Central Florida 39, Temple 36

Date - Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Lincoln Financial Field
Attendance - 20174

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Central Florida 5 17 0 17 39
Temple 0 21 7 8 36

Recap


No. 19 Central Florida 39, Temple 36: Blake Bortles threw for a career-high 404 yards and four touchdowns and Shawn Moffitt converted a 23-yard field goal as time expired to lead the Knights past the Owls.

J.J. Worton set a career best with 178 receiving yards and three touchdowns as Bortles' top target, and Central Florida (8-1, 5-0 AAC) won its fifth straight game. Storm Johnson totaled 122 yards on 14 carries for the Knights, who outgained Temple 657-518 overall.

Freshman quarterback P.J. Walker had a career day for the Owls (1-9, 0-6), throwing for 382 yards on 26-of-44 passing. Robbie Anderson was Walker's primary receiving connection, compiling 184 yards on eight catches, including a pair of touchdowns.

After Central Florida took a 22-21 lead into halftime, Temple pulled ahead 28-22 when Walker found Anderson from 75 yards out with 3:31 remaining in the third quarter. Bortles and Worton hooked up from 38 yards out to put the Knights back in front with 6:37 remaining before Walker led the Owls on an eight play, 80-yard drive, capped by a seven-yard strike to Chris Parthemore, who also caught the 2-point conversion to give Temple a seven point edge.

Bortles hit Worton for his third score of the day from 30 yards out with just over a minute remaining to tie the game at 36-36 before Walker and Temple went three-and-out, setting up the winning drive for the Knights. On first down, Bortles found Rannell Hall for 64 yards to the Temple six-yard line to set the stage for Moffitt's clinching kick.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Knights improved to 6-4 all-time against schools from Pennsylvania, in their first ever meeting against Temple. ... Nine of Walker's 15 touchdowns this season have been 30 yards or longer. ... Bortles also ran 11 times for 63 yards.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:39
Central Florida   S  Temple 0 - Central Florida 2
1st Quarter - 3:31
Central Florida   FG  Temple 0 - Central Florida 5
2nd Quarter - 13:48
Temple   TD  Temple 7 - Central Florida 5
2nd Quarter - 11:08
Central Florida   TD  Temple 7 - Central Florida 12
2nd Quarter - 6:15
Temple   TD  Temple 14 - Central Florida 12
2nd Quarter - 3:56
Central Florida   TD  Temple 14 - Central Florida 19
2nd Quarter - 3:10
Temple   TD  Temple 21 - Central Florida 19
2nd Quarter - 0:11
Central Florida   FG  Temple 21 - Central Florida 22
3rd Quarter - 3:31
Temple   TD  Temple 28 - Central Florida 22
4th Quarter - 6:37
Central Florida   TD  Temple 28 - Central Florida 29
4th Quarter - 2:04
Temple   TD  Temple 36 - Central Florida 29
4th Quarter - 1:06
Central Florida   TD  Temple 36 - Central Florida 36
4th Quarter - 0:00
Central Florida   FG  Temple 36 - Central Florida 39
TEAMS

Team Records

  Central Florida Temple
W/L 8 - 1 - 0 1 - 9 - 0
Conference 5 - 0 - 0 0 - 6 - 0

Team Stats

  Central Florida Temple
Score 39 36
First Downs 28 22
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-13
38%
9-for-15
60%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 657 518
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-253 24-136
Average/Rush 7.0 5.7
Passing
Comp-Att 27-40 26-45
Passing Yards 404 382
Average/Pass Play 9.4 8.0
Penalties-Yards 8-72 8-55
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 33:34 26:26

PLAYER STATS

Central Florida (8 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Bortles 27/38 404 4 0
Temple (1 - 9)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Walker 26/44 382 4 1
J. Fitzpatrick 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Johnson 14 122 8.7 0
B. Bortles 11 63 5.7 0
R. Hall 3 43 14.3 0
W. Stanback 8 25 3.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Harper 10 77 7.7 0
P. Walker 9 41 4.6 1
J. Gilmore 1 13 13.0 0
Z. Williams 4 5 1.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Worton 10 179 17.9 3
R. Hall 9 159 17.7 0
W. Stanback 1 49 49.0 1
J. Tukes 1 9 9.0 0
S. Johnson 2 4 2.0 0
J. Reese 1 4 4.0 0
J. Godfrey 3 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Anderson 8 184 23.0 2
J. Fitzpatrick 5 52 10.4 0
K. Harper 3 34 11.3 0
J. Gilmore 1 32 32.0 1
J. Christopher 3 29 9.7 0
C. Parthemore 2 26 13.0 1
R. Alderman 2 16 8.0 0
T. Karpinski 1 6 6.0 0
Z. Williams 1 3 3.0 0