UCF at Memphis

UCF 35, Memphis 17


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Latavius Murray rushed for 192 yards and two touchdowns and Blake Bortles threw for two more scores as Central Florida pulled away from mistake-prone Memphis 35-17 Saturday night.

The Knights (5-2, 3-0 Conference USA) forced three Memphis turnovers, including a fumble on the UCF 1-yard line in the first quarter.

Murray, starting for the first time since the season opener, had 23 carries and scored twice early. He followed a 1-yard run with an 83-yard romp that was the second-longest run from scrimmage in school history.

After the Tigers (1-6, 1-2) got within 14-10 on Robert Steeples' 27-yard fumble return, an interception by the Knights' A.J. Bouye set up a 61-yard UCF scoring drive.

Bouye had another big play when he recovered a fumble and ran 79 yards for a 28-10 UCF lead.

The Tigers rushed for a season-high 240 yards behind a career-best 88 yards by Jan Steib.

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Scoring Summary
UCFLatavius Murray 1 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)
UCFLatavius Murray 83 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)
MEMPTyler Spurlock 34 yd FG
MEMPRobert Steeples 27 yd fumble return (Tyler Spurlock kick)
UCFJ.J. Worton 29 yd pass from Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt kick)
UCFA.J. Bouye 79 yd fumble return (Shawn Moffitt kick)
UCFJustin Tukes 6 yd pass from Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt kick)
MEMPJacob Karam 1 yd run (Tyler Spurlock kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1719
Third Down Efficiency6-134-16
Fourth Down Efficiency1-12-2
Plays-Net Yards60-35173-361
Passing Yds122121
Kick Return Yds24140
Punt Return Yds319
Time of Poss.28:731:53
Individual Stats
UCF: Latavius Murray 23-192, Jamie Boyle 1-33, Blake Bortles 3-8, Brynn Harvey 2-4, Rob Calabrese 1-3, Jeff Godfrey 1-0, Storm Johnson 3--11
MEMP: Jai Steib 13-88, Brandon Hayes 17-83, Jacob Karam 9-36, Tom Hornsey 1-21, Eric Mathews 2-13, Alan Cross 2-0, Team 1--1
UCF: Blake Bortles 15-26-122-0
MEMP: Jacob Karam 20-28-121-1
UCF: J.J. Worton 5-56, Latavius Murray 4-17, Breshad Perriman 2-21, Jeff Godfrey 1-16, Rannell Hall 1-10, Justin Tukes 1-6, Josh Reese 1--4
MEMP: Keiwone Malone 5-50, Marcus Rucker 4-37, Brandon Hayes 4--15, Jamere Valentine 3-23, Tyriq Patrick 1-10, Reggie Travis 1-9, LaMarvin Ashley 1-8, Alan Cross 1--1
UCF3rd American Athletic East4-46-7
Memphis3rd American Athletic West5-38-5

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