Knights in the News - Sept. 2

Sept. 2, 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Following their impressive season-opening win at NC State on Saturday, the UCF football team received considerable media coverage in the Orlando area. The Knights topped NC State, 25-23, in Raleigh, N.C.

Below are some stories on UCF's victory:

UCF Knights shock Wolf Pack
Orlando Sentinel
It started with the longest run in UCF history. And though it took some gutsy calls and a little luck to eventually get there, it ended with one of the biggest wins in the program's history as well.

A star turn for Knights RB Smith
Orlando Sentinel
By the time UCF running back Kevin Smith had run to his right 10 yards, reached the 30 and slashed through the front seven of the N.C. State defense, Knights quarterback Kyle Israel knew.

Wolf Pack adjusts after Knights early dominance
Orlando Sentinel
For the first two quarters Saturday night, the UCF offense was a juggernaut, a unit that imposed its will on the N.C. State defense.

Forget how now, enjoy win
Orlando Sentinel
UCF -- Unbelievable Change of Fortune.

Smith runs Knights to surprising victory
Florida Today
Finally able to exhale after a dominant first half and a harrowing, gut-wrenching finish, the University of Central Florida's players sprinted the length of the field to celebrate arguably the program's biggest victory with a couple of thousand of their fans.

Smith makes quick statement
Florida Today
University of Central Florida tailback Kevin Smith predicted with so much help around him at quarterback and on the offensive line, he was poised for a breakout season.