GIF: J.J. Worton's amazing catch in UCF's 39-36 win at Temple

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

UCF nearly lost its lead in the AAC standings as Temple provided to be a much tougher opponent than expected on Saturday in Philadelphia. The Owls got 382 passing yards and five total touchdowns from P.J. Walker, but Blake Bortles and J.J. Worton were too much to handle as the Knights overcame a 36-29 deficit in the final minutes to win 39-36.

J.J. Worton may have had one of the most spectacular catches of the year with just 1:06 remaining, pulling in this pass from Bortles for a touchdown to tie the game at 36.

(GIF via @bubbaprog)

The game appeared to be headed to overtime, but Bortles connected with Rannell Hall for 64 yards to set up a game-winning kick from Shawn Moffitt as time expired. The Knights quarterback finished the game with an impressive stat line -- 27-for-38 passing for 404 yards and four touchdowns with 63 rushing yards on 11 carries -- but the most important number is keeping the conference loss count at zero. Now UCF needs wins against Rutgers, South Florida and SMU to clinch a program-first BCS bowl bid.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

College Football Video

August 3, 2015
Michigan to win it all? (1:04)
August 3, 2015
Baylor's 408-pound tight end
August 3, 2015
SEC player survey
July 31, 2015
USC ranked No. 10 in Coaches Poll


Most Popular Shop

Men's Nike Charcoal Denver Broncos Training Camp Performance T-Shirt

NFL Training Camp Gear
Get your favorite team
Shop Now