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THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

2 0 0 9 U C F F O O T BBAA L L 20 Official Gameweek Information

UCF BROADCAST INFO

RUTGERS 8-4 Overall 3-4 BIG EAST

Television ESPN Mark Jones (PxP), Bob Davie (color) Rob Stone (sidelines) UCF ISP Sports Radio Network Marc Daniels - Play-by-Play Gary Parris - Color Analyst Jerry O’Neill - Sideline Report Scott Adams - Reporter WYGM 740-AM (flagship) (Orlando) WMMV 1350-AM (Cocoa) WDCF 1350-AM (Dade City) WROD 1340-AM (Daytona Beach) WMMB 1240-AM (Melbourne) WLVJ 1040-AM/WKAT 1360-AM (Miami/Fort Lauderdale/South Palm Beach) WPSL 1590-AM (Treasure Coast/North Palm Beach) WZHR 1400-AM (Zephyrhills) Internet UCFAthletics.com

Head Coach - Greg Schiano GS Career Record - 54-55 (Ninth Year) GS Record at RU - 54-55 (Ninth Year) GS Record vs. UCF - 0-0

UCF 8-4 Overall 6-2 Conference USA Head Coach - George O’Leary GOL Career Record - 86-73 (13th Year) GOL Record at UCF - 34-40 (Sixth Year) GOL Record vs. RU - 0-0

Game #13 • Dec. 19, 2009 • 8:00 p.m. • ESPN Tropicana p Field (28,000) • St. Petersburg, Fla.

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UCF is making its third bowl appearance and seeks its first win. A ninth win would match UCF’s third-winningest season ever. UCF ranks fourth in the nation in rushing defense yielding 82.5 yards per game, trailing only Texas, Alabama and TCU. Miles from Orlando to St. Petersburg, the shortest bowl trip in America in ‘09.

TABLE OF CONTENTS • 1 - Schedule, TOC and Broadcast Info. • 2 - UCF Quick Facts • 3 - Depth Chart • 4-5 - 2009 Roster, Media Info. • 6 - Bowl/Opponent Quick Facts • 7-8 - Team Notes • 9-10 - Bowl Notes • 10-11 - Offense Notes • 11-12 - Defense Notes • 12 - Special Teams Notes • 13 - Academics/NFL Notes • 14-15 Records Update • 16-17 The Last Time

• 18-29 - 2009 Game Recaps • 18 - 9/5 vs. Samford • 19 - 9/12 at Southern Miss • 20 - 9/19 vs. Buffalo • 21 - 9/26 at East Carolina • 22 - 10/3 vs. Memphis • 23 - 10/17 vs. No. 9 Miami • 24 - 10/24 at Rice • 25 - 11/1 vs. Marshall • 26 - 11/7 at No. 2 Texas • 27 - 11/14 vs. No. 13/12 Houston • 28 - 11/21 vs. Tulane • 29 - 11/28 at UAB

2009 UCF SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Day D D Date t O Opponentt R Result/Time lt/Ti TV Series Sat. Sept. 5 Samford W, 28-24 BHSN UCF, 8-3 Sat. Sept. 12 at Southern Miss* L, 19-26 USM, 4-1 Sat. Sept. 19 Buffalo W, 23-17 BHSN UCF, 6-1 Sat. Sept. 26 at East Carolina* L, 14-19 BHSN ECU, 8-1 Sat. Oct. 3 Memphis* W, 32-14 BHSN UCF, 5-1 Sat. Oct. 17 #9 Miami L, 7-27 CBS CS UM, 2-0 Sat. Oct. 24 at Rice* W, 49-7 UCF, 2-1 Sun. Nov. 1 Marshall* W, 21-20 ESPN UCF, 5-3 Sat. Nov. 7 at #2 Texas L, 3-35 FSN UT, 2-0 Sat. Nov. 14 #13/12 Houston* W, 37-32 CBS CS UCF, 2-1 Sat. Nov. 21 Tulane* W, 49-0 BHSN UCF, 3-1 Sat. Nov. 28 at UAB* W, 34-27 UCF, 6-1 Sat. Dec. 19 vs. Rutgers# 8:00 p.m. ESPN First Meeting * Denotes Conference USA Games...# St. Petersburg Bowl; St. Petersburg, Fla.

• 30 - Team Statistics • 31-32 - Individual Statistics • 33 - Defensive Statistics • 34-35 - Game-By-Game Statistics • 36 - Superlatives • 37 - Bright House Networks Stadium • 38-51 - Player Biographies • 52-53 - Head Coach George O’Leary • 54-55 - Assistant Coaches • 56-57 - Other Postseason Games • 58-59 - 2005 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl • 60-61 - 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • 62-64 - University of Central Florida

Last Meeting Notes Brett Hodges comes off the bench, completes 10-of-17 plus GW TD. Hodges goes 15-for-26 with a career-high 158 yards and two TDs. Knights score 16 unanswered second-half points to rally for the win. UCF has best passing day in two years but are undone by five TOs. Harvey amasses 219 rushing yards, and Hodges throws for two TDs. Knights’ defense gets six sacks but offense held to 229 yds total offense. 42-point victory marks UCF’s most lopsided road win ever. Down 20-7 with 8:00 to play, UCF rallies for a thrilling win on ESPN. Colt McCoy (470 yards) and Jordan Shipley (273 yards) fuel UT win. UCF gets first FBS ranked win behind 39:30 time of possession. UCF has a 504-50 total offense edge in biggest C-USA shutout ever. Harvey’s 130 yards rushing leads UCF to sixth straight C-USA win. Knights will make third bowl game appearance, look for first win.

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THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL GENERAL INFORMATION

COACHING STAFF

School University of Central Florida City/Zip Orlando, Florida 32816 Founded 1963 Enrollment 53,537 Nickname Knights School Colors Black and Gold Stadium (Capacity): Bright House Networks Stadium (45,323) Surface 419 Bermuda Grass Affiliation NCAA Division I Conference Conference USA President Dr. John C. Hitt (Austin College, ‘62) Director of Athletics Keith R. Tribble (Florida, ‘77) Athletic Department Phone 407-823-3213 Ticket Office Phone 407-823-1000

Head Coach George O’Leary Alma Mater/Year New Hampshire, ‘69 Record at UCF 34-40 (.459) (Sixth Season) Career Record (yrs) 86-73 (.541) (13th Season) Football Office Phone 407-823-5397 Best Time to Call Contact SID Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater/Year) Defensive Backs Sean Beckton (UCF, ‘93) Linebackers/Recruiting Coor. Geoff Collins (Western Carolina, ‘94) Running Backs George Godsey (Georgia Tech, ‘00) Defensive Coordinator Dave Huxtable (E. Illinois, ‘79) Wide Receivers/Asst. Head Coach David Kelly (Furman, ‘79) Offensive Line Brent Key (Georgia Tech, ‘01) Defensive Line Jim Panagos (Maryland, ‘96) Tight Ends/Special Teams Tim Salem (Arizona St.,‘85) Offensive Coordinator/QBs Charlie Taaffe (Siena, ‘73)

HISTORY First Year of Football First Year of Division I-A Football Overall All-Time Record FBS Era Record (Since 1996) Overall All-Time BHNS Record Overall All-Time Citrus Bowl Record

1979 1996 177-170-1 (.510) 80-84 (.488) 14-6 (.700) 112-59-1 (.654)

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record 8-4 (.667) C-USA Record 6-2 (.750), 2nd East Div. Basic Offense Multiple Basic Defense Multiple, 4-3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost 44/12 Offensive Letterwinners Returning/Lost 25/5 Defensive Letterwinners Returning/Lost 16/6 Special Teams Letterwinners Returning/Lost 3/1 Starters Returning/Lost 20/9 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost 10/1 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost 6/5 Specialty Starters Returning/Lost 4/3

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Director - Football SID Office Phone Cell Phone E-mail Associate Director Office Phone Cell Phone E-mail Assistant Director - Football Asst. Office Phone Cell Phone E-mail Assistant Director Office Phone Cell Phone E-mail Assistant Director Office Phone Cell Phone E-mail Athletics Communications Fax BHNS Press Box Phone Websites

Leigh Torbin 407-823-0994 407-325-5703 ltorbin@athletics.ucf.edu Doug Richards 407-823-2142 407-405-5823 drichards@athletics.ucf.edu Brian Ormiston 407-823-2409 407-920-1233 bormiston@athletics.ucf.edu Sarah Tarasewicz 407-823-6489 407-462-3214 sarah@athletics.ucf.edu Andrew Gavin 407-823-2464 407-405-5821 agavin@athletics.ucf.edu 407-823-5293 407-882-0386 UCFAthletics.com UCFBowl.com

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2 UCF BOWL WEEK MEDIA CALENDAR SUNDAY

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Arrival at Hilton St. Pete Bayfront Time TBA Mid-late afternoon

Practice 10:00-12:30 (First 25 minutes open to photos) Team available after practice

Practice 10:00-12:30 (First 25 minutes open to photos) Coach O’Leary available after practice

No Interviews

Game Day 8 p.m. Kickoff

Brief Comments Upon Arrival

* Coach O’Leary radio show from 5-6 p.m. at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill on 740 The Game

Post-Game Availability


THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

DEPTH CHART OFFENSE

POS # WR 5 3 14 WR 81 6 9 LT 77 66 LG 65 74 C 73 69 RG 68 74 RT 76 75 TE 88 85 HB 43 32 24 QB 11 4 TB 34 27 35

PLAYER Rocky Ross A.J. Guyton Quincy McDuffie Kamar Aiken Brian Watters Jamar Newsome Nick Pieschel Abré Leggins Cliff McCray Chad Hounshell Ian Bustillo Zac Norris Theo Goins Chad Hounshell Jah Reid Mike Buxton Adam Nissley Willie Gaetjens Ricky Kay Billy Giovanetti Brendan Kelly Brett Hodges Rob Calabrese Brynn Harvey Jonathan Davis Ronnie Weaver

DEFENSE LE

48 53 LT 95 94 RT 98 46 RE 49 99 OLB 38 56 MLB 59 50 OLB 57 55 CB 20 19 CB 23 21 SS 2 40 FS 18 29

David Williams Darius Nall Travis Timmons Wes Tunuufi Sauvao Torrell Troup Rashidi Haughton Bruce Miller Jarvis Geathers Derrick Hallman Jordan Richards Cory Hogue Josh Linam Lawrence Young Alex Thompson Josh Robinson A.J. Bouye Justin Boddie Darin Baldwin Michael Greco Reggie Weams Kemal Ishmael Lyle Dankenbring

SPECIALISTS PK P H LS PR KR

16 28 41 28 41 5 60 61 3 27 14 21

Nick Cattoi Jamie Boyle Blake Clingan Jamie Boyle Blake Clingan Rocky Ross Charley Hughlett James Getsee A.J. Guyton Jonathan Davis Quincy McDuffie Darin Baldwin

ELIG RSr. RSo. Fr. Jr. RJr. RJr. RSo. RJr. RSr. RFr. RSr. RSo. RFr. RFr. RJr. RJr. RSo. RSo. Jr. RFr. RFr. RSr. So. So. Fr. RFr.

HT 6-2 5-11 5-10 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-7 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-8 6-6 6-5 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-1 5-9 6-0

WT 209 195 172 218 191 198 302 317 307 297 301 288 316 297 314 309 264 246 239 225 228 191 213 205 195 202

CAREER HIGHS 9 REC - 135 YDS - 2 TD - 55 LG 9 REC - 119 YDS - 1 TD - 76 LG 4 REC - 77 YDS - 1 TD - 27 LG 8 REC - 131 YDS - 2 TD - 72 LG 7 REC - 121 YDS - 2 TD - 62 LG 6 REC - 60 YDS - 1 TD - 54 LG

RJr. RSo. Sr. RJr. Sr. RJr. RJr. Sr. Jr. RSr. RSr. So. Jr. RSr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. RSr. Jr. Fr. RFr.

6-2 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-3 6-0 5-11 5-10

238 249 297 292 314 285 253 238 212 225 228 234 217 229 189 180 184 197 217 191 197 190

5 TACK - 4 SOLO - 4 ASST - 1 SACK Had three tackles and a sack against Miami 6 TACK - 5 SOLO - 4 ASST - 2 SACK - 1 FF Earned two sacks and a FF against Tulane 4 TACK - 3 SOLO - 3 ASST - 1 SACK - 1 FF - 1 INT Had a 10-yard fumble recovery vs. Tulane 2 TACK - 2 SOLO - 1 ASST - 1 SACK - 1 FF Posted two tackles, one for a loss, vs. Tulane 7 TACK - 4 SOLO - 6 ASST - 1 SACK - 1 FF All-C-USA Defensive Second Team 2 TACK - 1 SOLO - 1 ASST Posted one tackle against Tulane 10 TACK - 8 SOLO - 6 ASST - 3 SACK - 1 FF - 1 INT C-USA Defensive Player of the Year 7 TACK - 5 SOLO - 5 ASST - 3 SACK - 2 FF All-C-USA Defensive First Team 13 TACK - 8 SOLO - 10 ASST - 1 SACK - 1 FF - 1 INT All-C-USA Honorable Mention honors 9 TACK - 8 SOLO - 5 ASST - 1 SACK - 1 FF Nine tackles and one forced fumble at ECU 13 TACK - 10 SOLO - 8 ASST - 2 SACK - 2 FF - 1 INT All-C-USA Defensive First Team 3 TACK - 2 SOLO - 3 ASST Had three stops in win vs. Houston 11 TACK - 9 SOLO - 7 ASST - 1 SACK - 2 FF - 1 INT All-C-USA Honorable Mention honors 9 TACK - 3 SOLO - 7 ASST - 1 FF Amassed eight tackles and a break-up at Rice 11 TACK - 10 SOLO - 2 ASST - 1 INT All-C-USA Defensive Second Team 3 TACK - 2 SOLO - 1 ASST Had two tackles and a break-up vs. Tulane 10 TACK - 7 SOLO - 4 ASST - 1 SACK - 1 FF - 1 INT Tied career high with 10 tackles at UAB 8 TACK - 7 SOLO - 4 ASST - 1 SACK - 1 INT Had seven stops at UAB and two PBUs 8 TACK - 5 SOLO - 3 ASST - 1 FF Did not play against Tulane 7 TACK - 3 SOLO - 5 ASST - 1 INT Picked off a pass and had four tackles vs. TLN 11 TACK - 8 SOLO - 4 ASST Posted seven tackles against Tulane 1 TACK - 1 SOLO Notched a tackle against Tulane

So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. RSr. So. RSo. RSo. Fr. Fr. Jr.

6-5 5-10 6-3 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-2 5-11 5-9 5-10 5-11

210 182 229 182 229 209 232 220 195 195 172 197

4 FG - 4 ATT - 50 LG - 8 KICKOFFS - 544 YDS 0 FG - 2 ATT - 4 KICKOFFS - 263 YDS 11 PUNTS - 463 YDS - 70 LG

3 REC - 46 YDS - 0 TD - 34 LG 4 REC - 52 YDS - 1 TD - 19 LG 3 REC - 23 YDS - 1 TD - 1 RUSH - 2 YDS 2 REC - 23 YDS - 1 TD - 17 LG 23 COM - 45 ATT - 342 YDS - 2 TD - 76 LG 13 COM - 35 ATT - 167 YDS - 2 TD - 62 LG 42 RUSH - 219 YDS - 3 TD - 50 LG 22 RUSH - 76 YDS - 1 TD - 45 LG 25 RUSH - 123 YDS - 1 TD - 48 LG

3 PR - 42 YDS - 38 LG 2 PR - 41 YDS - 23 LG 6 KR - 126 YDS - 95 LG - 1 TD 3 KR - 67 YDS - 42 LG

PLAYER NOTES An ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Led UCF with six receptions vs. Tulane Had first four career catches vs. Houston Hauled in five catches with two TD vs. Tulane Posted four catches for 20 yards vs. Houston A pair of catches for 27 yards vs. Marshall Made 17-straight starts until missing the TLN game Has started at both guard and tackle this year Seven starts at RG and four at LG this season Made first start at LG at Texas The starting center in every game this year Attended Port St. Joe High School in Florida C-USA All-Freshman Offensive Team Made first start at LG at Texas All-C-USA Offensive First Team Saw time in 12 games during the 2008 season Pulled in one catch for 22 yards at UAB Saw time in 10 games a year ago Had one reception for 12 yards vs. Tulane Made first career touchdown catch at UAB Two catches for 23 yards and a TD against TLN All-C-USA Honorable Mention honors Was 10-for-19 with 76 yards in start at Texas All-C-USA Honorable Mention honors Rushed for 151 and 2 TDs vs. Tulane and UAB Had 58 yards and a TD on five rushes at Rice

Tied school FG record, going 4-for-4 vs. MEM Perfect 3-for-3 on extra points vs. Tulane Booted a career-long 70-yarder at Texas Serving as the backup punter Also serves as the team’s punter Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team All-C-USA Honorable Mention honors Was a tight end at Hialeah-Miami Lakes HS Two punt returns for 31 yards at UAB Took back two punts for 41 yards vs. Tulane Five returns for 122 yards against Houston Returned one kick back for 29 yards vs. TLN

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2009 UCF NUMERICAL ROSTER

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No. Name 2 Michael Greco** 3 A.J. Guyton* 4 Rob Calabrese* 5 Rocky Ross*** 6 Brian Watters** 7 Brandon Davis* 9 Jamar Newsome* 10 Nico Flores 11 Brett Hodges 12 Marquee Williams* 12 Robertson Auguste 13 Dontravius Floyd 13 Brian Taaffe 14 Quincy McDuffie 14 L.D. Crow 15 Chad Alexander* 16 Nick Cattoi* 17 Joe Weatherford* 18 Kemal Ishmael 18 Andy Slowik 19 A.J. Bouye 19 David Bohner 20 Josh Robinson 21 Darin Baldwin** 22 Emery Allen*** 23 Justin Boddie** 24 Brendan Kelly 25 Jarrett Swaby 26 Jordan Becker 27 Jonathan Davis 28 Jamie Boyle 29 Lyle Dankenbring 30 Latavius Murray* 31 Austin Hudson 32 Billy Giovanetti 33 Nick Giovanetti 34 Brynn Harvey* 35 Ronnie Weaver* 37 Henry Wright 38 Derrick Hallman** 39 Omar Hansborough 40 Reggie Weams** 41 Blake Clingan** 41 Nick Black 42 Loren Robinson 43 Ricky Kay** 43 Michael Dominguez 44 Brandon Bryant 45 Javen Harris 46 Rashidi Haughton 47 T.J. Harnden* 48 David Williams** 49 Bruce Miller** 50 Josh Linam* 51 D.J. Williams 52 Jack Carter 53 Darius Nall* 54 Chance Henderson*** 55 Alex Thompson*** 56 Jordan Richards** 57 Lawrence Young** 58 Troy Davis 59 Cory Hogue*** 60 Charley Hughlett* 61 James Getsee 62 Rey Cunha 65 Cliff McCray* 66 Abré Leggins 67 Jake Goray 68 Theo Goins 69 Zac Norris 73 Ian Bustillo** 73 Kevin Garvy 74 Chad Hounshell 75 Mike Buxton* 76 Jah Reid** 77 Nick Pieschel* 78 Scott Irwin 80 Jim Teknipp 81 Kamar Aiken** 82 Khymest Williams** 83 John Lubischer* 84 Corey Rabazinski*** 85 Willie Gaetjens* 86 D.J. Brown 87 J.T. McArthur 88 Adam Nissley* 90 Ash Weekley 91 Victor Gray 92 Jordan Rae 93 Frankie Davis 94 Wes Tunuufi Sauvao* 95 Travis Timmons*** 96 Chris Martin 97 Robert Pritchard 98 Torrell Troup*** 99 Jarvis Geathers* * Denotes letters earned

Pos. S WR QB WR WR RB WR QB QB WR DB WR QB WR QB LB PK QB DB QB DB PK/P CB DB CB DB RB S DB RB PK/P DB RB WR RB DB RB RB DB LB DB DB P LB LB HB LB DL LB DE DT DE DE LB LB LB DE LB LB LB LB LB LB SN SN OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DE OL OL OL OL DE TE WR WR TE TE FB TE WR TE DE DL DE DL DT DT DL DE DT DE

Ht. 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-2 6-2 5-9 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-2 6-4 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-4 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-11 5-9 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-4 5-9 5-10 5-10 6-3 6-1 5-11 5-9 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-3 5-11 6-4 5-11 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-8 6-7 6-7 6-2 6-6 6-2 5-10 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-4 5-10 6-6 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-2

Wt. 217 195 213 209 190 194 198 199 191 200 185 216 215 172 228 218 210 200 197 190 180 171 189 197 182 190 228 189 220 195 182 190 216 192 225 190 205 206 215 212 181 191 229 231 201 239 224 269 232 285 244 238 253 234 205 232 249 236 229 225 217 230 228 232 220 289 307 317 282 316 288 301 220 297 309 314 302 230 213 213 179 250 244 246 236 185 264 230 241 260 280 292 297 279 217 314 238

Year RSr. RSo. So. RSr. RJr. So. RJr. Fr. RSr. Fr. RFr. Fr. FRr. Fr. RSo. RSo. So. RSo. Fr. RSo. Fr. RSo. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. RFr. Fr. RSo. Fr. Fr. RFr. So. RJr. RFr. RSo. So. RSo. Fr. Jr. RSo. Jr. Jr. RFr. RFr. Jr. RJr. Fr. Fr. RJr. RSr. RJr. RJr. So. RFr. RSo. RSo. Sr. RSr. RSr. Jr. Fr. RSr. So. RSo. Fr. RSr. RJr. RSo. RFr. RSo. RSr. RFr. RFr. RJr. RJr. RSo. RSo. Fr. Jr. Jr. RJr. Sr. RSo. Fr. RSo. RSo. RFr. Fr. RFr. Fr. RJr. Sr. Fr. RFr. Sr. Sr.

Hometown/High School (Previous School) Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons (Pearl River C.C.) Homestead, Fla./Homestead Islip Terrace, N.Y./East Islip Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles School Rome, Ga./Rome Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge St. Petersburg, Fla./Boca Ciega Miami, Fla./North Miami Beach Winter Springs, Fla./Winter Springs (Wake Forest) Ocala, Fla./Vanguard Miami, Fla./Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame Homestead, Fla./South Dade Clarksville, Md./St. Paul’s (Fordham) Orlando, Fla./Edgewater Palm Harbor, Fla./Countryside (Stanford) Lake Wales, Fla./Lake Wales Tampa, Fla./Gaither Land O’Lakes, Fla./Land O’Lakes Miami, Fla./North Miami Beach Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch Tucker, Ga./Tucker Matthews, N.C./Sun Valley (Navy) Sunrise, Fla./Plantation Homestead, Fla./South Dade Milton, Fla./Milton Atlanta, Ga./North Atlanta Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Day Clearwater, Fla./Central Catholic Lawrenceville, Ga./Tucker Central Valley, N.Y. / Monroe-Woodbury Stuart, Fla./Martin County Nedrow, N.Y./Onandaga Central Gainesville, Fla./Bucholz (Air Force) Winter Park, Fla./Bishop Moore Winter Park, Fla./Bishop Moore (Georgia Southern) Largo, Fla./Largo Wabasso, Fla./Vero Beach Orlando, Fla./Edgewater Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Central Homestead, Fla./Homestead Baton Rouge, La./Redemptorist Coral Springs, Fla./Coral Springs Bemus Point, N.Y./Maple Grove Longwood, Fla./Lynam Deltona, Fla./DeLand Miami, Fla./North Miami Beach Atlanta, Ga./Booker T. Washington Eufaula, Ala./Eufaula Miami, Fla./Hialeah Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln Lexington, S.C./White Knoll Canton, Ga./Woodstock Tavares, Fla./Tavares Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons Miami, Fla./Coral Reef Douglasville, Ga./Chapel Hill Conyers, Ga./Heritage Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz Cary, N.C./Cary/Hargrave Military Academy Pensacola, Fla./Woodham Lawrenceville, Ga./Berkmar Naples, Fla./Naples Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough Miami, Fla./Hialeah-Miami Lakes Miami, Fla./Jackson Miami, Fla./Southridge Orlando, Fla./Evans/Copiah-Lincoln JC Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Choctawhatchee Houston, Texas/Hightower Port St. Joe, Fla./Port St. Joe Miami, Fla./Killian Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman Mentor, Ohio/Lake Catholic Bonita Springs, Fla./Estero Haines City, Fla./Haines City Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas Lake Wales, Fla./Lake Wales Concord, Ohio/Riverside Miami, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna Lutcher, La./Lutcher Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton Community (Duke) Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park Titusville, Fla./Titusville Ocala, Fla./Dunnellon Laurens, S.C./Laurens Cumming, Ga./South Forsyth Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles School Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay Clermont, Fla./East Ridge Leesville, La./Leesville Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Choctawhatchee Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinett Conyers, Ga./Salem Andrews, S.C./Andrews (Feather River C.C.)

MEDIA INFORMATION UCF ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS UCF Athletics Director of Communications Leigh Torbin will accompany the Knights throughout their time in St. Petersburg. Assistant Director of Athletics Communications Brian Ormiston will also be in attendance for most of the week. Contact information is below: Email: ltorbin@athletics.ucf.edu Cell: (407) 325-5703 Websites: UCFAthletics.com, UCFBowl.com Twitter: @UCF_FootballSID Facebook: UCF-Knights-Insider Bowl Website: StPetersburgBowl.com ST. PETERSBURG BOWL MEDIA RELATIONS John Gerdes can assist you with media concerns relative to the bowl week and game itself. He can be reached at either (813) 909-3152 or stpetebowl@yahoo.com. TRAVEL INFORMATION The Knights will bus to St. Petersburg on Tuesday afternoon and be headquartered at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel at 333 First Street South. UCF will return to Orlando immediately following the game. MEDIA HOTEL The official media hotel is the Hotel Indigo at 234 Third Avenue North. There will be a media work room at the hotel. To reserve a room, go to: http://www.hotelindigo.com/stpetedowntown CREDENTIAL REQUESTS Credentials must be made to the St. Petersburg Bowl and NOT to UCF. They can be applied for online at: http://www.SportsSystems.com/stpetebowl PRACTICE SITE UCF will hold its practices at Gibbs High School at 850 34th Street South. MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) * Coach George O’Leary and team captains will be available for brief comments upon arrival at the Hilton on Dec. 15. * On Dec. 16, the beginning of UCF’s practice will be open for photography with coaches and student-athletes available after the session. * On Dec. 17, the beginning of UCF’s practice will be open for photography with head coach George O’Leary available after the session. * On Dec. 18, the Knights will have no formal media availabilities; however, coach O’Leary will host a special edition of his radio call-in show on Friday at 5 p.m. at Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill. * Coach O’Leary and select student-athletes will be available for social comments only at bowlrelated events that are open to the media such as the Party on the Pier, Beach Bash and All Children’s Hospital Visit. * On Dec. 19, UCF coaches and requested student-athletes will be available following the St. Petersburg Bowl. CREDITS The 2009 UCF St. Petersburg Bowl Guide is a publication of UCF Athletics Communications. Written by Leigh Torbin, Brian Ormiston, Joe Hornstein and Christian Edwards with inside layout and design by Ormiston and Torbin. Covers designed by Sarah Tarasewicz. Special thanks to Doug Richards, Stephanie Hayes and Andrea Ciotti. Photography by Sideline Sports, Collegiate Images, UCFSports.com and Visit St. Petersburg/ Clearwater. Printing by DME of Daytona Beach.


