Duggan, TCU rout No. 18 Oklahoma 55-24 as Gabriel gets hurt
FORT WORTH, Texas — (AP) — Max Duggan ran 67 yards for one of two touchdowns and threw for three scores, leading TCU to a 55-24 rout of No. 18 Oklahoma on Saturday in a second consecutive loss for new Sooners coach Brent Venables. The Sooners (3-2, 0-2 Big 12) opened conference with a home loss to Kansas State. THE TAKEAWAYOklahoma: This is the second time in three seasons the Sooners have started 0-2 in the Big 12. TCU: The Horned Frogs will go for their first 2-0 start in the Big 12 since 2017 with a visit to resurgent Kansas next Saturday.wftv.com
Martinez runs for 4 TDs, K-State. stuns No. 6 Sooners 41-34
NORMAN, Okla. — (AP) — Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns, and the Wildcats stunned No. Martinez scored his third touchdown run of the game from 15 yards out to put Kansas State up 34-20 over Oklahoma with 8 minutes to play. Gabriel found Brayden Willis for a 1-yard touchdown pass with 4:36 remaining to cut Kansas State's lead to 34-27. Gabriel found Willis for a 10-yard touchdown pass with 35 seconds left, and the Sooners cut the deficit to 41-34. Oklahoma: The Sooners' defense, which was tough during nonconference play, surrendered 509 total yards and 275 yards rushing.wftv.com
No. 6 OU routs Huskers 49-14 in 1st game after Frost firing
Dillon Gabriel threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and sixth-ranked Oklahoma hammered Nebraska 49-14 in the Huskers' first game following the firing of Scott Frost. "We've not done anything but win our first road game," first-year OU coach Brent Venables said. The Huskers have lost 19 straight against Top 25 opponents and nine in a row against Bowl Subdivision teams. The Huskers' Casey Thompson was 14 of 20 for 129 yards and a touchdown and got sacked four times. Nebraska and Oklahoma combined for 44 of 48 Big Seven and Big Eight championships and 11 national titles from 1948-1995.wftv.com
UCF Football: Knights Receive Commitment From Transfer QB — KnightNews.com
After watching former starting QB Dillon Gabriel transfer to Oklahoma University, the Knights landed his potential replacement on Sunday. The former Rebel’s most productive year came during his 2019 freshman season, where he played two different positions. Plumlee’s productive freshman season earned him a couple of accolades, which include freshman All-America recognition by The Athletic at the all-purpose position and being named to 247Sports’ True Freshman All-American team. The former Rebel appeared in seven games during the 2020 season, starting one of them at wide receiver. The sophomore Rebel also added 94 rushing yards on 25 total attempts on the year.knightnews.com
Former UCF QB Dillon Gabriel Commits to UCLA — KnightNews.com
Former UCF Knight quarterback Dillon Gabriel announced his commitment to continue his football career at the University of California, Los Angeles via Twitter on Thursday. Gabriel suffered a fractured clavicle during the Knights’ week three loss at Louisville that caused him to miss the remainder of the season. AdvertisementThe junior announced his decision to transfer just one day following the Knights’ regular season finale win vs. South Florida. This breaking story will be updated as more information becomes available.knightnews.com
UCF QB Dillon Gabriel Enters Transfer Portal — KnightNews.com
UCF junior quarterback Dillon Gabriel announced on his Twitter page that he will be entering the transfer portal on Saturday. The announcement comes just one day after the Knights’ closed out their 2021-22 regular season slate with their War on I4 win over South Florida. AdvertisementImmediately after, Gabriel posted a separate tweet thanking Knight Nation for all of the memories. Knight Nation! ❤️ — Dillon Gabriel (@_dillongabriel_) November 27, 2021Gabriel suffered a fractured clavicle injury in UCF’s Sept. 17 week three loss at Louisville which caused him to miss the remainder of the season.knightnews.com
UCF Knights vs. Cincinnati Bearcats: How to watch this weekend
UCF Louisville Football Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel (11) runs through an opening in the Louisville defensive line during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Read: UCF student-led assistance program providing food, supplies, business attire for Knights in needYou might not be able to tailgate at the University of Central Florida on Saturday, but you can watch the Knights take on the Bearcats at the University of Cincinnati from afar. The game at Nippert Stadium will kick off at noon, and you can watch it live on Channel 9. 🚨 new combo 🚨White // White // Pewter pic.twitter.com/ankWQovkPl — UCF_Equipment (@UCF_Equipment) October 14, 2021Then watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News at 10 and 11 for all the latest game day highlights. 3-ranked Cincinnati has won the past two encounters with UCF, including a 36-33 victory last season as Desmond Ridder accounted for 395 yards and four touchdowns.wftv.com
UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel suffers broken collarbone during game
ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of Central Florida football team’s junior quarterback Dillon Gabriel said Saturday that he suffered a broken collarbone during the game against Louisville Friday night. The UCF Knights lost to the Louisville Cardinals during the game, 35 to 42. Gabriel joined the UCF football team during his first year at the college in 2019. WATCH: UCF students return to in-person classes for the 1st time in almost a year“Unfortunately, in last night’s game I fractured my clavicle,” Gabriel said. READ: UCF picked to host Hula Bowl in 2022“Thank you to everyone for their support during this time,” he said.wftv.com
UCF QB Gabriel out indefinitely with fractured collarbone
UCF Louisville Football Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel (11) runs through an opening in the Louisville defensive line during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) (Timothy D. Easley)ORLANDO, Fla. — (AP) — Central Florida quarterback Dillon Gabriel will be out indefinitely after suffering a broken clavicle on the final play of the Knights’ loss Friday night to Louisville. UCF (2-1) announced Saturday that Gabriel would not need surgery, but it gave no timetable for his return. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
UCF Football QB Dillon Gabriel suffers injury to throwing shoulder — KnightNews.com
On the final play of UCF’s gut-wrenching Friday night loss against the Louisville Cardinals, Knights’ junior starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel suffered an injury to his throwing shoulder, Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde reported. Gabriel left Cardinal Stadium with his left arm in a sling and with ice on his shoulder. The Knights’ QB received X-Rays immediately after the game, according to Forde. Gabriel finished the game completing 22-of-29 passes, throwing for 184 yards. Following a bye week, UCF will travel to Annapolis, MD to take on American Athletic Conference opponent Navy on Oct 2.knightnews.com
UCF routs Bethune-Cookman behind RB Bowser's big night — KnightNews.com
AdvertisementThis was just the beginning for Bowser, who ultimately dominated his way to four first-half rushing touchdowns – making for a historic night. UCF junior quarterback Dillon Gabriel connected with senior WR Brandon Johnson for a 22-yard touchdown to conclude a six-minute drive. On the ensuing drive, Bowser ran in a 1-yard Knights’ touchdown – his second of the half. The following play resulted in a 1-yard touchdown run by Bowser – his third rushing touchdown of the half. Bowser ended his historic night rushing for a total of 59 yards and scoring four touchdowns off of 12 carries.knightnews.com
AP source: Big 12 presidents set to vote on adding 4 schools
Along with UCF and Cincinnati, the Big 12 identified BYU and Houston as its primary expansion targets last week and then moved quickly to make it happen. Both of those schools, along with BYU and Houston, are expected to receive invitations to join the Big 12. For now though, the Big 12 appears focused on the additions and not how to facilitate the exits of the Longhorns and Sooners. If that holds true, the Big 12 could have up to 14 members for at least a season or two. The Big 12 brought in TCU and West Virginia, which are both now in their 10th league season.wftv.com
UCF football wraps up 1st week of spring practices, allows fans to watch scrimmage — KnightNews.com
The UCF football team is set to have a scrimmage in the Bounce House on Saturday. Here's a recap of the Knights' first week of spring practices, and what the team and new leadership have to say.knightnews.com
Fans speculate as UCF QB makes changes to social media — KnightNews.com
As news circulated that Gus Malzahn was offered the UCF head coaching position, quarterback Dillon Gabriel made a few changes to his social media accounts. @_dillongabriel_ I wanted to ask why you made changes to your social media — our readers are worried it means you will transfer. Some UCF fans saw the changes to Gabriel’s social media as a sign he could be transferring schools. — Laura_UCF (@LBar87) February 15, 2021Gabriel’s social media looks to have to its previous appearance, and it is not immediately known what prompted the changes. With no scheduled media availability or a chance to ask questions, Knight News made the editorial decision to contact Gabriel using Twitter.knightnews.com
Wilson carves up UCF in likely final game for No. 13 BYU
13 BYU routed UCF 49-23 in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday night. Wilson, considered a top NFL prospect, completed 26 of 34 in what likely was his final college game. BYU dominated the first half, outgaining UCF 434 yards to 227 despite running 11 fewer plays. After UCF scored early in the second quarter, Wilson threw two more TD passes. UCF: The Knights came in averaging 373 passing yards per game, second in the nation, but managed 217 yards against BYU.
