UCF at FIU Postgame Notes

Sept. 17, 2011

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By Brian Ormiston

MIAMI - (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF suffered a 17-10 loss to FIU in its first road game of the season. The Knights are now 2-1 as they now look ahead to a Friday contest at BYU on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.

-The loss snapped UCF's six-game winning streak, and its school-record four-game road winning streak (does not include last year's neutral-site AutoZone Liberty Bowl victory).
-It also kept head coach George O'Leary on 99-career wins.
-UCF's interception streak was halted as the defense had recorded a pick in nine-consecutive games but came up empty Saturday evening.
-It was a homecoming of sorts for several UCF players, as a total of 27 Knights hail from South Florida.
-The Knights allowed their first touchdown of the season on a fumble return at the end of the first half.
-The defense also allowed its first touchdown since the fourth quarter of the Conference USA Championship Game vs. SMU last year. It ended a school-record stretch of 14-straight quarters without surrendering a touchdown.
-UCF took a 7-0 lead on an 18-play, 94-yard drive that lasted 10:40 of the first and second quarters. The Knights had a 99-yard scoring drive vs. Southern Miss last season and an 18-play scoring drive vs. Southern Miss in 2009. The last time it took UCF over 10 minutes to produce points on a drive was vs. Pittsburgh Oct. 13, 2006 (10:03). It was UCF's longest scoring drive in terms of time in eight seasons under O'Leary.
-The Knights surrendered only one sack in their first two games, but gave up six vs. FIU.
-UCF was 7-for-14 on third downs, while the Panthers were 4-for-14. FIU also was 0-for-4 on fourth downs.
-UCF outgained FIU in total yards, 266-204, while each team ran 63 plays.

-Senior David Bohner produced a career-long 63-yard punt in the first quarter.
-Junior fullback Billy Giovanetti had just one catch last year, but had a key 9-yard reception in the red zone in the second quarter.
-Quarterback Jeff Godfrey entered with a C-USA-high five rushing touchdowns in 2011, and made it six with a 1-yard TD in the second quarter. It was his 16th-career rushing touchdown as he closes in on Daunte Culpepper's all-time UCF QB record of 24.
-Godfrey finished with25 rushing yards. He gained 65 but lost 40 on six sacks.
-Senior starting running back Ronnie Weaver forced his second fumble of the season on special teams Saturday.
-Wide receiver Quincy McDuffie totaled a career-high six receptions.
-Tight end Adam Nissley posted career-highs with four receptions and 53 yards.
-Linebacker Jonathan Davis led the Knights with nine total tackles in just his third-collegiate game on defense (he served as a running back from 2009-10).