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2009 UCF ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. Name 81 Kamar Aiken** 15 Chad Alexander* 22 Emery Allen*** 12 Robertson Auguste 21 Darin Baldwin** 26 Jordan Becker 41 Nick Black 23 Justin Boddie** 19 David Bohner 19 A.J. Bouye 28 Jamie Boyle 86 D.J. Brown 44 Brandon Bryant 73 Ian Bustillo** 75 Mike Buxton* 4 Rob Calabrese* 52 Jack Carter 16 Nick Cattoi* 41 Blake Clingan** 14 L.D. Crow 62 Rey Cunha 29 Lyle Dankenbring 7 Brandon Davis* 93 Frankie Davis 27 Jonathan Davis 58 Troy Davis 43 Michael Dominguez 10 Nico Flores 13 Dontravius Floyd 85 Willie Gaetjens* 73 Kevin Garvy 99 Jarvis Geathers* 61 James Getsee 32 Billy Giovanetti 33 Nick Giovanetti 68 Theo Goins 67 Jake Goray 91 Victor Gray 2 Michael Greco** 3 A.J. Guyton* 38 Derrick Hallman** 39 Omar Hansborough 47 T.J. Harnden* 45 Javen Harris 34 Brynn Harvey* 46 Rashidi Haughton 54 Chance Henderson*** 11 Brett Hodges 59 Cory Hogue*** 74 Chad Hounshell 31 Austin Hudson 60 Charley Hughlett* 78 Scott Irwin 18 Kemal Ishmael 43 Ricky Kay** 24 Brendan Kelly 66 Abré Leggins 50 Josh Linam* 83 John Lubischer* 96 Chris Martin 87 J.T. McArthur 65 Cliff McCray* 14 Quincy McDuffie 49 Bruce Miller** 30 Latavius Murray* 53 Darius Nall* 9 Jamar Newsome* 88 Adam Nissley* 69 Zac Norris 77 Nick Pieschel* 97 Robert Pritchard 84 Corey Rabazinski*** 92 Jordan Rae 76 Jah Reid** 56 Jordan Richards** 20 Josh Robinson 42 Loren Robinson 5 Rocky Ross*** 18 Andy Slowik 25 Jarrett Swaby 13 Brian Taaffe 80 Jim Teknipp 55 Alex Thompson*** 95 Travis Timmons*** 98 Torrell Troup*** 94 Wes Tunuufi Sauvao* 6 Brian Watters** 40 Reggie Weams** 17 Joe Weatherford* 35 Ronnie Weaver* 90 Ash Weekley 51 D.J. Williams 48 David Williams** 82 Khymest Williams** 12 Marquee Williams* 37 Henry Wright 57 Lawrence Young** * Denotes letters earned

Pos. WR LB CB DB DB LB LB DB PK/P DB PK/P TE DL OL OL QB LB PK P QB OL DB RB DL RB LB LB QB WR FB DE DE SN RB DB OL OL DL S WR LB DB DT LB RB DE LB QB LB OL WR SN DE DB HB RB OL LB TE DL WR OL WR DE RB DE WR TE OL OL DE TE DE OL LB CB LB WR QB S QB TE LB DT DT DT WR DB QB RB DE LB DE WR WR DB LB

Ht. 6-2 6-2 5-9 5-11 5-11 6-4 5-11 6-2 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-8 6-2 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-3 5-10 5-9 6-2 5-9 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-11 5-9 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-4 6-2 5-11 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-5 5-10 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-6 6-3 6-7 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-7 6-2 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-6 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-4 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-0

Wt. 213 218 182 185 197 220 231 190 171 180 182 236 269 301 309 213 232 210 229 228 289 190 194 280 195 230 224 199 216 246 220 238 220 225 190 316 282 241 217 195 212 181 244 232 205 285 236 191 228 297 192 232 230 197 239 228 317 234 250 279 185 307 172 253 216 249 198 264 288 302 217 244 260 314 225 189 201 209 190 189 215 213 229 297 314 292 190 191 200 206 230 205 238 179 200 215 217

Year Jr. RSo. Sr. RFr. Jr. RSo. RFr. Jr. RSo. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. RSr. RJr. So. RSo. So. Jr. RSo. Fr. RFr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. RJr. Fr. Fr. RSo. RFr. Sr. RSo. RFr. RSo. RFr. RSo. Fr. RSr. RSo. Jr. RSo. RSr. Fr. So. RJr. Sr. RSr. RSr. RFr. RJr. So. RSo. Fr. Jr. RFr. RJr. So. RJr. Fr. RSo. RSr. Fr. RJr. So. RSo. RJr. RSo. RSo. RSo. RFr. Sr. RFr. RJr. RSr. Fr. RFr. RSr. RSo. Fr. FRr. Fr. RSr. Sr. Sr. RJr. RJr. Jr. RSo. RSo. RFr. RFr. RJr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr.

Hometown/High School (Previous School) Miami, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna Lake Wales, Fla./Lake Wales Milton, Fla./Milton Miami, Fla./Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame Homestead, Fla./South Dade Clearwater, Fla./Central Catholic Bemus Point, N.Y./Maple Grove Atlanta, Ga./North Atlanta Matthews, N.C./Sun Valley (Navy) Tucker, Ga./Tucker Central Valley, N.Y. / Monroe-Woodbury Ocala, Fla./Dunnellon Atlanta, Ga./Booker T. Washington Miami, Fla./Killian Bonita Springs, Fla./Estero Islip Terrace, N.Y./East Islip Miami, Fla./Coral Reef Tampa, Fla./Gaither Coral Springs, Fla./Coral Springs Palm Harbor, Fla./Countryside (Stanford) Miami, Fla./Jackson Stuart, Fla./Martin County Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge Clermont, Fla./East Ridge Lawrenceville, Ga./Tucker Lawrenceville, Ga./Berkmar Miami, Fla./North Miami Beach (FIU) Miami, Fla./North Miami Beach Homestead, Fla./South Dade Titusville, Fla./Titusville Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman Andrews, S.C./Andrews (Feather River C.C.) Miami, Fla./Hialeah-Miami Lakes Winter Park, Fla./Bishop Moore Winter Park, Fla./Bishop Moore (Georgia Southern) Houston, Texas/Hightower Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Choctawhatchee Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons (Pearl River C.C.) Homestead, Fla./Homestead Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Central Homestead, Fla./Homestead Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln Eufaula, Ala./Eufaula Largo, Fla./Largo Miami, Fla./Hialeah Conyers, Ga./Heritage Winter Springs, Fla./Winter Springs (Wake Forest) Naples, Fla./Naples Mentor, Ohio/Lake Catholic Gainesville, Fla./Bucholz (Air Force) Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough Lake Wales, Fla./Lake Wales Miami, Fla./North Miami Beach Deltona, Fla./DeLand Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River Orlando, Fla./Evans (Copiah-Lincoln JC) Tavares, Fla./Tavares Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton Community (Duke) Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Choctawhatchee Laurens, S.C./Laurens Miami, Fla./Southridge Orlando, Fla./Edgewater Canton, Ga./Woodstock Nedrow, N.Y./Onandaga Central Douglasville, Ga./Chapel Hill St. Petersburg, Fla./Boca Ciega Cumming, Ga./South Forsyth Port St. Joe, Fla./Port St. Joe Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinett Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay Haines City, Fla./Haines City Cary, N.C./Cary/Hargrave Military Academy Sunrise, Fla./Plantation Longwood, Fla./Lynam Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles School Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Day Clarksville, Md./St. Paul’s (Fordham) Concord, Ohio/Riverside Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz Conyers, Ga./Salem Leesville, La./Leesville Rome, Ga./Rome Baton Rouge, La./Redemptorist Land O’Lakes, Fla./Land O’Lakes Wabasso, Fla./Vero Beach Jacksonville, Fla./Bolles School Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons Lexington, S.C./White Knoll Lutcher, La./Lutcher Ocala, Fla./Vanguard Orlando, Fla./Edgewater Pensacola, Fla./Woodham

COACHING STAFF Head Coach George O’Leary (New Hampshire, 1969) Defensive Backs Sean Beckton (UCF, 1993) * Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator Geoff Collins (Western Carolina, 1994) * Running Backs George Godsey (Georgia Tech, 2001) Defensive Coordinator Dave Huxtable (Eastern Illinois, 1979) Wide Receivers/Assistant Head Coach David Kelly (Furman, 1979) Offensive Line Brent Key (Georgia Tech, 2001) Defensive Line Jim Panagos (Maryland, 1993) Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator Tim Salem (Arizona State, 1985) * Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Charlie Taaffe (Siena, 1973) * Assistant AD/Director of Football Operations Marty O’Leary (Georgia Tech, 2002) Director of Strength & Conditioning Ed Ellis (Alabama, 1987) Head Athletic Trainer Mary Vander Heiden (UW-Eau-Claire, 1998) Team Physicians Michael Jablonski, MD Kenneth Krumins, MD Douglas Meuser, MD Daniel Monette, MD Director of Video Services John Kvatek (Miami (Ohio), 1995) Equipment Coordinator Robert Jones (Carson Newman, 1984) Director of Player Personnel Albert Boone (Florida State, 2003) Graduate Assistants Michael Buscemi (UCF, 2008) Andrew Thacker (Furman, 2008) Mark Cammack (UCF, 2007) * In Press Box on Gamedays

PRONUNCIATIONS Justin Boddie ............................................... body David Bohner......................................... BAW-ner A.J. Bouye ................................................boy-YAY Ian Bustillo .........................................bus-TEE-yo Rob Calabrese ................................ cal-ah-BREES Nick Cattoi .............................................. cah-TOY Rey Cunha .............................................coon-yah Willie Gaetjens ......................................gate-gins James Getsee .......................................... gets-ee Brynn Harvey...............................................brinn Rashidi Haughton............ rah-SHEE-dee HAW-tin Abré Leggins .........................................AWE-bray Josh Linam ..............................................LINE-um John Lubischer ................................LOO-bish-err Nick Pieschel .................. pih-shell (like Michelle) Corey Rabazinski ......................rah-bah-ZIN-skee Andy Slowik..........................................slow-wick Brian/Charlie Taaffe.........taff (rhymes with staff) Torrell Troup ......................................... tore-RELL Wes Tunuufi Sauvao......... tuh-NOO-fee sow-voh Khymest Williams.................................. kim-mist

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TROPICANA FIELD FACTS

RUTGERS FACTS

Primary Tenant: Tampa Bay Rays (1998-current) Former Tenants: Tampa Bay Lightning (1993-96), Tampa Bay Storm (1991-96) Former Names: Florida Suncoast Dome (1990-93), ThunderDome (1993-96) Opened: 1990 Cost: $130 million Owner: City of St. Petersburg Playing Surface: FieldTurf Capacity: 28,000 for St. Petersburg Bowl Noteable Events: 2008 World Series (vs. Philadelphia); 2008 ALCS (vs. Boston); 1999 Final Four (UConn def. Duke 77-74 in final); 1996 Stanley Cup Playos first round (vs. Philadelphia).

Location: New Brunswick, N.J. Founded: 1766 Enrollment: 52,471 Conference: BIG EAST Color: Scarlet Nickname: Scarlet Knights Home Field (Capacity): Rutgers Stadium (52,454) Surface: FieldTurf President: Dr. Richard L. McCormick Athletics Director: Tim Pernetti Head Coach: Greg Schiano (Bucknell, 1988) Record at Rutgers: 54-55 (Ninth Year) Career Record: Same Record vs. UCF: 0-0 Record vs. C-USA: 0-0 Record in Bowl Games: 3-1 All-Time Record: 604-594-42 2009 Record: 8-4, 3-4 BIG EAST Bowl Game Record: 3-2 Last Appearance: 2008 PapaJohns.com Bowl Result: W, 29-23 vs. NC State In St. Petersburg Bowl: 0-0 SID: Jason Baum SID Phone: (732) 445-4200 SID Cell: (201) 966-6338 SID Email: jbaum@scarletknights.com Website: ScarletKnights.com Leading Rusher: Joe Martinek (192-923-9) Leading Passer: Tom Savage (135-258-6-12 TD-1,917 YDS) Leading Receiver: Tim Brown (51-1,051-8) Leading Tackler: Devin McCourty (48-30-78, 7.5 TFL)

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CB Devin McCourty


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TEAM NOTES

THE OPENING DRIVE...

RESILIENT KNIGHTS SHOW THEIR HEART • No mountain has seemed too steep for the Knights in 2009 as the team is 8-4 despite leading at the half only three times in those 12 games. Even both of UCF’s C-USA losses nearly saw the Knights rally to win as both games dramatically got down to onside-kick situations on the road. The Knights have outscored opponents 196-115 (+81) after intermission this year, including a 105-47 (+58) edge in the third quarter of games. DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK • The Knights have overcome double-digit deficits three times this year. UCF trailed defending MAC Champion Buffalo 17-7 at the half on Sept. 19 but scored 16 unanswered secondhalf points to win the game 23-17. It marked the first time the Knights rallied back from a double-digit deficit to win since Nov. 19, 2005. In that game, UCF trailed Rice by 12, 21-9, at the half in Houston before rallying to win 3128. On Nov. 1, UCF also trailed Marshall 17-7 at halftime (and trailed by 13 points in the fourth quarter) before rallying to win. UCF was down 14 points to No. 13 Houston (17-3) on Nov. 14 before rallying for what tied for the secondbiggest come-from-behind win in school history. UCF is 3-0 this year when leading at the half, 1-0 when tied at the half, and a remarkable 4-4 when trailing at halftime. UCF DEFICITS OVERCOME GAME DEFICIT Buffalo 7-17, late 3rd Memphis 3-7, halftime Marshall 7-20, 8:00 4th Houston 3-17, late 2nd

RESULT W, 23-17 W, 32-14 W, 21-20 W, 37-32

KNIGHTS HOPE FOR NINE IN 2009... • With a bowl game win, 2009 would tie for the third-winningest season in school history with nine. 10 2007, 1990 9 1998, 1993, 1987 8 2009, 2005 AMONGST AMERICA’S MOST IMPROVED • UCF is four games better than it was a year ago, recording an 8-4 record thus far after going 4-8 in 2008. This ties for the fifth-biggest improvement in the nation. BIGGEST IMPROVEMENTS FROM 2008-09 SCHOOL 2008 2009 MARGIN SMU 1-11 7-5 +6 Idaho 2-10 7-5 +5 Ohio 4-8 9-4 +5 Washington 0-12 5-7 +5 UCF 4-8 8-4 +4 Iowa State 2-10 6-6 +4 Middle Tenn. 5-7 9-3 +4 Temple 5-7 9-3 +4

0-2 TO 6-2 • This season UCF became just the second team to ever start a Conference USA slate at 0-2 and then win each of its next six league games to finish 6-2. This rare feat was also accomplished by the 2006 Rice Owls. The Knights dropped seven-point games on the road at Southern Miss and East Carolina in September before the team’s offense in particular had a chance to gel. UCF bounced back a week after the ECU loss to down Memphis, 32-14, at Bright House Networks Stadium and did not look back in league play, including a victory over West Division Champion Houston, then ranked No. 13/12 in the nation, and a win over bowl-bound Marshall. ALL WE NEED IS 20 • With the strength of UCF’s defense over the past few years, its offense has not needed much to win games. In fact, 20 points has been a sort of magical dividing line. Over the past 33 games, UCF is 18-1 when scoring 20 points or more and 1-13 when scoring less than 20 points. This year so far the Knights are 8-0 when scoring at least 20 and 0-4 when held under that number. WELL DISCIPLINED • UCF is second in the nation, trailing only Navy, with 3.92 penalties per game. UCF also ranks fifth nationally for giving its foes just 37.00 penalty yards per game. UCF GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS • UCF finished second in a competitive C-USA East Division which sent four teams to bowl games. The Knights won six league games this year, but UCF did so with such a team effort that it provided for record low weekly individual accolades. UCF had just two C-USA Player of the Week awards this year, both on defense by Bruce Miller. That sum ties the 2006 Southern Miss Golden Eagles for the fewest C-USA Player of the Week honorees ever by a team with six C-USA wins. Thanks in large part to the dominance of Houston quarterback Case Keenum, a Heisman Trophy candidate for much of the season, UCF and East Carolina this year became just the second and third six-win C-USA teams to ever win that many league games without an Offensive Player of the Week to their credit, joining the 1999 Southern Miss squad. UCF is just the sixth six-win team out of 28 all-time to not have a Special Teams Player of the Week, all of which is a testament to the overall special team effort that allowed UCF to go 8-4 this year and 6-2 in C-USA play.

• UCF leads C-USA in total, rushing and scoring defense plus sacks and TFLs. • The Knights tied for the fifth-largest improvement in the country from 2008 to the 2009 regular season. • UCF won five of its last six games to close out the 2009 regular season and each of its last six conference tilts. • The Knights are going for their ninth win of the season yet have led at the half just three times this year. • UCF is looking for its first-ever win over a BIG EAST foe and is facing Rutgers for the first time. • The Knights averaged 381.6 yards of total offense over the final eight games of the season. • UCF’s Bruce Miller was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and is fifth in the nation in sacks. • St. Petersburg is one of just three bowls to match two teams who both have an APR of at least 960. Helping that is UCF’s ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Rocky Ross.

UCF RESULTS (8-4, 6-2) DATE OPPONENT Sept. 5 SAMFORD Sept. 12 at Southern Miss* Sept. 19 BUFFALO Sept. 26 at East Carolina* Oct. 3 MEMPHIS* Oct. 17 No. 9 MIAMI Oct. 24 at Rice* Nov. 1 MARSHALL* Nov. 7 at No. 2 Texas Nov. 14 No. 13/12 HOUSTON* Nov. 21 TULANE* Nov. 28 at UAB* Dec. 19 vs. Rutgers# * Denotes Conference USA games # St. Petersburg Bowl

SCORE W, 28-21 L, 19-26 W, 23-17 L, 14-19 W, 32-14 L, 7-27 W, 49-7 W, 21-20 L, 3-35 W, 37-32 W, 49-0 W, 34-27 8 p.m.

RUTGERS RESULTS (8-4, 3-4) 7 DATE OPPONENT SCORE Sept. 7 CINCINNATI* L, 15-47 Sept. 12 HOWARD W, 45-7 Sept. 19 FIU W, 23-15 Sept. 26 at Maryland W, 34-13 Oct. 10 TEXAS SOUTHERN W, 42-0 Oct. 16 PITTSBURGH* L, 17-24 Oct. 23 at Army W, 27-10 Oct. 31 at Connecticut* W, 28-24 Nov. 12 No. 23/24 USF* W, 31-0 Nov. 21 at Syracuse* L, 13-31 Nov. 27 at Louisville* W, 34-14 Dec. 5 No. 24/23 WEST VIRGINIA* L, 21-24 Dec. 19 vs. UCF# 8 p.m. * Denotes BIG EAST games # St. Petersburg Bowl


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CONFERENCE USA STANDINGS East Division Teams East Carolina UCF Southern Miss Marshall UAB Memphis

C-USA W-L 7-1 6-2 5-3 4-4 4-4 1-7

Overall W-L 9-4 8-4 7-5 6-6 5-7 2-10

C-USA W-L 6-2 6-2 3-5 3-5 2-6 1-7

Overall W-L 10-3 7-5 4-8 5-7 2-10 3-9

West Division Teams Houston SMU UTEP Tulsa Rice Tulane

C-USA Bowl Game Schedule ST. PETERSBURG BOWL UCF (8-4) vs. Rutgers (8-4) Saturday, Dec. 19 • 8 p.m. • ESPN Tropicana Field; St. Petersburg, Fla. R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL Southern Miss (7-5) vs. Middle Tennessee (9-3) Sunday, Dec. 20 • 8:30 p.m. • ESPN Louisiana Superdome; New Orleans, La. SHERATON HAWAII BOWL SMU (7-5) vs. Nevada (8-4) Thursday, Dec. 24 • 8 p.m. • ESPN Aloha Stadium; Honolulu, Hawaii LITTLE CAESAR’S PIZZA BOWL Marshall (6-6) vs. Ohio (9-4) Saturday, Dec. 26 • 1 p.m. • ESPN Ford Field; Detroit, Mich. BELL HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES BOWL Houston (10-3) vs. Air Force (7-5) Thursday, Dec. 31 • 12 p.m. • ESPN Amon G. Carter Stadium; Fort Worth, Texas AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL East Carolina (9-4) vs. Arkansas (7-5) Saturday, Jan. 2 • 5:30 p.m. • ESPN Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium; Memphis, Tenn.

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TEAM NOTES, CONT. KNIGHTS STRIKE GOLD IN 49-0 WIN • UCF’s dominating 49-0 win over Tulane on Senior Day, Nov. 21, was the largest shutout win ever in a Conference USA league game. The previous record was a 33-0 win by Southern Miss over Houston on Nov. 15, 1997. It also represents the third-most lopsided win this year in the nation over a team from the Football Bowl Subdivision. It is the second-largest shutout win this year in an FBS conference game as well. UCF outgained Tulane by a margin of 504 yards to 50 in the game. GAME Nebraska 55, La-Lafayette 0 BYU 52, Wyoming 0 UCF 49, Tulane 0 Boise St. 48, Miami (Ohio) 0 Ohio St. 45, New Mex. St. 0

CONF. NC MWC C-USA NC NC

DATE 9/26/09 11/7/09 11/21/09 9/12/09 10/31/09

NOVEMBER REIGN • There’s an old adage that the best teams get better as the year goes along and UCF has been no exception under George O’Leary. The Knights are 15-6 overall in November since joining Conference USA after going 4-1 in 2009, losing only on the road at No. 2 Texas. November is UCF’s winningest month in the C-USA era, eclipsing the school’s 10 October wins.

The Knights are 14-6 at BHNS all-time and 10-3 in C-USA play, playing to an average of 40,612 fans per game over that three-year span. BESTING THE WEST • UCF is a perfect 6-0 against teams from CUSA’s West Division at Bright House Networks Stadium. The Knights defeated Tulsa twice at home in 2007, including the Conference USA Championship Game. The Knights also beat UTEP at their new home in 2007 and SMU in 2008. UCF has defeated Houston and Tulane this year at Bright House Networks Stadium. The sixth C-USA West team, Rice, will make its Bright House Networks Stadium debut next fall. UCF SURE IS “BIG” TIME • Did you know that UCF is America’s third-largest university? Official numbers from the U.S. Department of Education are below. LARGEST CAMPUS ENROLLMENTS (FALL, 2009) SCHOOL ................................. STUDENTS Arizona State ............................ 55,552 Ohio State ................................. 55,014 UCF ........................................ 53,537 Minnesota ................................ 51,659 Texas ......................................... 51,032

NO LETDOWNS • UCF went 3-0 this year in games following a game against a ranked opponent. UCF downed Rice on the road a week after facing No. 9 Miami, downed No. 13 Houston a week after facing No. 2 Texas and then defeated Tulane after the game with the Cougars.

LARGEST UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENTS (FALL, 2008) SCHOOL .................................. STUDENTS UCF ........................................ 42,933 Texas ......................................... 39,000 Arizona State ............................ 38,627 Ohio State ................................. 38,479 Texas A&M ................................ 38,430

KNIGHTS SHINE BRIGHT AT BRIGHT HOUSE • UCF completed its 2009 home schedule going 6-1, in addition to a perfect 4-0 mark vs. C-USA opponents at Bright House Networks Stadium. The Knights went undefeated at home in league play for the second time in three years (2007).

• One connection between the four largest schools in America is UCF assistant coach Tim Salem who has spent time at all of them. Salem enrolled at Minnesota, transferred to Arizona State and has coached at both Ohio State and UCF.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS... Senior Captain Cory Hogue, LB On overcoming the team’s slow start: “I think a loss can only teach you. You can only grow and gain strength from a loss. I think a lot of guys have matured from those losses and learned from them. I think the second half of the year was great for us. We finished 8-4, and now we are going to try to make it 9-4 against Rutgers.” Senior Captain Rocky Ross, WR On playing in St. Petersburg: “Hopefully we can get a lot of UCF fans there. It is pretty much in the middle of Florida. It should be easy travel and good weather so UCF fans have no excuse not to go to this game.”

The last time UCF faced a BIG EAST team, Sept. 5, 2008, Rocky Ross’ touchdown in the final minute sent UCF to overtime against No. 17 USF but the Bulls would prevail, 31-24, before a packed house at Bright House Networks Stadium and an ESPN2 national television audience.


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BOWL GAMES AND SERIES NOTES THE THIRD FRAME • UCF is playing in a bowl game for the first time. In 2005, on the heels of a C-USA East Division title, the 8-4 Knights headed west to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl where Nevada beat UCF in a 49-48 thriller. In 2007, after winning the Conference USA Championship, a 10-3 UCF team traveled to Memphis for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl but dropped a 10-3 decision to Mississippi State. IT’S JUST DOWN I-4 • UCF will be playing a bowl game in its home state for the first time ever after making its bowl debut almost 5,000 miles away in Hawaii in 2005 and competing in Memphis in 2007. UCF will have the shortest distance to travel of any 2009 bowl team. Using Mapquest.com and measuring from the city center, it is 106.49 miles from Orlando to St. Petersburg, narrowly edging out Southern Miss’ trip from Hattiesburg to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (110.57 miles). UCF is one of six teams nationally which will have to travel less than 200 miles for its bowl game. 2009 BOWL TRIPS UNDER 200 MILES SCHOOL UCF Southern Miss Temple North Carolina Florida State Troy

SITE St. Petersburg, Fla. New Orleans, La. Washington, D.C. Charlotte, N.C. Jacksonville, Fla. Mobile, Ala.

MILES 106.49 110.57 141.23 141.61 163.81 172.50

DOME SWEET DOME • UCF will be playing its fifth game indoors when it plays at Tropicana Field. The Knights are 1-1 all-time against Tulane in the Louisiana Superdome, downing the Green Wave 36-29 on Sept. 22, 2001, but losing by a 10-9 score on Nov. 18, 2006. UCF is 0-2 against Syracuse at the Carrier Dome, dropping games there in both 2001 and 2003. The Knights will face the Green Wave in the Crescent City next fall. WE’RE IN THE BIG LEAGUES • UCF is playing in an active Major League Baseball park for the second year in a row as Tropicana Field is also home to the Tampa Bay Rays. On Oct. 11, 2008, UCF played Miami at then-Dolphin Stadium, home of the Florida Marlins. Other than schools which play their home games in a baseball facility, the Knights are one of four teams nationally to be playing in an active MLB park in both 2008 and 2009 joining Iowa (Metrodome and Land Shark Stadium), Northern Illinois (Metrodome and Rogers Centre) and USF (Tropicana Field and Rogers Centre).

NEW JERSEY IS NEW • UCF is facing Rutgers for the first time. It is also UCF’s first-ever game against a school from the state of New Jersey. Alltime, UCF is 63-64-1 in 128 previous first meetings. The Knights last faced a new opponent on Oct. 11, 2008, when the team lost at Miami. CONNECTIONS • Several Knights will be returning to their home area by Tampa Bay for this game, including Jordan Becker (Clearwater), Nick Cattoi (Tampa), Brynn Harvey (Largo), Charley Hughlett (Tampa), Andy Slowik (Bradenton) and Joe Weatherford (Land O’Lakes). UCF has no players from New Jersey but does have a pair of Long Islanders in Islip Terrance’s Rob Calabrese and Shoreham’s Brendan Kelly. The Knights also feature Jamie Boyle of Central Valley in New York State’s Orange County, near the New Jersey state line...Rutgers’ roster features numerous players from Florida and two from Central Florida in Winter Haven’s D.C. Jefferson and Cocoa’s David Rowe...UCF’s Cliff McCray and Rutgers’ Damaso Munoz were classmates at Miami’s Southridge HS...The UCF coaching staff also has some New York City area natives. George O’Leary grew up in both New York City’s lower east side and Central Islip on Long Island. He coached at Central Islip HS and Liverpool HS before beginning his collegiate coaching career at Syracuse. UCF defensive line coach Jim Panagos is a Brooklyn native who attended East Islip HS. UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe is an Albany native who graduated from Siena and later coached at both Albany and Army. BIG EAST HAS NOT BEEN BIG EASY • UCF has never defeated a BIG EAST Conference foe. UCF’s last game against a BIG EAST team was one of its most exciting though as the Knights, before a capacity crowd at Bright House Networks Stadium, scored in the final minute to force overtime but eventaully fell, 31-24, to No. 17 USF. With the addition of Rutgers to the roll, UCF will have faced six of the eight current members of the BIG EAST Conference in its brief football history. The Knights have yet to face either Cincinnati or Connecticut. In its history, UCF has faced nine of the 12 all-time members of the BIG EAST football conference, also playing Boston College, Miami and Virginia Tech in the past but never Temple.

