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NCAA Game Summary - Rice at U-C-F



(Saturday, October 23rd)

Final Score: UCF 41, Rice 14

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Jeff Godfrey threw for 178 yards and a touchdown and ran for 41 yards and another score to lead the UCF Knights to a 41-14 Conference USA win over the Rice Owls at Bright House Network Stadium.

Godfrey was 13-of-18 through the air for UCF (5-2, 3-0 C-USA), which has won three straight. Ronnie Weaver picked up 53 yards and scored three touchdowns on 13 carries for the Knights. Kamar Aiken caught three balls for 90 yards.

Sam McGuffie ran for 65 yards on 16 carries for the Owls (2-6, 1-3), who have lost five of their last six. He also caught four passes, one of them for a touchdown. Nick Fanuzzi was 10-of-14 through the air with one touchdown but accumulated just 84 passing yards.

The Knights got on the scoreboard less than 90 seconds into the game when Godfrey scored on a five-yard run.

Weaver scored from a yard out six minutes later to make it a 13-0 game after a failed extra-point. He scored his second touchdown of the game on a four-yard burst with just over nine minutes left until halftime.

Godfrey found Adam Nissley on a three-yard touchdown toss with just over a minute left until halftime to give the Knights a 27-0 lead.

Weaver scored his third touchdown of the game on a two-yard run four minutes into the third quarter.

The Owls got on the board when Fanuzzi hit McGuffie with a 16-yard touchdown toss with five minutes remaining in the period.

L.D. Crow extended the UCF lead to 41-7 when he found Ricky Kay on a 40-yard touchdown connection with just over nine minutes left in the game.

Jeremy Eddington scored for the Owls from a yard out with six-and-a-half minutes left.

Rice was held to just 229 yards in total offense, with only 88 of those coming on the ground.

10/23 20:24:46 ET


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