Football Cruises to a 30-14 Victory at Marshall


Nov. 15, 2008

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HUNGTINGTON, W.Va. (UCFAthletics.com) - Freshman running back Brynn Harvey rushed for a career-high 150 yards and a touchdown to lead the UCF football team to a 30-14 victory at Marshall Saturday. The Knights recovered two fumbles and senior defensive back Sha'reff Rashad intercepted a pair of passes in the win, helping improve UCF's record to 3-7 and 2-4 in Conference USA.

Marshall (4-6, 3-3) finished with 145 rushing yards and 84 passing yards against the Black and Gold defense. Meanwhile, UCF's 213 rushing yards were the second most of the year. Along with Harvey's impressive performance, fellow freshman Lativius Murray also had a season-best effort of 46 yards on the ground.

Another freshman, quarterback Rob Calabrese went 4-for-17 for 29 yards and a touchdown. His counterpart, Marshall's Mark Cann, also finished 4-for-17 with 32 yards and a TD, as UCF posted its fourth-straight win over the Thundering Herd.

In the third-coldest game since UCF made the move to FBS in 1996 (42 degrees), the Knights jumped out to a 13-0 lead on a fumble recovery in the end zone by sophomore Jamar Newsome in the first quarter and two field goals by freshman Nick Cattoi. His first field goal ended a 16-play, 68-yard drive in the opening quarter.

Even though Chubb Small's one-yard rush with 5:59 left in the second quarter cut it to 13-7, sophomore tight end John Lubischer recorded his first-career reception, a two-yard TD from Calabrese with 4:16 showing on the clock.

Following the break, Cody Slate hauled in a 15-yard touchdown reception to kick-off the third quarter and keep Marshall in the game. Cattoi then added his third field goal of the night to make it a two-possession game in the third quarter. And as UCF was trying to run down the clock late in the fourth, Harvey found the end zone on a 50-yard run on a 3-and-11 call to seal it with just less than three minutes remaining.

The Knights will now conclude the road portion of their schedule with a trip to Memphis Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.

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