Oct. 24, 2009
UCF FOOTBALL POSTGAME NOTES
OCTOBER 24, 2009 - AT RICE
UCF 49, Rice 7
- At 42 points, it is the most lopsided road win in UCF's 31-year football history.
- UCF is 4-3 for the third time in five years.
- It is the 50th road win in UCF history. UCF is 11-8 in C-USA road games and 3-2 in Texas.
- UCF is now 6-4 in its last 10 games.
- The 49 points scored today by UCF are its most on the road since a 64-30 win at Louisiana Tech on Sept. 5, 1998, and the most overall since scoring 56 vs. Memphis on Sept. 22, 2007.
- In addition to being the most lopsided road win in UCF history, at 42 points, it is also UCF's most lopsided win overall since a 63-0 win over Liberty on Oct. 13, 2001. It tied for the 14th largest margin of victory in school history.
- UCF hit double digits in TFLs today for the third time in the last four games.
- Despite having a winning record on the year, UCF led at the half today for the first time in seven games this season and nine games overall, dating back to a 21-7 edge at the break on Nov. 22, 2008, at Memphis.
- UCF's 28-point halftime lead is its largest on the road in the Division I-A era (since 1996) and its largest regardless of site since holding a 42-0 edge over Memphis after 30 minutes on Sept. 22, 2007.
- UCF's 21 first quarter points today tie for its most in the opening stanza of a game since scoring 24 against Louisiana-Monroe at the Florida Citrus Bowl on Oct. 21, 2000. UCF has scored 21 points in the first quarter five times since, including today, most recently at SMU on Nov. 17, 2007.
- A.J. Guyton's 36-yard TD was the first TD pass by a non-quarterback for the Knights since Kevin Smith threw a 12-yard pass to Darcy Johnson against Tulane on Oct. 21, 2005.
- UCF now has six scoring drives of 80 yards or longer in the past four games after having two today. The Knights had four all of last year.
- The Knights twice today had single-play touchdown drives.
- Josh Robinson's third quarter interception resulted in UCF's first defensive touchdown of the year.
- The 76-yard pass from Brett Hodges to A.J. Guyton on the first play of the game was UCF's longest completion since an 80-yard scoring strike from Ryan Schneider to Doug Gabriel at Arizona State on Sept. 7, 2002.
- A.J. Guyton recorded his second 100-yard game of the season and his career. He also had 119 receiving yards at East Carolina on Sept. 26.
- For Guyton, he became the first player to throw for a TD and catch a touchdown in the same game since current assistant coach Sean Beckton vs. Texas Southern in 1990.
- The 76-yard pass from Brett Hodges to A.J. Guyton was the longest of both players' career, including Hodges' time at Wake Forest before transferring to UCF.
- T.J. Harnden and Wes Tunuufi Sauvao's first tackles of the year were fourth-quarter sacks. They are the ninth and 10th different Knight to record a sack this year. UCF was 11th in the nation in sacks this week.
- Derrick Hallman recovered two fumbles today.
- The Rob Calabrese to Jamar Newsome TD was a season-long play for both. It was Calabrese's first TD pass of the season.
- Calabrese's two touchdown passes today tied his career high.
- Josh Robinson's third quarter interception was the second of his young career and his first score. It is UCF's first "pick-six" since Johnell Neal's 62-yard interception score at Miami on Oct. 11, 2008.
- Ronnie Weaver's 27-yard TD run was his longest of the season and his first score of the year.
- Brett Hodges' rushing touchdown in the first quarter was the first of his career.
- LB Alex Thompson made his first start of the season today at linebacker and the fourth of his career.
- Redshirt freshman OG Theo Goins saw his first collegiate action today. He is a Houston-area native who played at Hightower High School. OT Chad Hounshell, C Zac Norris and LB Loren Robinson also made their collegiate debuts.
- UCF announced its permanent captains for the rest of the year. They are LB Cory Hogue, WR Rocky Ross and DT Torrell Troup.
- This week's Scout Team Players of the Week are Josh Wofford (offense), D.J. Williams (defense) and Kelwin Williams (special teams).