Aug. 23, 2005
ORLANDO - The UCF football team completed a 96-play closed scrimmage Tuesday morning on the outdoor practice fields. The Golden Knights covered all three phases of the game, including kickoffs and punts on special teams, during the scrimmage.
"The second half the scrimmage we played with more urgency," stated UCF head coach George O'Leary. "The tempo was better in the second half than the first half."
For most of the day, the first team offense faced the second team defense while the second team offense competed against the first team defense. Both first team units also had the chance to lineup vs. each other for parts of the scrimmage.
A C-USA officiating crew worked the scrimmage as the Golden Knights came out of the morning injury free.
The first team offense scored three touchdowns while the third team offensive unit also accounted for one touchdown late in the scrimmage.
Junior quarterback Steven Moffett continued his strong preseason camp with another solid day. The Winter Park native was 19-of-23 passing for 195 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. His only touchdown pass was on a 29-yard screen to junior Dontavius Wilcox.
Freshman tailback Kevin Smith worked with the first team offense and ended the day with 57 yards on 10 carries. Wilcox also earned time with the first team unit, collecting 13 yards on five carries along with two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown. Junior Jason Peters was also in the mix with the first team offense. The junior college transfer had eight carries for 21 yards, including a touchdown from a yard out.
Moffett scored the other touchdown for the first team unit on a two-yard quarterback keeper.
Sophomore tailback Curtis Francis ran with the second and third team offense. He finished with 13 carries for 62 yards, including a 30-yard gallop into the end zone.
Sophomore quarterback Kyle Israel split time with both the first and second team units. He was 1-of-4 passing for 17 yards with the first team. Overall, Israel ended the scrimmage 2-of-7 passing for 23 yards.
Junior quarterback Ed Marynowitz was 6-of-9 through the air for 40 yards.
Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Sergiori Joachim had a good day among the receivers. Working with the first team offense, Joachim led the team with four receptions for 54 yards. Junior Mike Walker collected four receptions for 38 yards while sophomore Javid James and junior Brooks Turner each caught three passes as well.
Defensively, junior end Kareem Reid totaled two sacks while freshman linebacker T.J. Harnden also came up with a sack. Senior linebacker James Cook and freshman defensive end Antonio Wallace also recovered fumbles for the defense.
Towards the end of the scrimmage, senior place-kicker John Brown booted two, 47-yard field goals. Senior Matt Prater kicked a 52-yard field goal on the scrimmage's final play to end the action.
The Golden Knights return to the practice field Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Practice is closed to the public for the remainder of the season.
Unofficial Scrimmage Statistics
PASSING: Steven Moffett 19-23-195-1 TD; Kyle Israel 2-7-23; Ed Marynowitz 6-9-40
RUSHING: Kevin Smith 10-57; Dontavius Wilcox 5-13; Curtis Francis 13-62-1 TD; Jason Peters 8-21-1 TD; Steven Moffett 2-8-1 TD
RECEIVING: Sergiori Joachim 4-54; Mike Walker 4-38; Brooks Turner 3-31; Javid James 4-18; Brandon Marshall 2-16; Blake Carter 1-5; Rocky Ross 2-20; Kevin Smith 1-9; Dontavius Wilcox 2-25-1 TD; Chris Narsesian 1-12; Darcy Johnson 1-3; Mike Merritt 1-16; Curtis Francis 1-5; Jeff Branham 1-6