Scores

Final

UTEP 14

(5-7, 2-6 C-USA)

UCF 31

(5-7, 3-5 American)

7:00 PM ET, November 25, 2011

BH Networks Stadium, ORLANDO, FL

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 0 0 0 1414
UCF 7 17 7 031

Top Performers

Passing: N. Lamaison (UTEP) - 190 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: L. Murray (UCF) - 21 CAR, 233 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Leslie (UTEP) - 7 REC, 64 YDS, 1 TD

UCF 31, UTEP 14

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Latavius Murray rushed for a career-high 233 yards and scored three times to help Central Florida rout Texas-El Paso 31-14 on Friday night in the season finale for both teams.

Murray, a junior tailback, scored on runs of 38 and 40 yards and caught a 6-yard pass from freshman quarterback Blake Bortles as the Knights (5-7, 3-5 Conference USA) stopped a three-game losing streak.

UTEP avoided a shutout with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Jordan Leslie caught a 2-yard pass from Nick Lamaison on a fourth-and-goal play and Joe Banyard added a 7-yard scoring run.

The Miners (5-7, 2-6) needed a win to become bowl eligible.

UCF led 24-0 after its most dominating first-half performance of the season. Murray had 98 yards rushing and two touchdowns by halftime and the Knights' defense limited UTEP to five first downs and 94 yards total offense in the first two quarters.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
UCF
1st Downs1922
Total Yards315460
Passing249211
Rushing66249
Penalties2-101-5
3rd Down Conversions10-204-7
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers12
Possession32:5827:02

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lamaison19/351905.411
UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bortles9/1215813.210

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Banyard14513.6117
Myers9252.805
UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Murray2123311.1240
Bortles7162.3111

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kemp27437.0040
Leslie7649.1112
UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Worton34816.0034
Reese14343.0043

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPUCF
TD09:31Latavius Murray 38 Yd Run (Nick Cattoi Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERUTEPUCF
TD10:22Blake Bortles 1 Yd Run (Nick Cattoi Kick) 014
FG03:45Nick Cattoi 23 Yd 017
TD01:19Latavius Murray 6 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Nick Cattoi Kick) 024
THIRD QUARTERUTEPUCF
TD12:05Latavius Murray 40 Yd Run (Nick Cattoi Kick) 031
FOURTH QUARTERUTEPUCF
TD11:23Jordan Leslie 2 Yd Pass From Nick Lamaison (Dakota Warren Kick) 731
TD03:37Joe Banyard 7 Yd Run (Dakota Warren Kick) 1431