Scores

Final

S Carolina St 0

(0-1, 0-1 away)

UCF 17

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:06 PM ET, August 30, 2008

BH Networks Stadium, ORLANDO, FL

1 2 3 4 T
SCST 0 0 0 00
UCF 0 7 0 1017

Top Performers

Passing: M. Greco (UCF) - 90 YDS

Rushing: L. Murray (UCF) - 11 CAR, 43 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Ross (UCF) - 3 REC, 58 YDS

UCF 17, S. Carolina St. 0

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- -Freshman Latavius Murray scored two touchdowns to help Central Florida defeat South Carolina State 17-0 on Saturday.

Daren Daly added a 27-yard field goal for UCF, which recorded a shutout for the first time since a season-ending 31-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette in 2001.

Murray was one of three freshman running backs who had carries as UCF searches for a successor to All-American Kevin Smith. Ronnie Weaver led the Knights (1-0) with 23 carries for 84 yards and Murray finished with 43 yards on 11 carries.

Quarterback Michael Greco had 57 yards on 13 rushes and completed 9-of-16 passes for 90 yards.

South Carolina State had just five first downs and was only 2-for-11 on third-down situations. Quarterback Malcolm Long completed 11-of-21 passes for 74 yards and one interception.

Murray's first touchdown ended a nine-play, 40-yard drive that began when UCF safety Jason Venson picked off Long at the Bulldogs' 40.

Eight of UCF's nine plays on the drive were on the ground. A Greco scramble gave UCF a third-and-goal from the 1-yard line, and Murray barged in from there.

Murray had his final six carries on a 12-play, 62-yard drive that sealed the game. He scored on a 7-yard run with 3:15 left in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SCST
UCF
1st Downs519
Total Yards126318
Passing7490
Rushing52228
Penalties4-354-25
3rd Down Conversions2-117-18
4th Down Conversions0-13-5
Turnovers21
Possession21:5038:10

Passing Leaders

South Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Long11/21743.501
UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Greco9/16905.600

Rushing Leaders

South Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ford12363.008
Long4123.005
UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Weaver23843.7012
Greco13574.4025

Receiving Leaders

South Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Darby22613.0013
Dubose4164.008
UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ross35819.3030
Williams5326.408

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERSCSTUCF
TD11:18Latavius Murray 1 Yd Run (Daren Daly Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 40 yds, 4:29
07
FOURTH QUARTERSCSTUCF
FG11:25Daren Daly 27 Yd
Drive: 11 plays, 26 yds, 5:02
010
TD03:15Latavius Murray 7 Yd Run (Daren Daly Kick)
Drive: 12 plays, 62 yds, 6:15
017