UCF Around The Web (09/30/2012 Morning)

September 30, 2012 in Around The Web

Mizzou 21, UCF 16: Two Post-Game Thoughts
Rock M Nation (blog)
Well, that hit the spot–kinda like an ice cold glass of lemonade (or sweet tea in SEC country) after a long day working in your granny's yard. You might wish you had a beer, but you're thirsty and your granny doesn't keep beer in the house. You'll take your

Touchdown for DGB in Mizzou win over UCF
Springfield News-Leader
UCF coach George O'Leary said his team's final series of the first half, which ended inside Missouri's 3-yard line with no points, sapped a lot of his team's early momentum going into the locker room. He said afterward that Bortles convinced him he could make

UCF fan arrested after running on to field during game
Orlando Sentinel
A University of Central Florida fan is removed from the field in the final seconds of second quarter action against Missouri at the Brighthouse Networks Stadium on Saturday, September 29, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. The Missouri Tigers defeated the University

UCF attracts star-studded list of recruits for Missouri game
Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Timber Creek's standout sophomore running back Jacques Patrick (2nd from left) was at the UCF-Missouri game on Saturday with Creek teammates 2014 ATH Javonte Seabury (far left), who is also Patrick's older brother, 2014 LB Mitchell Estrada

Fumble, Special Teams Cost Knights Dearly
The Ledger
UCF coach George O'Leary said his team's final series of the first half, which ended inside Missouri's 3-yard line with no points, sapped a lot of his team's early momentum going into the locker room. He said afterward that Bortles convinced him he could make

The Extra Point: Week 5 vs. Central Florida
UM Maneater (blog)
A week after South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw completed 20 consecutive passes en route to the Gaemcocks finishing 21-of-23 through the air, UCF quarterback Blake Bortles had 12 straight completions at one point. Corners Kip Edwards, E.J.

GAME STATS: Missouri 21, UCF 16
Columbia Daily Tribune
UCF?(2Q, 9:11) Quincy McDuffie 12 pass from Blake Bortles (Moffitt kick). Drive: 7 plays, 86 yards. MU?(3Q, 7:04) Marcus Murphy 66 punt return (Baggett kick). MU?(4Q, 9:31) Kendial Lawrence 10 run (Baggett kick). Drive: 3 plays, 43 yards. UCF?(4Q

Gallery: Thankfully, Floridians don't have to see man in pink tutu
U-T San Diego
?We've been debating all week on social media and on our radio show about whether UCF will sell out its game with Missouri (Saturday). Puh-leeze, this topic isn't even worthy of a debate. It doesn't matter that this is the first time in school history UCF has

John Torres: UCF loss an empty feeling
Florida Today
ORLANDO ? It was supposed to be historic. It was supposed to be big-time football. This was the first time the University of Central Florida would be hosting an SEC team. So what if it was Missouri, and not Alabama or LSU or even the Gators. Instead it was

UCF fails to finish, Missouri leaves with victory
TCPalm
UCF (2-2) controlled most of the game, but a special teams mishap and late turnover erased early momentum in its bid to defeat its first Southeastern Conference opponent at home. Marcus Murphy returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown and James

C-USA: Missouri holds off gritty Central Florida
Memphis Commercial Appeal
UCF (2-2) trailed 21-10 before a late score, but following a Tigers punt, Knights receiver Jeff Godfrey's fumble with 2:26 left allowed Missouri to hang on. "I don't care how it looked," Tigers coach Gary Pinkel said of a game in which his team was on the short

UCF Teams Up with NASA for Mission to Mars
KnightNews.com
Three UCF professors recently won a $1.2 million grant from NASA to do research on teamwork training for the purpose of sending a crew of astronauts to Mars by 2030. Psychology professors Eduardo Salas and Kim Jentsch along with Stephen Fiore,

UCF Teams Up with NASA for Mission to Mars
knightnews.com 
Three UCF professors recently won a $1.2 million grant from NASA to do research on teamwork training for the purpose of sending a crew of astronauts to Mars by 2030. Psychology professors Eduardo Salas and Kim Jentsch along with Stephen Fiore, an assistant professor from the department of Philosophy…

