UCF falls to No. 13 BYU in Boca Raton Bowl — KnightNews.com
Two of the nation’s top gunslingers duked it out in the Boca Raton Bowl at FAU Stadium on Tuesday. 13 BYU Cougars and the UCF Knights matched up in the third bowl game of the college football season, but the Knights fell short and were defeated by the Cougars 49-23. 13 BYU Cougars defeated the UCF Knights 49-23 in the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl at FAU Stadium on Dec. 22. UCF sophomore receiver Ryan O’ Keefe tackles a BYU defender after a tipped pass during the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl at FAU Stadium on Dec. 22. UCF redshirt sophomore receiver Jaylon Robinson during the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl at FAU Stadium on Dec. 22.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, 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.
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.