Central Florida 17, Houston 12
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[October 03, 2014]
Central Florida 17, Houston 12:
Justin Holman threw a pair of touchdowns and the Knights forced a fumble
with 24 seconds left to hold off the Cougars in the American Athletic
Conference opener for both teams.
Houston quarterback Greg Ward had the ball knocked out of his
hands as he dove toward the pylon and it rolled out of the end zone
for a touchback as Central Florida (2-2, 1-0 AAC) won its fifth
straight conference opener. Holman completed 6-of-18 passes for 101
yards while Breshad Perriman and Jackie Williams each scored a
touchdown for the Knights.
Kyle Bullard booted four field goals for Houston (2-3, 0-1). Ward
came off the bench to go 10-of-17 for 116 yards after replacing John
O’Korn, who went 12-of-26 with a pair of interceptions for the
Efrem Oliphant’s fumble recovery helped set up the first of
Bullard’s two field goals in the opening half to give Houston a 3-0
lead. Clayton Geathers’ interception at the Houston 25 led to
Holman’s 6-yard slant to Williams for a score 5:33 into the second
quarter and the Knights held a 7-6 edge at halftime.
Perriman slipped away from a defender for 52-yard scoring strike
early in the third and Brandon Alexander's interception on the next
series set up Shawn Moffitt’s 42-yard field goal. Bullard made field
goals from 51 and 49 yards in the fourth and Cougars drove 61 yards
on the final drive before the fumble.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Central Florida WR J.J. Worton became the 10th player
in school history to go over 2,000 receiving yards (2,005) after
grabbing one pass for nine yards. … O’Korn became the 11th Houston
quarterback to record 4,000 yards passing and has 4,061 overall
while Cougars’ WR Demarcus Ayers caught seven passes for 90 yards. …
Houston has forced at least one turnover in 28 consecutive games,
the second longest streak behind Louisiana-Monroe (30).
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