Unfortunately, the Knights were not able to convert the turnover into a touchdown, but Boomer hit his second field goal of the day, drilling a 48-yarder to give UCF a 20-17 advantage and a few minutes later the Lake Mary, Florida, native hit a 46-yard FG to push the Knights’ lead to 23-17.
The Knights held Oklahoma scoreless in the third quarter, which marked just the second time the Sooners have gone scoreless in a quarter this season.
Entering the fourth quarter, Oklahoma found itself trailing for the first time heading into the final period with UCF on top, 23-17. The teams alternated punts before the Sooners scored following nine plays for 65 yards and a Gabriel TD pass to Drake Stoops to give OU its first lead since the second quarter.
Gavin Sawchuk’s 30-yard TD run pushed Oklahoma’s margin to 31-23 on its first rushing score of the game and the Knights were not able to knot the score on their ensuing drive, pushing the Sooners to the brink before coming up short.
Plumlee was 16-for-30 with 248 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while OU’s Gabriel was 25-for-38 with 253 yards and three TDs. Harvey surpassed 100 yards for the second time this season and third time in his career with 101 yards on 23 carries, while Baker hauled in five passes for 134 yards with two scores.
After missing the last game due to injury, linebacker Walter Yates III returned to the field and led the Knights with 10 tackles and Jason Johnson had nine. Defensive tackle Lee Hunter had five tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack. Redshirt freshman Malachi Lawrence had a great game for UCF with a career-high five tackles and a sack, as the Knights' defense sacked Gabriel three times.
UCF will return to action at home next weekend when the Knights welcome West Virginia on Homecoming. Kickoff is slated for noon ET on FS1 from FBC Mortgage Stadium.