Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Latavius Murray scored both of his touchdowns
in overtime as the UCF Knights downed the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in
double overtime to secure a Conference USA victory at Bright House Networks
Storm Johnson rushed for 94 yards and Murray added 52 for UCF
(4-2, 2-0 C-USA). Blake Bortles completed 27-of-40 passes for 272 yards and
scored two touchdowns on the ground. J.J. Worton caught eight passes for 117
yards as the Knights won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Anthony Alford completed 14-of-27 pass attempts for 165 yards but also threw
a pair of interceptions for Southern Miss (0-6, 0-2). Alford also had 71
yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns on the ground. Jalen Richard had 87
yards rushing and two scores.
Bortles scored from a yard out to put an end to a 15-play, 93-yard drive
that took 7:35 off the clock on UCF's first possession.
Shawn Moffitt nailed a 29-yard field goal early in the second quarter to give
UCF a 10-0 advantage.
Southern Miss got its first score of the game midway through the second
quarter on a 16-yard rushing touchdown from Alford.
Bortles scored again on a one-yard touchdown run just before the half to give
UCF a 17-7 lead going into the break.
A 15-yard rushing touchdown from Richard midway through the third quarter
brought the Golden Eagles to within a field goal, 17-14.
Johnson scored on a 32-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to put
UCF back up 10, 24-14.
The Golden Eagles wouldn't go quietly however as Richard scored on a 14-yard
touchdown run a little more than three minutes later.
Southern Miss then got a 27-yard field goal from Corey Acosta with four
seconds left in regulation to tie the game, 24-24, and send it to overtime.
The Golden Eagles got the ball first in overtime and scored on a two-yard
rushing touchdown from Alford.
UCF answered with a 10-yard rushing touchdown from Murray sending it to a
Murray scored again, this time from four yards out, and Southern Miss failed
to score on its next possession giving the Knights the win.
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