UCF Football Postgame Notes

Sept. 18, 2010

Recap | Final Stats

UCF 24, Buffalo 10
Sept. 18, 2010
Buffalo, N.Y.

-It is just the third time in the last 13 years that UCF has won its road opener.
-The Knights are now 7-1 all-time against Buffalo and 2-1 at UB.
-This is the third time under George O'Leary that UCF has stood at 2-1 on the year. Each of the first two (2007 and 2009) led to bowl berths.
-UCF has now won 20 of its last 23 games when scoring at least 20 points.
-With Ronnie Weaver's efforts tonight, UCF now has four players on its roster who have had two rushing TDs in a game in their career as Weaver joins Jeff Godfrey, Brynn Harvey and Latavius Murray in that regard.
-The Knights had their first two interceptions of the year tonight (Reggie Weams and Bruce Miller).
-UCF has now scored on each of its last 14 red-zone possessions dating back to last year's UAB game on Nov, 28. UCF is 10-for-10 in the red zone this year with nine touchdowns and one field goal.
-UCF's 15-play, 90-yard, 7:07 scoring drive was its longest since: a 15-play, 8:27 march against Houston on Nov. 14, 2009, a 97-yard march against Tulane on Nov. 21, 2009.
-Prior to Bruce Miller tonight, the last UCF defensive lineman to return an interception for a touchdown was Jerry Nemethy on a 39-yard return against Alabama A&M on Oct. 17, 1981.
-Bruce Miller's interception return for a touchdown is UCF's first since Josh Robinson ran one back 24 yards for a score at Rice on Oct. 24, 2009.
-With Nick Cattoi's first quarter field goal, UCF has now scored on its opening drive twice in three games this year (tonight and Sept. 4 vs. South Dakota).

-Ronnie Weaver had his first-career multiple-touchdown game.
-Darius Nall had his second-career two-sack game tonight, a feat he also accomplished against Tulane on Nov. 21, 2009.
-Brendan Kelly had career highs for rushes (9) and yards (40).
-Bruce Miller made his second-career interception and scored his first career points.
-Reggie Weams made his second-career interception and his first of the season.
-Josh Linam had his first-career sack in the third quarter.
-Jeff Godfrey is the fourth true freshman to start at quarterback for UCF in the FBS era (since 1996), joining Rob Calabrese (2008), Kyle Israel (2004) and Steven Moffett (2003). All three of the previous ones lost their first-career start (chart below).
-The last UCF quarterback to win on the road in his first-career start was Ryan Schneider at Eastern Michigan on Sept. 30, 2000.
-With the opening drive field goal tonight, Godfrey led UCF to scores on five of his first eight drives as a Knight (three touchdowns and two field goals).
-David Bohner saw his first-career action as a punter tonight.
-Abré Leggins made his first start of the season tonight at left tackle and the seventh start of his UCF career after making six starts last fall at guard.
-This is the second year in a row that a UCF signal caller has made his first-career start against Buffalo. Brett Hodges made the first start of his Knight tenure on Sept. 19 of last fall in a 23-17 win over the Bulls at Bright House Networks Stadium.

UCF Football Quarterbacks' First Career Starts in the FBS Era
Name - Date - Opponent - Result - C-A-YDS-TD-INT
Vic Penn - 9/4/99 - at Purdue - L, 13-47 - 24-45-250-1-4
Ryan Schneider - 9/30/00 - at Eastern Michigan - W, 31-10 - 27-38-365-2-1
Jon Rivera - 10/4/03 - vs. Buffalo - W, 19-10 - 6-14-59-0-0
Steven Moffett - 11/8/03 - at Eastern Michigan - L, 13-19 - 7-18-46-0-1
Brandon Sumner - 9/11/04 - vs. West Virginia - L, 20-45 - 9-21-86-1-0
Kyle Israel - 11/6/04 - vs. Ohio - L, 16-17 - 4-13-33-0-0
Michael Greco - 8/30/08 - vs. SC State - W, 17-0 - 9-16-90-0-0
Rob Calabrese - 9/27/08 - at UTEP - L, 13-58 - 13-31-167-1-2
Brett Hodges - 9/19/09 - vs. Buffalo - W, 23-17 - 15-20-141-0-0
Jeff Godfrey - 9/18/10 - at Buffalo - W, 24-10 - 15-24-130-0-0