UCF VS. RUTGERS STATISTICAL COMPARISON

Rushing Yards Brynn Harvey Jonathan Davis Ronnie Weaver

1,077 309 86

Joe Martinek Mohamed Sanu Jourdan Brooks

923 305 278

Passing Yards Brett Hodges Rob Calabrese

2,263 215

Tom Savage Domenic Natale

1,917 213

Receptions A.J. Guyton Rocky Ross Kamar Aiken

42 37 32

Tim Brown Mohamed Sanu Shamar Graves

51 47 13

Points Scored Brynn Harvey Nick Cattoi Kamar Aiken

86 67 42

San San Te Joe Martinek Tim Brown

84 54 48

Total Tackles Cory Hogue Derrick Hallman Lawrence Young Josh Robinson

99 79 73 65

Devin McCourty Damaso Munoz Ryan D’Imperio Zaire Kitchen

78 75 70 61

Interceptions Josh Robinson Five with

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Total Offense 348.0 Rushing Offense 138.5 Passing Offense 209.5 Passing Efficiency 132.81 Scoring Offense 26.3 Total Defense 348.1 Rushing Defense 82.5 Passing Defense 265.6 Passing Efficiency Def. 133.98 Scoring Defense 20.7 First Downs For 235 First Downs Against 230 Third Down Conversions 39% Third Downs - Opponents 41% Turnovers-INT/Fumbles 18-11/7 TOs Forced-INT/Fumbles 26-11/15 Turnover Margin +8 Time of Possession 31:06 Penalties-Yards 47-444

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BOWL AND SERIES NOTES, CONT. PLAYOFFS? PLAYOFFS? WE’VE HAD THOSE BEFORE TOO • UCF’s postseason history is deeper than just its two previous bowl game appearances. In 1987, the Knights went 8-3 in the regular season to earn a spot in the NCAA Division II playoffs. UCF beat Indiana (Pa.) 12-10 in its first game before falling to eventual national champion Troy State. UCF joined what was then known as Division I-AA in 1990 and was an NCAA Tournament team its first year at that level. UCF downed Youngstown State on the road, 20-17, and William & Mary, 52-38, in Orlando before losing, 44-7, on the road at eventual national champion Georgia Southern. In 1993, UCF once again qualified for the I-AA playoffs but lost its opening game, 56-30, at eventual national champion Youngstown State. UCF joins Troy as the only schools to win a Division II playoff game, a Football Championship Subdivision playoff game and appear in a bowl game since 1987. BOWL EXPERIENCES BEYOND UCF • In addition to the Knights who remain from the team’s 2005 and 2007 rosters, two have travelled to bowl games before transferring to UCF. Although he did not play in any of the games, Brett Hodges was with Wake Forest at the 2007 FedEx Orange Bowl (vs. Louisville), 2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl (vs. UConn) and 2008 EagleBank Bowl (vs. Navy). Michael Greco was at NC State for the Wolfpack’s 14-0 win over USF in the 2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl but redshirted that season and did not play in the game.

OFFENSE NOTES OFFENSE GOT IT IN GEAR • UCF has a new offensive coordinator (Charlie Taaffe), starting quarterback (Brett Hodges) and has regularly started two linemen (Abré Leggins and Cliff McCray) who joined the team over the summer. It obviously needed some time to click, but it did starting in week five against Memphis. The differences from the first four games of the season to the last eight games are dramatic: CATEGORY Scoring Offense Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Time of Possession

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GAMES 1-4 84 (21.0) 380 (95.0) 743 (185.8) 1,123 (280.8) 28:32

GAMES 5-12 232 (29.0) 1,282 (160.2) 1,771 (221.4) 3,053 (381.6) 32:23

THE BIG PLAY IS BACK • UCF promised to get more dynamic on offense this year and delivered. The Knights have 32 passing plays of at least 20 yards. In all of 2008, UCF had a total of just 12 completions of 20 yards or more. UCF had six such completions against Marshall alone, half of its 2008 season total. Eight different Knights have a catch of at least 20 yards this year while only four did all of last year. UCF is also spreading the ball around more. Ten different Knights had a catch at UAB, the most in one game since also having 10 against Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 28, 2003. KNIGHTS ABLE TO PUT LONG DRIVES TOGETHER • A clear sign of UCF’s improved offense in 2009 is its ability to sustain long drives. UCF has had nine scoring marches of at least 11 plays this year after having just five a year ago. UCF had scoring drives of over 8:30 against both Southern Miss and Buffalo, a feat it had not accomplished since 2007. - Against Buffalo, UCF had two separate 14-play scoring drives. It was the first time that UCF had two scoring drives of at least 14 plays in the same game since the 1993 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs at Youngstown State.

- UCF has eight scoring drives of at least 80 yards in its last nine games. - Against Memphis, UCF secured the victory with a 92-yard fourth quarter touchdown drive, its longest march since a 99-yard drive against Marshall in 2007 and tying for the second-longest of the six-year George O’Leary era. - It all adds up to first downs. UCF tallied 28 vs. Tulane and Memphis, which were its most in a game since ECU on Oct. 6, 2007. THAT’S OUR BALL! • UCF amassed 39:30 in time of possession to help keep Houston’s dangerous offense off of the field in the Knights’ upset win over the No. 13/12 Cougars on Nov. 14. It is the most possession time that UCF has had in a game in the FBS era (since 1996). UCF followed it up with 37:23 showing against Tulane. HE’S THE GUY-TON • Wide receiver A.J. Guyton missed the entire 2008 season with an injury but showed that he was back to his old self at East Carolina, hauling in a career-high nine passes for 119 yards. The nine receptions tied for the most by a Knight since current Jacksonville Jaguar Mike Sims-Walker caught 13 passes against Rice on Oct. 21, 2006. He had 103 yards at Rice and also threw a touchdown pass in that game. He had an even 100 yards against Marshall, making him the first Knight since Rocky Ross in 2006 to have consecutive 100 yard receiving games. Guyton leads UCF with 42 catches this year and 559 receiving yards. HARVEY’S DANGEROUS FOR OPPONENTS • Sophomore Brynn Harvey is 26th in the nation in rushing, averaging 97.91 yards per game on the heels of a 130-yard, three-touchdown performance in the win vs. Tulane, his fifth 100-yard rushing day of the season and third in a row. Harvey ran for 219 in UCF’s win over Memphis. He proved to be a workhorse in that game, carrying the ball 42 times, thirdmost in school history and the second-most nationally this year. Harvey has 14 rushing touchdowns this year, good for second in UCF history. UCF as a team had just eight all of last year. He is the first Knight since Kevin Smith in 2007 to have consecutive three-touchdown games (vs. Houston and Tulane), and also the first since Smith ended his career with eight in 2007 to record three consecutive 100-yard rushing games (vs. Houston, Tulane and UAB). SUPER SOPHOMORE • Brynn Harvey is starting to earn comparisons to former Knight Kevin Smith, a consensus All-American in 2007 who is now the starting tailback for the Detroit Lions. Their sophomore year statistics are not far apart for average totals. ATT YARDS TD AVG. YPG Harvey, 2009 248 1,077 14 4.3 97.9 Smith, 2006 206 934 7 4.5 103.8 ELEVEN IN A WINNER • UCF is currently riding a streak of 11-consecutive quarters with a score. The Knights were shutout through 15 minutes by then-No. 13/12 Houston on Nov. 14 but scored in each of the final three quarters of their upset win and then scored in each quarter of wins over Tulane and UAB. UCF last scored in 11-consecutive quarters from Oct. 13-Nov. 3, 2007. BRETT PLAYING LIKE A VET • After transferring from Wake Forest for his senior year to play for his favorite childhood team, Winter Springs’ Brett Hodges assumed the role of starting quarterback with his steady play in the first two games. He did not disappoint in his first start against Buffalo, completing 15-of-20 passes and piling up 212 yards of total offense (71 rushing, 141 passing) in the win. His 342 passing yards against Marshall were the most by a Knight since 2003 and the team’s first 300-yard passing effort overall since 2007. Behind Hodges, UCF is fifth in C-USA in passing efficiency a year after ranking 12th in the league.


THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL NOTES ON HODGES’ PERFORMANCE VS. HOUSTON • Brett Hodges completed 21-of-25 passes for 241 yards with one TD and one INT in UCF’s upset win over No. 13/12 Houston on Nov. 14. At one point completed 12-consecutive passes, tying for the second-longest streak in UCF history. His 84-percent completion percentage is sixth-best in UCF history and the second-best since Daunte Culpepper’s 1998 graduation. Combined with his 342 passing yards against Marshall, it is the most yards by a UCF QB in consecutive starts since 2004. He has 2,263 yards passing on the season, the most by a Knight since Steven Moffett ’s 2,925 in 2005. JAH RULES • Only one UCF player was named to the All-Conference USA offensive unit and that was junior right tackle Jah Reid. The 6-7, 314 pound behemoth from Haines City has started every game this year and helped pave the way for a UCF offense that has improved from 2,754 yards and 16.6 points per game in 2008 to 4,176 yards and 26.3 points per game in 2009. ROCKY V • Named to the ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-America Team and the C-USA Football All-Academic Team, wide receiver Rocky Ross is in his second senior year after earning a medical redshirt in 2008 due to a broken collar bone suffered at UTEP. As a junior, Ross led the Knights with 50 receptions and 658 yards for an average of 47.0 yards per game. In 2009, he picked up where he left off in 2007, ranking second on UCF thus far with 37 catches, for 412 yards. He also caught the game-winning score with 0:23 to play vs. Marshall. The Jacksonville native ranks seventh in UCF history in career receptions and 10th in career receiving yards.

DEFENSE NOTES NO RUNNING ALLOWED • UCF tops C-USA in rushing defense, and ranks third nationally behind just Texas, Alabama and TCU, yielding just 82.50 yards per game. UCF also led C-USA in rushing defense in 2008. In league history, only TCU (200203) has led C-USA in rushing defense in consecutive seasons. Against Marshall, UCF held Darius Marshall, then the second-leading rusher in the nation, to a season-low 80 yards on 28 carries (2.9 avg.). At No. 2 Texas, Colt McCoy had to throw the ball to kill the clock in the fourth quarter because the Longhorn rushing attack was going nowhere. Held to just 67 yards in the game, it was Texas’ lowest rushing total for a home non-conference game since Arkansas held UT to 62 in 2003. “We just decided to quit running it,” Mack Brown said of Colt McCoy’s 42 attempts in the game. UCF followed that up by holding No. 13/12 Houston to 46 yards on the ground, its lowest showing in two years. Then came the Senior Day performance of a lifetime as UCF held Tulane to minus-30 yards rushing. UCF has held its opponent under 100 yards of rushing in eight out of 12 games this year.

CONTINUING TO BRING THE PRESSURE • UCF ranks fifth in the nation with 3.08 sacks per game. UCF also stands 11th in the nation in TFLs with 7.58 per game, continuing its lofty 2008 pace when UCF was third nationally. Both stats lead C-USA. A total of 19 different Knights have at least half of a TFL and 11 have a sack. UCF has four players (Jarvis Geathers, Derrick Hallman, Cory Hogue and Bruce Miller) who have hit double digits in TFLs this year. UCF’s six sacks vs. Miami tied for the most yielded by UM since the 2005 FSU game.

NCAA LEADERS RUSHING DEFENSE 1. Texas 62.15 2. Alabama 77.92 3. TCU 80.50 4. UCF 82.50 5. Ohio State 83.42 SACKS (PER GAME) 1. Pittsburgh 3.75 2. Texas Tech 3.25 3. Nebraska 3.23 4. Middle Tenn. 3.17 5. UCF 3.08 Oklahoma 3.08

IT’S MILLER’S TIME • Junior Bruce Miller is the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year. It is the first time that a Knight has ever received that honor and marks the fourth time in five years of C-USA play that UCF has claimed at least one major conference award. A defensive end who also has the brawn to line up in a three-technique when UCF goes to its nickel package, Miller leads the league in both sacks (12) and TFLs (16.5) this year. He is fifth nationally in sacks and tied for 18th in TFLs. Just a junior, his 26 career sacks already place him amongst C-USA’s all-time leaders as well. BRUCE IS LOOSE • Bruce Miller was named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week twice this year. The first time was following the Marshall game (Nov. 1) in which he had three TFLs, 2.5 sacks, 10 total tackles, forced a fumble with 2:12 to play that set up UCF’s game-winning touchdown, had two pass pressures and broke up a pass. He got the award again after UCF beat UAB on Nov. 28. Miller had 2.5 tackles for loss and two sacks of the slippery Joe Webb on the day. He also broke up a pass. 2009 NCAA SACK LEADERS (PER GM.) 1. Von Miller, Texas A&M 1.42 2. Brandon Sharpe, Texas Tech 1.36 3. Josh McNary, Army 1.14 4. Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue 1.08 5. BRUCE MILLER, UCF 1.00 6. Derrick Morgan, Ga. Tech 0.96 6. Lindsey Witten, UConn 0.96 6. Jerry Hughes, TCU 0.96 9. JARVIS GEATHERS, UCF 0.92 9. Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska 0.92 9. Four others 0.92

NCAA ACTIVE CAREER SACK LEADERS 1. Dexter Davis, Ariz. St. 31 2. Brandon Graham, Michigan 29.5 3. Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, Wash. 29 3. Eric Norwood, South Carolina 29 5. Jerry Hughes, TCU 28.5 5. Jan Jorgensen, BYU 28.5 5. George Selvie, USF 28.5 8. C.J. Wilson, East Carolina 27 9. Greg Hardy, Ole Miss 26.5 10. BRUCE MILLER, UCF* 26 * Miller is first amongst juniors

SIMPLY THE BEST • In addition to having C-USA’s premier rushing defense at 82.50 yards per game, UCF leads the league in total defense (348.08 ypg) and scoring defense (20.67 ppg).

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GREEN WAVE KEPT TO LOW TIDE • In its 49-0 shutout win over Tulane, UCF held the Green Wave to a CUSA record low 50 yards of total offense, including minus-30 yards rushing. The 50 yards of total defense marked the fifth-best performance in the nation this decade against a FBS foe. TOP TOTAL DEFENSE THIS DECADE VS. FBS (2000-09) 24 Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State, 11/28/08 35 Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10/05 45 Wisconsin vs. Temple, 9/10/05 46 Oklahoma vs. Colorado, 12/4/04 50 UCF vs. Tulane, 11/21/09

C-USA Defensive Player of the Year Bruce Miller pressured a pair of Heisman Trophy candidates this year in Colt McCoy and Case Keenum.


THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL SUPER TROUP-ER • He may not have the biggest numbers of anyone on the defensive line but defensive tackle Torrell Troup has attracted a steady stream of salivating NFL scouts to Orlando this fall. A double-team eating nose guard who is nimble enough to create havoc by himself, Troup unselfishly allows those around him to rack up tremendous numbers. He has fair stats himself, making 32 stops on the year, with five TFLs and two sacks, four pass breaks and three hurries. He was named to the All-C-USA Second Team, the second year in a row in which he received that recognition. HURRICANE HOGUE • Cory Hogue earned First-Team All-Conference USA accolades in 2009 as he leads the team to date with 99 tackles and is third on the squad with 11.5 TFLs. Showing his versatility, he is also third on the squad with five pass break-ups. He is tied for fifth in C-USA in TFLs and 11th in total tackles. Hogue was an especially disruptive force against Miami on Oct. 17, recording 3.5 TFLs and two of UCF’s six sacks on the night. A CENTURY FOR CORY? • Cory Hogue’s first tackle of the St. Petersburg Bowl will be the milestone 100th of his senior season. It will also make him the first Knight linebacker to have a 100-tackle season since Antoine Poe stopped 111 opponents in 2003. Hogue is also all but assured of becoming the first Knight linebacker to lead the team in tackles since 2002 when Stanford Rhule had 127. JARVIS GATHERS SACKS • Jarvis Geathers is second to only Bruce Miller in C-USA with his 11 sacks and 13.5 TFLs. The 11 sacks tie for 10th nationally and his TFL total places him in a tie for 43rd position in America. Although he is not a starter and plays primarily as a pass rusher in nickel situations, Geathers’ truly remarkable sack-to-snap ratio earned him a spot on the All-C-USA First Team. He played a huge role in UCF’s come-from-behind win over Buffalo, recording three second-half sacks, forcing fumbles on two of those which were recovered by the Knights. One of the fumbles set up the game-tying field goal and the other effectively ended the game with 0:26 left. HERE’S TO YOU MR. ROBINSON • True freshman Josh Robinson made his first career start on Sept. 12 at Southern Miss and came away leading the Knights with a total of 10 tackles, all of them solo. He has not looked back since. His C-USA-leading six interceptions this year tops all true freshmen nationally and eclipsed Joe Burnett ’s school freshman record of five. The six interceptions match the national high for all freshmen, including redshirts, and he stands tied for eighth nationally. Robinson is the only true freshman to rank in the top 100 in the nation in passes defended with 14. He has made six interceptions in UCF’s last eight games. Despite leading the league in interceptions he was only named to the All-Conference USA Second Team. He has also made 65 tackles this season.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES COVERING LIKE A BLANKET • UCF has proven quite adept at covering its punts and kickoffs thus far in 2009, consistently ranking in the top 10 in the nation for both units. Presently, UCF ranks ninth in the nation in kickoff return yardage against and seventh in punt return yardage against. UCF has yielded 967 yards on 53 kickoff returns against (18.25 avg.) this year. With punter Blake Clingan’s improved hang time, UCF foes have returned just 12 punts for 37 yards (3.08 avg.). FIFTEENTH IN THE NATION IN KICKOFF RETURNS • UCF is excelling in both phases of kickoffs as the Knights also rank 15th in the nation and second in C-USA with an average of 24.58 yards per kick return. Meanwhile, the Knights are a solid 28th in punt returns as well, averaging 12.00 yards per try. THREE RETURNS OVER 70 YARDS • By the season’s second week, UCF had three different players return a kickoff for at least 72 yards. Quincy McDuffie had a 95-yard touchdown against Samford, Jamar Newsome had an 89-yard run back at Southern Miss and Darin Baldwin had a 72-yard return against Samford. It marks the first time in UCF history that the Knights have had three separate players run a kickoff back at least 70 yards in the same season. Newsome’s has the dubious honor of being the longest non-scoring play in UCF history. McDUFFIE’S: I’M LOVIN IT • True freshman Quincy McDuffie had an auspicious debut for the Knights against Samford. The Orlando native ran a kickoff back 95 yards for a touchdown. It was the sixth-longest return in school history. Curiously, of UCF’s 12 all-time kickoff return touchdowns, six have been by freshmen. McDuffie’s was the first in a season-opener. He is averaging 23.42 yards per return on his true freshman season. A.J. IS A-OK • Wide receiver A.J. Guyton took over the punt return duties in midseason and averaged a steady 10.8 yards on his 13 returns. Fellow wide receiver Rocky Ross started the season as UCF’s punt returner, his first career action in that role, and he averaged 12.4 yards on his eight returns. True freshman Jonathan Davis has made the most of his time as UCF’s punt returner, averaging a team-high 15.2 yards on his four returns.

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• Derrick Hallman started for UCF in 2008 at linebacker but moved to safety to start the season as the Knights secondary would see four new starters. He would return to linebacker in mid-season and go on to receive honorable mention All-C-USA accolades after ranking second on the team with 79 tackles including 5.5 TFLs. NALL ALL-IN AGAIN • While several key members of the 2007 defense missed all or most of 2008, UCF was the happiest of all to welcome back the inspirational Darius Nall who missed last year while undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. Nall was a member of the 2007 C-USA All-Freshman Team and saw ample time this fall at DE in the team’s nickel package. Nall made 4.5 TFLs this season, including four sacks. He also had seven forced hurries, a pass break-up, and both forced and recovered a fumble.

An elite national track runner in high school, Quincy McDuffie has been an asset for UCF as a true freshman this year as a kick returner and WR.


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ACADEMIC NOTES

ALL-C-USA SELECTIONS

ROSS MAKES ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA • Rocky Ross was named to the ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team on Nov. 24. He is the second in school history, joining Keith Shologan (2007). Ross and Jordan Richards had been named to the All-District Team. Ross, who hopes to be a high school athletics director if a professional football career does not materialize, carries a 3.88 cumulative GPA. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and is pursuing a master’s in sports and fitness. Ross was also named to the Conference USA Football All-Academic Team, a squad comprised of the league’s best 11 student-athletes regardless of position as voted on by the C-USA football SIDs. Ross’ 3.88 GPA was the highest on the team. THE BRAIN BOWL? • According to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, a nationallyrenouned arm of UCF’s DeVos Sport Business Management Program, the St. Petersburg Bowl will feature a matchup of two of the stronger academic teams in the country. Rutgers’ Academic Performance Rate (APR) is a 980 while UCF’s is a 960. That 970 average is the highest of any of the 34 bowl games nationwide this year, edging the 968 average score in both the Capital One Bowl (Penn State - 976 vs. LSU - 960) and the Brut Sun Bowl (Stanford - 984 vs. Oklahoma - 952). The St. Petersburg Bowl is one of just three games nationwide where both teams scored at least a 960 on their APR. It is joined in that regard by the afore-mentioned Capital One Bowl and the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl between Boise State (966) and TCU (962). SUMMER EXCELLENCE • Led by 13 Knights with a perfect 4.0, UCF earned a summer session GPA of 3.118, raising the overall team cumulative GPA to a 2.990. Both of those marks are the second-highest of the O’Leary era in terms of both semester GPA and cumulative GPA. A DIFFERENT KIND OF HELMET DECAL • A total of 69 UCF student-athletes have earned the right to wear “Scholar-Baller”helmet decals (pictured at right) this fall emblematic of having earned a 3.0 semester GPA or better during 2008-09. CAPS AND GOWNS FAMILIAR SIGHT • Seven Knights (Michael Greco, T.J. Harnden, Brett Hodges, Cory Hogue, Jordan Richards, Rocky Ross and Alex Thompson) had already received their bachelor’s degrees entering the season and spent the fall working on either a second bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree. That sum had UCF tied for 10th most in the nation. Not surprisingly with smart players, nine of the teams with at least seven graduates on its roster this fall will play in a bowl game this year while Notre Dame earned bowl eligibility but declined an invitation. MOST FBS ACTIVE PLAYERS WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE Alabama (12), Boston College (10), Virginia Tech (10), Miami (9), Penn State (9), Auburn (8), East Carolina (8), Notre Dame (8), Texas Tech (8), UCF (7), Texas A&M (7), UNLV (7). KNIGHTS STACK UP WELL AGAINST NCAA MEASURING STICK • The 2009 Academic Progress Rate (APR) announcement by the NCAA gave the football team a mark of 960. That score tied LSU for 23rd in the nation. It also ranked ninth nationally amongst non-military public universities. UCF’s “First Year in College” graduation rate for 2009 also exceeds the national average.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR DL Bruce Miller ALL-C-USA FIRST TEAM DL Jarvis Geathers LB Cory Hogue DL Bruce Miller OL Jah Reid SECOND TEAM DB Josh Robinson DL Torrell Troup HONORABLE MENTION LB Derrick Hallman RB Brynn Harvey QB Brett Hodges LS Charley Hughlett LB Lawrence Young

UCF head coach George O’Leary is fond of the fact that every single one of the many Knights he has helped send on to the NFL who have stayed for all four years, has also earned his bachelor’s degree (pictured is Kamar Aiken).

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM OL Theo Goins DB Josh Robinson ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM WR Rocky Ross

UCF IN THE NFL UCF had a total of 15 players on NFL opening day rosters this year and a total of 17 players on NFL rosters for opening day including practice squads. For the second-consecutive year UCF has the most active NFL alumni of any Conference USA school. UCF ALUMNI ON NFL OPENING DAY ROSTERS PLAYER .........................................POS ....................................... TEAM Atari Bigby ....................................... S .....................................Green Bay Patrick Brown ..................................OT ............................. New England* Joe Burnett ......................................CB .................................... Pittsburgh Daunte Culpepper ...........................QB ......................................... Detroit Leger Douzable ................................DT ....................................N.Y. Giants Travis Fisher .....................................CB ......................................... Seattle Michael Gaines ................................ TE ........................................Chicago Cornell Green ..................................OT ....................................... Oakland Rashad Jeanty .................................. LB .....................................Cincinnati Darcy Johnson ................................. TE ....................................N.Y. Giants Brandon Marshall ........................... WR ........................................Denver Matt Prater ......................................PK .........................................Denver Sha’reff Rashad ................................. S ...................................N.Y. Giants* Asante Samuel .................................CB .................................Philadelphia Mike Sims-Walker ........................... WR .................................Jacksonville Josh Sitton ...................................... OG....................................Green Bay Kevin Smith......................................RB ......................................... Detroit * - Practice Squad

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RECORD BOOK UPDATE NICK CATTOI

BRYNN HARVEY

BRETT HODGES

SINGLE GAME FIELD GOALS 1. NICK CATTOI, VS. MEM., 10/3/09 ................... 4 Seven other times..............................................4

SEASON RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 1. Kevin Smith, 2007 ............................................29 2. BRYNN HARVEY, 2009 .................................. 14 Marquette Smith, 1995 ...................................14

BLAKE CLINGAN

SEASON RUSHING YARDS 1. Kevin Smith, 2007 .......................................2,567 2. Marquette Smith, 1995 ..............................1,511 3. Willie English, 1991 ....................................1,338 4. Kevin Smith, 2005 .......................................1,178 5. Gerod Davis, 1992 ......................................1,154 6. BRYNN HARVEY, 2009 ..............................1,077 7. Marquette Smith, 1994 ..............................1,058 8. Alex Haynes, 2002 ......................................1,038

SEASON COMPLETION PERCENTAGE (100 ATT.) 1. Daunte Culpepper, 1998 ...............................73.6 2. Ryan Schneider, 2003 ...................................69.0 3. Kyle Israel, 2006............................................65.1 4. Steven Moffett, 2004 ....................................64.2 5. Daunte Culpepper, 1997 ...............................62.5 6. Ryan Schneider, 2000 ...................................61.9 7. Ryan Schneider, 2002 ...................................61.6 8. BRETT HODGES, 2009 ................................ 61.1

CAREER PUNTS 1. BLAKE CLINGAN, 2007-09 ........................... 204 2. Charlie Pierce, 1993-96 .................................173 CAREER PUNTING YARDS 1. BLAKE CLINGAN, 2007-09 .........................8,072 2. Charlie Pierce, 1993-96 ..............................7,111 CAREER PUNTING AVERAGE 1. Matt Prater, 2002-05 ....................................47.6 2. Glenn McCombs, 1983-84 ............................41.2 3. Javier Beorlegui, 1998-01 ...........................41.12 4. Charlie Pierce, 1993-96 ..............................41.10 5. Aaron Horne, 2004-06 ..................................40.1 6. BLAKE CLINGAN, 2007-09 .......................... 39.6 CONFERENCE USA CAREER PUNTS 1. Ryan Dougherty, ECU, 2003-06......................237 2. Parker Mullins, UAB, 2003-06 ........................235 3. Mark Haulman, USM, 1999-02 .....................223 4. Chris Beckman, TULANE, 2003-06 ................222 5. Adam Wulfeck, CIN, 1998-01.........................214 6. BLAKE CLINGAN, UCF, 2007-09 ................... 204 C-USA CAREER PUNTING YARDS 1. Ryan Dougherty, ECU, 2003-06.................10,112 2. Parker Mullins, UAB, 2003-06 .....................9,434 3. Chris Beckman, TULANE, 2003-06 ..............9,421 4. Mark Haulman, USM, 1999-02 ...................9,308 5. Adam Wulfeck, CIN, 1998-00......................9,008 6. Luke Johnson, USM, 2003-05 .....................8,503 7. BLAKE CLINGAN, UCF, 2007-09 .................8,072

SEASON RUSHING ATTEMPTS 1. Kevin Smith, 2007 ..........................................450 2. Marquette Smith, 1995 .................................274 3. Kevin Smith, 2005 ..........................................249 4. BRYNN HARVEY, 2009 ................................ 248 RUSHING YARDS IN A GAME 1. Kevin Smith, at UAB, 11/10/07 ......................320 2. Kevin Smith, vs. Tulsa, 12/1/07 .....................284 3. Willie English, vs. Arkansas State, 10/5/91 ....242 4. Marquette Smith, vs. UL-Monroe, 10/28/95 .225 5. Kevin Smith, vs. UL-Lafayette, 9/29/07..........223 6. BRYNN HARVEY, VS. MEMPHIS, 10/3/09 .... 219 Kevin Smith, vs. UTEP, 11/24/07....................219 RUSHING ATTEMPTS IN A GAME 1. Kevin Smith, vs. UTEP, 11/24/07......................46 2. Kevin Smith, at USM, 10/28/07 .......................43 3. BRYNN HARVEY, VS. MEMPHIS, 10/3/09 ...... 42 CONFERENCE USA RUSHING ATT. IN A GAME 1. Kevin Smith, UCF vs. UTEP, 11/24/07 ..............46 2. Matt Forte’, TULANE vs. MEM., 10/27/07 .......44 3. Kevin Smith, UCF at USM, 10/28/07................43 4. BRYNN HARVEY, UCF VS. MEM., 10/3/09 ..... 42 Derrick Nix, USM at ECU, 10/9/99 ...................42

With linemen like fifth-year senior Cliff McCray (L) and All-Conference USA pick Jah Reid (R) opening holes, sophomore Brynn Harvey (34) has compiled just the eighth 1,000-yard rushing season in UCF history this fall, scoring 14 touchdowns along the way to tie for second-best in school history.

