TU Opponent Watch: UCF
BY BILL HAISTEN World Sports Writer
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
11/13/12 at 3:51 AM
Streaking Knights: With a 31-24 victory at UTEP, UCF recorded its sixth consecutive victory. In each of the six games, UCF scored at least 30 points.
The Knights and Golden Hurricane have the same records - 8-2 overall and 6-0 in Conference USA. UCF is the East Division leader. Tulsa leads in the West.
Blake Bortles: With a 16-of-27, 214-yard performance at UTEP, UCF sophomore quarterback Blake Bortles surpassed the 2,000 mark in passing yards for the season and the 3,000 mark for his career. Against UTEP, he also rushed for two TDs.
Latavius Murray: Against UTEP, UCF senior running back Latavius Murray ran for 117 yards on 23 attempts. He scored the game-winning touchdown on a 46-yard run with 5:25 remaining, and he has four consecutive 100-yard performances.
Quincy McDuffie: A senior wide receiver, McDuffie scored twice on kickoff returns against Marshall. He ranks second nationally on kickoff returns with a 36.3-yard average.
George O'Leary: The 66-year-old O'Leary is in his ninth season as UCF's head coach. His record with the Knights is 58-53. As Georgia Tech's head man in 1994-2001, he led the Yellow Jackets to a 52-33 record.