NCAA Game Summary - U-C-F at U-A-B|
(Saturday, November 10th)
Final Score: UCF 45, UAB 31
Birmingham, AL (Sports Network) - Kevin Smith ran for a school-record 320 yards
and four touchdowns to lead the UCF Golden Knights to a 45-31 victory over the
UAB Blazers in a Conference USA matchup at Legion Field.
Smith carried the ball 41 times in the UCF' (7-3, 5-1 C-USA) victory, leaving
quarterback Kyle Israel with very little to do. Israel completed 11-of-18 pass
attempts for just 91 yards and a touchdown. The Knights have now won four games
in a row.
Joseph Webb threw for 156 yards and three touchdowns to lead UAB (2-8, 1-5),
and Frantrell Forrest grabbed six passes for 71 yards and a score.
Jake Howard connected on a 44-yard field goal early in the first quarter, and
the Knights jumped out to a 3-0 lead.
The Blazers responded minutes later with a three-yard plunge by Sam Hunt to
take a 7-3 lead.
Smith regained the UCF advantage midway through the period on a two-yard
UAB took a 14-10 lead late in the frame, as Webb found Forrest for a 27-yard
Smith found the end zone again midway through the second quarter, a three-yard
dash that gave the Knights a 17-14 advantage.
The contest went into the half knotted up at 17 apiece, following a 30-yard
field goal by Swayze Waters late in the period.
Smith scored for the third time on the night with an eight-yard scamper early
in the third quarter, giving UCF a 24-17 lead.
Webb tied the contest yet again, midway through the frame, hooking up with
Mario Wright for a 13-yard touchdown.
UCF retook the lead late in the period with a 51-yard run by Curtis Francis.
Israel extended the Knights advantage early in the fourth quarter with a
four-yard toss to Rocky Ross.
The Blazers pulled to within seven late in the period, as Webb completed a
four-yard touchdown pass to Jeffrey Anderson.
But the Knights put the game out of reach less than a minute later with a 41-
yard touchdown run by Smith.
With a 20-yard scamper in the opening quarter, Smith broke the school-record
for rushing yards in a single season with 1,768 yards.
11/10 23:57:29 ET