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CONSECUTIVE PASS COMPLETIONS 1. Daunte Culpepper, vs. Samford, 10/11/97 ..........15 2. BRETT HODGES, vs. HOUSTON, 11/14/09 .........12 Daunte Culpepper, vs. Eastern Ky., 8/31/95 ........12 Daunte Culpepper, at UAB, 11/9/96 ....................12 Ryan Schneider, at Northern Illinois, 10/7/00 .....12

CORY HOGUE CAREER TACKLES 1. Rick Hamilton, 1989-92 .................................443 2. Bill Giovanetti, 1979-82 .................................429 3. Nakia Reddick, 1993-96 .................................354 4. Darrell Rudd, 1981-84 ...................................347 5. Wyatt Bogan, 1984-88 ...................................341 6. Jason Venson, 2005-08 ..................................322 7. Tito Rodriguez, 1998-01 ................................321 8. Atari Bigby, 2001-04 ......................................296 9. Bill Stewart, 1987-90 .....................................294 10. CORY HOGUE, 2005-09 ............................... 275

QUINCY MCDUFFIE SEASON KICKOFF RETURNS 1. Ted Wilson, 1984 .............................................40 2. QUINCY McDUFFIE, 2009 ............................. 33 Mark Whittemore, 1991 ..................................33 SEASON KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE 1. Ted Wilson, 1984 ...........................................952 2. QUINCY McDUFFIE, 2009 ........................... 773 3. Joe Burnett, 2008 ..........................................745


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RECORD BOOK UPDATE JOSH ROBINSON SEASON INTERCEPTIONS 1. Keith Evans, 1986 ..............................................8 2. JOSH ROBINSON, 2009 ................................... 6 Joe Burnett, 2007 ..............................................6 Johnell Neal, 2007 .............................................6 INTERCEPTIONS BY A FRESHMAN 1. JOSH ROBINSON, 2009 ................................... 6 2. Joe Burnett, 2005 ..............................................5 CONFERENCE USA SEASON INTERCEPTIONS 1. Anthony Floyd, LOU, 2000 ...............................10 2. Rodregis Brooks, UAB, 1999 ..............................9 3. Lynaris Elpheage, TULANE, 2002 .......................8 Jason Goss, TCU, 2002 .......................................8 5. Kevin Sanders, UAB, 2008..................................7 Quentin Demps, UTEP, 2006 ..............................7 J.R. Reed, USF, 2003...........................................7 Mike James, HOU, 1999.....................................7 9. JOSH ROBINSON, UCF, 2009 ........................... 6 Several others ....................................................6

ROCKY ROSS Josh Robinson has broken Joe Burnett’s freshman school record by making six interceptions, all in the last eight games. Robinson leads all true freshmen in the nation in INTs and passes defended.

BRUCE MILLER SINGLE SEASON SACKS 1. Darrell Rudd, 1984........................................19.5 2. Greg Jefferson, 1993 ........................................15 3. Bobby Spitulski, 1990 ......................................13 4. BRUCE MILLER, 2009 .................................... 12 Matt O’Shaughnessy, 1980 ..............................12 6. JARVIS GEATHERS, 2009 ............................... 11 Emil Ekiyor, 1993 .............................................11

CAREER TACKLES FOR LOSS 1. Elton Patterson, 1999-02 ..............................59.5 2. Darrell Rudd, 1981-84 ..................................56.5 3. Taveres Tate, 1993-96 ......................................48 4. Justen Moore, 1996-99.................................47.5 5. Bobby Spitulski, 1988-91 .................................46 6. BRUCE MILLER, 2007-09 ............................ 42.5

SEASON TACKLES FOR LOSS 1. Jermaine Benoit, 1997..................................24.5 2. Elton Patterson, 2001 ......................................21 3. Greg Jefferson, 1993 ........................................20 Justen Moore, 1998 .........................................20 5. Elton Patterson, 2000 ......................................19 6. Darrell Rudd, 1984...........................................18 7. Bruce Miller, 2008 ...........................................17 Taveres Tate, 1996 ...........................................17 9. BRUCE MILLER, 2009 ................................. 16.5

CONFERENCE USA SEASON SACKS 1. Bo Schobel, TCU, 2003.....................................17 2. Dewayne White, LOU, 2001.............................15 Roderick Coleman, ECU, 1997 .........................15 4. Phillip Hunt, HOU, 2008...................................14 Bryan Thomas, UAB, 2001 ...............................14 6. Albert McClellan, MAR, 2006 ..........................13 Antwan Peek, CIN, 2001 ..................................13 Andre Arnold, MEM, 2000...............................13 Roderick Coleman, ECU, 1998 .........................13 10. BRUCE MILLER, UCF, 2009 ............................ 12

CAREER SACKS 1. Darrell Rudd, 1981-84 ..................................31.5 2. Greg Jefferson, 1991-94 ..................................31 3. Elton Patterson, 1999-02 ..............................30.5 4. Jermaine Benoit, 1993-97 ............................28.5 5. BRUCE MILLER, 2007-09 ............................... 26

CONFERENCE USA CAREER SACKS 1. Dewayne White, LOU, 2000-02 ....................37.5 2. Adalius Thomas, USM, 1996-99....................34.5 3. Phillip Hunt, HOU, 2005-08 .............................34 4. Michael Josiah, LOU, 1999-01 .........................31 5. Bryan Thomas, UAB, 1999-01 ..........................30 6. Michael Boley, USM, 2001-04..........................28 Roderick Coleman, ECU, 1997-98 ....................28 8. Antwan Peek, CIN, 1999-02 .............................27 9. BRUCE MILLER, UCF, 2007-09 ....................... 26 Cedric Scott, USM, 1997-00 .............................26

CAREER RECEPTIONS 1. David Rhodes, 1991-94..................................213 2. Mark Nonsant, 1995-98.................................198 3. Sean Beckton, 1987-90 ..................................196 4. Mike Walker, 2003-06 ....................................184 5. Siaha Burley, 1997-98 ....................................165 6. Charles Lee, 1997-99 .....................................162 7. ROCKY ROSS, 2005-09 ................................ 153 CAREER RECEIVING YARDS 1. David Rhodes, 1991-94...............................3,618 2. Mark Nonsant, 1995-98..............................2,809 3. Mike Walker, 2003-06 .................................2,561 4. Sean Beckton, 1987-90 ...............................2,493 5. Jimmy Fryzel, 1999-02 ................................2,469 6. Ted Wilson, 1983-86 ...................................2,443 7. Charles Lee, 1997-99 ..................................2,249 8. Siaha Burley, 1997-98 .................................2,248 9. Bernard Ford, 1985-87 ...............................2,138 10. ROCKY ROSS, 2005-09 ..............................1,935

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THE LAST TIME A TEAM... BLOCKED A PUNT By UCF: at Memphis (1st Qtr, Bruce Miller), 11/22/08 By Opponent: at Miami (1st Qtr, R. Gordon), 10/11/08

500 YARDS PASSING By UCF: Never By Opponent: 597, Louisiana Tech, 10/23/99

BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL By UCF: vs. South Florida (3rd Qtr, Joe Burnett), 9/6/08 By Opponent: at East Carolina (2nd Qtr, Linval Joseph) 9/26/09

LESS THAN 100 YARDS PASSING By UCF: 76, at Texas, 11/7/09 By Opponent: 80, Tulane, 11/21/09

BLOCKED AN EXTRA POINT By UCF: at UAB (4th Qtr, Torrell Troup), 11/28/09 By Opponent: vs. Houston (3rd Qtr, L.J. Castile), 11/14/09

90-PLUS OFFENSIVE PLAYS By UCF: 92, vs. Kent State, 11/16/02 By Opponent: 92, Tulsa (C-USA Championship), 12/1/07

100 YARD RUSHER AND 300 YARD PASSER By UCF: at East Carolina [Kevin Smith (147) and Kyle Israel (313)], 10/6/07 By Opponent: at UAB Joe Webb (137) and Joe Webb (322), 11/28/09

500 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE By UCF: 504, Tulane, 11/21/09 By Opponent: 527, UAB, 11/28/09

100 YARD RECEIVER AND 300 YARD PASSER By UCF: vs. Marshall [A.J. Guyton (100) and Brett Hodges (342)], 11/1/09 By Opponent: vs. Houston [Tyron Carrier (149) and Case Keenum (377)], 11/14/09

600 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE By UCF: 601, vs. Memphis, 9/22/07 By Opponent: 637, at Florida, 9/9/06

100 YARD RUSHER, 100 YARD RECEIVER AND 300 YARD PASSER By UCF: at East Carolina [Kevin Smith (147 rushing), Kamar Aiken (122 receiving) and Kyle Israel (313 passing)], 10/6/07 By Opponent: at Louisiana-Monroe [Marquis Williams (121 rushing), Marty Booker (159 receiving) and Jeremiah (310 passing)], 11/1/97 TWO 100 YARD RUSHERS By UCF: vs. Marshall [Kevin Smith (166) and Jason Peters (108)], 10/4/06 By Opponent: Nevada (Hawaii Bowl) [B.J. Mitchell (178) and Robert Hubbard (126)], 12/24/05 TWO 100 YARD RECEIVERS By UCF: vs. Memphis [Rocky Ross (135) and Mike Walker (131)], 11/11/06 By Opponent: Louisiana Tech [(Sean Cangelosi (227) and John Simon (122)], 10/23/99 TWO QBS THROW OVER 100 YARDS By UCF: vs. Akron [Ryan Schneider (273) and Brian Miller (132)], 11/3/01 By Opponent: Memphis [Will Hudgens (143) and Tyler Bass (115)], 10/3/09 30-PLUS FIRST DOWNS By UCF: 30, at East Carolina, 10/6/07 By Opponent: 30, Nevada (Hawaii Bowl), 12/24/05 FEWER THAN 10 FIRST DOWNS By UCF: 9, at Marshall, 10/30/04 By Opponent: 7, Tulane, 11/21/09

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LESS THAN 50 YARDS RUSHING By UCF: 15 (27 att.), at Southern Miss, 9/12/09 By Opponent: minus-30 (24 att.), Tulane, 11/21/09 300 YARDS RUSHING By UCF: 308, vs. Tulsa (C-USA Championship), 12/1/07 By Opponent: 369, Nevada (Hawaii Bowl), 12/24/05 ATTEMPTED 40 PASSES By UCF: 48, vs. Marshall, 11/1/09 By Opponent: 57, Houston, 11/14/09 ATTEMPTED 50-PLUS PASSES By UCF: 52, vs. Florida Atlantic, 9/13/03 By Opponent: 57, Houston, 11/14/09 400 YARDS PASSING By UCF: 497, vs. Florida Atlantic, 9/13/03 By Opponent: 470, Texas, 11/7/09

10-PLUS PUNTS By UCF: 11, at Miami, Blake Clingan, 10/11/08 By Opponent: 11, Miami, Matt Bosher, 10/11/08 SUCCESSFUL ONSIDE KICK By UCF: at East Carolina, 9/26/09 By Opponent: vs. Tulsa, 10/20/07 RECORDED A SAFETY By UCF: at Tulsa, 10/26/08 By Opponent: at Miami, 10/11/08 MADE TWO-POINT CONVERSION By UCF: vs. Samford (Hodges to Harvey), 9/5/09 By Opponent: at Miami (Jacory Harris rush) 10/11/08 SCORED 50 PLUS POINTS By UCF: 56, vs. Memphis (56-20), 9/22/07 By Opponent: 64, South Florida (64-12), 10/13/07 RECORDED A SHUTOUT By UCF: vs. Tulane, 11/21/09 (49-0) By Opponent: vs. UAB, 11/29/08 (15-0) RECORDED A SHUTOUT AT UCF By UCF: vs. Tulane, 11/21/09 (49-0) By Opponent: vs. UAB, 11/29/08 (15-0) WON BY 30 OR MORE POINTS By UCF: 49 points (49-0), Tulane, 11/21/09 By Opponent: 32 points (35-3), at Texas, 11/7/09 CAME FROM AT LEAST 10 POINTS BEHIND TO WIN By UCF: 14 points (3-17), Houston, 11/14/09 By Opponent: 14 points (21-7, 28-14), East Carolina, 10/6/07 SCORED ON FIRST PLAY FROM SCRIMMAGE By UCF: at Rice (Hodges pass to Guyton, 76 yards), 10/24/09 WON ON THE FINAL SNAP OF REGULATION (NOT OT) By UCF: Louisiana-Lafayette (24-21), John Brown 28 YD FG, 10/1/05 By Opponent: Northern Illinois (30-28), Chris Nendick 39-YD FG, 10/9/04 OVERTIME WIN By UCF: Never By Opponent: East Carolina, 11/2/08


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THE LAST TIME AN INDIVIDUAL... KICKOFF RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UCF: Quincy McDuffie (95 yards), vs. Samford, 9/5/09 By Opponent: Devin Mays (100 yards), Houston, 11/14/09

500 YARDS PASSING By UCF: Never By Opponent: Tim Rattay (62-46-1, 561, 5 TD), La. Tech, 10/23/99

OPENING KICKOFF RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UCF: at East Carolina, Curtis Francis 93 yards, 10/6/07 By Opponent: Pittsburgh, Lowell Robinson 97 yards, 10/13/06

THREE TOUCHDOWN PASSES By UCF: Kyle Israel, vs. UTEP, 11/24/07 By Opponent: Joe Webb, UAB, 11/28/09

STANDARD PUNT RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UCF: Joe Burnett (83 yards), vs. Tulsa, 12/1/07 By Opponent: Andre Davis (55 yards), Virginia Tech, 9/29/01

FOUR TOUCHDOWN PASSES By UCF: Ryan Schneider (28-17-1, 325, 4 TD), vs. Ohio, 11/30/02 By Opponent: Chris Leak (29-19-1, 352, 4 TD), Florida, 9/9/06

BLOCKED PUNT RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UCF: Augustus Ashley blocked and returned 19 yards vs. La.-Lafayette, 9/29/07 By Opponent: Joe Hunter (0 yards) on a Jerry White block, at West Va., 11/1/03

FIVE TOUCHDOWN PASSES By UCF: Ryan Schneider (42-25-2, 360, 5 TD), at Buffalo, 11/9/02 By Opponent: Dustin Almond (37-23-1-277, 5 TD), Southern Miss, 10/15/05

INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UCF: Josh Robinson (24 yards), at Rice, 10/24/09 By Opponent: Ryan Anderson (41 yards), Samford, 9/5/09

SIX TOUCHDOWN PASSES By UCF: Darin Hinshaw (29-21-0, 350, 6 TD), vs. Liberty, 11/6/93 By Opponent: Jose Davis (51-32-3, 551, 6 TD), Kent St., 10/4/97

FUMBLE RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UCF: Derrick Hallman (26 yards), at Memphis, 11/22/08 By Opponent: Martez Smith (22 yards), Southern Miss, 9/12/09

TEN-PLUS RECEPTIONS By UCF: 13, Mike Sims-Walker, vs. Rice, 10/21/06 By Opponent: 11, Jordan Shipley, Texas, 11/7/09

30-PLUS CARRIES By UCF: Brynn Harvey (35-139-3 TD), Houston, 11/14/09 By Opponent: Anthony Sherrell (43-155-TD), at EMU, 11/8/03

100 YARDS RECEIVING By UCF: 100, A.J. Guyton, vs. Marshall, 11/1/09 By Opponent: 149, Tyron Carrier, Houston, 11/14/09

100 YARDS RUSHING By UCF: Brynn Harvey (24-130-1 TD), at UAB, 11/28/09 By Opponent: Joe Webb (18-137-1 TD), UAB, 11/28/09

150 YARDS RECEIVING By UCF: 169, Mike Sims-Walker, vs. Rice, 10/21/06 By Opponent: 162, Duke Calhoun, Memphis, 10/3/09

150 YARDS RUSHING By UCF: Brynn Harvey (42-219-1 TD), Memphis, 10/3/09 By Opponent: Jamaal Charles (22-153-1 TD), Texas, 9/15/07

200 YARDS RECEIVING By UCF: 210, Brandon Marshall, vs. Nevada (Hawaii Bowl), 12/24/05 By Opponent: 273, Jordan Shipley, Texas, 11/7/09

200 YARDS RUSHING By UCF: Brynn Harvey (42-219-1 TD), Memphis, 10/3/09 By Opponent: Walter Reyes (31-241-4 TD), at Syracuse, 9/20/03

TWO RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS By UCF: 2, Kamar Aiken, Tulane, 11/21/09 By Opponent: 2, Tyron Carrier, Houston, 11/14/09

THREE RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS By UCF: Brynn Harvey (16-129-3 TD), Tulane, 11/21/09 By Opponent: Jackie Battle 14-70-3 TD), Houston, 10/28/06

THREE-PLUS RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS By UCF: 3, Brandon Marshall, vs. Nevada (Hawaii Bowl), 12/24/05 By Opponent: 3, Shaun McDonald, Arizona State, 9/7/02

FOUR RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS By UCF: Kevin Smith (39-284-4 TD), Tulsa, 12/1/07 By Opponent: Walter Reyes (31-241-4 TD), at Syracuse, 9/20/03

75-YARD TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION By UCF: A.J. Guyton (76 yards), at Rice, 10/24/09 By Opponent: Jordan Shipley (88 yards), at Texas, 11/7/09

FIVE RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS By UCF: Never By Opponent: Lee Suggs (30-143-5 TD), Virginia Tech, 11/11/00

70-YARD NON-SCORING RECEPTION By UCF: Jeff Froehlich (72 yards), vs. Southeastern La., 9/18/82 By Opponent: Jeff Klein (78 yards), at Auburn, 11/6/99

RUSHING TOUCHDOWN AND A RECEIVING TOUCHDOWN By UCF: Kevin Smith, 13, 4 and 44 yd runs and 15-yd pass, vs. Tulsa, 10/20/07 By Opponent: Dwayne Harris, 25-yd run and 3-yd pass, East Carolina, 9/26/09

70-YARD PUNT By UCF: 70, Blake Clingan, at Texas, 11/7/09 By Opponent: 77, Ross Thevenot, Tulane,11/21/09

50-PLUS PASSING ATTEMPTS By UCF: Ryan Schneider (52-37-2, 497, 3 TD), vs. FAU, 9/13/03 By Opponent: Case Keenum (56-33-1-377, 3 TD), Houston, 11/14/09

MADE A 50-PLUS YARD FIELD GOAL By UCF: Nick Cattoi, 50 yds, at Southern Miss, 9/12/09 By Opponent: Jose Martinez, 64 yds, UTEP, 9/27/08

40 PASS ATTEMPTS By UCF: Brett Hodges (45-23-0, 342, 2 TD), Marshall, 11/1/09 By Opponent: Colt McCoy (42-33-1, 470, 2 TD), at Texas, 11/7/09

THREE FIELD GOALS By UCF: Nick Cattoi, vs. Buffalo, 9/19/09 By Opponent: Swayze Waters, UAB, 11/25/06

40 PASS COMPLETIONS By UCF: Never By Opponent: Tim Rattay (62-46-1, 561, 5 TD), La. Tech, 10/23/99

FOUR-PLUS FIELD GOALS By UCF: 4, Nick Cattoi, vs. Memphis, 10/3/09 By Opponent: 5, Swayze Waters, UAB, 11/29/08

30 PASS COMPLETIONS By UCF: Steven Moffett (41-30-2, 322, 2 TD), vs. Akron, 10/16/04 By Opponent: Case Keenum (56-33-1-377, 3 TD), Houston, 11/14/09

TWO SACKS By UCF: 2, Bruce Miller, at UAB, 11/28/09 By Opponent: 2, Marcus McGraw, Houston, 11/14/09

300 YARDS PASSING By UCF: Brett Hodges (45-23-0, 342, 2 TD), Marshall, 11/1/09 By Opponent: Joe Webb (35-20-1, 322, 3 TD), UAB, 11/28/09

THREE-PLUS SACKS By UCF: 3, Jarvis Geathers, vs. Buffalo, 9/19/09 By Opponent: 3, James Lockett, Tulsa, 10/26/08

400 YARDS PASSING By UCF: Ryan Schneider (52-37-2, 497, 3 TD), vs. FAU, 9/13/03 By Opponent: Colt McCoy (42-33-1, 470, 2 TD), at Texas, 11/7/09

TWO INTERCEPTIONS By UCF: Sha’reff Rashad at Marshall, 11/15/08 By Opponent: Derek Pegues, vs. Mississippi State (Liberty Bowl), 12/29/07

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GAME 1 SAMFORD

0 7 17 0 - 24

September 5, 2009 - Attendance: 38,719 Bright House Networks Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

SCORING SUMMARY Second Quarter SAM Riley Hawkins 29 yd pass from Dustin Taliaferro (C. Yaw kick) - 10:23 8-80, 3:51 UCF Brynn Harvey 1 yd run (Jamie Boyle kick) - 0:57 8-43, 2:26 Third Quarter UCF Quincy McDuffie 95 yd kickoff return (Jamie Boyle kick failed) - 14:48 SAM Riley Hawkins 67 yd pass from Richie Fordham (C. Yaw kick) - 14:08 2-73, 0:34 UCF Brynn Harvey 1 yd run (Brynn Harvey pass from Brett Hodges) - 7:40 11-71, 5:28 SAM Cameron Yaw 41 yd FG - 1:57 12-61, 5:37 Fourth Quarter UCF Jamar Newsome 9 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick) - 10:53 4-32, 1:30

TEAM STATISTICS

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FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Punt returns: No.-Yards-TD Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

SAM 16 78 30 2.6 0 103 25 208 21-35-0 5.9 9.9 2 286 65 4.4 0-0 3-19 9-302 33.6 22.6 2 5-262 52.4 14.4 0-0-0 4-65-0 1-41-1 0-0-0 30:22 4 of 15 0 of 0 0-0 1-7 3-3 1-1

UCF 14 125 41 3.0 2 141 16 157 13-24-1 6.5 12.1 1 282 65 4.3 2-1 6-55 5-196 39.2 39.2 2 5-332 66.4 49.4 7-99-0 4-190-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 29:38 7 of 16 0 of 0 3-6 1-15 2-3 0-2

ORLANDO, Fla. - Sophomore Brynn Harvey had two scores and senior Brett Hodges threw the game-winning touchdown in his first game as a Knight as UCF (1-0) held off visiting Samford (01) to post a 28-24 victory in its season opener at Bright House Networks Stadium. Harvey rushed 31 times for 111 yards, his second career 100-yard game, and added a two-point conversion reception. In his first game at UCF, Hodges finished the game 10-for-17 with 129 yards and the key fourth-quarter touchdown. With 10:53 left in the game, Hodges hit junior Jamar Newsome on a slant for a nine-yard touchdown, capping a short four-play, 32-yard drive and giving UCF a lead that the defense would make stand. A pair of big plays by senior Rocky Ross set up the touchdown. He returned a punt 39 yards to the Samford 32-yard line and then caught a 20-yard pass from Hodges on the game’s next play. Ross had a big game in his return from injury as the senior finished with a team-high 176 all-purpose yards. With the game tied at 7-7 coming out of halftime, true freshman Quincy McDuffie returned the second half’s opening kickoff 95 yards to give UCF a 13-7 lead. Two big plays by the visitors, a 67-yard touchdown reception and an interception return for a touchdown, gave Samford a 21-13 edge with 13:12 left in the third quarter. However, Harvey’s second touchdown of the contest was a oneyard plunge that ended an 11-play, 71-yard drive with 7:40 left in the third quarter. Hodges found him with a pass on the two-point conversion to tie the game at 21-21. UCF held the Samford rushing attack to just 78 yards on 30 carries, an average of just 2.6 yards per rush. In the first half, the Bulldogs dented the scoreboard first in the game with 10:23 remaining in the second quarter when Riley Hawkins hauled in a 29-yard pass in the back of the end zone from Dustin Taliaferro. UCF knotted the game at 7-7 with just 57 ticks left before halftime on a Harvey one-yard touchdown run. The score was set up by a 21-yard reception by junior Kamar Aiken just outside the goal line. Hodges went 3-for-4 for 37 yards on the drive.

UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Harvey Watters Weaver Hodges McDuffie Calabrese Passing Hodges Calabrese Receiving Ross Aiken Newsome Harvey Watters Rabazinski Punting Clingan Returns Ross Guyton Thompson Baldwin McDuffie Field Goals Boyle Boyle Defense Young Hogue Boddie Baldwin

Att Gain Lost 31 115 4 1 15 0 3 6 0 2 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 8 Comp Att INT 10 17 1 3 7 0 No Yds TD 5 85 0 2 42 0 2 19 1 2 2 0 1 5 0 1 4 0 No Yds Avg 5 196 39.2 PR LG KR 6-91 39 0-0 1-8 8 0-0 0-0 0 1-0 0-0 0 1-72 0-0 0 2-118 QTR Time Dist 1 0:59 36 4 14:56 33 U-A-T S TFL 4-4-8 0 3-3 7-0-7 0 1-3 7-0-7 0 0 7-0-7 0 1-4

Net TD LG 111 2 20 15 0 15 6 0 4 4 0 3 1 0 1 -8 0 0 Yds TD LG 129 1 26 28 0 15 LG 26 21 10 6 5 4 LG IN20 TB 44 2 0 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 72 0-0 0 95 0-0 0 Result Missed Blocked FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SAMFORD INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Att Gain Evans 23 81 Barnett 1 3 Taliaferro 4 19 Passing Comp Att Taliaferro 20 34 Fordham 1 1 Receiving No Yds Lowery 5 41 Covington 5 33 Hawkins 3 107 Evans 3 22 Johnson 3 6 Alexander 1 2 Fordham 1 -3 Punting No Yds Hooper 9 302 Returns PR LG Hawkins 0-0 0 Johnson 0-0 0 Fordham 0-0 0 Anderson 0-0 0 Field Goals QTR Time Yaw 3 1:57 Defense U-A-T S Smith 10-3-13 0 Davis 3-4-7 0 Brown 6-0-6 0

Lost 5 0 17 INT 0 0 TD 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 Avg 33.6 KR 2-32 1-14 1-19 0-0 Dist 41 TFL 3-5 0 1-4

Net TD LG 76 0 12 3 0 3 2 0 10 Yds TD LG 141 1 29 67 1 67 LG 11 10 67 15 5 2 0 LG IN20 TB 43 2 0 LG INTR LG 18 0-0 0 14 0-0 0 19 0-0 0 0 1-41 41 Result Good FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0


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GAME 2 UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS September 12, 2009 - Attendance: 27,456 Carlisle-Faulkner Field (Hattiesburg, Miss.)

SCORING SUMMARY First Quarter USM Martez Smith 22 yd fumble recovery (Justin Estes kick) - 8:46 USM Leroy Banks 18 yd pass from Austin Davis (Justin Estes kick) - 5:11 5-44, 1:39 Second Quarter UCF Nick Cattoi 28 yd FG - 11:20 18-68, 8:46 USM Justin Estes 21 yd FG - 7:30 9-75, 3:45 UCF Kamar Aiken 4 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick) - 3:25 8-79, 3:58 USM Justin Estes 36 yd FG - 0:00 6-15, 3:14 Fourth Quarter UCF Nick Cattoi 50 yd FG - 12:18 6-15, 3:14 USM Damion Fletcher 5 yd run (Kane Wommack rush failed) - 1:43 9-49, 4:11 UCF Rocky Ross 5 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick failed) - 1:22 1-5, 0:05

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Punt returns: No.-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

UCF 11 15 27 0.6 0 57 42 179 17-30-0 6.0 10.5 2 194 57 3.4 4-2 5-49 7-259 37.0 37.3 1 4-251 62.8 48.2 1-6-0 6.0 5-145-0 29.0 0-0-0 0-0-0 28:14 4 of 14 1 of 1 3-3 3-36 1-2 2-2

USM 23 131 42 3.1 1 185 54 253 23-31-0 8.2 11.0 1 384 73 5.3 3-1 7-44 5-164 32.8 31.6 4 5-314 62.8 33.8 3--2-0 -0.7 3-38-0 12.7 0-0-0 1-22-1 31:46 7 of 16 0 of 1 4-5 3-22 2-2 2-3

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Senior quarterback Brett Hodges went 15for-26 and threw for two touchdowns but was unable to help UCF erase an early 14-0 deficit as it fell in its Conference USA opener at Southern Miss, 26-19. Hodges finished with a career-high 158 yards in the air and no interceptions for the Knights (1-1, 0-1). A total of seven different players hauled in receptions for UCF against Southern Miss (2-0, 1-0), with senior Rocky Ross leading the way with five catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. Junior Kamar Aiken, meanwhile, pulled in four receptions, including a dazzling TD catch in the second quarter. Ball control was the story in the early minutes of the first quarter as UCF fumbled twice in its first three possessions. The second turnover gave Southern Miss the initial lead when sophomore quarterback Rob Calabrese coughed it up on his own 22-yard line and Martez Smith returned it to the house for a touchdown. Following a Knights’ punt, the Golden Eagles needed 1:39 to drive 44 yards and put it back in the endzone, capped off by an 18-yard strike from Austin Davis to Leroy Banks. Hodges then took over under center for UCF and helped the offense put together an 18-play drive using small gains to wear down the defense. Only one of those plays was over 10 yards - a 20-yard reception by Aiken that put the Black and Gold at USM’s 9-yard line. But that’s where it would stall, and sophomore Nick Cattoi booted a 28-yard field goal with 11:20 remaining in the second quarter to make it 14-3. Southern Miss would add a field goal of its own on its next possession, but the Knights would strike again. Kick-started by a 19-yard toss to Aiken, Hodges would later find junior Brian Watters on a 20-yard gain to get into Golden Eagle territory. One play later and Hodges connected with Ross for 29 yards. Eventually on third down and the ball resting on the USM-4, the UCF quarterback pump-faked and placed it perfectly in the back of the endzone for a leaping Aiken, who just got his foot in to cut the deficit to 17-10. While UCF hoped to keep it a one-possession game going into halftime, Southern Miss took it all the way from its own-17 to the UCF19 in the final minute, setting up Justin Estes’ 36-yard field goal. Now trailing 20-10 and with the end of the third quarter approaching, USM’s Freddie Parham mishandled a UCF punt and junior Reggie Weams was there to fall on it on the USM-48. Six plays later and Cattoi converted his longest-career field goal, a 50-yarder that put the score at 20-13 with 12:18 left in the fourth quarter. It was the eighth-longest FG in UCF history. Midway through the fourth, the Golden Eagles put the game away with a nine-play drive that culminated in a Damion Fletcher 5-yard touchdown run. Even though junior Jamar Newsome returned the ensuing kickoff 89 yards and Hodges hooked up with Ross on a five-yard touchdown pass to the back of the endzone, the Knights could not recover the onside kick with just over a minute showing on the clock.

