Sunday, October 26, 2014

Temple falters again, this time to UCF

Orlando, FL -- Justin Holman threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns as the Central Florida Knights defeated the Temple Owls, 34-14, in a American Athletic Conference battle at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Holman connected on 25-of-39 passing for the Knights (5-2, 3-0 AAC), while William Stanback rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Breshad Perriman added 146 yards receiving and a touchdown, and J.J. Worton chipped in with 42 receiving yards and one touchdown in the win.

As for the Owls (4-3, 2-2), P.J. Walker threw for 111 yards passing a touchdown with two interceptions. Romond Deloatch chipped in with 14 receiving yards and a touchdown while Jahad Thomas added 27 rushing yards.

UCF started the scoring when Holman threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Worton with 10:21 left to play in the first quarter. Then with 8:31 to play in the first quarter, Shawn Moffitt kicked a 23-yard field goal to push the Knights' lead to 10-0.

Stanback rushed for a one-yard touchdown to extend the Knights lead to 17-0 with under a minute to play in the first quarter.

Temple would get on the board when Walker threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Deloatch to cut the lead to 17-7 with 13:24 to play in the half.

With 10 minutes left in the half, Holman connected with Perriman on a 54-yard touchdown pass to give the Knights a 17-point lead.

With just under eight minutes left in the first half, Samuel Benjamin blocked a punt and returned it six yards for a touchdown as the Owls cut the lead to 24-14.

At the end of the second quarter, Moffitt kicked a 19-yard field goal to give the Knights a 13-point lead at the break.

At the end of the third quarter, Stanback rushed for a two-yard touchdown to push the Knights' lead to 34-14. This ended the scoring in the game.

The Knights' defense held Temple to just 182 yards of total offense in the game, while the Knights offense compiled 466 yards of offense in the win. 

Temple hosts Memphis next Friday night before its stiffest test of the season, a date in Happy Valley against Penn State on Nov. 15. 

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