Central Florida 41, Rutgers 17

Date - Thursday, November 21, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Bright House Networks Stadium
Attendance - 41244

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Rutgers 0 14 0 3 17
Central Florida 14 14 3 10 41

Recap


No. 20 Central Florida 41, Rutgers 17: Blake Bortles threw for 335 yards and a touchdown as the host Knights remained unbeaten in American Athletic Conference play.

Bortles completed 21-of-30 passes and ran for a 7-yard touchdown. Storm Johnson had 75 yards on the ground and a pair of touchdowns while Breshad Perriman registered 99 receiving yards and a score for Central Florida (9-1, 6-0), which outgained the Scarlet Knights 452-221.

Gary Nova struggled under center for Rutgers (5-5, 2-4), completing 11-of-34 passes for 107 yards and an interception. The Scarlet Knights have lost four of five since a triple-overtime win at Southern Methodist.

Bortles hit Perriman for a short touchdown 4:12 in and Johnson scored twice to give Central Florida a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Rutgers used a 38-yard gain on a fake punt to set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Paul James and later blocked a punt that was recovered in the end zone by Andre Patton to get within 28-14 at halftime.

The Knights burned nearly eight minutes off the clock and earned a field goal on their first drive of the second half. Bortles had two completions to Perriman totaling 64 yards to set up William Stanback's 1-yard touchdown and a 38-14 lead early in the fourth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rutgers has four blocked punts or kicks this season and leads FBS with 35 since 2009. ... Bortles has 95 rushing yards in his last two games after producing 67 in his first eight. ... J.J. Worton had five catches for 117 yards for Central Florida.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:48
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 7 - Rutgers 0
1st Quarter - 3:44
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 14 - Rutgers 0
2nd Quarter - 8:58
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 21 - Rutgers 0
2nd Quarter - 5:59
Rutgers   TD  Central Florida 21 - Rutgers 7
2nd Quarter - 1:10
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 28 - Rutgers 7
2nd Quarter - 0:15
Rutgers   TD  Central Florida 28 - Rutgers 14
3rd Quarter - 6:20
Central Florida   FG  Central Florida 31 - Rutgers 14
4th Quarter - 14:14
Central Florida   TD  Central Florida 38 - Rutgers 14
4th Quarter - 8:23
Central Florida   FG  Central Florida 41 - Rutgers 14
4th Quarter - 0:33
Rutgers   FG  Central Florida 41 - Rutgers 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rutgers Central Florida
W/L 5 - 5 - 0 9 - 1 - 0
Conference 2 - 4 - 0 6 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Rutgers Central Florida
Score 17 41
First Downs 14 27
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-14
21%
9-for-13
69%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-4
75%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 221 452
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 19-69 44-118
Average/Rush 3.6 2.7
Passing
Comp-Att 15-43 22-31
Passing Yards 152 334
Average/Pass Play 3.4 9.3
Penalties-Yards 3-19 1-5
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 21:34 38:26

PLAYER STATS

Rutgers (5 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Nova 11/34 107 0 1
C. Dodd 4/9 45 0 0
Central Florida (9 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Bortles 21/30 335 1 0
J. Holman 1/1 -1 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Burton 1 38 38.0 0
P. James 12 20 1.7 1
G. Nova 4 9 2.2 0
C. Dodd 2 2 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Johnson 16 75 4.7 2
B. Bortles 13 32 2.5 1
J. Holman 1 8 8.0 0
W. Stanback 10 6 0.6 1
C. Thompson 2 1 0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Kroft 8 72 9.0 0
J. Tsimis 2 24 12.0 0
B. Coleman 1 20 20.0 0
Q. Pratt 2 16 8.0 0
S. Huggins 1 11 11.0 0
L. Carroo 1 9 9.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Worton 5 117 23.4 0
B. Perriman 5 99 19.8 1
R. Hall 5 42 8.4 0
J. Godfrey 3 40 13.3 0
W. Stanback 2 24 12.0 0
S. Johnson 2 12 6.0 0