Rushing Att Gain Lost Harvey 14 41 4 Calabrese 1 4 0 Weaver 4 7 4 McDuffie 1 2 0 Giovanetti 1 2 0 Hodges 4 1 22 Passing Comp Att INT Hodges 15 26 0 Calabrese 2 4 0 Receiving No Yds TD Ross 5 56 1 Aiken 4 53 1 Watters 2 24 0 Newsome 2 17 0 Harvey 2 11 0 Guyton 1 13 0 Giovanetti 1 5 0 Punting No Yds Avg Clingan 7 259 37.0 Returns PR LG KR Ross 1-6 6 0-0 Newsome 0-0 0 1-89 Baldwin 0-0 0 2-29 McDuffie 0-0 0 2-27 Field Goals QTR Time Dist Cattoi 2 11:20 28 Cattoi 4 12:18 50 Defense U-A-T S TFL Hogue 4-8-12 0 1.5-2 Robinson 10-1-11 0 0 Young 6-5-11 1-10 2-14

Net TD LG 37 0 15 4 0 4 3 0 4 2 0 2 2 0 2 -21 0 1 Yds TD LG 158 2 29 21 0 16 LG 29 20 20 11 9 13 5 LG IN20 TB 46 1 0 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 89 0-0 0 18 0-0 0 16 0-0 0 Result Good Good FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOUTHERN MISS INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Fletcher Harrison Parham Davis Passing Davis Receiving Brown Fletcher Banks Baptiste Pierce Parham Morris Punting Boehme Returns Parham Watson Thornton Harrison Field Goals Estes Estes Estes Defense Thornton Williams Law

Att Gain 21 104 4 38 2 5 12 38 Comp Att 23 31 No Yds 7 75 6 51 4 42 2 42 2 15 1 20 1 8 No Yds 5 164 PR LG 2-(-4) 1 1-2 2 0-0 0 0-0 0 QTR Time 1 13:03 2 7:30 2 0:00 U-A-T S 5-0-5 0 4-0-4 1-10 4-0-4 1-3

Lost 1 0 0 42 INT 0 TD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Avg 32.8 KR 1-11 0-0 1-7 1-20 Dist 26 21 36 TFL 0 2-11 2-6

Net TD LG 103 1 15 38 0 31 5 0 3 -4 0 13 Yds TD LG 253 1 28 LG 19 15 18 28 10 20 8 LG IN20 TB 36 4 0 LG INTR LG 11 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 7 0-0 0 20 0-0 0 Result Missed Good Good FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

GAME 3 BUFFALO

0 17 0 0 - 17

September 19, 2009 - Attendance: 35,121 Bright House Networks Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

SCORING SUMMARY First Quarter UCF Brynn Harvey 2 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 4:44 14-68, 6:13 Second Quarter UB Jesse Rack 6 yd pass from Zach Maynard (A.J. Principe kick) - 10:11 12-71, 5:12 UB Jesse Rack 34 yd pass from Naam Roosevelt (A.J. Principe kick) - 6:51 4-48, 1:49 UB A.J. Principe 27 yd FG - 0:00 13-42, 5:29 Third Quarter UCF Brynn Harvey 4 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 4:48 9-73, 4:44 UCF Nick Cattoi 44 yd FG - 1:19 4-6, 2:06 Fourth Quarter UCF Nick Cattoi 22 yd FG - 6:02 14-59, 8:39 UCF Nick Cattoi 42 yd FG - 1:18 5-19, 1:18

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FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Punt returns: No.-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

UB 20 86 32 2.7 0 96 10 218 23-36-1 6.1 9.5 2 304 68 4.5 3-3 2-24 2-77 38.5 28.5 0 3-180 60.0 41.7 0-0-0 0.0 5-88-0 17.6 0-0-0 1-6-0 28:14 6 of 16 1 of 3 2-2 2-12 2-2 1-1

UCF 18 170 42 4.0 2 186 16 141 15-20-0 7.1 9.4 0 311 62 5.0 2-2 6-48 2-62 31.0 31.0 0 6-392 65.3 50.7 0-0-0 0.0 3-55-0 18.3 1-23-0 0-0-0 31:46 9 of 15 0 of 0 3-4 3-10 2-2 3-3

ORLANDO, Fla. - If you buy into the theory that one half can turn around a season, UCF delivered the kind of spectacular football over the final 30 minutes that could very well alter the course ahead. Trailing by 10 after a somewhat listless first half on both sides of the ball, UCF responded in a big way by scoring all of the game’s 16 second-half points and beat Buffalo 23-17 at Bright House Networks Stadium. Led by steady quarterback Brett Hodges, UCF’s offense converted on third down time and again and mounted four scoring drives in the second half. And UCF’s defense forced three fumbles and got a pivotal interception from safety Derrick Hallman - the Knights’ first pick of the season - all after halftime. UCF (2-1) rallied from a double-digit deficit for the first time since 2005, a 12-point come-from-behind victory against Rice. And the Knights left the game feeling somewhat reborn following a secondhalf performance that turned a possible loss into a thrilling victory. Tailback Brynn Harvey ran for 98 yards and two scores, his second multi-touchdown game of the season. And five receivers caught passes, led by blossoming junior Jamar Newsome, who had six catches. Kamar Aiken had 53 yards receiving, including a clutch over-the-shoulder catch for 39 yards on a third down play in the third quarter. Hodges saved the Knights with a flawless second half. He repeatedly kept plays alive by shuffling in the pocket, and he burned an unsuspecting Buffalo defense with 13 carries for 71 yards. His perfect 10-of-10 passing in the second half allowed him to complete 15 of 20 passes for 141 yards, but it was his running out of the ``wildcat’’ formation that most were impressed with. Picking up where Hodges left off, UCF’s defense did the rest. Senior defensive end Jarvis Geathers recorded three sacks and forced two fumbles. Buffalo’s final two drives were stopped by Geathers’ sack/ forced fumble plays - loose balls that were recovered by Darius Nall and Torrell Troup. Hallman, who had been critical of his play through the first two games, made a game-saving interception on a fourth-and-eight play with 3 minutes remaining. His interception was UCF’s first of the season and fulfilled a promise he had made to his teammates earlier in the week. The 1958 University at Buffalo team that refused a bid to the Tangerine Bowl when it was asked by Orlando leaders to not include its two African-American players was honored at halftime. Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty spearheaded the movement to honor the team 51 years later with a trip to Orlando, securing sponsorships so that 34 of the 41 living players, coaches and staff could attend the game. Gerry Gergley, a 2003 UCF Hall of Fame inductee and a halfback on the ‘58 Buffalo team, was among the players honored.

UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Harvey Hodges Newsome McDuffie Passing Hodges Receiving Newsome Aiken Ross Guyton Rabazinski Nissley Harvey Punting Clingan Returns Hallman McDuffie Field Goals Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Defense Hallman Hogue Greco Young Robinson

Att Gain 25 100 13 82 1 4 1 0 Comp Att 15 20 No Yds 6 37 3 53 2 23 1 11 1 8 1 5 1 4 No Yds 2 62 PR LG 0-0 0 0-0 0 QTR Time 3 1:19 4 6:02 4 1:33 U-A-T S 7-1-8 0 6-2-8 0 5-3-8 0 5-1-6 0 5-1-6 0

Lost 2 11 0 0 INT 0 TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Avg 31.0 KR 0-0 3-55 Dist 44 22 42 TFL 1-3 0 0 0 0

Net TD LG 98 2 13 71 0 17 4 0 4 0 0 0 Yds TD LG 141 0 39 LG 12 39 16 11 8 5 4 LG IN20 TB 43 0 0 LG INTR LG 0 1-23 23 23 0-0 0 Result Good Good Good FF FR INT 1 0 1-23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BUFFALO INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Thermilus Nduka Henry Maynard Passing Maynard Roosevelt Receiving Roosevelt Rack Hamlin Rivers Thermilus Punting Fardon Returns Young Cook Henry Field Goals Principe Defense Newton Winters Akobundu Cook

Att Gain 12 36 9 27 5 17 6 16 Comp Att 22 35 1 1 No Yds 9 77 5 76 5 34 3 19 1 12 No Yds 2 77 PR LG 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 QTR Time 2 0:00 U-A-T S 6-3-9 0 8-0-8 1-1 5-0-5 0 3-2-5 0

Lost 0 1 3 6 INT 1 0 TD 0 2 0 0 0 Avg 38.5 KR 2-38 2-31 1-19 Dist 27 TFL 0 1-1 0 0

Net TD LG 36 0 7 26 0 10 14 0 9 10 0 8 Yds TD LG 184 1 25 34 1 34 LG 25 34 13 7 12 LG IN20 TB 43 0 1 LG INTR LG 20 0-0 0 20 0-0 0 19 0-0 0 Result Good FF FR INT 0 0 0 1 1-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

GAME 4 UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS September 26, 2009 - Attendance: 43,210 Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (Greenville, N.C.)

SCORING SUMMARY First Quarter UCF Brynn Harvey 19 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 7:19 6-89, 2:47 ECU Ben Hartman 20 yd FG - 4:42 6-77, 2:37 Second Quarter ECU Dwayne Harris 25 yd run (Ben Hartman kick) - 14:15 9-59, 4:19 Third Quarter ECU Ben Hartman 19 yd FG - 0:51 8-28, 3:50 Fourth Quarter ECU Dwayne Harris 3 yd pass from Pat Pinkney (Pat Pinkney pass failed) - 7:55 15-72, 5:40 UCF Kamar Aiken 10 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Jamie Boyle kick) - 1:06 6-80, 1:17

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Punt returns: No.-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

UCF 19 70 24 2.9 1 94 24 266 21-34-4 7.8 12.7 1 336 58 5.8 1-1 3-30 2-74 37.0 37.0 0 2-132 66.0 51.0 0-0-0 0.0 5-102-0 20.4 1-9-0 0-0-0 24:29 5 of 11 0 of 0 2-4 2-3 2-2 0-2

ECU 23 110 38 2.9 1 150 40 293 27-41-1 7.1 10.9 1 403 79 5.1 5-2 4-39 3-102 34.0 27.3 1 5-320 64.0 43.6 0-0-0 0.0 3-30-0 10.0 4-7-0 0-0-0 35:31 10 of 17 0 of 0 3-5 4-21 1-1 2-3

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Trailing 19-7 with just over 60 seconds remaining, UCF cut it to 19-14 and recovered the ensuing on-side kick, but East Carolina intercepted a Brett Hodges pass at midfield to seal the Pirates’ Conference USA victory at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The loss dropped the Knights’ record to 2-2 for the season and 0-2 in league play. A.J. Guyton finished the day vs. ECU (2-2, 1-0) by setting careerhighs with nine receptions and 119 yards. Hodges also posted personal-bests with 21 completions on 34 attempts and 266 passing yards. On the ground, Brynn Harvey amassed 71 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. With 266 yards in the air, UCF racked up its most passing yards since Nov. 24, 2007, vs. UTEP (267 yards), and its 336 yards of total offense were a season-high. Led by Derrick Hallman’s 13 tackles, the Knights’ defense forced three fumbles, and Lawrence Young hauled in his first interception of the season. ECU appeared as though it would secure the early lead on its first drive of the game, only to witness UCF linebacker Jordan Richards strip running back Jon Williams inside the Knights’ 10-yard line and Young pounce on the loose ball. When Hodges and the offense returned to the field, the senior quarterback completed an 11-yard pass to Harvey on a short third-down play to get to the UCF-28. After a 13-yard reception by Guyton, Hodges found Kamar Aiken on a 40-yard deep ball down the left side of the field. One play later and Harvey scampered for a 19-yard touchdown, giving the Black and Gold a 7-0 advantage. The Pirates got back into the red zone on their next possession, but the UCF defense held them to just a 20-yard field goal by Ben Hartman. However, ECU eventually got into the endzone in the opening minutes of the second quarter, putting together a nineplay, 59-yard drive capped by a 25-yard run from Dwayne Harris. UCF came close to at least tying it up before halftime. Nick Cattoi saw a 26-yard field goal attempt blocked with 7:28 remaining, while a Knights’ drive stalled at the ECU-4 when Jay Ross intercepted Hodges a couple of minutes later. Neither team could gain momentum in the third quarter, but Hartman would add a 19-yard field goal just before the fourth to bring ECU’s lead to 13-7. After Cattoi missed on a 45-yard boot with 13:35 showing on the clock, the Pirates went 72 yards on 15 plays, including a pair of long third-down conversions, setting up a three-yard strike from Pat Pinkney to Harris. Although East Carolina’s two-point conversion failed, it still led 19-7. The Knights would later take over with under 2:30 to play, and Hodges worked quickly, going 5-for-5 and taking UCF down the field in just 1:17. Rocky Ross, Corey Rabazinski and Guyton all had receptions during that stretch, but it was Aiken who hauled in the 10-yard touchdown pass. While the Knights successfully recovered the onside kick, Van Eskridge picked off Hodges on the next play to end the UCF threat.

Rushing Att Gain Harvey 16 74 Kelly 1 18 Aiken 1 1 Weaver 1 1 Hodges 5 0 Passing Comp Att Hodges 21 34 Receiving No Yds Guyton 9 119 Ross 5 56 Harvey 3 23 Aiken 2 50 Rabazinski 2 18 Punting No Yds Clingan 2 74 Returns PR LG Newsome 0-0 0 McDuffie 0-0 0 Young 0-0 0 Field Goals QTR Time Cattoi 2 7:28 Cattoi 4 13:35 Defense U-A-T S Hallman 3-10-13 0 Robinson 9-0-9 0 Richards 5-4-9 0

Lost 3 0 0 0 21 INT 4 TD 0 0 0 1 0 Avg 37.0 KR 1-18 4-84 0-0 Dist 26 45 TFL 0 1-2 2-5

Net TD LG 71 1 19 18 0 18 1 0 1 1 0 1 -21 0 0 Yds TD LG 266 1 40 LG 29 35 11 40 11 LG IN20 TB 42 0 0 LG INTR LG 18 0-0 0 35 0-0 0 0 1-9 9 Result Blocked Missed FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

EAST CAROLINA INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Jackson Harris Ruffin Williams Pinkney Passing Pinkney Harris Receiving Harris Taylor Willis Jackson Womack Bryant Kass Ruffin Freeney Punting Dodge Returns Simmons Johnson Ross Eskridge Harris Field Goals Hartman Hartman Hartman Defense Mattocks Eskridge Joseph

Att Gain Lost 20 101 13 3 28 1 8 17 6 2 4 4 3 0 11 Comp Att INT 27 40 1 0 1 0 No Yds TD 10 121 1 6 58 0 2 34 0 2 31 0 2 22 0 2 3 0 1 13 0 1 6 0 1 5 0 No Yds Avg 3 102 34.0 PR LG KR 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 2-30 QTR Time Dist 1 4:42 20 3 0:51 19 4 2:23 33 U-A-T S TFL 4-7-11 1-5 1.5-6 3-5-8 0 .5-0 1-5-6 1.5-5 1.5-5

Net TD LG 88 0 24 27 1 25 11 0 6 0 0 4 -11 0 0 Yds TD LG 293 1 47 0 0 0 LG 47 16 25 21 11 2 13 6 5 LG IN20 TB 40 1 1 LG INTR LG 0 1-0 0 0 1-3 3 0 1-0 0 0 1-4 4 16 0-0 0 Result Good Good Missed FF FR INT 0 0 0 1 0 1-4 0 0 0

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THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

GAME 5 MEMPHIS

0 7 7 0 - 14

October 3, 2009 - Attendance: 40,408 Bright House Networks Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

SCORING SUMMARY Second Quarter UCF Nick Cattoi 24 yd FG - 13:21 9-53, 4:30 UM Duke Calhoun 61 yd pass from Tyler Bass (Matt Reagan kick) - 10:24 9-85, 2:53 Third Quarter UCF Nick Cattoi 46 yd FG - 10:55 7-13, 2:46 UCF Nick Cattoi 42 yd FG - 3:58 8-60, 3:41 UM DajLeon Farr 12 yd pass from Will Hudgens (Matt Reagan kick) - 2:08 5-65, 1:44 UCF Ricky Kay 7 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Brynn Harvey rush failed) - 0:03 6-58, 1:58 Fourth Quarter UCF Jamar Newsome 22 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick) - 7:28 9-92, 5:01 UCF Nick Cattoi 26 yd FG - 3:15 6-49, 3:46 UCF Brynn Harvey 25 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 0:41 4-30, 1:05

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FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Punt returns: No.-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

MEM 14 67 26 2.6 0 98 31 258 16-31-2 8.3 16.1 2 325 57 5.7 0-0 8-65 5-246 49.2 40.8 1 3-184 61.3 38.7 0-0-0 0.0 7-168-0 24.0 1-62-0 0-0-0 21:03 4 of 13 0 of 1 1-2 0-0 2-2 0-2

UCF 28 261 50 5.2 1 270 9 214 16-28-1 7.6 13.4 2 475 78 6.1 1-0 5-46 4-143 35.8 30.8 2 8-544 68.0 44.5 1-2-0 2.0 3-68-0 22.7 2-33-0 0-0-0 38:57 4 of 13 1 of 1 4-4 3-25 2-2 4-4

ORLANDO, Fla. - Just minutes after UCF had just completed its third come-from-behind victory of the season at Bright House Networks Stadium, jubilant Knights players huddled around coach George O’Leary and chanted ``One more step!” in unison. Following a frustrating loss at East Carolina where the Knights played well but sabotaged the effort with mistakes, UCF took the necessary steps for a runaway 32-14 defeat of Memphis before 40,408 fans. UCF (3-2 overall and 1-2 in Conference USA play) rallied this time by finishing drives offensively, pressuring the quarterback, forcing turnovers and eliminating the mistakes. The theme in practice all week was to take ``One more step,’’ a phrase that had both literal and physical meanings. UCF took some big steps offensively, getting two second-half touchdown passes from senior quarterback Brett Hodges and a career-rushing day from sophomore tailback Brynn Harvey. The play of Hodges and Harvey, combined with some stellar line play, allowed UCF’s offense to roll up a whopping 475 yards, 28 first downs and 39 minutes of time of possession. The dominant second-half performance sent UCF into its bye week with some feel-good momentum. And the third consecutive home victory gave the Knights some confidence before hosting in-state foe Miami on Oct. 17. Memphis (1-4, 0-2) led 14-9 late in the third quarter when senior quarterback Will Hudgens replaced starter Tyler Bass and hit DajLeon Farr for an 11-yard touchdown pass. But Hodges responded with quite possibly the most important drive of the season for the Knights. He capped the 92-yard drive - the longest of the season - by hitting Kay for a 7-yard score on the final play of the third quarter to put UCF up 15-14. Hodges, who passed for 214 yards and wasn’t sacked, found Jamar Newsome for a 22-yard score with 7:28 to play to put UCF up 22-14. Hodges said he’s pleased that UCF seems to be a stronger team in the second half of games, but he’s still waiting for the day when the team puts four quarters together. Harvey did the rest of the work, carrying the ball 42 times for 219 yards - both career highs. It was the fourth-highest total of carries in a game in school history and the sixth-best total for rushing yards. His 25-yard touchdown sprint with 41 seconds remaining sealed the victory for the Knights. Factor in Nick Cattoi’s four field goals - tying another school record and a UCF defense that garnered three sacks and two interceptions and it was just the kind of complete victory that the Knights needed. By finally putting it all together, they indeed took ``one more step.’’

UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Harvey Hodges McDuffie Kelly Passing Hodges Receiving Newsome Kay Guyton Nissley Rabazinski Giovanetti Punting Clingan Returns Davis, J. Baldwin Hogue Robinson McDuffie Field Goals Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Defense Hogue Ishmael Hallman Milller

Att Gain Lost 42 228 9 3 19 0 1 14 0 4 9 0 Comp Att INT 16 28 1 No Yds TD 5 58 1 4 52 1 4 50 0 1 34 0 1 13 0 1 7 0 No Yds Avg 4 143 35.8 PR LG KR 1-2 2 0-0 0-0 0 2-41 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1-27 QTR Time Dist 2 13:21 24 3 10:55 46 3 3:58 42 4 3:15 26 U-A-T S TFL 5-2-7 0 1.5-6 6-0-6 0 0 2-4-6 0 .5-2 3-2-5 2.5-19 3.5-20

Net TD LG 219 1 35 19 0 10 14 0 14 9 0 4 Yds TD LG 214 2 34 LG 22 17 19 34 13 8 LG IN20 TB 45 2 1 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 28 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1-33 33 27 0-0 0 Result Good Good Good Good FF FR INT 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MEMPHIS INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Att Gain Smith 8 38 Steele 8 22 Bass 7 36 Calhoun 1 2 Baker 1 0 Hudgens 1 0 Passing Comp Att Hudgens 6 15 Bass 10 15 Hall 0 1 Receiving No Yds Calhoun 4 162 Steele 3 21 Joachim 3 8 Baker 2 13 Onarheim 1 23 Smith 1 14 Farr 1 12 Singleton 1 5 Punting No Yds Reagan 5 246 Returns PR LG Brown 0-0 0 Johnson 0-0 0 Hightower 0-0 0 Griffin 0-0 0 Field Goals QTR Time Reagan 2 0:00 Reagan 4 13:49 Defense U-A-T S Jackson 11-2-13 0 Rockette 5-2-7 0

Lost 3 0 17 0 3 8 INT 1 1 0 TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Avg 49.2 KR 0-0 4-96 2-55 1-17 Dist 30 42 TFL 0 1-1

Net TD LG 35 0 12 22 0 5 19 0 16 2 0 2 -3 0 0 -8 0 0 Yds TD LG 143 1 51 115 1 61 0 0 0 LG 61 20 6 8 23 14 12 5 LG IN20 TB 56 1 2 LG INTR LG 0 1-62 62 34 0-0 0 37 0-0 0 17 0-0 0 Result Missed Missed FF FR INT 1 0 0 0 0 0


THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

GAME 6 UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS October 17, 2009 - Attendance: 48,453 Bright House Networks Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

SCORING SUMMARY First Quarter UM Leonard Hankerson 23 yd pass from Jacory Harris (Matt Bosher kick) - 1:46 8-80, 3:44 Second Quarter UM Matt Bosher 31 yd FG - 9:47 9-35, 3:55 Third Quarter UM Javarris James 5 yd run (Matt Bosher kick) - 13:18 3-51, 0:43 UCF Rocky Ross 8 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick) - 9:15 9-80, 3:59 UM Matt Bosher 46 yd FG - 1:56 8-52, 4:15 Fourth Quarter UM Damien Berry 3 yd run (Matt Bosher kick) - 10:46 9-61, 4:40

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Touchbacks Punt returns: No.-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

UM 26 70 46 1.5 2 157 87 293 20-27-0 10.9 14.6 1 363 73 5.0 1-0 6-32 4-133 33.2 32.8 3 6-374 62.3 41.3 0 2-19-0 9.5 2-26-0 13.0 1-9-0 0-0-0 37:13 6 of 13 0 of 1 3-3 2-20 3-3 2-2

UCF 11 53 24 2.2 0 78 25 176 13-31-1 5.7 13.5 1 229 55 4.2 1-0 3-30 7-248 35.4 32.7 3 2-107 53.5 40.5 0 1-2-0 2.0 6-126-0 21.0 0-0-0 0-0-0 22:47 6 of 15 0 of 0 1-3 6-41 1-1 0-1

ORLANDO, Fla. - By the end of a blustery night, a record crowd was mostly gone and Bright House Networks Stadium was half empty rather than rocking in celebration. On this night, there would be no defining, landmark victory for UCF and instead just the frustration of having missed out on too many opportunities. When UCF failed to convert from the 2-yard line late in the third quarter when it trailed by just 10 points, its chances of defeating No. 9 Miami seemed to wither away. Ultimately a 27-7 loss to the rival Hurricanes left the Knights shaking their heads in frustration and left a crowd of 48,453 numb from something other than the windy conditions. Hoping to take down the reborn, rebuilt Hurricanes and establish themselves among the Sunshine State’s Famed Big Three, UCF failed to produce an error-free performance. Their fatal flaw once again - as it has been much of the season - was an inability to get points after moving into scoring position. UCF (3-3) got no points after driving to the 15-yard line on the first possession of the game. And the three-play possession from the 2 - when Brynn Harvey was dropped for a four-yard loss on first down and Hodges was intercepted after being blindsided - proved crippling for the Knights. Get 10, 14 or even six points out of those two possessions and it certainly could have been a different game for UCF. Miami, clearly back among the powers now after navigating its way through one of the toughest schedules in the country, improved to 5-1. The Hurricanes got 293 yards from Jacory Harris and 363 yards of total offense. UCF’s defense kept the Knights in the game by relentlessly pressuring Harris all game. UCF recorded six sacks, the most in a game since last season against East Carolina. Cory Hogue had two sacks, while Darius Nall, Bruce Miller, David Williams and Jarvis Geathers each dropped Harris once. UCF electrified the largest crowd ever at Bright House Networks Stadium in the third quarter when they got within 17-7. Hodges hit on passes for 15, 41 and nine yards before finding Rocky Ross on an 8-yard slant pass for a touchdown. Just minutes later UCF seemed poised to get even closer to putting a major scare into the `Canes. A high punt snap gave UCF the ball at the 2-yard line after an illegal kicking penalty. But UCF went backwards on an option play - a call that O’Leary said he himself wondered about. The series that again gave UCF no points was a turning point in the game. Had UCF been able to solve its red-zone woes Saturday night, an upset might have been possible. Instead, UCF was once again frustratingly left with what-if scenarios.

