter - 2:25
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 13 - Houston 7
4th Quarter - 10:23
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 19 - Houston 7
4th Quarter - 4:04
Houston   TD  Central Florida 19 - Houston 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Houston Central Florida
W/L 7 - 2 - 0 7 - 1 - 0
Conference 4 - 1 - 0 4 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Houston Central Florida
Score 14 19
First Downs 23 24
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-12
42%
5-for-12
42%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 367 398
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 29-136 45-188
Average/Rush 4.7 4.2
Passing
Comp-Att 24-46 17-24
Passing Yards 231 210
Average/Pass Play 4.7 8.1
Penalties-Yards 8-72 2-16
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 24:47 35:13

PLAYER STATS

Houston (7 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. O'Korn 24/46 231 1 2
Central Florida (7 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Bortles 17/24 210 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Farrow 8 57 7.1 0
J. O'Korn 13 56 4.3 1
R. Jackson 5 12 2.4 0
W. Beadle 1 10 10.0 0
D. Spencer 1 1 1.0 0
K. Brooks 1 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Johnson 28 127 4.5 0
W. Stanback 9 74 8.2 2
B. Bortles 6 -10 -1.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Greenberry 8 94 11.8 0
W. Beadle 2 32 16.0 1
K. Farrow 3 25 8.3 0
X. Maxwell 2 21 10.5 0
D. Ayers 1 20 20.0 0
D. Spencer 2 13 6.5 0
A. Johnson 2 10 5.0 0
R. Jackson 3 9 3.0 0
M. Ambles 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Godfrey 5 67 13.4 0
B. Perriman 5 60 12.0 0
R. Hall 3 43 14.3 0
J. Reese 2 22 11.0 0
J. Worton 1 10 10.0 0
S. Johnson 1 8 8.0 0