No. 13 BYU, UCF bring explosive offenses to Boca Raton Bowl
(AP Photo/George Frey, Pool)Preparing for the Boca Raton Bowl proved a bit of a slippery slope for the Central Florida Knights. All part of Heupel’s plan to bring a dose of fun to the bowl game with some of the customary pageantry halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “A really good football team,” Heupel said. “Kind of reminds me of why you don’t play football in Provo in December,” Sitake joked. They're 0-3 in Florida bowl games, including losses in the 1976 Tangerine Bowl, 1985 Florida Citrus Bowl and 2014 Miami Beach Bowl.
UCF to face No. 17 BYU in Boca Raton Bowl — KnightNews.com
After the UCF Knights accepted the bid to play at the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 7, their opponent was officially announced on Monday. 17 BYU in the Boca Raton Bowl at FAU Stadium on Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. and the game will broadcast on ESPN. The BYU Cougars will certainly be the most formidable opponent the Knights have faced this season. “We’d always put that BYU game on, when they ended up beating Ty Detmer after he won the Heisman. #UCF — Brian Murphy (@Spokes_Murphy) December 14, 2020The all-time series between UCF and BYU is currently tied 1-1.knightnews.com
UCF QB McKenzie Milton enters transfer portal, says 'it's DG's team now' — KnightNews.com
UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton announced he is entering the transfer portal and said the torch has been passed to sophomore quarterback Dillon Gabriel. Advertisement“With that being said, I will be entering the transfer portal and playing my last year of college football somewhere else,” Milton said. “I may be suiting up in different colors, but I will always bleed black and gold.”Photo courtesy of McKenzie Milton’s Instagram. “It’s DG’s team now,” Milton said in a video posted to UCF Football’s Twitter on Thursday. #BREAKING: McKenzie Milton is transferring.knightnews.com
UCF defeats USF, secures 4th straight War on I-4 trophy — KnightNews.com
The UCF Knights defeat the USF Bulls 58-46 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Friday, with vacancies in the starting lineup on both offense and defense. The #USF Bulls score first and lead with just under 6 min remaining in the first quarter. A 23-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Daniel Obarsky extended the Knights lead 31-14 with a few seconds left to spare before intermission. #USF scores — the #Knights lead 31-21 with 7:57 remaining in the third quarter. #UCF finds the end zone, but #USF responds with a score and a successful conversion — the #Knights lead 58-46 with 14 seconds remaining.knightnews.com
UCF drops last home game to No. 7 Cincinnati — KnightNews.com
7 Cincinnati Bearcats in front of a limited home crowd, the UCF Knights weren’t able to come out on top during the last home game of the season. TOUCHDOWN — #UCF takes back the lead over #Cincinnati. — UCF Knight News (@UCFKnightNews) November 21, 2020UCF’s defense answered the call and caused Cincy to punt to close in the third quarter. TOUCHDOWN #UCF — the Knights score and bring it to a 3-point game after a successful two point conversion. pic.twitter.com/2mTX7rIkUL — UCF Knight News (@UCFKnightNews) November 22, 2020UCF suffers its third loss of the season, falling to 5-3 on the year and 3-3 in AAC play.knightnews.com
UCF to host No. 7 Cincinnati at the Bounce House in toughest matchup yet — KnightNews.com
7 Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Bounce House. UCF will be wearing their big game gold helmets with an all new-white stack UCF logo, with black pegasus jerseys and black pants. For the last time this season, the #UCF Knights will play in the #BounceHouse. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats at 3:30 p.m. — it will air on ESPN. pic.twitter.com/c8nbDqRYMG — UCF Knight News (@UCFKnightNews) November 21, 2020For the last time this season, the UCF Knights will play in the Bounce House as they face the No.knightnews.com
Dillon Gabriel leads Central Florida over Temple 38-13
Dillon Gabriel threw a pair of touchdown passes to Marlon Williams and Central Florida rolled to a 38-13 victory over Temple on Saturday night. Gabriel was 12 of 22 for 268 yards passing without an interception. Greg McCrae had touchdown runs of 7 and 1 yard, and Otis Anderson had a 14-yard scoring run in the first quarter. Tayvon Ruley ran 23 times for 90 yards for Temple (1-5, 1-5). Onasis Neely had a 5-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.
