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Anderson helps No. 14 UCF pull away from UConn for 49-24 win

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Otis Anderson got a little down on himself after committing a costly turnover in the third quarter.

The freshman bounced back in a hurry.

Anderson had a spectacular 65-yard touchdown run in the final period, helping No. 14 Central Florida pull away from UConn for a 49-24 victory on Saturday.

''After I scored I kind of perked back up and brought back what I usually have,'' said Anderson, who finished with 84 yards and two TDs. ''My game went from up to down to up so I felt like I had a great game.''

UCF, the highest ranked non-Power 5 school, remained in prime position for a spot in a New Year's Six bowl. McKenzie Milton completed 24 of 36 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns for the Knights (9-0, 6-0 American Athletic Conference, CFP, No. 18), and Tre'Quan Smith finished with seven catches for 120 yards.

But UCF's potent offense struggled for much of the day, hurt by turnovers, penalties and poor execution. UCF failed to score in the third, just the second time this season the Knights went scoreless in a quarter.

''When you look up and you didn't have best day but you have 49 points those are good problems,'' UCF coach Scott Frost said. ''We can play a lot better but I think the guys made enough plays.''

David Pindell passed for 201 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score for UConn (3-7, 2-5), but the Huskies were unable to keep up with the high-scoring Knights. Pindell was inserted into the starting lineup in place of the injured Bryant Shirreffs.

Pindell's 9-yard touchdown run made it 28-17 early in the second half. But UCF responded with three straight touchdowns in the fourth.

''They're a good football team,'' UConn coach Randy Edsall said. ''I thought we gave ourselves a chance at 28-17 when we got that fumble. I thought that took the air out of them.''

Anderson's second TD run made it 35-17 with 14:11 to go. Milton added a 4-yard touchdown run, and Noah Vedral's 35-yard TD pass to Cam Stewart made it 49-17 with 7:03 left.

UConn didn't score again until Pindell's 22-yard TD pass to Aaron McLean with 36 seconds left.

Some of the UCF players admitted they may have relaxed after jumping out to a 21-3 lead by the end of the first quarter. But Anderson's touchdown in the fourth quarter seemed to wake the team back up.

''It was good to see him (Otis Anderson) go out there and make up for that play,'' Frost said. ''It was great to see him get redemption with that long touchdown - that play was key in this ballgame.''

THE TAKEAWAY

UConn: Pindell, a junior college transfer, was benched after starting the season opener. His dual-threat ability gave the Huskies the spark that they needed.

UCF: The Knights must improve their run defense if they hope to win the AAC title and make it to a New Year's Six bowl. The Huskies finished with 212 yards rushing.

UP NEXT

UConn: The Huskies step out of conference play to take on Boston College on Saturday.

