NCAA Game Summary - East Carolina at U-C-F|
(Saturday, October 30th)
Final Score: UCF 49, East Carolina 35
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Ronnie Weaver ran for 180 yards and scored a
pair of touchdowns to lead the UCF Knights to a 49-35 victory over the East
Carolina Pirates in a Conference-USA tussle at Bright House Networks Stadium.
Jeffrey Godfrey completed an efficient 8-of-12 passes for 159 yards and threw
two touchdowns under center in the win for UCF (6-2, 4-0 C-USA). Latavius
Murray gained 47 yards rushing and scored three times with just seven totes.
Dominique Davis threw for 310 yards to lead East Carolina (5-3, 4-1) in the
losing effort, completing 39-of-54 passes with three touchdowns and one
interception. He also rushed for a pair of touchdowns. Dwayne Harris caught
nine balls for 146 yards and a score for the Pirates, while Giavanni Ruffin
led the ground game with 63 yards.
The Knights jumped out to an early 7-0 lead with an eight-yard strike from
Godfrey to A.J. Guyton, capping an eight-play, 44-yard opening drive.
Godfrey then gave the Knights a 14-0 advantage midway through the period with
a 40-yard toss to Kamar Aiken.
The Pirates got on the board late in the stanza, cutting the UCF lead to 14-7
following a three-yard pass from Davis to Andrew Bodenheimer.
The Knights pulled even further ahead early in the second frame, following a
one-yard Weaver plunge.
Davis found the end zone after a 10-yard scamper midway through the stanza to
pull the Pirates to within 21-14.
But the Knights tacked on a one-yard scoring run from Murray with under two
minutes remaining to earn a 28-14 halftime lead.
Early in the third quarter, Davis found Harris with a two-yard scoring strike
to cut the UCF lead down to 28-21, but the Knights hit paydirt following a
two-yard Murray run to pull back ahead 35-21.
A nine-yard touchdown run by Weaver early in the final period of play extended
the Knights advantage to 42-21.
The Pirates added a four-yard Davis run to pull to within a score just minutes
later, but the Knights went ahead 49-28 midway through the frame following a
10-yard Murray run.
Davis found Justin Jones with a three-yard strike late in the frame to account
for the final score of the contest.
10/30 20:00:02 ET