NCAA Game Summary - UAB at UCF|
(Wednesday, October 6th)
Final Score: UCF 42, UAB 7
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Ronnie Weaver rushed for 50 yards and two
touchdowns, as the UCF Knights dominated the UAB Blazers, 42-7, in a
Conference-USA bout at Bright House Networks Stadium.
Freshman quarterback Jeffrey Godfrey completed 9-of-11 passes for 137 yards
for the Knights (3-2, 1-0 C-USA), who have won eight of their last 10 games in
Orlando. Godfrey also carried the ball nine times for 80 yards.
Jamar Newsome caught three passes for 68 yards for UCF, which has claimed
seven of the eight games in this series, including a 34-27 decision last
November at UAB. Brian Watters hauled in three passes for 35 yards and a
Bryan Ellis connected on 14-of-30 passes for 149 yards, one touchdown, and two
interceptions for the Blazers (1-4, 0-2), who have dropped eight of their last
10 contests away from home. David Isabelle completed 1-of-3 passes and rushed
for 62 yards on 12 carries.
Patrick Hearn led the receiving corps with five catches for 61 yards and a
Ellis was intercepted by Kemal Ishmael on the Blazers' first possession of the
game. Ishmael returned the ball 12 yards to the UAB 23. Weaver scampered into
the end zone from four yards out on the third play to make it 7-0.
The Blazers got the ball to the UCF 27 early in the second quarter. However,
Josh Zahn missed a 44-yard field goal.
The Knights added to their lead later in the period. Weaver capped a six-play,
53-yard drive with a two-yard score for a 14-0 margin with 2:38 left until
UCF lost Godfrey to an injury on its next possession. Faced with a 3rd-and-5
from the UAB 34, Godfrey took a shot to the head after running for 12 yards.
Rob Calabrese took over and finished the first half with a four-yard TD pass
to Watters for a 21-0 lead. Godfrey returned to the contest in the third
Isabelle fumbled to start the second half. Josh Robinson recovered the
football for UCF and returned it 56 yards for a touchdown.
Ellis and Hearn hooked up on a 23-yard score on the ensuing UAB possession to
make it a 28-7 game.
In the fourth period, Latavius Murray scored on a nine-yard rushing play and
Troy Davis returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown.
10/06 23:31:51 ET