UCF: The Knights travel to Temple on Saturday for their final league road game.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:36
40-M.Tarbutt extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
49
Touchdown 0:36
5-D.Pindell complete to 8-A.McLean. 8-A.McLean runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
81
yds
02:36
pos
23
49
Point After TD 7:03
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
49
Touchdown 7:03
16-N.Vedral complete to 11-C.Stewart. 11-C.Stewart runs 35 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
35
yds
00:06
pos
17
48
Point After TD 8:54
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
42
Touchdown 8:54
10-M.Milton runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
87
yds
03:08
pos
17
41
Point After TD 14:11
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
35
Touchdown 14:11
26-O.Anderson runs 65 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
84
yds
00:58
pos
17
34
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 13:21
40-M.Tarbutt extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
28
Touchdown 13:21
5-D.Pindell runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
94
yds
01:34
pos
16
28
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:43
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
28
Touchdown 7:43
10-M.Milton complete to 4-T.Smith. 4-T.Smith runs 41 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
70
yds
02:14
pos
10
27
Point After TD 9:57
40-M.Tarbutt extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
21
Touchdown 9:57
5-D.Pindell complete to 82-M.Donaldson. 82-M.Donaldson runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
54
yds
02:40
pos
9
21
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:20
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
21
Touchdown 0:20
10-M.Milton complete to 17-M.Williams. 17-M.Williams runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
43
yds
02:24
pos
3
20
Point After TD 2:52
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
14
Touchdown 2:52
9-A.Killins runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
75
yds
02:23
pos
3
13
Field Goal 5:19
40-M.Tarbutt 20 yards Field Goal is Good.
14
plays
88
yds
05:47
pos
3
7
Point After TD 11:06
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:06
26-O.Anderson runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
73
yds
03:43
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 23 22
Rushing 11 7
Passing 9 12
Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Conv 6-15 8-16
4th Down Conv 0-3 0-2
Total Net Yards 404 514
Total Plays 76 73
Avg Gain 5.3 7.0
Net Yards Rushing 212 173
Rush Attempts 45 35
Avg Rush Yards 4.7 4.9
Net Yards Passing 192 341
Comp. - Att. 18-31 25-38
Yards Per Pass 6.2 9.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-9 2-5
Penalties - Yards 8-79 10-84
Touchdowns 3 7
Rushing TDs 1 4
Passing TDs 2 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 5-39.2 4-51.3
Return Yards 131 50
Punts - Returns 0-0 2--1
Kickoffs - Returns 7-131 2-51
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 4/4 7/7
Extra Points 3/3 7/7
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Connecticut 3-7 377724
18 UCF 9-0 21702149
192 PASS YDS 341
212 RUSH YDS 173
404 TOTAL YDS 514
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Pindell 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.1% 201 2 1 127.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.3% 423 2 2 108.2
D. Pindell 18/31 201 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Pindell 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 96 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
33 147 2
D. Pindell 21 96 1 17
K. Mensah 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 53 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
94 422 3
K. Mensah 10 53 0 14
A. Newsome 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
63 249 3
A. Newsome 10 31 0 12
D. Williams 15 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 44 0
D. Williams 1 25 0 25
T. Beals 2 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
T. Beals 1 9 0 9
N. Hopkins 11 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
81 301 7
N. Hopkins 1 0 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Newsome 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 60 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 467 2
A. Newsome 1 60 0 60
A. McLean 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 47 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 387 2
A. McLean 3 47 1 22
Q. Skanes 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
34 301 1
Q. Skanes 4 27 0 15
H. Mayala 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
34 519 5
H. Mayala 2 16 0 11
T. Davis 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 150 0
T. Davis 2 16 0 9
K. Dixon 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 245 1
K. Dixon 2 14 0 12
M. Donaldson 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 210 3
M. Donaldson 1 12 1 12
T. Beals 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 243 0
T. Beals 3 9 0 6
D. Williams 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Williams 0 0 0 0
K. Mensah 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 83 0
K. Mensah 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Coyle 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-0 2 0.0
T. Coyle 9-0 0.0 0
T. Bell 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
T. Bell 6-0 0.0 0
M. Terry 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
M. Terry 5-1 0.0 0
J. Joseph 11 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
J. Joseph 5-0 0.0 0
J. Summers 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
J. Summers 4-0 0.0 0
A. Watkins 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
A. Watkins 4-0 0.0 0
V. Diggs 13 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
V. Diggs 4-1 0.0 0
C. Britton 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Britton 3-0 0.0 0
F. Fatukasi 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
F. Fatukasi 2-0 0.0 0
C. Ormsby 57 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
C. Ormsby 2-0 1.0 0
K. Murphy 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Murphy 1-0 0.0 0
S. Lawley 50 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Lawley 1-0 0.0 0
D. Beavers 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
D. Beavers 1-2 1.0 0
J. McAfee 17 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. McAfee 1-0 0.0 0
P. Okounam 58 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
P. Okounam 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Tarbutt 40 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
8/12 26/27
M. Tarbutt 1/1 20 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Graham 81 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 39.2 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
51 39.2 1
