HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Latavius Murray accounted for four touchdowns, Quincy McDuffie returned two kickoff returns for scores and Blake Bortles passed for two TDs as Central Florida routed Marshall 54-17 Saturday night to stay unbeaten in Conference USA.
Murray ran for three touchdowns on 156 yards with 16 carries, while also catching two passes for 38 yards and a score. Bortles was 15 of 21 for 277 yards passing with two interceptions for the Knights (6-2, 4-0).
The Thundering Herd (3-5, 2-2) got on the board first with a field goal but, just one play after that, UCF got rolling. Quincy McDuffie returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a 7-3 lead and the Knights never looked back. They scored 27 straight points, including TD runs of 2 and 75 yards by Murray.
McDuffie wasn't done, though, as he took the second-half kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and a 34-10 UCF lead.
|MRSHL||Justin Haig 43 yd FG|
|UCF||Quincy McDuffie 97 yd kick return (Shawn Moffitt kick)|
|UCF||Latavius Murray 2 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)|
|UCF||Jeff Godfrey 16 yd pass from Blake Bortles (blocked XP)|
|UCF||Latavius Murray 75 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)|
|MRSHL||Antavious Wilson 15 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)|
|UCF||Quincy McDuffie 98 yd kick return (Shawn Moffitt kick)|
|UCF||Latavius Murray 20 yd pass from Blake Bortles (blocked XP)|
|UCF||Latavius Murray 42 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)|
|MRSHL||Gator Hoskins 1 yd pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick)|
|UCF||Brynn Harvey 21 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||6-9||13-24|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-1||0-2|
|Kick Return Yds||213||151|
|Punt Return Yds||0||0|
|Time of Poss.||32:59||27:1|
|UCF: Latavius Murray 16-156, Brynn Harvey 11-62, Quincy McDuffie 2-27, Blake Bortles 6-23, Storm Johnson 2-7, Rob Calabrese 1-4, Jacoby Glenn 1-0, Team 1--1|
|MRSHL: Steward Butler 13-37, Remi Watson 7-29, Kevin Grooms 10-25, Rakeem Cato 6--25|
|UCF: Blake Bortles 15-21-277-2, Tyler Gabbert 1-1-13-0|
|MRSHL: Rakeem Cato 35-62-298-0|
|UCF: Jeff Godfrey 5-71, J.J. Worton 3-68, Latavius Murray 2-38, Rannell Hall 1-43, Dontravius Floyd 1-20, Josh Reese 1-14, Brendan Kelly 1-13, Brynn Harvey 1-12, Billy Giovanetti 1-11|
|MRSHL: Tommy Shuler 8-64, Antavious Wilson 7-55, Gator Hoskins 6-59, Aaron Dobson 5-68, Kevin Grooms 3-9, Demetrius Evans 2-22, Craig Wilkins 1-10, C.J. Crawford 1-6, Davonte Allen 1-3, Eric Frohnapfel 1-2|
|UCF||1st American Athletic||7-0||10-1|
|Marshall||1st Conference USA East||7-1||9-3|