Southern Mississippi at UCF

UCF 38, Southern Miss. 31, OT


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Latavius Murray had two scoring runs in overtime and Kemal Ishmael had a game-deciding interception to help Central Florida defeat Southern Miss 38-31 in double overtime Saturday night.

UCF quarterback Blake Bortles ran for two touchdowns and threw for 272 yards, while Storm Johnson rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown in regulation for the Knights (4-2, 2-0 Conference USA). UCF won in overtime for the first time in school history.

Southern Miss (0-6, 0-2) kicker Corey Acosta booted a 27-yard field goal with 13 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Freshman quarterback Anthony Alford had a 2-yard touchdown run in the first overtime, but threw an interception on the Golden Eagles first play in the second overtime to seal the game.

The Golden Eagles got touchdown runs of 15 and 14 yards from freshman Jalen Richard and a 16-yard scoring run from Alford in regulation.

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Scoring Summary
UCFBlake Bortles 1 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)
UCFShawn Moffitt 29 yd FG
USMAnthony Alford 16 yd run (Corey Acosta kick)
UCFBlake Bortles 1 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)
USMJalen Richard 15 yd run (Corey Acosta kick)
UCFStorm Johnson 32 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)
USMJalen Richard 14 yd run (Corey Acosta kick)
USMCorey Acosta 27 yd FG
USMAnthony Alford 2 yd run (Corey Acosta kick)
UCFLatavius Murray 10 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)
UCFLatavius Murray 4 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2025
Third Down Efficiency8-145-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-03-3
Plays-Net Yards63-35982-454
Passing Yds165272
Kick Return Yds8977
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.25:4134:19
Individual Stats
USM: Jalen Richard 13-87, Anthony Alford 12-71, Desmond Johnson 10-35, Jeremy Hester 1-1
UCF: Storm Johnson 18-94, Latavius Murray 11-52, Quincy McDuffie 2-18, J.J. Worton 1-15, Jeff Godfrey 1-11, Rob Calabrese 1-5, Team 1--2, Blake Bortles 7--11
USM: Anthony Alford 14-27-165-2
UCF: Blake Bortles 27-40-272-0
USM: Francisco Llanos 4-63, Justin Sims 3-30, Dominique Sullivan 2-31, Jalen Richard 2-12, Chris Briggs 1-14, Justin Burdette 1-10, Quentin Pierce 1-5
UCF: J.J. Worton 8-117, Breshad Perriman 5-55, Quincy McDuffie 3-22, Rannell Hall 2-30, Latavius Murray 2-19, Jeff Godfrey 2-9, Brendan Kelly 1-10, Justin Tukes 1-9, Storm Johnson 1-3, Josh Reese 1-1, Blake Bortles 1--3
Southern Mississippi1st Conference USA West0-00-0
UCF1st American Athletic East0-00-0

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