Crash Landed: UCF Spooks Houston with Road Win
UCF has now won back to back contests after defeating the Houston Cougars 44-21 at TDECU stadium in Houston behind 681 yards of total offense. UCF sophomore quarterback Dillon Gabriel led the charge for the Knights completing 19-of-33 passes for 328 yards and two touchdowns. O’Keefe’s elite speed allowed him to catch three passes for 97 yards and two scores in this matchup against Houston. Otis Anderson Jr. (2) rushed for 170 yards and scored two touchdowns in the game against the Houston Cougars on Oct. 31. UCF redshirt senior defensive back Richie Grant (27) intercepted the ball in the fourth quarter of the game and returned it 25 yards.knightnews.com
Gabriel leads potent UCF offense past Houston 44-21
HOUSTON – Dillon Gabriel passed for 328 yards and two touchdowns, UCF rushed for another 300-plus and the balanced, high-octane offense swamped Houston 44-21 on Saturday. Gabriel, who leads the nation in yards passing per game, was 19 of 33 for 328 yards with a pair of TD passes to Ryan O'Keefe. Houston (2-2, 2-1) lost for the first time in conference with Clayton Tune throwing two interceptions that resulted in 14 UCF points. Tune was 21-of-41 passing for 263 yards and a touchdown. Tune capped a quick, 82-yard fourth-quarter drive with a touchdown toss and two-point conversion pass, closing to 37-21 with 4:17 remaining.
Gabriel throws 5 more touchdown passes in UCF’s 51-34 win
ORLANDO, Fla. – Dillon Gabriel threw five touchdown passes — three to Marlon Williams — and UCF’s top-ranked offense rolled in a 51-34 victory over Tulane on Saturday. Gabriel was 26-of-40 passing with 422 yards a week after throwing for a school-record 601 yards that included five touchdowns in a 50-49 loss to Memphis. UCF came in averaging over 636 yards offense, tops in the nation. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for UCF, its longest since 2016. Michael Pratt was 14 of 24 for 215 yards passing, three touchdowns and an interception for the Green Wave (2-4, 0-4), who have lost three straight.
Memphis makes historic comeback, defeats UCF
With 19 seconds remaining, UCF sophomore kicker Daniel Obarski could have saved the team that allowed the Memphis Tigers to score 21 points in the fourth quarter, but the 40-yard field goal attempt was unsuccessful. The Tigers completed their largest comeback in program history with 21 points and defeated the Knights 50-49 on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. https://twitter.com/UCF_Football/status/1317626266984525825?s=20On the Knights’ first drive of the fourth quarter sophomore wide receiver Ryan O’Keefe ran in a 93-yard touchdown off a screen pass from Gabriel to bring UCF to 43-29. UCF sophomore wide receiver Ryan O’Keefe (4) ran in a 93-yard score off a screen pass from sophomore quarterback Dillon Gabriel with just under 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The Knights finished with 798 yards of total offense, while the Tigers put up 703 yards.knightnews.com
Tulsa snaps No. 11 UCF's 21-game home winning streak, 34-26
Tulsa players pose on the middle of the field after a win over Central Florida during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Tulsa's win snapped UCF's 21-game home winning streak. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Tulsa snaps No. 11 UCF’s 21-game home winning streak, 34-26
Tulsa players pose on the middle of the field after a win over Central Florida during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Tulsa's win snapped UCF's 21-game home winning streak. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. – There is something about UCF that brings the best out of Tulsa. Zach Smith threw three touchdown passes and Tulsa erased an 18-point first-half deficit to beat No. 11 UCF 34-26, snapping the Knights' 21-game home winning streak Saturday night. “Turnovers were huge in the football game,” UCF coach Josh Heupel said.