B. Graham 5 39.2 1 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Q. Skanes 19 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
6 19.3 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 23.1 26 0
Q. Skanes 6 19.3 26 0
K. Mensah 34 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
K. Mensah 1 15.0 15 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Milton 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 311 2 0 157.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.6% 2720 22 5 184.6
M. Milton 24/36 311 2 0
N. Vedral 16 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 35 1 0 362.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
83.3% 230 1 0 177.6
N. Vedral 1/2 35 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
O. Anderson 26 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 84 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 255 3
O. Anderson 9 84 2 65
M. Milton 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 52 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
65 350 4
M. Milton 10 52 1 23
A. Killins Jr. 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 24 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
74 599 8
A. Killins Jr. 7 24 1 18
T. Smith 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 23 1
T. Smith 1 15 0 15
T. McGowan 12 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
64 229 8
T. McGowan 4 10 0 6
G. McCrae 30 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 147 2
G. McCrae 1 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Smith 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 120 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
40 761 10
T. Smith 7 120 1 41
G. Davis 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 95 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 291 2
G. Davis 8 95 0 30
O. Anderson 26 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 37 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 249 0
O. Anderson 1 37 0 37
C. Stewart 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 35 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 173 1
C. Stewart 1 35 1 35
D. Snelson 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 429 3
D. Snelson 3 27 0 13
M. Williams 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 181 1
M. Williams 2 17 1 11
T. McGowan 12 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 36 0
T. McGowan 1 10 0 10
J. Franks 15 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 103 0
J. Franks 1 4 0 4
A. Killins Jr. 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 133 1
A. Killins Jr. 1 1 0 1
C. Burkett 2 LB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
C. Burkett 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Gibson 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 3 0.0
K. Gibson 8-0 0.0 0
P. Jasinski 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
P. Jasinski 6-0 0.0 0
S. Griffin 18 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
S. Griffin 5-0 1.0 0
S. Lowry 49 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
S. Lowry 3-0 0.0 0
T. Neal 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 2 0.0
T. Neal 3-1 0.0 0
T. Guerad 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Guerad 3-0 0.0 0
N. Clarke 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
N. Clarke 3-0 0.0 0
T. Davis 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.0
T. Davis 3-2 0.0 0
J. Odigie 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Odigie 3-0 0.0 0
M. Hughes 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 3 0.0
M. Hughes 2-0 0.0 1
S. Burgess-Becker 28 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
S. Burgess-Becker 2-0 1.0 0
G. Luyanda 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
G. Luyanda 2-1 0.0 0
B. Brown 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Brown 2-0 0.0 0
C. Burkett 2 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
C. Burkett 2-3 0.0 0
A. Wooten 54 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Wooten 1-0 0.0 0
J. Pittman 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Pittman 1-0 0.0 0
T. Hill 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
T. Hill 1-0 1.0 0
R. Causey 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Causey 1-0 0.0 0
R. Grant 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Grant 1-0 0.0 0
J. Gebka 47 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Gebka 1-0 0.0 0
B. Moore 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
B. Moore 1-0 0.0 0
B. Hayes 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Hayes 1-1 0.0 0
C. Johnson 46 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
A. Collier 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Collier 1-0 0.0 0
R. Sylvestre 38 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
R. Sylvestre 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Wright 11 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 7/7
SEASON FG XP
8/11 55/56
M. Wright 0/0 0 7/7 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Loudermilk 48 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 51.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
29 40.8 1
M. Loudermilk 4 51.3 1 69
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hughes 19 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 30.3 20 1
M. Hughes 1 20.0 20 0
G. McCrae 30 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 31.0 31 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 26.0 31 0
G. McCrae 1 31.0 31 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Johnson 46 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 0 0
C. Johnson 1 0.0 0 0
M. Hughes 19 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -1.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 18.5 0 1
M. Hughes 1 -1.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:06 UCONN 25 5:47 14 68 FG
2:46 UCONN 14 0:00 1 -1 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:20 UCONN 10 0:00 3 1 Punt
12:37 UCONN 46 2:40 7 54 TD
7:37 UCONN 30 4:12 11 32 Downs
2:09 UCONN 42 0:37 4 13 INT
0:09 UCONN 20 0:00 1 -2 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 UCONN 9 1:34 5 91 TD
11:21 UCONN 20 0:38 3 -1 Punt
8:42 UCONN 27 2:54 7 29 Downs
3:49 UCONN 41 2:26 5 18 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:05 UCONN 20 1:56 5 17 Punt
8:50 UCONN 15 1:25 5 20 Downs
7:03 UCONN 35 2:01 4 -10 Punt
3:12 UCONN 19 2:36 8 81 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 UCF 22 3:43 12 66 TD
5:15 UCF 25 2:23 8 75 TD
2:44 UCONN 13 2:24 8 28 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:46 UCF 45 0:31 4 29 Downs
9:57 UCF 25 2:14 8 75 TD
3:14 UCF 23 0:54 3 2 Punt
1:24 UCF 3 1:07 4 9 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:21 UCF 25 1:46 5 63 Fumble
10:35 UCF 37 1:36 3 -18 Punt
5:44 UCF 44 1:48 7 15 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:15 UCF 16 0:58 6 84 TD
12:02 UCF 28 3:08 8 57 TD
7:09 UCONN 35 0:06 1 35 TD
4:51 UCF 30 1:32 4 2 Punt
0:27 UCF 33 0:00 1 -5 Game