UCF, McDuffie roll past UAB, into C-USA title game wire reports

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Quincy McDuffie ran for three touchdowns and Blake Bortles threw for two scores to lead Central Florida to a 49-24 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.

With the win, UCF (9-3, 7-1) clinched Conference USA's East Division title and will face Tulsa in the conference championship game next Saturday. McDuffie had scoring runs of 9, 8 and 43 yards in his final home game for Central Florida.

Bortles, who completed 17 of 23 for 225 yards, hit J.J. Worton with scoring passes of 18 and 4 yards. Lyle Dankenbring returned an interception 78 yards for a score as the Knights took advantage of numerous Blazer mistakes to jump out to a 35-10 halftime lead.

Jonathan Perry threw for 307 yards, two touchdown passes and a rushing score for UAB (3-9, 2-6).

UAB outgained UCF 322-237 in the first half, but three drives inside the Knights' 20-yard line ended with no points.

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Scoring Summary
UCFJ.J. Worton 18 yd pass from Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt kick)
UCFLatavius Murray 3 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)
UABTy Long 25 yd FG
UCFQuincy McDuffie 9 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)
UCFLyle Dankenbring 78 yd interception return (Shawn Moffitt kick)
UABPatrick Hearn 76 yd pass from Jonathan Perry (Ty Long kick)
UCFJ.J. Worton 4 yd pass from Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt kick)
UCFQuincy McDuffie 8 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)
UABJonathan Perry 2 yd run (Ty Long kick)
UABDarrin Reaves 15 yd pass from Jonathan Perry (Ty Long kick)
UCFQuincy McDuffie 43 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2623
Third Down Efficiency6-166-11
Fourth Down Efficiency2-50-2
Plays-Net Yards83-59963-473
Passing Yds510244
Kick Return Yds52101
Punt Return Yds034
Time of Poss.29:5730:3
Individual Stats
UAB: Darrin Reaves 18-71, Bashr Coles 3-27, Jonathan Perry 5--2, Austin Brown 1--7
UCF: Latavius Murray 15-94, Quincy McDuffie 6-79, Brynn Harvey 6-27, Blake Bortles 6-21, Storm Johnson 4-5, Rob Calabrese 1-3, Jeff Godfrey 1-0
UAB: Jonathan Perry 21-28-307-0, Austin Brown 16-28-203-1
UCF: Blake Bortles 17-23-225-0, Rob Calabrese 1-1-19-0
UAB: Patrick Hearn 8-201, Jackie Williams 8-55, Darrin Reaves 6-52, Kennard Backman 5-78, Jay Davis 4-66, Nick Adams 3-32, Stephen Herring 1-13, Sam Accursio 1-8, Bashr Coles 1-5
UCF: Jeff Godfrey 4-46, Breshad Perriman 3-55, Dontravius Floyd 3-45, J.J. Worton 3-36, Rannell Hall 1-19, Quincy McDuffie 1-17, Latavius Murray 1-11, Storm Johnson 1-9, Josh Reese 1-6

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