Insider : Exclusive Interview with Amanda Cromwell
Sports Talk Florida
Its been another great start for Amanda Cromwell's UCF Knights Women Soccer Program who once again has established themselves as a National Title Contender. The Knights currently are ranked 10th in the nation with a 8-2-1 overall record following the

GoMarquette.com

Marquette Has Success In Day Two At Knights Invitational
GoMarquette.com
ORLANDO, Fla – The Marquette women's tennis team continued play at the Knights Invitational hosted by UCF on Saturday at the UCF Tennis Complex. The duo of Ana Pimienta and Erin Gebes continued the momentum from Friday's doubles win and

Insider: UCF Comes Up Empty in Loss to Missouri
Sports Talk Florida
Despite controlling most of the game, sacking Missouri Quarterback James Franklin five times and having a huge advantage in total yards and time of possession in the first half, UCF struggled in the 2nd half and lost to Missouri 21-16 in front of 35, 835 at

OK GOL supporters
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - pittpal – September 29, 2012, 10:48 pm

defend him now..…
defend him now..

M. Soccer. UCF Men’s Soccer Cruises to 4-0 Win at North Florida
UCFAthletics.com 

The UCF men’s soccer team netted a season-high four goals and locked up its first shutout of the year at North Florida on Saturday night…

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Continues Play in FGCU Fall Invite
UCFAthletics.com 

The UCF men’s tennis team continued play at the FGCU Fall Invitational on Saturday. The Knights were unable to advance any singles or doubles players into the winner’s bracket on Sunday…

What is wrong with these fans?
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - Stetson_1883 – September 29, 2012, 9:54 pm

Game's starting and the stadium isn't packed. That stadium should be ROCKIN' with a sold out stadium welcoming the Knights onto the field. We've got a l…
Game's starting and the stadium isn't packed. That stadium should be ROCKIN' with a sold out stadium welcoming the Knights onto the field. We've got a l

Highlights: UCF falls to Missouri at home
Orlando Sentinel
Highlights: UCF falls to Missouri at home. Email · print. Comments. 0. Brant Parsons | Orlando Sentinel. 9:43 p.m. EDT, September 29, 2012. Get Adobe Flash player. Brant can be reached at bparsons@orlandosentinel.com. Follow Brant on Twitter @

Missouri surges, wins 21-16 at Central Florida
FS Florida
UCF trailed 21-10 before a late score, but following a Tigers punt, Knights receiver Jeff Godfrey's fumble with 2:26 left allowed Missouri (3-2) to hang on. UCF (2-2) controlled most of the game, using five sacks and a huge advantage in time of possession to

Men's tennis: FGCU tandem reaches doubles final at FGCU Invitational
Naples Daily News
The duo defeated FAU with an 8-5 victory and then later defeated UCF's Pedro Wagner and Francesc Aulina with another 8-5 victory, advancing the Eagles into the championship match. Vives closed out the day with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Wagner to reach the

Orlando Sentinel

UCF fan storms field, quickly stopped by security
Orlando Sentinel
"He had no contact with any of the players, he ran down during a timeout," said Chad Binette, UCF spokesman. The excitement lasted only a few seconds. It is not yet clear why Valdez, who is not a student at UCF, ran down to the field. He faces charges of

UCF attracts star-studded list of recruits for Missouri game
Orlando Sentinel
UCF may not have scored a win over Missouri Saturday, but the Knights did attract a star-studded list of recruits to campus. It was arguably one of the strongest crops of prospects the Knights have ever hosted for a game and could help them score more wins

The official MU-UCF box score is available
Rock M Nation (blog)
Meanwhile, Mizzou's three scores came on drives of one play for 80 yards, zero plays (punt return touchdown), three plays for 43 yards. UCF's six drives in the first half: 52 plays for 283 yards. UCF's first six drives of the second half: 22 plays for 39 yards.

