The Daily - UCF Football Aug. 13

Aug. 13, 2011

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - News and notes from the UCF football team for Saturday, Aug. 13. Today marks the Knights' first scrimmage as practice is scheduled for 9:10-11:30 a.m.

-The defensive line won numerous battles with the offensive line during Friday's practice, and the O-line will be looking to return the favor during Saturday's scrimmage.
-John Denton wrote two in-depth stories Friday:
Scrimmage Preview
Davis Powers the Defensive Line

Web Links
-FS Florida: Jeff Godfrey a Budding Star at UCF - Click Here
-Associated Press (San Francisco Chronicle): UCF Welcomes Season of Expectations - Click Here
-Orlando Sentinel: A.J. Guyton Calls Injury a Blessing in Disguise - Click Here

UKNIGHT and Get The "PATCH" Player Profile
#5 - Blake Bortles
Quarterback - 6-4/223 - Redshirt Freshman
Oviedo, Fla./Oviedo

-The local product has been one of the many standouts during preseason camp while working with the second team offense.
-Did not see playing time last year as a true freshman.
-Serves as a different look at quarterback for the Knights as Bortles stands at 6-foot-4 and 223 pounds, while starter Jeff Godfrey is 5-foot-11 and 182 pounds.
-Similar to Godfrey (Miami Central) who set the Miami-Dade County career record in passing yards, Bortles (Oviedo) holds the Seminole County record with 5,576 career passing yards and 53 touchdowns.

Stat of the Day
-Followers of @UCF_FootballSID on Twitter caught this stat on Friday. The Knights are the only school in the country with four returning players who have posted at least 500 rushing yards in a single-season. UCF also is the only school with four current student-athletes who have recorded 10 or more rushing touchdowns in a single season.

What to Look For
-UCF's practice Sunday is slated for 3:20-5:30 p.m.
-Check UCFAthletics.com this weekend for notes following Saturday's scrimmage.
-Members of UCF Athletics will be on location at Sterling Central apartments during move-in day Sunday.

UCF football season ticket packages can be purchased online at UCFAthletics.com or by calling the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at (407) 823-1000. Should UCF host the C-USA Championship Game for the fourth time in seven years, it would be played on Saturday, Dec. 3, and season ticket holders will receive the first shot at the best seats.