UCF Football Game Notes - East Carolina Oct. 30

Oct. 25, 2010

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Saturday, Oct. 30 - Bright House Networks Stadium - 3:30 p.m. ET

TV: Bright House Sports Network

Radio: Radio: UCF-ISP Sports Radio Network- Marc Daniels (play-by-play), Mike Gruttadauria (color), Jerry O'Neill (sideline reporter), Scott Adams (reporter)

WYGM 740AM - Orlando, WMMV 1350AM Cocoa, WDCF 1350AM - Dade City, WROD 1340AM - Daytona Beach, WMMB 1240AM - Melbourne, WLVJ 1040AM/WKAT 1360 AM - Miami, Fort Lauderdale, South Palm Beach, WPSL 1590AM - Treasure Coast/North Palm Beach, WZHR 1400AM - Zephyrhills

Internet: Live audio at UCFAthletics.com

When UCF (5-2, 3-0) has the ball:
With nearly perfect weather conditions for football, UCF punished Rice 41-14 during homecoming week. The Knights showed no signs of slowing down against the Owls, and look to continue its impressive performance when ECU 5-2 (3-0) comes to town in which is setting itself up to be a classic showdown for Eastern Division supremacy in C-USA. Against the Owls, the Knights offense seemed to click on all cylinders after racking up 391 total yards. The biggest story of the day for the offense was its season high 269 passing yards. Jeff Godfrey set the tone early in the contest with a 59-yard strike to Kamar Aiken on the opening play of the game and never looked back. Godfrey finished the day 13-of-18 for 178 yards and a touchdown through the air, spreading the love to eight different receivers in the process. Aiken led all receivers on the day with 90 receiving yards, but it was Ricky Kay (a 40-yard touchdown reception) and Adam Nissley (a three-yard touchdown reception) who found the end zone. Godfrey also got it done with his feet after rushing 10 times for 42 yards and a touchdown, which included a 12-yard scramble where he eluded a couple would-be tacklers that could have resulted in a sack. Ronnie Weaver found the end zone often and early, carrying the ball 15 times for 53 yards and a career-high three touchdowns on the ground. The Pirates' defense is giving up an average of 35.3 points per game and 441 total yards of offense per contest, but forced four turnovers last week vs. Marshall.

When ECU (5-2, 4-0) has the ball:
The ECU offense has been putting up efficient numbers all season long and plans to test a nationally-ranked Knights' defense. Junior Boston College transfer Dominique Davis is a dual-threat quarterback who can beat teams with his arm or legs. Against Marshall, Davis went 23-of-39 for 208 yards, two touchdowns and an INT, while also rushing four times for 26 yards and another score. Look for Davis to find his favorite targets in senior receiver Dwayne Harris and senior running back Jonathan Williams often in the contest. Harris has 54 receptions for 604 yards and five touchdowns while Williams has been consistent on the ground with 91 attempts for 473 yards and six scores on the season. The Knights' defense proved to be suffocating against the Rice Owls after only allowing 229 total yards of offense, with a majority of yards given up by the second string line-up late in the game. The Knights defense ranks in the top 10 in the country in multiple categories and is only giving up an average of 13.9 points per game which ranks eighth in the nation. The Pirates are averaging 36.9 points and 303.3 passing yards a game which ranks 11th in the nation. With a Pirates pass attack ranking in the top 15, and a Knights passing defense ranked in the top 10, something will have to give between the two come Saturday.

Did you know?
The Knights defensive line wreaked havoc against the Owls all afternoon after accumulating six sacks for a total loss of 43 yards while forcing two fumbles in the process...Jeff Godfrey tied Daunte Culpepper's record for most rushing touchdowns by a freshman quarterback after finding the end zone on Saturday with five rushing touchdowns on the season...UCF and ECU both are riding nine-game regular-season in-conference winning streaks...Last time ECU came to Bright House Networks Stadium, East Carolina placekicker Ben Hartman drilled a 39-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Pirates to a 13-10 win over the Knights on their way to a C-USA championship...Saturday marks the third-latest date that two teams with undefeated C-USA records will have met, and whoever wins the contest will control its own destiny on their way to a conference championship.