Rushing Harvey McDuffie Guyton Weaver Newsome Calabrese Hodges Passing Hodges Calabrese Receiving Newsome Kay Giovanetti Ross Aiken Kelly Watters Harvey Punting Clingan Returns Ross McDuffie Field Goals Cattoi Defense Boddie Young Hogue Hallman

Att Gain Lost 12 30 5 3 21 0 1 14 0 2 5 0 2 5 0 1 1 0 3 2 20 Comp Att INT 12 27 1 1 4 0 No Yds TD 3 56 0 2 28 0 2 23 0 2 12 1 1 35 0 1 13 0 1 11 0 1 -2 0 No Yds Avg 7 248 35.4 PR LG KR 1-2 2 0-0 0-0 0 6-126 QTR Time Dist 1 5:30 32 U-A-T S TFL 6-4-10 0 0 7-1-8 0 1-7 7-1-8 2-13 3.5-15 2-6-8 0 1-1

Net TD LG 25 0 6 21 0 12 14 0 14 5 0 3 5 0 4 1 0 1 -18 0 2 Yds TD LG 163 1 41 13 0 13 LG 41 19 15 8 35 13 11 0 LG IN20 TB 49 3 0 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 35 0-0 0 Result Missed FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MIAMI INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing James, J. Berry Chambers James, M. Benjamin Harris Passing Harris Cooper Receiving Byrd Hankerson Benjamin Graham Collier Streeter James, M. Epps Berry Punting Bosher Returns Collier James, M. McCarthy Field Goals Bosher Bosher Defense Sharpton Harris, B. Spence

Att Gain 17 68 14 61 3 15 1 1 2 5 7 7 Comp Att 20 26 0 1 No Yds 5 85 4 64 4 46 2 42 1 28 1 12 1 9 1 5 1 2 No Yds 4 133 PR LG 2-19 13 0-0 0 0-0 0 QTR Time 2 9:47 3 1:56 U-A-T S 5-6-11 0 5-2-7 0 4-3-7 2-20

Lost 3 1 0 0 7 41 INT 0 0 TD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Avg 33.2 KR 0-0 2-26 0-0 Dist 31 46 TFL 1-1 0 2-20

Net TD LG 65 1 8 60 1 14 15 0 7 1 0 1 -2 0 5 -34 0 7 Yds TD LG 293 1 32 0 0 0 LG 32 23 13 21 28 12 9 5 2 LG IN20 TB 41 3 0 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 16 0-0 0 0 1-9 9 Result Good Good FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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GAME 7 UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

ICE

0 0 0 7-7

October 24, 2009 - Attendance: 10,196 Rice Stadium (Houston, Texas)

SCORING SUMMARY First Quarter UCF A.J. Guyton 76 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick) - 14:40 1-76, 0:20 UCF Brett Hodges 1 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 3:29 14-87, 6:33 UCF Ronnie Weaver 27 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 2:02 1-27, 0:07 Second Quarter UCF Kamar Aiken 36 yd pass from A.J. Guyton (Nick Cattoi kick) - 1:55 6-89, 3:11 Third Quarter UCF Josh Robinson 24 yd interception return (Nick Cattoi kick) - 7:32 UCF Jamar Newsome 52 yd pass from Rob Calabrese (Jamie Boyle kick) - 0:23 3-63, 1:24 Fourth Quarter RICE Charles Ross 1 yd run (Clark Fangmeier kick) - 11:03 12-73, 4:12 UCF Ricky Kay 13 yd pass from Rob Calabrese (Jamie Boyle kick) - 3:01 4-23, 1:58

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FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Punt returns: No.-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

UCF 21 213 39 5.5 2 242 29 252 12-18-0 14.0 21.0 4 465 57 8.2 0-0 5-51 5-175 35.0 35.0 4 8-537 67.1 51.2 3-60-0 20.0 1-21-0 21.0 1-24-1 0-0-0 27:09 3 of 9 0 of 0 2-3 5-49 7-7 0-1

RICE 16 104 38 2.7 1 172 68 178 25-37-1 4.8 7.1 0 282 75 3.8 7-3 9-75 9-365 40.6 33.9 4 2-135 67.5 57.0 0-0-0 0.0 5-67-0 13.4 0-0-0 0-0-0 32:51 6 of 18 1 of 1 1-1 2-14 1-1 0-0

HOUSTON, Texas - From the first snap of the game, UCF was in control and it never let up in a 49-7 win at Rice in Houston, Texas. The Knights (4-3, 2-2 Conference USA) won their 50th road game in program history as they scored their most points on the road since collecting 64 at Louisiana Tech on Sept. 5, 1998. Following the opening kickoff, Brett Hodges found A.J. Guyton on a 76-yard touchdown reception to give the Black and Gold a quick 7-0 lead against the Owls (0-8, 0-4). It was the longest TD catch since Doug Gabriel’s 80-yard scoring strike at Arizona State Sept. 7, 2002. Hodges went on to finish his outing 8-for-13 with 145 yards. Rob Calabrese also saw time under center, going 3-for-4 with 71 yards and two touchdowns. Guyton led the receivers with three receptions for 103 yards, and he also threw for a TD when he found Kamar Aiken on a 36-yarder in the second quarter. The most lopsided road win in UCF’s 31-year football history, the Knights built on its 7-0 advantage but this time put together a 14play drive capped off by a one-yard run from Hodges to make it 14-0. Only 1:27 later and UCF completed its first quarter scoring on a 27-yard scamper from Ronnie Weaver. Guyton’s touchdown pass to Aiken late in the second quarter provided the Knights with their 28-0 halftime lead, and it would keep up the offensive pressure in the third. Following Josh Robinson’s 24-yard interception return, Calabrese entered and hooked up with Jamar Newsome on a 52-yard touchdown pass for the 42-0 cushion. Rice may have ruined the shutout bid with 11:03 left in the fourth by way of a one-yard run from Charles Ross, but Calabrese came right back and connected with Ricky Kay on a 13-yard TD pass for the final 49-7 margin. On the defensive side of the ball, UCF notched five sacks and forced five fumbles, recovering three of them. In all, UCF outgained Rice 465 to 282 in total offensive yards.

Rushing Harvey Weaver Davis, J. Kelly Davis, B. Hodges McDuffie Passing Hodges Calabrese Guyton Receiving Guyton Newsome Ross Aiken Kay Nissley Watters Harvey Punting Clingan Returns Guyton Davis, J. Robinson McDuffie Field Goals Cattoi Defense Ishmael Boddie Thompson

Att Gain 12 80 5 58 2 44 5 16 3 10 9 26 2 8 Comp Att 8 13 3 4 1 1 No Yds 3 103 2 62 2 19 1 36 1 13 1 13 1 6 1 0 No Yds 5 175 PR LG 2-42 38 1-18 18 0-0 0 0-0 0 QTR Time 2 9:14 U-A-T S 8-3-11 0 7-3-10 0 2-6-8 0

Lost 9 0 0 0 0 18 0 INT 0 0 0 TD 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 Avg 35.0 KR 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-21 Dist 37 TFL 0 1.5-8 .5-2

Net TD LG 71 0 23 58 1 27 44 0 35 16 0 7 10 0 6 8 1 12 8 0 6 Yds TD LG 145 1 76 71 2 52 36 1 36 LG 76 52 15 36 13 13 6 0 LG IN20 TB 45 4 0 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-24 24 21 0-0 0 Result Missed FF FR INT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

RICE INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Ross Goodson Smith Knox Shepherd Fanuzzi Passing Fanuzzi Shepherd Receiving Dixon Beasley Wardlow Goodson Dupree Smith Ross Maginot Randolph McDonald Punting Brundage Martens Returns Goodson Gaddis Field Goals None Defense Bradshaw Jones Briggs

Att Gain 7 67 7 42 10 38 3 15 5 10 6 0 Comp Att 17 26 8 11 No Yds 6 54 4 26 3 36 3 19 2 12 2 8 2 1 1 10 1 7 1 5 No Yds 5 232 4 133 PR LG 0-0 0 0-0 0 QTR Time

Lost 4 0 0 4 30 30 INT 1 0 TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Avg 46.4 33.2 KR 1-27 4-40 Dist

U-A-T 3-9-12 3-3-6 2-4-6

TFL 0 1-9 0

S 0 0 0

Net TD LG 63 1 54 42 0 17 38 0 19 11 0 11 -20 0 5 -30 0 0 Yds TD LG 116 0 15 62 0 18 LG 18 15 15 11 6 6 8 10 7 5 LG IN20 TB 63 2 0 58 2 0 LG INTR LG 27 0-0 0 17 0-0 0 Result FF 0 0 0

FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0


THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

GAME 8 MARSHALL 0 17 3 0 - 20 November 1, 2009 - Attendance: 35,676 Bright House Networks Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

SCORING SUMMARY Second Quarter MAR Cody Slate 4 yd pass from Brian Anderson (C. Ratanamorn kick) - 12:03 7-91, 2:45 UCF Kamar Aiken 4 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick) - 7:57 8-72, 4:01 MAR C. Ratanamorn 30 yd FG - 4:58 6-63, 2:53 MAR Darius Marshall 3 yd run (C. Ratanamorn kick) - 1:02 5-28, 1:13 Third Quarter MAR C. Ratanamorn 21 yd FG - 3:25 10-76, 5:04 Fourth Quarter UCF Brynn Harvey 2 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 7:51 7-43, 2:25 UCF Rocky Ross 1 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick) - 0:23 8-30, 1:49

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Punt returns: No.-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD Miscellaneous Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

MAR 18 56 36 1.6 1 105 49 237 13-28-1 8.5 18.2 1 293 64 4.6 1-1 5-39 5-209 41.8 35.6 2 2 5-298 59.6 39.6 0-0-0 0.0 4-57-0 14.2 0-0-0 0-0-0 68 31:06 4 of 12 0 of 0 4-4 3-10 2-2 2-2

UCF 23 59 30 2.0 1 85 26 342 23-48-0 7.1 14.9 2 401 78 5.1 0-0 8-76 6-222 37.0 33.7 3 1 4-223 55.8 41.5 3-31-0 10.3 4-80-0 20.0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0 28:54 5 of 18 5 of 6 3-4 4-42 3-3 0-1

ORLANDO, Fla. - With UCF’s players and coaches joyously celebrating and Bright House Networks Stadium throbbing with raw emotion, the Knights finally had their signature moment and the kind of defining victory that could ultimately turn this season into a special one. When UCF wiped out a 13-point deficit with two fourth-quarter touchdowns - the final one with 23 seconds to play - the Knights improbably defeated Marshall 21-20 to capture the kind of victory that it has desperately sought all season. It might sound cliché, but UCF won only because it continued to fight on both sides of the ball until the final horn. The Knights got a game-saving strip of the football from standout defensive end Bruce Miller with 2:12 to play, a moment that set up UCF’s winning score. Gritty senior quarterback Brett Hodges then found Rocky Ross for a one-yard score to tie the game with 23 seconds to play. Nick Cattoi’s point-after boot provided the game-winning point and set off an eruption of emotion from the 35,676 inside the stadium. The night looked like it would be another forgettable one, much like the close loss to the University of Miami two weeks earlier, when Hodges’ fourth-down pass fell incomplete with 2:40 to play with the Knights down 20-14. But two plays later, Miller made the play of his collegiate career. Marshall quarterback Brian Anderson had the ball locked away with two hands, but Miller was able to rip it from his grasp. Freshman defensive back Josh Robinson, who had his third interception of the season earlier in the game, recovered the loose ball to give UCF one more shot. And UCF was able to get it in the end zone largely because of a 19-yard strike from Hodges to Kamar Aiken that got the Knights down to the one-yard line with 26 seconds to play. From there, Hodges faked the ball to Brynn Harvey and found Ross open in the end zone for the tying score. UCF was behind the field-position battle most of the first half, and as it turned out, that cost the Knights dearly. UCF mustered just two first downs on its first four possessions. That allowed Marshall to either start or drive into UCF territory five times in the first half. The Herd led 17-7 at the break. Trailing 7-0 early in the second quarter after a shaky start offensively, UCF grabbed some momentum and got back in the game. Hodges had completions of 15 and 14 yards and a Jonathan Davis 15-yard sprint around right end put UCF in scoring position. And UCF rewarded O’Leary’s decision to go for it on fourth-and-one when Hodges hit Kamar Aiken for a four-yard score. Aiken wisely cut the corner route short, coming back to the ball for his fourth TD catch of the season and the 10th of his career. As has been the case all season, UCF suffered a staggering moment in the red zone. Nick Cattoi’s field goal try from 48 yards was tipped at the line and Marshall’s Ashton Hall fielded the kick at the fiveyard line. He returned it 68 yards, taking the wind out of UCF’s sails. Five plays later, Darius Marshall scooted around left end for a threeyard touchdown that put the Thundering Herd up 17-7 at the half.

UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Harvey Newsome Davis, J. Hodges Aiken Passing Hodges Team Receiving Ross Guyton Aiken Nissley Newsome Kay Watters Punting Clingan Returns Guyton McDuffie Baldwin Robinson Davis, J. Field Goals Cattoi Defense Miller Young Ishmael Hogue

Att Gain Lost 21 51 4 1 17 0 2 16 0 5 1 10 1 0 12 Comp Att INT 23 45 0 0 3 0 No Yds TD 6 76 1 5 100 0 5 62 1 3 46 0 2 27 0 1 16 0 1 15 0 No Yds Avg 6 222 37.0 PR LG KR 3-31 17 0-0 0-0 0 2-43 0-0 0 1-29 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 1-8 QTR Time Dist 2 2:15 48 U-A-T S TFL 4-6-10 2.5-33 3-34 7-1-8 0 0 4-3-7 0 0 2-4-6 0 .5-2

Net TD LG 47 1 6 17 0 17 16 0 15 -9 0 1 -12 0 0 Yds TD LG 342 2 41 0 0 0 LG 21 41 23 27 19 16 15 LG IN20 TB 54 3 1 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 25 0-0 0 29 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 8 0-0 0 Result Returned FF FR INT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MARSHALL INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Marshall Booker Anderson Passing Anderson Receiving Slate Wilson Dobson Smith Punting Whitehead Returns Gale Marshall Field Goals Ratanamorn Ratanamorn Defense Harvey Brown Bembry Burns

Att Gain 28 87 1 3 7 15 Comp Att 13 28 No Yds 5 80 5 42 2 75 1 40 No Yds 5 209 PR LG 0-0 0 0-0 0 QTR Time 2 4:58 3 3:25 U-A-T S 7-4-11 1-1 4-4-8 0 5-2-7 0 5-0-5 0

Lost 7 0 42 INT 1 TD 1 0 0 0 Avg 41.8 KR 1-12 3-45 Dist 30 21 TFL 1-1 0 1-12 0

Net TD LG 80 1 10 3 0 3 -27 0 10 Yds TD LG 237 1 47 LG 47 12 46 40 LG IN20 TB 57 2 0 LG INTR LG 12 0-0 0 15 0-0 0 Result Good Good FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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GAME 9 UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS November 7, 2009 - Attendance: 101,003 Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (Austin, Texas)

SCORING SUMMARY Second Quarter UCF Nick Cattoi 39 yd FG - 13:00 8-36, 3:04 UT Cody Johnson 20 yd run (Hunter Lawrence kick) - 11:49 4-80, 1:07 UT Cody Johnson 13 yd run (Hunter Lawrence kick) - 5:29 11-72, 4:39 Third Quarter UT James Kirdendoll 14 yd pass from Colt McCoy (H. Lawrence kick) - 3:11 15-87, 6:20 Fourth Quarter UT Jordan Shipley 88 yd pass from Colt McCoy (Hunter Lawrence kick) - 13:01 4-99, 1:46 UT Foswhitt Whittaker 6 yd run (Hunter Lawrence kick) - 9:13 6-51, 2:35

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FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Punt returns: No.-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

UCF 15 75 38 2.0 0 115 40 76 10-19-0 4.0 7.6 0 151 57 2.6 0-0 1-5 8-340 42.5 40.8 4 3 2-137 68.5 50.0 1-5-0 5.0 4-79-0 19.8 1-3-0 0-0-0 31:11 2 of 12 0 of 1 0-1 2-9 0-0 1-1

UT 24 67 25 2.7 3 93 26 470 33-42-1 11.2 14.2 2 537 67 8.0 1-0 6-53 2-56 28.0 25.5 0 0 6-391 65.2 45.3 2-14-0 7.0 1-17-0 17.0 0-0-0 0-0-0 28:49 10 of 14 1 of 1 4-4 6-31 5-5 0-1

AUSTIN, Texas - For nearly three quarters Saturday, the UCF defense contained No. 2 Texas’ offense. Despite a valiant effort from the Knights, Texas used a score late in the third quarter and a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to pull away from UCF and post a 35-3 win at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas led just 14-3 at halftime, and did not put the game out of reach until the 3:11 mark of the third quarter when Colt McCoy found James Kirkendoll for a 14-yard touchdown reception. UCF was playing without starting quarterback Brett Hodges and starting tailback Brynn Harvey. Both sat out the game due to injury. Starting in place of Hodges, Rob Calabrese guided the UCF offense to several promising drives, but the Knights were unable to find the end zone. UCF’s lone score came three minutes into the game when Nick Cattoi hit a field goal to give the team a 3-0 edge. Calabrese finished the game 10-of-19 for 76 yards. Filling in for Harvey, Jonathan Davis had 22 carries for 71 yards. Cody Johnson had two rushing touchdowns in the first half for the Longhorns. Texas appeared to be heading for another score towards the end of the second quarter, but Josh Robinson picked off McCoy at the UCF 14 to halt the drive. UCF and the Longhorns were meeting for the second time. In 2007, Texas escaped with a 35-32 win in the inaugural game at Bright House Networks Stadium. Trailing 21-3 early in the fourth quarter, the Knights appeared to stop Johnson in the end zone for a safety. The play was reviewed, and the ball was placed on the Texas one. Three plays later, McCoy found Jordan Shipley for an 88-yard touchdown pass. Texas totaled 470 yards through the air, and just 67 on the ground. McCoy completed 33-of-42 attempts in the winning effort. Cory Hogue paced the Knights with 12 total tackles.

Rushing Att Gain Davis 22 80 Guyton 1 11 Calabrese 15 24 Passing Comp Att Calabrese 10 19 Receiving No Yds Guyton 5 35 Kay 2 22 Aiken 2 12 Ross 1 7 Punting No Yds Clingan 8 340 Returns PR LG Guyton 1-5 5 McDuffie 0-0 0 Robinson 0-0 0 Field Goals QTR Time Cattoi 2 13:00 Defense U-A-T S Hogue 10-2-12 0 Robinson 5-1-6 0 Geathers 5-1-6 2-9 Ishmael 4-1-5 0

Lost 9 0 31 INT 0 TD 0 0 0 0 Avg 42.5 KR 0-0 4-79 0-0 Dist 39 TFL 2-3 0 2-9 0

Net TD LG 71 0 12 11 0 11 -7 0 6 Yds TD LG 76 0 14 LG 14 11 7 7 LG IN20 TB 70 4 0 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 27 0-0 0 0 1-3 3 Result Good FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

TEXAS INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Johnson McCoy Newton Whittaker Monroe Passing McCoy Receiving Shipley Williams Kirkendoll Chiles Goodwin Whittaker Johnson Smith Buckner Punting Tucker Returns Shipley Monroe Field Goals Lawrence Defense Kindle Houston Muckelroy Acho

Att Gain Lost 10 48 4 8 22 9 1 6 0 5 16 13 1 1 0 Comp Att INT 33 42 1 No Yds TD 11 273 1 5 67 0 5 40 1 3 40 0 3 10 0 2 11 0 2 10 0 1 12 0 1 7 0 No Yds Avg 2 56 28.0 PR LG KR 2-14 11 0-0 0-0 0 1-17 QTR Time Dist 1 10:02 44 U-A-T S TFL 6-3-9 1-6 2-8 5-2-7 1-8 2.5-10 4-1-5 0 0 4-1-5 1-5 1-5

Net TD LG 44 2 20 13 0 8 6 0 6 3 1 8 1 0 1 Yds TD LG 470 2 88 LG 88 19 14 18 6 6 14 12 7 LG IN20 TB 40 0 0 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 17 0-0 0 Result Missed FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

GAME 10 HOUSTON

10 7 0 15 - 32

November 14, 2009 - Attendance: 36,776 Bright House Networks Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

SCORING SUMMARY First Quarter UH Matt Hogan 33 yd FG - 9:18 8-45, 2:30 UH Tyron Carrier 51 yd pass from Case Keenum (Matt Hogan kick) - 6:55 2-51, 0:41 Second Quarter UCF Nick Cattoi 35 yd FG - 7:03 15-62, 8:27 UH Devin Mays 100 kickoff return - 6:51 UCF Jonathan Davis 4 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 1:18 10-62, 5:24 Third Quarter UCF Brynn Harvey 1 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick blocked) - 8:51 8-51, 4:17 UCF Brynn Harvey 41 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 5:06 5-85, 2:18 Fourth Quarter UH Matt Hogan 21 yd FG - 14:53 9-36, 1:54 UCF Quincy McDuffie 24 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick) - 9:03 11-79, 5:44 UCF Brynn Harvey 7 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 8:27 1-7, 0:10 UH Tyron Carrier 31 yd pass from Case Keenum (Matt Hogan kick failed) - 3:39 12-94, 2:23 UH Chaz Rodriguez 15 yd pass from Case Keenum (Case Keenum pass failed) - 0:10 12-80, 2:23

TEAM STATISTICS HOU FIRST DOWNS 21 NET YARDS RUSHING 46 Rushing Attempts 15 Average Per Rush 3.1 Rushing Touchdowns 0 Yards Gained Rushing 66 Yards Lost Rushing 20 NET YARDS PASSING 377 Completions-Attempts-Int 33-57-1 Average Per Attempt 6.6 Average Per Completion 11.4 Passing Touchdowns 3 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 423 Total offense plays 72 Average Gain Per Play 5.9 Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-2 Penalties: Number-Yards 5-21 PUNTS-YARDS 4-178 Average Yards Per Punt 44.5 Net Yards Per Punt 45.2 KICKOFFS-YARDS 6-348 Average Yards Per Kickoff 58.0 Net Yards Per Kickoff 37.7 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-0-0 Average Per Return 0.0 Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD 7-172-1 Average Per Return 24.6 Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD 1-4-0 Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD 0-0-0 Possession Time 20:30 Third-Down Conversions 7 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances 3-4 Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-18 PAT Kicks 2-3 Field Goals 2-2

UCF 21 152 50 3.0 4 189 37 241 21-25-1 9.6 11.5 1 393 75 5.2 2-1 1-11 5-188 37.6 33.6 7-451 64.4 39.9 2--3-0 -1.5 5-122-0 24.4 1-22-0 0-0-0 39:30 7 of 15 1 of 1 4-4 2-17 4-5 1-1

ORLANDO, Fla. - Drenched in a mixture of sweat from a long, hot afternoon and ice water from a joyous locker room celebration, UCF defensive end Bruce Miller recounted a story from the night before when the Knights were shown inspirational footage from legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. The video montage of Ali showed him taking one punch after another only to answer the bell each time and come back to knock out an opponent. Then, after UCF’s players were worked into a frenzy, they were told how the Ali link would be a fitting metaphor for the showdown against No. 12 Houston at Bright House Networks Stadium. ``Like Ali, we took some punches and we took them early and we still kept fighting back,’’ Miller said after UCF’s thrilling 37-32 defeat of Houston. ``That was the moral of the story today, fighting back.’’ UCF battled back from 10-0 and 17-3 deficits and trailed at the half for the ninth time in 10 games, but it still had a good enough of a mixture of opportunistic offense and gritty defense to pull off a bit of history. The Knights (6-4 overall, 4-2 in Conference USA play) beat a ranked Football Bowl Subdivision team for the first time, a span of 23 games. It was also the first victory against a ranked team in 10 tries in George O’Leary’s six seasons at UCF. A UCF defense that forced three turnovers and an offense that controlled the ball almost twice as much as Houston’s potent offense (39.5 minutes to 20.5 minutes) helped the Knights bring an end to Case Keenum’s bid for the Heisman. The junior quarterback entered the game on pace to break the NCAA record for passing yards in a season, but managed only 377 yards. He was picked off once, sacked twice and forced to hurry many of his 56 attempts because of UCF’s swarming pressure. Keenum torched UCF for a 51-yard touchdown and 179 pass yards in the first quarter, but the Knights refused to wilt. Down 17-10 at the half, UCF responded with its most important stretch of football this season. UCF was no stranger to being behind, having trailed in every home game this season and in every game except the Rice rout. UCF strung together scoring drives of 51 yards and 85 yards to spring to a 23-17 lead. Brynn Harvey’s 41-yard sprint, one of his three TD runs on the day, was a thing of beauty as he hit the line at full speed and never broke stride as he crossed the goal line. And when UCF finished with a flourish, getting a 24-touchdown pass from Hodges to freshman Quincy McDuffie and a seven-yard plunge from Harvey, the Knights led 37-20 and the road was paved for one of the biggest wins in school history. Harvey, who rested a sore ankle last week against Texas, looked fresh on Saturday as he ran for 139 yards. UCF had to survive two late touchdown passes from Keenum and two onside kicks, but when the game was complete UCF finally had a big win and the crowd of 36,776 pulsated with emotion.

UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Harvey Davis, J. Guyton McDuffie Hodges Passing Hodges Receiving McDuffie Aiken Guyton Watters Kay Harvey Kelly Nissley Punting Clingan Returns Guyton Boddie McDuffie Field Goals Cattoi Defense Hogue Ishmael Boddie Hallman

Att Gain 35 149 8 31 1 5 1 4 4 0 Comp Att 21 25 No Yds 4 77 4 60 4 30 4 20 2 15 1 23 1 10 1 6 No Yds 5 188 PR LG 2-(-3) 20 0-0 0 0-0 0 QTR Time 2 7:03 U-A-T S 5-5-10 0 5-3-8 0 5-1-6 0 3-3-6 0

Lost 10 4 0 0 21 INT 1 TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Avg 37.6 KR 0-0 0-0 5-122 Dist 35 TFL 0 0 0 0

Net TD LG 139 3 41 27 1 15 5 0 5 4 0 4 -21 0 0 Yds TD LG 241 1 31 LG 27 31 11 15 9 23 10 6 LG IN20 TB 51 1 1 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 0 1-22 22 32 0-0 0 Result Good FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-22 1 1-0 0

HOUSTON INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Sims Keenum Beall Johnson, J. Passing Keenum Team Receiving Carrier Cleveland Sims Edwards Rodriguez Castile Johnson, K. Punting Turner Returns Dugat Mays Blackmon Carrier Field Goals Hogan Hogan Defense McGraw Brinkley Steward Cavness

Att Gain Lost 6 36 3 5 25 17 3 3 0 1 2 0 Comp Att INT 33 56 1 0 1 0 No Yds TD 9 149 2 8 88 0 8 28 0 4 60 0 2 23 1 1 18 0 1 11 0 No Yds Avg 4 178 44.5 PR LG KR 2-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 4-132 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 3-40 QTR Time Dist 1 9:18 33 4 14:53 21 U-A-T S TFL 11-3-14 2-18 3-19 11-3-14 0 1-6 9-3-12 0 2-5 4-7-11 0 0

Net TD LG 33 0 12 8 0 14 3 0 2 2 0 2 Yds TD LG 377 3 51 0 0 0 LG 51 17 8 37 15 18 11 LG IN20 TB 52 1 0 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 100 0-0 0 0 1-4 4 29 0-0 0 Result Good Good FF FR INT 0 0 0 1 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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0 0 0 0-0

November 21, 2009 - Attendance: 31,390 Bright House Networks Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

SCORING SUMMARY First Quarter UCF Brynn Harvey 50 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 13:08 4-70, 1:52 Second Quarter UCF Brynn Harvey 2 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 1:31 2-3, 0:39 Third Quarter UCF Brynn Harvey 2 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 12:28 2-13, 0:32 UCF Kamar Aiken 29 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick) - 10:37 1-29, 0:13 UCF Kamar Aiken 16 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Jamie Boyle kick) - 9:35 3-22, 0:55 UCF Jonathan Davis 9 yd run (Jamie Boyle kick) - 0:47 14-97, 6:51 Fourth Quarter UCF Brendan Kelly 6 yd pass from Rob Calabrese (Jamie Boyle kick) - 11:33 6-25, 3:09

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FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt Inside 20 50+ Yards KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Punt returns: No.-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

TLN 7 -30 24 -1.2 0 41 71 80 13-27-2 3.0 6.2 0 50 51 1.0 5-3 2-15 7-345 49.3 39.7 3 2 1-69 69.0 40.0 1-7-0 7.0 8-181-0 22.6 1-40-0 0-0-0 22:37 3 of 13 1 of 2 0-0 1-7 0-0 0-0

UCF 28 264 50 5.3 4 279 15 240 20-29-1 8.3 12.0 3 504 79 6.4 1-0 3-28 3-106 35.3 33.0 2 0 8-516 64.5 41.9 4-67-0 16.8 1-29-0 29.0 2-16-0 1-10-0 37:23 9 of 14 0 of 1 5-7 3-19 7-7 0-0

ORLANDO, Fla. - This is how shockingly far UCF has progressed in a matter of one calendar year: A Knights team that limped to the finish line last November and was embarrassingly shut out in their finale has transformed now into a team that is doing the shutting out of foes and running up records in the process. UCF’s light years of growth were clearly evident again as it repeatedly gashed Tulane with numerous big plays and the defense delivered another dominating performance in an easy, breezy 49-0 rout at Bright House Networks Stadium. It proved to be the largest shutout victory ever in Conference USA play, beating the previous mark of 33-0 by Southern Miss against Houston in 1997. It should be pointed out here that UCF was shutout 15-0 by UAB last November, showing just how much the Knights have progressed. The lopsided numbers on both sides of the ball were tremendously gaudy for a 7-4 UCF team that is playing as well as any Knights squad since the 2007 edition won the Conference USA title. If the game against 3-8 Tulane were a fight, officials would have stepped in and stopped it. To wit: ---- UCF held Tulane to a minus-30 yards rushing, making it the second best performance by any defense in the nation this season. UCF’s defensive line was in the backfield almost more than Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin, registering three sacks and eight tackles for loss. ---- UCF held the Green Wave to just 50 total yards on 51 plays. It’s the fewest total yards a C-USA team has ever allowed in a game since the league’s formation. And a UCF offense that embarrassingly ranked 119th in the country last season showed off its monumental strides by putting up some spectacular numbers of their own. Such as: ---- UCF’s 504 yards were the most since the 2007 championship team had 506 at UAB. ---- The 49-point margin of victory is tied for the eighth-best in school history and is the largest win since 2001. And including the 37-32 defeat of Houston last Saturday, the Knights have scored 86 points in the past two games. ---- Brynn Harvey ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns, giving him 268 yards and six touchdowns over his past two games. He became the first Knight back since Kevin Smith to run for at least 100 yards in back-to-back games. And his 50-yard score on the game’s fourth play matched the longest of his career. In a bizarre twist, UCF had drives of 14 plays and 13 plays in the first half in which it didn’t score, but later scored quick-strike touchdowns on drives of two, one and three plays. A resilient second-half team most of the season, UCF led at halftime for just the second time all season. The Knights rallied in the second half against Samford, Buffalo, Memphis, Marshall and Houston for wins, but no such comeback would be needed on this day.

UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Harvey Davis, J. Davis, B. Weaver Calabrese McDuffie Hodges Passing Hodges Calabrese Receiving Guyton Aiken Ross Kelly McDuffie Nissley Kay Punting Clingan Returns Guyton Davis, J. Baldwin Weams Robinson Field Goals None Defense Ishmael Young Hogue Robinson

Att Gain 16 129 16 81 8 37 4 13 2 11 1 5 3 3 Comp Att 19 28 1 1 No Yds 6 56 5 84 3 37 2 23 2 13 1 15 1 12 No Yds 3 106 PR LG 2-26 19 2-41 23 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 QTR Time

Lost 0 5 3 0 0 0 7 INT 1 0 TD 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 Avg 35.3 KR 0-0 0-0 1-29 0-0 0-0 Dist

Net TD LG 129 3 50 76 1 14 34 0 12 13 0 5 11 0 6 5 0 5 -4 0 3 Yds TD LG 234 2 29 6 1 6 LG 19 29 16 17 7 15 12 LG IN20 TB 43 2 0 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 29 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1-16 16 Result

U-A-T 5-2-7 2-4-6 2-3-5 4-0-4

TFL 0 .5-1 0 0

FF 1 0 0 0

S 0 0 0 0

FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-16

TULANE INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG Williams, J. 2 4 0 4 0 3 Barnett 1 2 0 2 0 2 Williams, A. 1 0 2 -2 0 0 Anderson 14 31 33 -2 0 9 Thevenot 1 0 10 -10 0 0 Griffin 4 4 24 -20 0 4 Passing Comp Att INT Yds TD LG Griffin 10 20 2 67 0 14 Kemp 2 5 0 12 0 7 Moore 1 2 0 1 0 1 Receiving No Yds TD LG Williams, J. 7 47 0 14 Sparks 2 14 0 13 Robottom 2 13 0 7 Grant 1 5 0 5 Williams, A. 1 1 0 1 Punting No Yds Avg LG IN20 TB Thevenot 7 345 49.3 77 3 0 Returns PR LG KR LG INTR LG Robottom 1-7 7 0-0 0 0-0 0 Banks 0-0 0 4-119 47 0-0 0 Sullen 0-0 0 2-34 20 0-0 0 Davis 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-40 40 Barnett 0-0 0 1-12 12 0-0 0 Williams, J. 0-0 0 1-16 16 0-0 0 Field Goals QTR Time Dist Result None Defense U-A-T S TFL FF FR INT Jacks 6-2-8 0 1-1 0 0 0 Echols 6-0-6 0 0 0 0 0 Garrett 5-1-6 0 0 0 0 0 Burks 4-2-6 0 .5-0 0 0 0


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GAME 12 UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS November 28, 2009 - Attendance: 13,381 Legion Field (Birmingham, Ala.)

SCORING SUMMARY First Quarter UCF Kamar Aiken 12 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick) - 10:30 10-66, 4:30 UAB Patrick Hearn 23 yd pass from Joe Webb (Josh Zahn kick) - 8:29 5-80, 2:01 UCF Nick Cattoi 27 yd FG - 2:25 11-56, 5:55 Second Quarter UCF Billy Giovanetti 5 yd pass from Brett Hodges (Nick Cattoi kick) - 12:36 8-61, 3:24 UAB Joe Webb 53 yd run (Josh Zahn kick) - 10:06 5-83, 2:22 UCF Jonathan Davis 7 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 5:12 2-12, 0:51 Third Quarter UCF Brynn Harvey 25 yd run (Nick Cattoi kick) - 9:25 8-46, 3:26 Fourth Quarter UAB Jeffrey Anderson 34 yd pass from Joe Webb (Josh Zahn kick) - 14:03 9-80, 3:25 UCF Nick Cattoi 36 yd FG - 11:55 6-58, 2:00 UAB Frantrell Forrest 5 yd pass from Joe Webb (Josh Zahn kick blocked) - 2:49 4-48, 1:07

TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS NET YARDS RUSHING Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Rushing Touchdowns Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing NET YARDS PASSING Completions-Attempts-Int Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Passing Touchdowns TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Total offense plays Average Gain Per Play Fumbles: Number-Lost Penalties: Number-Yards PUNTS-YARDS Average Yards Per Punt Net Yards Per Punt KICKOFFS-YARDS Average Yards Per Kickoff Net Yards Per Kickoff Punt returns: No.-Yards-TD Average Per Return Kickoff returns: No.-Yds-TD Average Per Return Interceptions: No.-Yds-TD Fumble Returns: No.-Yds-TD Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

UCF 26 205 35 5.9 2 219 14 230 24-38-2 6.1 9.6 2 435 73 6.0 0-0 1-15 3-95 31.7 32.0 7-485 69.3 52.4 2-31-0 15.5 4-89-0 22.2 1-8-0 0-0-0 33:17 2 of 10 1 of 1 5-6 3-19 4-4 2-3

UAB 22 205 32 6.4 1 229 24 322 20-35-1 9.2 16.1 3 527 67 7.9 1-0 5-48 3-128 42.7 32.3 4-247 61.8 39.5 2--1-0 -0.5 4-58-0 14.5 2-1-0 0-0-0 26:43 5 of 12 0 of 3 1-2 1-5 3-4 0-1

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - For anyone looking for quantitative proof as to just how markedly far the UCF football team has progressed over a year’s time, start with Nov. 29, 2008, and zip ahead to the Knights’ contest at historic Legion Field. It was almost a year ago exactly when the Knights limped off the field at Bright House Networks Stadium embarrassed by a 15-0 defeat to UAB. Now, move ahead to this season when UCF’s offense so easily moved the ball and gashed UAB that punter Blake Clingan might as well have had the day off. Whether it was through the air or on the ground, UCF did as it pleased with the ball - clearly a 180-degree turnaround from a year ago. And when the Knights hung on down the stretch with one defensive stop after another in a 34-27 defeat of UAB, many of UCF’s players marveled at the incredible jump from 4-8 to 8-4 over the past 364 days. UCF rolled up 435 yards of offense, scored on six of its first nine possessions and wasn’t forced to punt until just 8:33 remained in the game. They had to weather a furious fourth-quarter rally by UAB quarterback Joe Webb (459 total yards, four TDs), but UCF was not about to let a shaky finish overshadow an otherwise stellar afternoon. UCF sophomore tailback Brynn Harvey ran for 130 yards and a 25yard touchdown, allowing him to top 1,000 yards for the season. Hodges, the senior transfer from Wake Forest who rescued the UCF offense with his steady play, passed for 230 yards and two TDs. Clearly, the Knights have figured out the source of their slow starts to games. They trailed in nine of the first 10 games at the half, but jumped up 14-0 last week against Tulane and surged ahead 24-14 by the break on Saturday. But Webb single-handedly kept the Blazers within striking distance early on. He had a 23-yard TD strike to Patrick Hearn in the first quarter and he ripped off a spectacular 53-yard scramble for another score in the second quarter. Webb, who has accounted for more than 70 percent of UAB’s offense on the season, had 188 of the Blazers 226 yards in the first half. UCF didn’t punt in the first half and scored on four of its first six possessions, gashing UAB both with Hodges’ accurate passing and Harvey’s hard running between the tackles. Hodges hit on 12 of his first 16 passes and had 129 yards by the time the game was just 17 minutes old. And Harvey, who seems to be picking up steam as the season has progressed, topped the 1,000-yard mark for the season early in the second period with an 18-yard scamper off left end. Hodges had touchdown passes of 12 yards (to Kamar Aiken) and five yards (to fullback Billy Giovanetti) and threw for 188 yards against the nation’s 120th ranked pass defense in the first half. UCF missed two other chances to grow its lead when Hodges uncharacteristically threw interceptions at the 11 and 3-yard line. He tried forcing a pass in on the first error and was hit from behind on the second one. It was Hodges’ first multi-interception games since Sept. 26 when he had a dismal four-interception day at East Carolina.

Rushing Harvey Davis, J. Hodges Passing Hodges Receiving Ross Guyton Aiken Giovanetti Watters Harvey Nissley McDuffie Newsome Kay Punting Clingan Returns Guyton McDuffie Robinson Baldwin Field Goals Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Defense Hogue Boddie Baldwin Robinson

Att Gain 24 137 7 75 1 0 Comp Att 24 38 No Yds 6 41 4 42 3 58 3 11 2 18 2 15 1 22 1 14 1 8 1 1 No Yds 3 95 PR LG 2-31 22 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 QTR Time 1 2:25 3 2:28 4 11:55 U-A-T S 3-9-12 0 7-3-10 0 3-4-7 0 5-1-6 0

Lost 7 0 2 INT 2 TD 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Avg 31.7 KR 0-0 3-71 0-0 1-18 Dist 27 34 36 TFL .5-2 .5-0 0 0

Net TD LG 130 1 25 75 1 45 -2 0 0 Yds TD LG 230 2 32 LG 13 17 32 5 10 19 22 14 8 1 LG IN20 TB 33 1 0 LG INTR LG 0 0-0 0 33 0-0 0 0 1-8 8 18 0-0 0 Result Good Missed Good FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-8

UAB INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Webb Brooks Ferrell Adams Isabelle Forrest Slaughter Passing Webb Receiving Forrest Wright Anderson Ferrell Adams Slaughter Hearn Carter Mencer Punting Ragland Returns Ferrell Coleman Field Goals Zahn Defense Springs Atwater Ware Harris

Att Gain 18 156 6 23 2 23 1 11 1 6 1 5 2 5 Comp Att 20 35 No Yds 6 82 5 66 2 40 2 22 1 42 1 32 1 23 1 9 1 6 No Yds 3 128 PR LG 2-(-1) 3 0-0 0 QTR Time 2 1:33 U-A-T S 6-4-10 0 3-7-10 0 5-3-8 0 1-5-6 0

Lost 19 1 3 0 0 0 0 INT 1 TD 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Avg 42.7 KR 3-43 0-0 Dist 38 TFL .5-0 1-4 .5-1 0

Net TD LG 137 1 53 22 0 10 20 0 23 11 0 11 6 0 6 5 0 5 5 0 4 Yds TD LG 322 3 42 LG 30 36 34 14 42 32 23 9 6 LG IN20 TB 48 0 0 LG INTR LG 17 0-0 0 0 2-1 1 Result Missed FF FR INT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games

UCF 316 26.3 235 100 123 12 1662 1955 293 450 3.7 138.5 19 2514 205-344-11 7.3 12.3 209.5 19 4176 794 5.3 348.0 45-1106 25-300 11-138 24.6 12.0 12.5 15-7 47-444 37.0 57-2108 37.0 35.3 31:06 63/162 39% 9/12 75% 37-285 0 40 13-21 1-2 (35-49) 71% (27-49) 55% (35-38) 92% 266543 7/38078

OPP 248 20.7 230 71 143 16 990 1495 505 384 2.6 82.5 10 3187 267-427-11 7.5 11.9 265.6 18 4177 811 5.2 348.1 53-967 12-37 11-164 18.2 3.1 14.9 29-15 62-474 39.5 58-2305 39.7 33.2 28:54 72/174 41% 5/14 36% 27-167 59 31 12-18 0-2 (26-32) 81% (16-32) 50% (26-28) 93% 195246 5/39049 0/0

SCORE BY QUARTERS UCF Opponents

1st 52 41

3rd 105 47

2nd 68 92

4th 91 68

CHARTING THE STARTS Player Pos. Starts Streak Kamar Aiken WR 31 7 Emery Allen DB 3 Darin Baldwin DB 6 1 Justin Boddie DB 9 8 Jamie Boyle PK 1 Ian Bustillo OL 19 12 Rob Calabrese QB 11 Nick Cattoi PK 14 11 Blake Clingan P 35 33 Jonathan Davis RB 1 Jarvis Geathers DE 7 Billy Giovanetti HB 4 Theo Goins OL 4 4 Michael Greco* DB 11 A.J. Guyton WR 6 Derrick Hallman LB 31 21 Brynn Harvey RB 17 3 Chance Henderson LB 26 Brett Hodges QB 9 3 Cory Hogue LB 40 12 Chad Hounshell OL 1 Kemal Ishmael DB 8 8 Ricky Kay FB 8 1 Abré Leggins OL 6 2 John Lubischer TE 4 Cliff McCray OL 18 3 Quincy McDuffie WR 2 Bruce Miller DE 33 11 Darius Nall DE 5 Adam Nissley TE** 24 24 Nick Pieschel OL 17 Corey Rabazinski TE 21 Jah Reid OL 26 18 Jordan Richards LB 16 Josh Robinson CB 11 11 Steven Robinson OL 4 Rocky Ross WR 34 2 Alex Thompson LB 4 Travis Timmons DL 20 2 Torrell Troup DL 38 28 Wes Tunuufi Sauvao DL 1 Brian Watters WR 14 Reggie Weams DB 4 Ronnie Weaver RB 6 David Williams DE 17 2 Khymest Williams WR 3 Lawrence Young LB 25 5 * Greco started four games at QB in 2008. ** Nissley six games at RT in 2008. Total 316 248


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2009 UCF INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING HARVEY, Brynn DAVIS, Jonathan WEAVER, Ronnie MCDUFFIE, Qunicy DAVIS, Brandon KELLY, Brendan GUYTON, A.J. NEWSOME, Jamar WATTERS, Brian HODGES, Brett GIOVANETTI, Billy CALABRESE, Rob AIKEN, Kamar TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

GP 11 11 11 12 2 9 12 9 9 11 9 6 11 8 12 12

Att 248 57 19 11 11 10 3 4 1 54 1 21 2 8 450 384

Gain 1134 327 90 55 47 43 30 26 15 145 2 40 1 0 1955 1495

Loss 57 18 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 135 0 39 12 25 293 505

Net 1077 309 86 55 44 43 30 26 15 10 2 1 -11 -25 1662 990

Avg 4.3 5.4 4.5 5.0 4.0 4.3 10.0 6.5 15.0 0.2 2.0 0.0 -5.5 -3.1 3.7 2.6

TD 14 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 19 10

Long 50 45 27 14 12 18 14 17 15 17 2 6 1 0 50 54

Avg/G 97.9 28.1 7.8 4.6 22.0 4.8 2.5 2.9 1.7 0.9 0.2 0.2 -1.0 -3.1 138.5 82.5

PASSING HODGES, Brett CALABRESE, Rob TEAM GUYTON, A.J. Total.......... Opponents......

G 11 6 8 12 12 12

EямГc 133.42 122.97 0.00 732.40 132.81 133.98

Cmp-Att-Int 184-301-11 20-39-0 0-3-0 1-1-0 205-344-11 267-427-11

Pct 61.1 51.3 0.0 100.0 59.6 62.5

Yds 2263 215 0 36 2514 3187

TD 15 3 0 1 19 18

Lng 76 52 0 36 76 88

Avg/G 205.7 35.8 0.0 3.0 209.5 265.6

RECEIVING GUYTON, A.J. ROSS, Rocky AIKEN, Kamar NEWSOME, Jamar KAY, Ricky HARVEY, Brynn WATTERS, Brian NISSLEY, Adam MCDUFFIE, Qunicy GIOVANETTI, Billy RABAZINSKI, Corey KELLY, Brendan Total.......... Opponents......

G 12 10 11 9 11 11 9 12 12 9 5 9 12 12

No. 42 37 32 23 14 13 12 9 7 7 5 4 205 267

Yds 559 412 545 284 159 76 99 141 104 46 43 46 2514 3187

Avg 13.3 11.1 17.0 12.3 11.4 5.8 8.2 15.7 14.9 6.6 8.6 11.5 12.3 11.9

TD 1 3 7 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 19 18

Long 76 35 40 52 19 23 20 34 27 15 13 17 76 88

Avg/G 46.6 41.2 49.5 31.6 14.5 6.9 11.0 11.8 8.7 5.1 8.6 5.1 209.5 265.6

PUNT RETURNS GUYTON, A.J. ROSS, Rocky DAVIS, Jonathan Total.......... Opponents......

No. 13 8 4 25 12

Yds 140 99 61 300 37

Avg 10.8 12.4 15.2 12.0 3.1

TD 0 0 0 0 0

Long 38 39 23 39 13

INTERCEPTIONS ROBINSON, Josh WEAMS, Reggie HOGUE, Cory HALLMAN, Derrick YOUNG, Lawrence BODDIE, Justin

No. 6 1 1 1 1 1

Yds 84 0 0 23 9 22

Avg 14.0 0.0 0.0 23.0 9.0 22.0

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0

Long 33 0 0 23 9 22

KICK RETURNS MCDUFFIE, Quincy BALDWIN, Darin NEWSOME, Jamar THOMPSON, Alex DAVIS, Jonathan Total.......... Opponents......

No. 33 8 2 1 1 45 53

Yds 773 218 107 0 8 1106 967

Avg 23.4 27.2 53.5 0.0 8.0 24.6 18.2

TD 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Long 95 72 89 0 8 95 100

FUMBLE RETURNS TIMMONS, Travis Total.......... Opponents......

No. 1 1 2

Yds 10 10 28

Avg 10.0 10.0 14.0

TD 0 0 1

Long 10 10 22

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SCORING HARVEY, Brynn CATTOI, Nick AIKEN, Kamar ROSS, Rocky NEWSOME, Jamar DAVIS, Jonathan KAY, Ricky MCDUFFIE, Quincy BOYLE, Jamie HODGES, Brett ROBINSON, Josh GIOVANETTI, Billy KELLY, Brendan WEAVER, Ronnie GUYTON, A.J. Total.......... Opponents......

TD 14 0 7 3 3 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 40 31

FGs 0-0 13-19 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 13-21 12-18

|------------- PATs -------------------| Kick Rush Rcv Pass 0-0 0-1 1 0-0 28-30 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 7-8 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 35-38 0-1 1 1-1 26-28 0-1 0 0-2

TOTAL OFFENSE HODGES, Brett HARVEY, Brynn DAVIS, Jonathan CALABRESE, Rob WEAVER, Ronnie GUYTON, A.J. MCDUFFIE, Quincy DAVIS, Brandon KELLY, Brendan NEWSOME, Jamar WATTERS, Brian GIOVANETTI, Billy AIKEN, Kamar TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

G 11 11 11 6 11 12 12 2 9 9 9 9 11 8 12 12

Plays 355 248 57 60 19 4 11 11 10 4 1 1 2 11 794 811

Rush 10 1077 309 1 86 30 55 44 43 26 15 2 -11 -25 1662 990

Pass 2263 0 0 215 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2514 3187

Total 2273 1077 309 216 86 66 55 44 43 26 15 2 -11 -25 4176 4177

Avg/G 206.6 97.9 28.1 36.0 7.8 5.5 4.6 22.0 4.8 2.9 1.7 0.2 -1.0 -3.1 348.0 348.1

FIELD GOALS BOYLE, Jamie CATTOI, Nick

FGM-FGA 0-2 13-19

Pct 0.0 68.4

01-19 0-0 0-0

20-29 0-0 5-6

PUNTING CLINGAN, Blake

No. 57

Yds 2108

Avg 37.0

Long 70

KICKOFFS CATTOI, Nick BOYLE, Jamie Total.......... Opponents......

No. 59 4 63 51

Yds 3844 263 4107 3122

Avg 65.2 65.8 65.2 61.2

ALL PURPOSE HARVEY, Brynn MCDUFFIE, Quincy GUYTON, A.J. AIKEN, Kamar ROSS, Rocky NEWSOME, Jamar DAVIS, Jonathan BALDWIN, Darin KAY, Ricky NISSLEY, Adam WATTERS, Brian KELLY, Brendan WEAVER, Ronnie ROBINSON, Josh GIOVANETTI, Billy DAVIS, Brandon RABAZINSKI, Corey HALLMAN, Derrick BODDIE, Justin HODGES, Brett YOUNG, Lawrence CALABRESE, Rob TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

G 11 12 12 11 10 9 11 10 11 12 9 9 11 12 9 2 5 12 10 11 11 6 8 12 12

Rush 1077 55 30 -11 0 26 309 0 0 0 15 43 86 0 2 44 0 0 0 10 0 1 -25 1662 990

Rec 76 104 559 545 412 284 0 0 159 141 99 46 0 0 46 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 2514 3187

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 86 67 42 18 18 18 12 12 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 316 248

30-39 0-2 3-6

40-49 0-0 4-6

50-99 0-0 1-1

Lg 0 50

TB 3

FC 20

I20 23

Blkd 0

TB 10 0 10 3

OB 1 0 1 1

Retn

Net

YdLn

967 1106

46.7 38.4

23 31

PR 0 0 140 0 99 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 300 37

KOR 0 773 0 0 0 107 8 218 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1106 967

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 0 0 0 23 22 0 9 0 0 138 164

Tot 1153 932 729 534 511 417 378 218 159 141 114 89 86 84 48 44 43 23 22 10 9 1 -25 5720 5345

Avg/G 104.8 77.7 60.8 48.5 51.1 46.3 34.4 21.8 14.5 11.8 12.7 9.9 7.8 7.0 5.3 22.0 8.6 1.9 2.2 0.9 0.8 0.2 -3.1 476.7 445.4

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THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

2009 UCF DEFENSIVE STATISTICS 59 38 57 20 18 23 49 2 98 21 99 40 55 48 56 50 95 53 19 35 27 15 94 22 34 46 47 43 81 29 33 6 31 52 9 11 14 5 66

DEFENSIVE LEADERS HOGUE, Cory HALLMAN, Derrick YOUNG, Lawrence ROBINSON, Josh ISHMAEL, Kemal BODDIE, Justin MILLER, Bruce GRECO, Michael TROUP, Torrell BALDWIN, Darin GEATHERS, Jarvis WEAMS, Reggie THOMPSON, Alex WILLIAMS, David RICHARDS, Jordan LINAM, Josh TIMMONS, Travis NALL, Darius BOUYE, A.J. WEAVER, Ronnie DAVIS, Jonathan ALEXANDER, Chad TUNUUFI SAUVAO, Wes ALLEN, Emery HARVEY, Brynn HAUGHTON, Rashidi HARNDEN, T.J. KAY, Ricky AIKEN, Kamar DANKENBRING, Lyle GIOVANETTI, Nick WATTERS, Brian HUDSON, Austin CARTER, Jack NEWSOME, Jamar HODGES, Brett MCDUFFIE, Quincy ROSS, Rocky LEGGINS, Abre Total.......... Opponents......

GP 12 12 11 12 12 10 12 10 12 10 12 11 12 12 10 12 11 12 9 11 11 5 9 2 11 4 3 11 11 6 7 9 8 1 9 11 12 10 10 12 12

|-------Tackles-------| Solo Ast Total 56 43 99 41 38 79 43 30 73 56 9 65 44 20 64 41 14 55 26 27 53 26 14 40 16 16 32 20 12 32 19 9 28 10 14 24 13 10 23 14 8 22 11 11 22 10 4 14 7 6 13 7 5 12 6 3 9 7 1 8 4 2 6 4 . 4 3 1 4 3 . 3 2 1 3 2 1 3 1 2 3 2 . 2 2 . 2 1 1 2 . 2 2 1 . 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 502 307 809 492 342 834

TFL/Yds 11.5-35 5.5-10 10.0-35 1.0-2 1.0-3 4.0-20 16.5-122 . 5.0-14 2.0-5 13.5-79 . 1.5-4 5.5-15 2.5-6 1.0-4 2.0-8 4.5-28 . . . . 2.0-19 . . 0.5-1 1.5-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . 91-420 74.0-279

|-Sacks-| No-Yards 2.0-13 . 1.0-10 . . 1.0-10 12.0-114 . 2.0-7 . 11.0-72 . . 1.0-6 . . 1.0-1 4.0-27 . . . . 1.0-15 . . . 1.0-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-285 27-167

|---Pass Def---| Int-Yds BrUp 1-0 5 1-23 2 1-9 3 6-84 8 . 1 1-22 3 . 3 . 4 . 4 . 7 . 1 1-0 . . 2 . . . . . . . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-138 45 11-164 36

|-Fumbles-| Rcv-Yds FF . 2 3-0 2 2-0 . 1-0 . . . . 2 1-0 1 . 1 1-0 . . . 1-0 3 1-0 . . 1 . . . 1 . . 1-10 1 1-0 1 . . 2-0 1 . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-10 17 7-28 9

QBH 1 2 . . . . 7 . 3 . 7 . . 3 . 1 1 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 29

Blkd Kick . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3

Saf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

DEFENSIVE CATEGORY LEADERS TFL

SACKS Miller Geathers Nall Hogue Troup

12.0 (-114) 11.0 (-72) 4.0 (-27) 2.0 (-13) 2.0 (-7)

Miller Geathers Hogue Young Williams Hallman Troup

16.5 (-122) 13.5 (-79) 11.5 (-35) 10.0 (-35) 5.5 (-15) 5.5 (-10) 5.0 (-14)

INTERCEPTIONS

BREAK-UPS

Robinson Hallman Boddie Young Hogue Weams

Robinson Baldwin Hogue Greco Troup Boddie/Miller/Young

6 (84) 1 (23) 1 (22) 1 (9) 1 (0) 1 (0)

FORCED FUMBLES 8 7 5 4 4 3

Geathers Boddie Hallman Hogue Eight players with

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THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

2009 UCF GAME-BY-GAME INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING HARVEY, Brynn RB WEAVER, Ronnie RB WATTERS, Brian WR HODGES, Brett QB CALABRESE, Rob QB MCDUFFIE, Quincy WR GIOVANETTI, Billy HB NEWSOME, Jamar WR KELLY, Brendan RB AIKEN, Kamar WR GUYTON, A.J. WR DAVIS, Jonathan RB DAVIS, Brandon RB

SAM 31-111/2 3-6/0 1-15/0 2-4/0 2-(-8)/0 1-1/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 --0-0/0 0-0/0 -----

USM 14-37/0 4-3/0 0-0/0 4-(-21)/0 1-4/0 1-2/0 1-2/0 0-0/0 --0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 ---

BUF 25-98/2 0-0/0 --13-71/0 --1-0/0 --1-4/0 --0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 ---

ECU 16-71/1 1-1/0 --5-(-21)/0 --0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 1-18/0 1-1/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 ---

MEM 42-219/1 0-0/0 --3-19/0 --1-14/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 4-9/0 --0-0/0 0-0/0 ---

MIAMI 12-25/0 2-5/0 0-0/0 3-(-18)/0 1-1/0 3-21/0 0-0/0 2-5/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 1-14/0 0-0/0 ---

RICE 12-71/0 5-58/1 0-0/0 9-8/1 0-0/0 2-8/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 5-16/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 2-44/0 3-10/0

MAR 21-47/1 0-0/0 0-0/0 5-(-9)/0 --0-0/0 --1-17/0 0-0/0 1-(-12)/0 0-0/0 2-16/0 ---

TEXAS ----0-0/0 --15-(-7)/0 0-0/0 ----0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 22-71/0 ---

HOU 35-139/3 0-0/0 0-0/0 4-(-21)/0 --1-4/0 ----0-0/0 0-0/0 1-5/0 8-27/1 ---

PASSING CALABRESE, Rob Samford at Southern Miss Miami at Rice at Texas Tulane TOTALS

Comp 3 2 1 3 10 1 20

Att 7 4 4 4 19 1 39

Int 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pct 42.9 50.0 25.0 75.0 52.6 100.0 51.3

Yards 28 21 13 71 76 6 215

TD 0 0 0 2 0 1 3

Long 15 16 13 52 14 6 52

Sack 1 0 0 0 6 0 7

Yds 7 0 0 0 31 0 38

Effic 76.46 94.10 52.30 389.10 86.23 480.40 122.97

HODGES, Brett Samford at Southern Miss Buffalo at East Carolina Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall Houston Tulane at UAB TOTALS

