Football Bowl Subdivision

             === UCF scores late to hand Louisville first loss ===
 Louisville,  KY  ( - Jeff  Godfrey's touchdown catch with 23
 seconds  to  play gave UCF a  38-35 victory over previously undefeated eighth-
 ranked Louisville on Friday.
 Blake  Bortles had two touchdown passes, including the 2-yard winning score to
 Godfrey,  and went  21-for-32  for  250 yards  with  an  interception for  the
 Knights (5-1, 2-0 AAC), who were coming off a bye week after beating Memphis.
 "That was the first time we played bad on defense," admitted Louisville coach
 Charlie Strong. "You have a team that has a veteran quarterback that can move
 the ball and not put them in a bad place. We allowed that to happen this
 evening. He made some really good throws and we never got any pressure on him
 at all."
 Storm  Johnson carried the  ball 18 times for 109 yards and a score, and added
 four catches for 79 yards and a touchdown in the win. UCF rallied from a 28-7,
 third quarter deficit.
 "A lot of resilience was showed. We're not a roll over team," stated UCF coach
 George O'Leary.
 Teddy  Bridgewater  went 29-for-38  for  341  yards  and  two scores  for  the
 Cardinals  (6-1,  2-1), who had never  trailed in a contest this season coming
 into  Friday's  action. Eli  Rogers and  DeVante Parker caught  a score in the
 UCF  had taken a 31-28 lead on Shawn Moffitt's 34-yard field goal with 7:36 to
 play.  The 10-play,  52-yard  march  was highlighted  by  a  16-yard run  from
 Bridgewater  and Louisville,  though,  came right  back to  take  the lead  as
 Dominique  Brown ran the  ball in from 15 yards out for a 35-31 advantage with
 three  minutes showing  on the clock. Louisville had faced a 4th-and-5 earlier
 in  the  drive and  Bridgewater's  pass  had  fallen  incomplete, but  a  pass
 interference call extended the march.
 That was plenty of time, however, for UCF. Facing a 3rd-and-4, an offside call
 to  the  Cardinals gave the Knights  a fresh set  of downs and a 28-yard catch
 from Josh Resse got the ball across midfield.
 Facing  a 2nd-and-goal at  the 5 after a spike, Johnson ran the ball for three
 yards  and UCF called  its final timeout. Bortles then rolled out to his right
 and found Godfrey in the back of the end zone for the go-ahead score.
 Bridgewater  got the  Cardinals to midfield, but it wasn't close enough for an
 acceptable field goal attempt and his heave on the final play fell incomplete.
 UCF  started the game  with the ball and got into scoring position thanks to a
 15-yard  run  and 28-yard  catch from  Johnson. Facing a  3rd-and-8 at the 11,
 though, Bortles tossed a pass into the right corner of the end zone and Calvin
 Pryor made a leaping grab for the interception.
 On  2nd-and-6 from  midfield, Bridgewater and Parker got together on a 29-yard
 catch.  Four  plays later,  Bridgewater floated  a pass to  the right side and
 Rogers  came down  with the 18-yard score for  a 7-0 lead with 5:29 to play in
 the first.
 Following  a three-and-out  from the  Knights, the  Cardinals again  drove the
 field  and got into  the red zone. Ryan Hubbell then caught a pass and was hit
 into  the air,  fumbling the  ball. It  hit off  the right  pylon and  Brandon
 Alexander  recovered the ball before it went out of bounds. UCF was originally
 ruled  to have the ball at the 2-yard line, but a review reversed the call and
 made it a touchback, giving UCF the ball at its own 20.
 After  exchanging punts,  the  Knights were  finally able  to  put together  a
 scoring  drive  with William Stanback's  4-yard run  up the middle capping the
 nine-play, 71-yard march to tie the game with 4:13 to play in the half.
 Bridgewater,  though, came right back down the field and got the ball into UCF
 territory  with a 28-yard  toss down the left sideline for Rogers. After a 19-
 yard catch from Damian Copeland got the ball to the 10, Bridgewater and Parker
 got  together on a score in the middle of the end zone as the Cardinals took a
 14-7 lead into the break.
 Coming  out of the break with the ball, Bridgewater and Louisville needed just
 nine  plays to find the end zone, as Brown capped the 75-yard drive with a 20-
 yard run up the middle for a 21-7 lead.
 UCF  was held to  a three-and-out on its next touch and had to punt, but Caleb
 Houston  fumbled the snap, with James Quick picking up the ball and running it
 in from 30 yards out for a 28-7 lead just 5 1/2 minutes into the third.
 The Knights, though, came storming back on their next drive as a 32-yard catch
 by  Breshad Perriman  was followed by a  27-yard run from Johnson. That set up
 Johnson's 1-yard run into the end zone with 4:50 to play in the third.
 Senorise  Perry fumbled  on the second play of Louisville's next drive, and it
 was  recovered  by UCF on the  15. After a  false start call, Johnson caught a
 pass out to the right and he took it in to make it a 28-21 game with 3:40 left
 in the third.
 Bridgewater  was sacked  on 3rd-and-10 on the next possession, and the Knights
 got the ball back near midfield. A 14-yard catch from Rannell Hall and 30-yard
 run  from  Stanback set  up Stanback's  12-yard touchdown run  to tie the game
 heading into the final quarter.
                                   Game Notes
 There  was 891  yards of offense in  the game, with UCF totaling 446, one more
 than  Louisville ... Brown  had 12 carries for 88 yards and the two scores for
 Louisville  ...  Rogers caught 10  passes for 95  yards, while Parker had five
 catches  for  66 yards ... UCF  hosts Connecticut next Saturday ... Louisville
 plays  at  South Florida next  Saturday ...  The only previous meeting between
 these  two schools came  in 1985, which Louisville won by a score of 42-21 ...
 Each team had 22 first downs in the game.
 10/19 01:25:12 ET