Week 5 Preview: Top-25 matchups in SEC; ACC title rematch
including the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, highlights the fifth week of the college football season. 4 Georgia on Saturday night as the second month of the season starts, but only the second week of SEC play. The first of three games that decide the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy might have sneaked up on college football fans. The Falcons will play six conference games to go along with Navy and Army. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Gabriel, No. 13 UCF beat East Carolina 51-28 in AAC opener
Gabriel threw for 408 yards and four touchdowns to help UCF beat East Carolina 51-28 on Saturday, winning its American Athletic Conference opener for the fifth straight season in a game marked by the Knights' offensive brilliance and its early trouble with pre-snap penalties. “You never play a perfect game but we came out (and) we put 51 points up,” Gabriel said. UCF (2-0, 1-0) rolled to 632 total yards after amassing 660 in its opener, getting huge performances from receivers Jaylon Robinson and Marlon Williams. But there were also 19 penalties for 139 yards, 10 coming in the opening quarter with seven of those false-start flags. Going back to last week's Georgia Tech win, UCF has committed 14 false-start penalties this season.
UCF beats Georgia Tech, Heupel praises team’s ability to adjust
The UCF Knights opened their season Saturday with a 49-21 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Atlanta, and UCF head coach Josh Heupel said he’s proud of the team for staying the course and growing together. “They didn’t know until 9:30 this morning for sure if we were going to play,” Heupel said after the game. — UCF Knight News (@UCFKnightNews) September 19, 2020A 9-yard pass from Georgia Tech freshman quarterback Jeff Sims to freshman running back Jahmyr Gibbs would shrink the deficit just before halftime. “I’m really proud of them for staying the course together and growing together over the last six months,” Heupel said. Georgia Tech did not make the field goal attempt — the Knights are tied with the Yellow Jackets 7-7 with 14:46 left in the 2Q.knightnews.com
Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 14 UCF beats Ga Tech 49-21
14 Knights to a 49-21 victory over Georgia Tech in their season opener Saturday. After falling behind 28-7, Georgia Tech closed within a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. ”Coming off a 3-9 season in Geoff Collins' coaching debut, Georgia Tech opened 2020 by rallying for a 16-13 win at Florida State. But Georgia Tech simply made too many mistakes in a game played before a socially distanced crowd of about 11,000 at 55,000-seat Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech: Returns to Atlantic Coast Conference play with a trip to Syracuse next Saturday.
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Huskers get tough draw; UCF rising star
Most notable on the Big Ten's schedule was how Nebraska will start the season: at Ohio State and home for Wisconsin. Nebraska had both Ohio State and Penn State on its original nine-game, pre-pandemic conference schedule, along with Rutgers. Nebraska has lost five straight against Ohio State, which has became a yearly rivalry since the Big Ten went to an East-West division structure. It might not have been the plan to cut Ohio State, the league's clear favorite and defending champ, some slack. When the SEC redid its schedule to make it 10 conference games, the league ended up feeding its weaker teams to its powerhouses.
UCF commits 15 penalties in 34-31 loss to Tulsa
TULSA, Okla - The University of Central Florida committed 15 penalties for 120 yards in a 34-31 loss to Tulsa on Friday. UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel threw two interceptions in the loss. Tulsa outscored UCF 17-3 in the second half. UCF is now 7-3 on the year and 4-2 in the conference, and Tulsa is now 3-7 on the year and 1-5 in conference play. The Knights and Tulsa are both on a bye next week.
UCF vs. Tulsa: How to watch, stream, listen
Associated PressTULSA, Okla. - The University of Central Florida is a three-score Las Vegas favorite to win it's road game against Tulsa at 7 p.m. on Friday. UCF is on a three-game win streak while Tulsa has lost its last five games. The Knights have yet to win a game in Tulsa. UCF is averaging 551 yards a game and 46.3 points a game. The total for points scored between both teams has been set at 69.5.Who does UCF play in Week 12?
Gabriel rallies UCF past Houston 44-29
ORLANDO, Fla. - Dillon Gabriel passed for 298 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Tre Nixon, and ran for a score as Central Florida dominated the second half and beat Houston 44-29 on Saturday. Houston jumped out to a 10-0 lead on Mulbah Car's 37-yard TD run and a 45-yard field goal by Dalton Witherspoon. Gabriel scored on a 22-yard run midway through the second quarter to put the Knights up 21-17, but Witherspoon kicked two field goals in the final 4 minutes and Houston (3-6, 1-4) took a 23-21 lead into halftime. Bentavious Thompson scored on a 43-yard run, Gabriel and Nixon hooked up for a 34-yard score and Thompson added a 2-yard TD run for a 42-23 lead heading into the final quarter. Clayton Tune completed 18 of 30 passes for 179 yards with one TD and one interception for the Cougars.
