UCF-Houston Postgame Notes


Oct. 28, 2006

Recap | Box Score | Quotes

? This marks the first time in school history that UCF has faced back-to-back opponents from the state of Texas.
? UCF tallied season-high in total offense with 530 yards.
? Senior WR Mike Walker moved into sixth on the career charts in receptions during the game. The Orlando native now has 154 during his four-year career with the Golden Knights. Walker added a season-long 54-yard reception in the third quarter.
? Walker finished with six catches for 119 yards and has now caught a pass in 24-straight games. It was Walker's second straight 100-yard receiving game and third of the season.
? Sophomore RB Kevin Smith had a career-long reception of 26 yards in the first quarter. He finished with career-highs in catches (four) and yards (36).
? Smith carried the ball 14 times for 74 yards and caught two passes for 27 yards in the first quarter (101 total yards).
? Smith's three touchdown runs accounted for his first multiple-touchdown game since the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl when he also scored three rushing touchdowns.
? Smith's third and final touchdown of the game was a season-long 11-yard touchdown scamper.
? Smith finished with his fourth-consecutive 100-yard effort in Conference USA play this season as he tied a career-high with 31 carries. He finished with 163 yards on the ground.
? Junior QB Kyle Israel had a career-high 47 yards rushing.
? Sophomore WR Willie Thornton had a 31-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter - all four of his career touchdown receptions have been for 20 yards or longer.
? Sophomore FS Sha'reff Rashad intercepted his fourth pass of the season in the first quarter and returned the pick 33 yards - the longest of the season for UCF. Rashad's fourth interception ties him with 11 other Golden Knights for third on the single-season interception chart.
? Junior WR Javid James hauled in a career-long pass of 43 yards to set up a second-quarter touchdown for the Golden Knights.
? Sophomore DE Jared Kirksey made his first career start.
? Senior WR Brooks Turner returned punts for the first time this season. He had four returns for 55 yards, including a long of 18 yards.
? Freshman RB Phillip Smith had a career-long rush of 16 yards in the second quarter. Smith had three carries for 21 yards.