ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Central Florida snapped major college
football's longest losing streak at 17 games, knocking off Marshall
23-13 Saturday night behind Steven Moffett's 260 yards passing and
Matt Prater's three field goals.
The first Conference USA game for the former Mid-American
Conference members resulted in the Golden Knights' first victory
under second-year coach George Leary.
UCF (1-2, 1-0) last won Oct. 23, 2003, when it beat Central
"Well, I am very happy for the kids," UCF coach George O'Leary
said. "You can hear the excitement in the locker room, and I'm
very happy for them."
The Knights jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first half on a
touchdown pass from Moffett to Brandon Marshall, Kevin Smith's
1-yard run to cap a 12-play, 84-yard drive and Prater's 49-yard
Marshall quarterbacks Jimmy Skinner and Bernie Morris combined
to go 33-for-58 for 368 yards and two touchdowns.
Moffett was 19-for-26 and Prater added field goals of 33 and 43
yards in the second half.
The Knights held Marshall (1-2, 0-1) to 11 yards rushing.
Oregon is rolling now, but a late-game collapse against Stanford and weak nonconference slate will likely doom its -- and the Pac-12's -- CFP chances.
Todd McShay says the best thing for Nick Bosa is to focus on rehab and preparing for the NFL draft.
University of Alabama running back Josh Jacobs couldn't help himself. Everyone knows that the tradition in the Third Saturday of October rivalry is for the winning side to break out victory cigars, which the Crimson Tide has done 11 straight times.
College Football Playoff selections are 46 days away. The Pac-12 is out. The SEC probably gets only one. So can Notre Dame finally make it in? Can Texas break through? And who will win the Group of 5's golden ticket?
Undefeated UCF has to be wondering what it is going to take for the Knights to move up in the rankings.
Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin has offered a scholarship to the 11-year-old son of former USC and NFL quarterback Matt Leinart.