UCF runs over Temple in second half of 63-21 victory
Jager Gardner #21 of the Temple Owls runs for a touchdown against the UCF Knights. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)PHILADELPHIA - Otis Anderson rushed for a career-high 205 yards, Bentavious Thompson scored two of Central Florida's five rushing touchdowns and the Knights ran away from Temple in the second half of a 63-21 victory on Saturday night. The Knights (6-2, 3-1 American Conference) scored 35 points in a 21-minute span of the second half. The Knights rushed for 385 yards and passed for 229, a total of 614 yards. Temple (5-3, 2-2) scored two touchdowns in the latter part of the second quarter.
Gabriel leads UCF past East Carolina 41-28
ORLANDO, Fla. - Dillon Gabriel threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as UCF beat East Carolina 41-28 on Saturday night. Gabriel had a career-high 365 yards passing for the Knights (5-2, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) who scored 35 points in the first half. Gabriel Davis caught two touchdown passes and had 164 yards receiving. The Knights scored three touchdowns in the first quarter beginning with Gabriel's keeper to cap a 92-yard drive. The Knights allowed 17-unanswered ECU points in the third quarter before Gabriel found Tre Nixon for a 53-yard score to lead 41-22.
Bearcats defense forces 4 turnovers, Cincinnati defeats UCF 27-24
Associated PressCINCINNATI, Ohio - The Cincinnati Bearcats defense stepped up and forced four turnovers in a 27-24 win against the University of Central Florida Friday night. This is the first conference loss for UCF since University of South Florida defeated the Knights back in November of 2016. UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel threw one touchdown and three interceptions in the game. Cincinnati's defense had three sacks on the night. UCF's next game is against East Carolina and Cincinnati's next game is against Houston.
Gabriel throws for 3 TDs, No. 22 UCF trounces UConn 56-21
ORLANDO, Fla. - Dillon Gabriel threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 22 UCF rebound from its first regular-season loss in nearly three years with a 56-21 rout of Connecticut to begin American Athletic Conference play Saturday night. Gabriel completed 11 of 16 passes without an interception for UCF, and he threw TD passes of 73, 16 and 13 yards to Gabriel Davis while UCF (4-1, 1-0) built a 42-0 halftime lead. UConn (1-3, 0-1) fell to 0-7 in ACC openers and has lost 12 consecutive conference games. Steven Krajewski came off the bench to throw for 273 yards, including second-half TD passes of 16 yards to Cameron Ross, 12 yards to Ardell Brown and 15 yards to Matt Drayton.
Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 17 UCF routs Stanford 45-27
ORLANDO, Fla. - Freshman Dillon Gabriel threw for 347 yards and four touchdowns in his second college start, leading No. 17 UCF to a 45-27 rout of Stanford on Saturday. Gabriel completed 22 of 30 passes, including TD throws of 28 yards to Marlon Williams, 38 yards to Tre Nixon, 38 yards to Gabriel Davis and 1-yard to Jake Hescook. He was inserted into Saturday's game for one play in the second quarter, losing 2 yards on a run on second-and-goal from the Stanford 2. RARE TRIP EASTStanford played a regular season game in Florida for the first time.
Freshman Gabriel leads No. 18 UCF past FAU 48-14
Dillon Gabriel #11 of the UCF Knights hands the ball off to Greg McCrae #30 the first half against the Florida Atlantic Owls at FAU Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Boca Raton, Florida. 18 UCF extended its regular-season winning streak to 24 games by easing past Florida Atlantic 48-14 Saturday night. Florida Atlantic (0-2) disappointed a home crowd of 30,811, largest in the program's history. THE TAKEAWAYUCF: The Knights weren't tested but remain on schedule for another banner season. FAU: After facing ranked teams in the first two games, Florida Atlantic plays at Ball State (1-1) on Saturday.
UCF beats Florida A&M 62-0 in home opener
Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. - Former Notre Dame star Brandon Wimbush threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns in his UCF debut, helping the 17th-ranked Knights open the season with a 62-0 rout of Florida A&M on Thursday night. Wimbush, who tossed TD passes of 37 and 12 yards to Gabriel Davis, was 13-2 as a starter over the past two years at Notre Dame. Gabriel arrived at UCF from the same high school where Milton played in Hawaii. 25 Stanford visiting Orlando in two weeks and UCF traveling to Pittsburgh on Sept. 21. UP NEXTFlorida A&M: The Rattlers have two weeks to prepare for their Sept. 14 home opener against Fort Valley State.