NBCNews.com

Missouri 21, UCF 16
NBCNews.com
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Marcus Murphy returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown and James Franklin added an 80-yard touchdown pass as Missouri ground out a 21-16 win over Central Florida on Saturday. UCF trailed 21-10 before a late score, but following

FGCU Athletics

Trio of Eagles Advance to Championship Day of FGCU Fall Invitational
FGCU Athletics
The duo defeated their FAU counterparts, 8-5, and then advanced to Sunday's championship match with another 8-5 triumph over UCF's Wagner and Aulina. Lvovsky and Bao take a 3-1 season record into Sunday's 9 a.m. match with Barry's Vivas and Alfonzo

Winning's not easy
KRCG
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Missouri finishes strong in football game against Central Florida
Columbia Missourian
The Knights were held to only one score though, a 42-yard field goal by UCF kicker Shawn Moffitt. Freshman receiver Dorial Green-Beckham ensured that the lead didn't last long. On the first play of the next drive, quarterback James Franklin hit a streaking

UCF offense falters against Missouri on third down
Orlando Sentinel
UCF faltered in long yardage situations during a 21-16 home loss to Missouri, failing to sustain blocks in the second half. The Knights converted only 6-of-18 third down attempts against the Tigers. UCF converted on third down just once in the second half and

SB Nation Kansas City

Missouri's win over UCF isn't pretty, but the Tigers will take it
SB Nation Kansas City
It wasn't pretty, but the Missouri Tigers will take it. They obviously have no other choice. Still to walk away from the road game with Central Florida with a win in any they can get one is what really matters, and the Tigers now stand again with a winning record in

UCF offense, fan base fail to show up against Missouri
Orlando Sentinel
Just like the Ohio State loss, UCF was not outclassed by Missouri ? not even close. In fact, an argument could be made that UCF was actually the superior team Saturday. The Knights outgained Missouri (395 to 346), they ran more plays (80-59) and had

Mizzou surges for win over Central Florida
FOX Sports Kansas City
UCF trailed 21-10 before a late score, but following a Tigers punt, Knights receiver Jeff Godfrey's fumble with 2:26 left allowed Missouri (3-2) to hang on. UCF (2-2) controlled most of the game, using five sacks and a huge advantage in time of possession to

W. Tennis. Women’s Tennis Wraps up Day Two of the Knights Invitational
UCFAthletics.com 

The UCF women’s tennis team delivered five singles victories Saturday at the Knights Invitational at the UCF Tennis Complex. The Black and Gold has now won 11 singles matches in just two days of the event…

Missouri holds off Central Florida
TheNewsTribune.com
Recap: UCF vs. Missouri. The Missouri Tigers used a pair of big plays to outlast the UCF Knights and escape Bright House Networks Stadium with a 21-16 non-conference victory. Missouri routed at South Carolina. By halftime of Missouri's 31-10 loss to South

Knights fail to cash in on opportunities, fall to Missouri
Central Florida Future
It was a tale of two halves for redshirt sophomore quarterback Blake Bortles and the UCF offense. Bortles started hot, going 18 of 22 in the first half, but in the second half Bortles was unable to maintain the same level of play, finishing 29 of 43 for 267 yards

SuperMizzou (subscription)

Tigers Pull Off Road Win Over UCF 21-16
SuperMizzou (subscription)
The Missouri Tigers picked up their first road victory of the 2012 football season on Saturday by going down to Florida and beating the UCF Knights by a score of 21-16 to improve to 3-2 on the season overall. On Saturday, the Missouri Tigers (3-2, 0-2) came

Football. Fourth-Quarter Rally Not Enough in Loss to Missouri
UCFAthletics.com 

In search of its third non-conference win of the season, the UCF football team came up short against Missouri, 21-16, despite a fourth-quarter rally Saturday afternoon at Bright House Networks Stadium…

A Tale of Two Halves; UCF Loses 21-16 to SEC Opponent Missouri
KnightNews.com
ORLANDO- The UCF Knights (2-1) lured a beaten but not broken Missouri Tigers (2-2) team to Orlando with the promises of fun in the sun and a relaxing weekend away from the SEC. Aside from a very strong and promising first half from the Knights, that's

Terrible Coaching
UCFSports.com Fan Forum - SouthernMiss3613 – September 29, 2012, 5:14 pm

The Knights should have won.…
The Knights should have won.

