2 late scores lift UCF over Memphis 24-17
2 touchdowns in 9 seconds allow UCF to defeat Memphis 24-17
Two UCF touchdowns in 9 seconds late in the fourth quarter Saturday gave the Knights a come from behind 24-17 victory over Memphis in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
The scores came in unusual ways as lineman Chris Martin recovered a fumble in the end zone with 2:05 left for UCF (4-1, 1-0 AAC) to tie the game at 17.
On the ensuing kickoff, Memphis returner Marquis Warford fumbled when he was tackled by UCF's William Stanback. Drico Johnson grabbed the ball and ran 12 yards for the Knights' 24-17 lead.
Memphis' Joe Craig returned the next kickoff almost 100 yards for an apparent score, but it was nullified by a holding penalty. The Tigers (1-3, 0-1) then marched to the UCF 6 before a halfback pass by Brandon Hayes was intercepted in the end zone by linebacker Terrance Plummer, ending the Tigers threat.
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