UCF-Memphis Postgame Notes


Nov. 11, 2006

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Postgame Notes
UCF 26, Memphis 24
Memphis, Tenn. - Nov. 11, 2006

* This is the seventh meeting between UCF's George O'Leary and Memphis' Tommy West as head coaches. West held a 3-2 advantage in the series when the two were coaching at Georgia Tech and Clemson, respectively. O'Leary won the first meeting between the two in Conference USA last season.

* Senior QB Steven Moffett made his first start since the Oct. 13 contest vs. Pitt. On the opening drive, he was 4-for-4 for 69 yards and a touchdown.

* Moffett opened the game connecting on his first nine passes - that is one shy of his career best mark of 10-straight completions. He completed 19-of-28 for 319 yards. It was Moffett's first 300-yard passing game since the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl when he threw for 301 yards against Nevada.

* Moffett finished the game with two touchdown passes and now is tied for fifth on the UCF career charts with 41 (Dana Thyhsen).

* Senior WR Mike Walker caught two passes for 54 yards on the opening drive, including a 29-yard touchdown reception. He has now caught a pass in 26 straight games.

* Walker moved up to fourth on the UCF career reception charts as his six catches gave him 169 for his career. He also moved into sixth on the UCF career receiving yardage charts after his 131-yard effort gave him 2,365 for his career.

* Walker's 100-yard receiving game was the eighth of his career and fourth of the season.

* Sophomore WR Rocky Ross set career highs with six catches for 135 yards. The 100-yard effort was the first of Ross' career.

* Walker and Ross formed the first 100-yard receiving tandem since the Memphis game last season (Oct. 8, 2005) when Walker (157) and Brandon Marshall (133) both exceeded 100 yards receiving.

* Redshirt freshman FB Shane Smith caught a three-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. It was the first career reception and touchdown for Smith. He had two catches for 17 yards, including a career-long 14-yarder in the fourth quarter.

* Junior PK Michael Torres tied the school record with four field goals, tying six other Golden Knights. Torres was 4-for-4 in the game with makes from 22, 36, 33 and 18 yards. Matt Prater was the last to make four field goals on Nov. 12, 2005 (UAB).

* True freshman LG Jeramy DeVane made the first start of his career. DeVane is the fifth true freshman to earn a start for the Golden Knights this year.

* UCF scored a touchdown on the opening drive of the game for the first time this season. The Golden Knights went seven plays for 74 yards in 3:26 for the score.

* Redshirt freshman LB Kyle Fowler registered his first career sack in the second quarter.

* With his fourth-quarter reception for six yards, junior WR Javid James has caught a pass in seven straight games - second longest streak on the team.