Skiatookjournal (subscription)

Missouri surges, wins 21-16 at Central Florida
Skiatookjournal (subscription)
UCF (2-2) trailed 21-10 before a late score, but following a Tigers punt, Knights receiver Jeff Godfrey's fumble with 2:26 left allowed Missouri to hang on. "I don't care how it looked," Tigers coach Gary Pinkel said of a game in which his team was on the short

Missouri edges Central Florida for 21-16 win
UM Maneater (blog)
UCF running back Storm Johnson gashed the Tigers out of the gates, compiling 50 yards on his first five carries. His first two runs of UCF's second possession were two first downs and quarterback Blake Bortles and the Knights, assisted by a pass interference

NCAA Game Summary – Missouri at UCF
WTSP 10 News
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – The Missouri Tigers used a pair of big plays to outlast the UCF Knights and escape Bright House Networks Stadium with a 21-16 non-conference victory. James Franklin completed 19-of-30 passes for 257 yards with an

A Tale of Two Halves; UCF Loses 21-16 to SEC Opponent Missouri
knightnews.com 
ORLANDO- The UCF Knights (2-1) lured a beaten but not broken Missouri Tigers (2-2) team to Orlando with the promises of fun in the sun and a relaxing weekend away from the SEC.? Aside from a very strong and promising first half from the Knights, that?s exactly what the Tigers got. The Tigers had los…

Missouri's defense recovers, slays UCF Knights
Columbia Daily Tribune
On first down from UCF's 15, Franklin threw directly to safety Kemal Ishmael, who made the easy interception. The teams traded punts on the next three series, and just when the Tigers needed a jolt, Murphy delivered. Getting a crushing block from Shane Ray

Football. UCF-Missouri Postgame Quotes
UCFAthletics.com 

Quotes following Missouri’s 21-16 victory over UCF Saturday at Bright House Networks Stadium…

NCAA Game Summary – Missouri at UCF
13WMAZ
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – The Missouri Tigers used a pair of big plays to outlast the UCF Knights and escape Bright House Networks Stadium with a 21-16 non-conference victory. James Franklin completed 19-of-30 passes for 257 yards with an

KSDK

Mizzou holds off Central Florida
KSDK
UCF (2-2) controlled most of the game, using five sacks and a huge advantage in time of possession to take an early lead. But miscues on defense and special teams unraveled it all, and the Knights sputtered on offense down the stretch in their bid to defeat

BC-FBC–Missouri-UCF Stats, FBC
WLFI.com
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Football. UCF-Missouri Postgame Notes
UCFAthletics.com 

With the 21-16 loss, the Knights finished non-conference play with a 2-2 record. UCF also held a 2-2 mark in the 2010 season when it went on to capture the Conference USA title and a victory in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl…

Mizzou holds off Central Florida 21-16
STLtoday.com
But on first and 10 at the UCF 15, Franklin's first inaccurate pass of the day was intercepted by Kemal Ishmael, and Franklin to end a three-and-out on Mizzou's second drive of the third quarter. Murphy, though, did what the first-team offense has done just once

Missouri Tigers: Mizzou survives late Central Florida comeback
KY3
The Knights did not lay down. Central Florida drove 83-yards in five plays to cut the lead to 21-16. But, UCF failed to convert on a two-point conversion. Missouri punted on its next possession. Then, Mizzou's defense sealed the victory when E.J. Gaines forced

Missouri hangs on to take down UCF
KTVO
(AP) – Marcus Murphy returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown and James Franklin added an 80-yard touchdown pass as Missouri ground out a 21-16 win over Central Florida on Saturday. UCF trailed 21-10 before a late score, but following a Tigers punt,

Mizzou Survives Against UCF With 21-16 Victory
Missouri Sports Magazine
Outgaining the Tigers 269 to 154 yards in the first half, the UCF Knights had several opportunities for the upset, but a solid second half effort by James Franklin and the Tigers kept Mizzou perfect against non-conference opponents. Key Stats: James Franklin

Missouri Vs. UCF: Tigers win 21-16
SB Nation Kansas City
The Missouri Tigers survived a valiant effort by the Central Florida Knights to escape Orlando with a 21-16 win on Saturday. The Tigers rode the arm of James Franklin (257 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT), the legs of Kendial Lawrence (19 carries, 104 yards and 1 TD)

Columbia Missourian

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football defeats Central Florida, 21-16
Columbia Missourian
Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel watches from the sidelines during the first half of the game against the UCF Knights on Saturday. Missouri placekicker Andrew Baggett kicks an extra point in the first half after Missouri's first touchdown. MoreStory

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