Comp 10 15 15 21 16 12 8 23 21 19 24 184

Att 17 26 20 34 28 27 13 45 25 29 38 301

Int 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 11

Pct 58.8 57.7 75.0 61.8 57.1 44.4 61.5 51.1 84.0 67.9 63.2 61.1

Yards 129 158 141 266 214 163 145 342 241 234 230 2263

TD 1 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 15

Long 26 29 39 40 34 41 76 41 31 29 32 76

Sack 0 3 2 4 0 2 2 3 2 1 1 20

Yds 0 22 12 21 0 20 14 10 18 7 5 129

Effic 130.21 134.12 134.22 113.66 137.77 99.97 180.62 129.62 170.18 154.49 120.84 133.42

RECEIVING ROSS, Rocky WR AIKEN, Kamar WR NEWSOME, Jamar WR HARVEY, Brynn RB WATTERS, Brian WR RABAZINSKI, Corey TE GUYTON, A.J. WR GIOVANETTI, Billy HB NISSLEY, Adam TE KAY, Ricky HB KELLY, Brendan RB MCDUFFIE, Quincy WR

SAM 5-85/0 2-42/0 2-19/1 2-2/0 1-5/0 1-4/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 ----0-0/0

USM 5-56/1 4-53/1 2-17/0 2-11/0 2-24/0 0-0/0 1-13/0 1-5/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 --0-0/0

BUF 2-23/0 3-53/0 6-37/0 1-4/0 --1-8/0 1-11/0 0-0/0 1-5/0 0-0/0 --0-0/0

ECU 5-56/0 2-50/1 0-0/0 3-23/0 --2-18/0 9-119/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0

MEM ----5-58/1 0-0/0 --1-13/0 4-50/0 1-7/0 1-34/0 4-52/1 0-0/0 0-0/0

MIAMI 2-12/1 1-35/0 3-56/0 1-(-2)/0 1-11/0 --0-0/0 2-23/0 0-0/0 2-28/0 1-13/0 0-0/0

RICE 2-19/0 1-36/1 2-62/1 1-0/0 1-6/0 --3-103/1 0-0/0 1-13/0 1-13/1 0-0/0 0-0/0

MAR 6-76/1 5-62/1 2-27/0 0-0/0 1-15/0 --5-100/0 --3-46/0 1-16/0 0-0/0 0-0/0

TEXAS 1-7/0 2-12/0 ----0-0/0 --5-35/0 --0-0/0 2-22/0 0-0/0 0-0/0

HOU --4-60/0 --1-23/0 4-20/0 --4-30/0 --1-6/0 2-15/0 1-10/0 4-77/1

TULANE 16-129/3 4-13/0 0-0/0 3-(-4)/0 2-11/0 1-5/0 0-0/0 --0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 16-76/1 8-34/0

TULANE 3-37/0 5-84/2 --0-0/0 0-0/0 --6-56/0 0-0/0 1-15/0 1-12/0 2-23/1 2-13/0

UAB 24-130/1 0-0/0 0-0/0 3-2/0 --0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 0-0/0 7-75/1 ---

UAB 6-41/0 3-58/1 1-8/0 2-15/0 2-18/0 --4-42/0 3-11/1 1-22/0 1-1/0 0-0/0 1-14/0

2009 UCF GAME-BY-GAME TACKLE BREAKDOWN D EFENSIVE L INEMAN SAM PLAYER Jarvis Geathers Bruce Miller Darius Nall Travis Timmons Torrell Troup David Williams

34 L INEBACKERS PLAYER Chad Alexander Derrick Hallman Cory Hogue Jordan Richards Alex Thompson Lawrence Young

D EFENSIVE B ACKS PLAYER Emery Allen Darin Baldwin Justin Boddie Michael Greco Kemal Ishmael Josh Robinson Reggie Weams

UT-AT-TT 1-0-1 1-2-3 0-0-0 1-1-2 2-1-3 4-1-5

USM UT-AT-TT 0-1-1 4-5-9 0-0-0 0-2-2 0-5-5 0-0-0

BUF UT-AT-TT 3-0-3 2-0-2 0-0-0 0-1-1 2-1-3 4-1-5

ECU UT-AT-TT 0-2-2 2-3-5 0-1-1 2-1-3 1-3-4 1-1-2

MEM UT-AT-TT 1-2-3 3-2-5 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 2-1-3

MIAMI UT-AT-TT 1-1-2 3-0-3 3-0-3 1-0-1 4-0-4 2-1-3

RICE UT-AT-TT 3-1-4 0-3-3 0-2-2 0-1-1 2-1-3 0-2-2

MAR UT-AT-TT 1-1-2 4-6-10 0-1-1 2-0-2 2-1-3 0-0-0

TEXAS UT-AT-TT 5-1-6 0-1-1 1-0-1 --1-1-2 1-0-1

HOU UT-AT-TT 3-0-3 3-0-3 1-0-1 0-0-0 2-0-2 0-0-0

TULANE UT-AT-TT 0-0-0 1-3-4 2-0-2 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0

UAB UT-AT-TT 1-0-1 3-2-5 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-2-2 0-1-1

SAM UT-AT-TT 1-0-1 3-1-4 7-0-7 0-0-0 2-0-2 4-4-8

USM UT-AT-TT 0-0-0 7-2-9 4-8-12 3-0-3 1-0-1 6-5-11

BUF UT-AT-TT 2-0-2 7-1-8 6-2-8 1-2-3 2-0-2 5-1-6

ECU UT-AT-TT 0-0-0 3-10-13 1-5-6 5-4-9 2-1-3 2-7-9

MEM UT-AT-TT 1-0-1 2-4-6 5-2-7 --1-0-1 4-0-4

MIAMI UT-AT-TT --2-6-8 7-1-8 --2-1-3 7-1-8

RICE UT-AT-TT --3-4-7 4-2-6 0-2-2 2-6-8 ---

MAR UT-AT-TT --3-1-4 2-4-6 0-0-0 0-0-0 7-1-8

TEXAS UT-AT-TT --4-0-4 10-2-12 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-1-4

HOU UT-AT-TT --3-3-6 5-5-10 1-1-2 0-0-0 2-2-4

TULANE UT-AT-TT --1-3-4 2-3-5 1-1-2 1-1-2 2-4-6

UAB UT-AT-TT --3-3-6 3-9-12 0-1-1 0-1-1 1-4-5

SAM UT-AT-TT --7-0-7 7-0-7 0-0-0 2-0-2 0-0-0 3-0-3

USM UT-AT-TT 0-0-0 2-4-6 0-1-1 1-0-1 1-1-2 10-1-11 3-3-6

BUF UT-AT-TT 3-0-3 1-0-1 --5-3-8 1-0-1 5-1-6 0-1-1

ECU UT-AT-TT --4-4-8 --0-1-1 2-2-4 9-0-9 2-5-7

MEM UT-AT-TT --1-0-1 4-0-4 2-2-4 6-0-6 3-1-4 0-0-0

MIAMI UT-AT-TT ----6-4-10 5-1-6 3-4-7 6-2-8 0-0-0

RICE UT-AT-TT ----7-3-10 3-2-5 8-3-11 2-2-4 1-2-3

MAR UT-AT-TT --0-0-0 1-0-1 3-2-5 4-3-7 4-0-4 0-0-0

TEXAS UT-AT-TT --1-0-1 2-1-3 2-3-5 4-1-5 5-1-6 0-0-0

HOU UT-AT-TT --0-0-0 5-1-6 5-0-5 5-3-8 3-0-3 0-0-0

TULANE UT-AT-TT --1-0-1 2-1-3 --4-2-6 4-0-4 1-3-4

UAB UT-AT-TT --3-4-7 7-3-10 --4-1-5 5-1-6 ---


THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

2009 UCF GAME-BY-GAME TEAM STATISTICS Date Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 17 Oct 24 Nov 1 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28

Opponent SAMFORD at Southern Miss BUFFALO at East Carolina MEMPHIS MIAMI at Rice MARSHALL at Texas HOUSTON TULANE at UAB Totals Opponent

|---RUSHING---| No. Yds TD 41 125 2 27 15 0 42 170 2 24 70 1 50 261 1 24 53 0 39 213 2 30 59 1 38 75 0 50 152 4 50 264 4 35 205 2 450 1662 19 384 990 10

Date Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 17 Oct 24 Nov 1 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28

Opponent SAMFORD at Southern Miss BUFFALO at East Carolina MEMPHIS MIAMI at Rice MARSHALL at Texas HOUSTON TULANE at UAB Totals Opponent

Solo 45 46 52 39 39 54 42 36 42 42 32 33 502 492

Date Sep 5 Sep 12 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 17 Oct 24 Nov 1 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21 Nov 28

Opponent SAMFORD at Southern Miss BUFFALO at East Carolina MEMPHIS MIAMI at Rice MARSHALL at Texas HOUSTON TULANE at UAB Totals Opponent

No 5 7 2 2 4 7 5 6 8 5 3 3 57 58

Lg 20 15 17 19 35 14 35 17 12 41 50 45 50 54

|--RECEIVING--| |-------PASSING-------| No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg 13 157 1 26 13-24-1 157 1 26 17 179 2 29 17-30-0 179 2 29 15 141 0 39 15-20-0 141 0 39 21 266 1 40 21-34-4 266 1 40 16 214 2 34 16-28-1 214 2 34 13 176 1 41 13-31-1 176 1 41 12 252 4 76 12-18-0 252 4 76 23 342 2 41 23-48-0 342 2 41 10 76 0 14 10-19-0 76 0 14 21 241 1 31 21-25-1 241 1 31 20 240 3 29 20-29-1 240 3 29 24 230 2 32 24-38-2 230 2 32 205 2514 19 76 205-344-11 2514 19 76 267 3187 18 88 267-427-11 3187 18 88

|---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-| Pass Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds FF FR-Yds Int-Yds 10 55 9.0-31 1.0-15 0 0-0 0-0 39 85 6.0-43 3.0-36 0 1-0 0-0 14 66 6.0-17 3.0-10 3 3-0 1-23 50 89 11.0-29 2.0-3 3 1-0 1-9 18 57 7.0-36 3.0-25 0 0-0 2-33 24 78 10.0-52 6.0-41 0 0-0 0-0 42 84 11.0-71 5.0-49 5 3-0 1-24 22 58 8.0-49 4.0-42 1 1-0 1-0 12 54 6.0-18 2.0-9 0 0-0 1-3 18 60 4.0-22 2.0-17 2 2-0 1-22 22 54 8.0-29 3.0-19 3 3-10 2-16 36 69 5.0-23 3.0-19 0 0-0 1-8 307 809 91.0-420 37.0-285 17 14-10 11-138 342 834 74.0-279 27.0-167 9 7-28 11-164 Yds 196 259 62 74 143 248 175 222 340 188 106 95 2108 2305

|------------------PUNTING------------------| Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ 39.2 44 0 0 4 0 37.0 46 0 0 4 0 31.0 43 0 0 1 0 37.0 42 0 0 0 0 35.8 45 0 1 1 0 35.4 49 0 0 1 0 35.0 45 0 0 3 0 37.0 54 0 1 1 1 42.5 70 0 0 4 3 37.6 51 0 1 1 1 35.3 43 0 0 0 0 31.7 33 0 0 0 0 37.0 70 0 3 20 5 39.7 77 0 4 12 11

I20 2 1 0 0 2 3 4 3 4 1 2 1 23 21

QBH 5 0 1 1 6 2 0 5 2 3 7 0 32 29

No 4 5 3 5 3 6 1 4 4 5 1 4 45 53 Brk 4 3 1 4 6 2 4 4 5 4 2 6 45 36

|--KICK RET--| Yds TD 190 1 145 0 55 0 102 0 68 0 126 0 21 0 80 0 79 0 122 0 29 0 89 0 1106 1 967 1 Blkd Kick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3

Lg 95 89 23 35 28 35 21 29 27 32 29 33 95 100

No 7 1 0 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 4 2 25 12

|--PUNT RET--| tot Yds TD Lg off 99 0 39 282 6 0 6 194 0 0 0 311 0 0 0 336 2 0 2 475 2 0 2 229 60 0 38 465 31 0 17 401 5 0 5 151 -3 0 20 393 67 0 23 504 31 0 22 435 300 0 39 4176 37 0 13 4177

|-Kicks--XPTS-| Att-Mad Run Rcv 3-2 0 1 2-1 0 0 2-2 0 0 2-2 0 0 2-2 0 0 1-1 0 0 7-7 0 0 3-3 0 0 0-0 0 0 5-4 0 0 7-7 0 0 4-4 0 0 38-35 0 1 28-26 0 0

|--FIELD GOALS--| Att-Made Lg Blkd 2-0 0 1 2-2 50 0 3-3 44 0 2-0 0 1 4-4 46 0 1-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1-1 39 0 1-1 35 0 0-0 0 0 3-2 36 0 21-13 50 2 18-12 46 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 28 19 23 14 32 7 49 21 3 37 49 34 316 248

|------KICKOFFS------| No Yds Avg TB 5 332 66.4 1 4 251 62.8 1 6 392 65.3 0 2 132 66.0 0 8 544 68.0 1 2 107 53.5 0 8 537 67.1 3 4 223 55.8 0 2 137 68.5 1 7 451 64.4 0 8 516 64.5 0 7 485 69.3 3 63 4107 65.2 10 51 3122 61.2 3

OB 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS - OFFENSE Opp. Samford at Southern Miss Buffalo at East Carolina Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

WR Ross Ross Ross Ross McDuffie McDuffie Ross Ross Ross Guyton Ross Ross

WR Aiken Aiken Aiken Aiken Guyton Aiken Aiken Aiken Aiken Aiken Guyton Aiken

LT Pieschel Pieschel Pieschel Pieschel Pieschel Pieschel Pieschel Pieschel Pieschel Pieschel Leggins Leggins

LG Leggins McCray Leggins Leggins Leggins Robinson Robinson Robinson Hounshell McCray McCray McCray

C Bustillo Bustillo Bustillo Bustillo Bustillo Bustillo Bustillo Bustillo Bustillo Bustillo Bustillo Bustillo

RG McCray Robinson McCray McCray McCray McCray McCray McCray Goins Goins Goins Goins

RT Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid

TE Nissley Nissley Nissley Nissley Nissley Nissley Nissley Nissley Nissley Nissley Nissley Nissley

QB Calabrese Calabrese Hodges Hodges Hodges Hodges Hodges Hodges Calabrese Hodges Hodges Hodges

OLB Young Young Young Young Young Young Thompson Young Young Young Young Young

FS Hallman Hallman Hallman Hallman Hallman Ishmael Ishmael Ishmael Ishmael Ishmael Ishmael Ishmael

SS Weams Weams Greco Weams Greco Greco Greco Greco Greco Greco Weams Baldwin

TB Harvey Harvey Harvey Harvey Harvey Harvey Harvey Harvey J. Davis Harvey Harvey Harvey

HB Giovanetti Rabazinski Giovanetti Rabazinski Giovanetti Giovanetti Guyton (WR) Guyton (WR) Kay Watters (WR) Aiken (WR) Kay

PK Boyle Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi Cattoi

CB Baldwin Baldwin Baldwin Baldwin Boddie Boddie Boddie Boddie Boddie Boddie Boddie Boddie

P Clingan Clingan Clingan Clingan Clingan Clingan Clingan Clingan Clingan Clingan Clingan Clingan

GAME-BY-GAME STARTERS - DEFENSE Opp. Samford at Southern Miss Buffalo at East Carolina Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

LE LT Williams Timmons Williams Timmons Williams Timmons Williams Timmons Williams Timmons Williams Timmons Williams Timmons Williams Timmons Williams Tunuufi Sauvao Nall Miller Williams Timmons Williams Timmons

RT Troup Troup Troup Troup Troup Troup Troup Troup Troup Troup Troup Troup

RE Geathers Miller Miller Miller Miller Miller Miller Miller Miller Geathers Miller Miller

OLB Thompson Richards Richards Richards Ishmael (FS) Hallman Hallman Hallman Hallman Hallman Hallman Hallman

MLB Hogue Hogue Hogue Hogue Hogue Hogue Hogue Hogue Hogue Hogue Hogue Hogue

CB Boddie Boddie Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson

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2009 UCF SUPERLATIVES

2009 OPPONENT SUPERLATIVES

INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes

42 219 3

Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes

50 45 24 342 2

Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions

28 137 2 54 56 33

Yards Passing TD Passes

470 3

Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions

88 11 273 2

Long Reception Field Goals

88 2

Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles

46 9 49.3 77 13 100 14

Sacks

2.0

Tackles For Loss

3.0

Interceptions

2

Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss

76 9 119 2 76 4 50 8 42.5 70 39 95 13 3.0 3.5

Interceptions

1

HARVEY, Brynn vs Memphis (Oct 3, 2009) HARVEY, Brynn vs Memphis (Oct 3, 2009) HARVEY, Brynn vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) HARVEY, Brynn vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) HARVEY, Brynn vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) HODGES, Brett vs Marshall (Nov 1, 2009) HODGES, Brett at UAB (Nov 28, 2009) HODGES, Brett vs Marshall (Nov 1, 2009) HODGES, Brett at Southern Miss (Sep 12, 2009) HODGES, Brett vs Memphis (Oct 3, 2009) CALABRESE, Rob at Rice (Oct 24, 2009) HODGES, Brett vs Marshall (Nov 1, 2009) HODGES, Brett vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) HODGES, Brett at UAB (Nov 28, 2009) HODGES, Brett at Rice (Oct 24, 2009) GUYTON, A.J. at East Carolina (Sep 26, 2009) GUYTON, A.J. at East Carolina (Sep 26, 2009) AIKEN, Kamar vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) GUYTON, A.J. at Rice (Oct 24, 2009) CATTOI, Nick vs Memphis (Oct 3, 2009) CATTOI, Nick at Southern Miss (Sep 12, 2009) CLINGAN, Blake at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) CLINGAN, Blake at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) CLINGAN, Blake at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) ROSS, Rocky vs Samford (Sep 5, 2009) MCDUFFIE, Q. vs Samford (Sep 5, 2009) HALLMAN, D. at East Carolina (Sep 26, 2009) GEATHERS, J. vs Buffalo (Sep 19, 2009) MILLER, Bruce vs Memphis (Oct 3, 2009) HOGUE, Cory vs Miami (Oct 17, 2009) HALLMAN, D. vs Buffalo (Sep 19, 2009) YOUNG, Lawrence at East Carolina (Sep 26, 2009) HOGUE, Cory vs Memphis (Oct 3, 2009) ROBINSON, Josh vs Memphis (Oct 3, 2009) ROBINSON, Josh at Rice (Oct 24, 2009) ROBINSON, Josh vs Marshall (Nov 1, 2009) ROBINSON, Josh at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) BODDIE, Justin vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) ROBINSON, Josh vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) WEAMS, Reggie vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) ROBINSON, Josh at UAB (Nov 28, 2009)

TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes

Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts 36 Pass completions

50

264 5.9 4

Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points

48 24 342 14.0 4 79 504 8.2 49

Sacks By First Downs

6 28

Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By

8 76 5 2

vs Memphis (Oct 3, 2009) vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) at UAB (Nov 28, 2009) vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) vs Marshall (Nov 1, 2009) at UAB (Nov 28, 2009) vs Marshall (Nov 1, 2009) at Rice (Oct 24, 2009) at Rice (Oct 24, 2009) vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) at Rice (Oct 24, 2009) at Rice (Oct 24, 2009) vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) vs Miami (Oct 17, 2009) vs Memphis (Oct 3, 2009) vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) vs Marshall (Nov 1, 2009) vs Marshall (Nov 1, 2009) at East Carolina (Sep 26, 2009) vs Memphis (Oct 3, 2009) vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009)

MARSHALL, Darius, vs Marshall (Nov 1, 2009) WEBB, Joe, at UAB (Nov 28, 2009) JOHNSON, Cody, at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) ROSS, Charles, at Rice (Oct 24, 2009) KEENUM, Case, vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) MCCOY, Colt, at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) KEENUM, Case, vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) MCCOY, Colt, at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) KEENUM, Case, vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) WEBB, Joe, at UAB (Nov 28, 2009) MCCOY, Colt, at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) SHIPLEY, Jordan, at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) SHIPLEY, Jordan, at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) HAWKINS, Riley, vs Samford (Sep 5, 2009) RACK, Jesse, vs Buffalo (Sep 19, 2009) CARRIER, Tyron, vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) SHIPLEY, Jordan, at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) ESTES, Justin, at Southern Miss (Sep 12, 2009) HARTMAN, Ben, at East Carolina (Sep 26, 2009) BOSHER, M., vs Miami (Oct 17, 2009) RATANAMORN, Cra, vs Marshall (Nov 1, 2009) HOGAN, Matt, vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) BOSHER, M., vs Miami (Oct 17, 2009) HOOPER, Ben, vs Samford (Sep 5, 2009) THEVENOT, R., vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) THEVENOT, R., vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) COLLIER, T., vs Miami (Oct 17, 2009) MAYS, Devin, vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) BRINKLEY, B., vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) McGRAW, Marcus, vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) SPENCE, S., vs Miami (Oct 17, 2009) McGRAW, Marcus, vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) SMITH, Bryce, vs Samford (Sep 5, 2009) McGRAW, Marcus, vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) COLEMAN, M., at UAB (Nov 28, 2009)

OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions

46 205 6.4 3 57 33

Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes

470 11.2 3

Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By

79 537 8.0 35 6 26 9 75 5 4

vs Miami (Oct 17, 2009) at UAB (Nov 28, 2009) at UAB (Nov 28, 2009) at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) vs Houston (Nov 14, 2009) at UAB (Nov 28, 2009) at East Carolina (Sep 26, 2009) at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) at Texas (Nov 7, 2009) vs Miami (Oct 17, 2009) at Rice (Oct 24, 2009) at Rice (Oct 24, 2009) vs Tulane (Nov 21, 2009) at East Carolina (Sep 26, 2009)


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BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS STADIUM ONE OF THE NATION’S NEWEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL STADIUMS The crown jewel in UCF’s impressive athletics complex, Bright House Networks Stadium opened in 2007. The 45,323-seat on-campus facility gives the Knights one of the top venues in the southeast. After spending their previous 28 seasons at the Florida Citrus Bowl in downtown Orlando, the Knights made their debut at Bright House Networks Stadium on Sept. 15, 2007, facing national power Texas. A capacity crowd was on hand for the game, which was televised nationally on ESPN2. In its inaugural campaign at the stadium, UCF capped the season with six-straight wins at home, including a 44-25 victory over Tulsa in the Conference USA Championship Game. UCF eventually put together a seven-game home winning streak which tied for the eighth longest in the nation. The Knights outscored their opponents 281-120 over that stretch. In 2009, they set a stadium record when 48,453 fans entered the gates to see the Black and Gold take on Miami Oct. 17, and the Knights finished the year 6-1 at home.

LARGEST CROWDS IN UCF HISTORY The first 10 home games at Bright House Networks Stadium resulted in seven of the top 10 alltime home attendance figures in school history. Four of the 10 games were sellouts, which were the first in school history. Largest Home Crowds in UCF History Opponent (Year) Attendance 1. Tulsa (2005) 51,978 2. Virginia Tech (2000) 50,220 3. Miami (2009) 48,453* 4. South Florida (2008) 46,805* 5. South Florida (2006) 46,708 6. Marshall (2007) 46,103* 7. Texas (2007) 45,622* 8. Tulsa (2007) 45,510* 9. Tulsa (2007 - C-USA Champ.) 44,128 10. SMU (2008) 43,417 * Sellout Largest Away Game Crowds in UCF History Opponent (Year) Attendance 1. Penn State (2002) 103,029 2. Penn State (2004) 101,715 3. Texas (2009) 101,003 4. Florida (2006) 90,210 5. Georgia (1999) 86,117 6. Florida (1999) 85,346 7. Alabama (2000) 83,818 8. South Carolina (2005) 82,753 9. Wisconsin (2004) 82,116 10. Auburn (1997) 82,109

RECORD AT BHNS (14-6 ALL-TIME) 9/15/07 #6 Texas.......................L, 32-35 9/22/07 Memphis ................... W, 56-20 9/29/07 Louisiana-Lafayette ... W, 37-19 10/20/07 Tulsa .......................... W, 44-23 11/3/07 Marshall .................... W, 47-13 11/24/07 UTEP.......................... W, 46-20 12/1/07 Tulsa .......................... W, 44-25 8/30/08 S.C. State ..................... W, 17-0 9/6/08 #17 USF ................. L, 24-31 OT 10/4/08 SMU .......................... W, 31-17 11/2/08 East Carolina ......... L, 10-13 OT 11/8/08 Southern Miss ...............L, 6-17 11/29/08 UAB ...............................L, 0-15 9/5/09 Samford..................... W, 28-24 9/19/09 Buffalo ....................... W, 23-17 10/3/09 Memphis ................... W, 32-14 10/17/09 #9 Miami .......................L, 7-27 11/1/09 Marshall .................... W, 21-20 11/14/09 #13 Houston.............. W, 37-32 11/21/09 Tulane ......................... W, 49-0

2007-09 C-USA AVERAGE ATTENDANCE LEADERS 1. East Carolina ...................... 41,749 2. UCF .................................. 40,612 3. UTEP .................................. 34,292 4. Southern Miss.................... 29,173 5. Memphis............................ 26,874 6. Marshall ............................. 25,674 7. Tulane ................................ 24,746 8. Tulsa................................... 23,833 9. Houston ............................. 22,634 10. SMU ................................... 19,433 11. UAB .................................... 17,918 12. Rice .................................... 11,177

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KAMAR AIKEN

#81

JUNIOR • WIDE RECEIVER • 6-2/213 • MIAMI, FLA./CHAMINADE-MADONNA • Season highs--Receptions: 5 vs. Marshall (11/1) and Tulane (11/21) Yards: 84 vs. Tulane (11/21) Touchdowns: 2 vs. Tulane (11/21) • Posted at least 30 receptions for the second time in his career, totaling 32 for 545 yards • Hauled in seven touchdown passes, tying for the most by a Knight since Mike Sims-Walker had seven in 2006 • That total includes three TDs in the last two outings • Has caught at least one pass in all 11 games he’s played • Two or more receptions in nine of those games • The two touchdown catches against Tulane was the first multi-TD game of his career

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

JUNIOR • CORNERBACK • 5-11/197 • HOMESTEAD, FLA./SOUTH DADE

Darin Baldwin YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 11 12 10 33

SOLO 14 8 20 42

AST 3 4 12 19

TOTAL 17 12 32 61

SACK 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

TFL 2.0 0.0 2.0 4.0

PBU 3 4 7 14

INT 1 0 0 1

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

JUNIOR • CORNERBACK • 6-2/190 • ATLANTA, GA./NORTH ATLANTA

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Justin Boddie YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 9 9 10 28

SOLO 15 6 41 62

AST 5 4 14 23

TOTAL 20 10 55 85

SACK 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

TFL 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0

PBU 0 0 3 3

INT 2 0 1 3

G 14 9 11 34

YDS 42 53 53 50 DNP 35 36 62 12 60 84 58

TD 0 1 0 1

LG 21 20 39 40

0 1 1 0 0 2 1

35 36 23 7 31 29 32

REC 33 20 32 85

YDS 584 244 545 1,373

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • Posted one catch for 10 yards, hauling in a Kyle Israel pass on 3rd-and-6 on UCF’s first drive of the third quarter against Mississippi State.

AVG 17.7 12.2 17.0 16.2

TD 5 1 7 13

LG 72 39 40 72

#21

Game-By-Game Breakdown

JUSTIN BODDIE

• Season highs--Tackles: 10 vs. Miami (10/17), at Rice (10/24) and at UAB (11/28) Break-ups: 2 at UAB (11/28) Interceptions: 1 vs. Houston (11/14) • Along with 55 tackles, he has posted four TFLs, one sack, two forced fumbles, one interception and three pass break-ups • Started all 10 games played

1 1 5 2 4 5 3

Kamar Aiken

DARIN BALDWIN

• Season highs--Tackles: 8 at East Carolina (9/26) Break-ups: 3 vs. Samford (9/5) Kickoff Returns: 2 at USM (9/12) and vs. Memphis (10/3) Kickoff Return Yards: 72 vs. Samford (9/5) • Made five starts in 10 games this year • Has totaled eight kickoff returns for 218 yards

NO 2 4 3 2

TACK TFL-YDS BRKUP KO-YDS 7-0-7 1.0-4 3 1-72 2-4-6 0.0-0 1 2-29 1-0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 4-4-8 1.0-1 1 0-0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0 2-41 DNP DNP 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 1-29 1-0-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0 1-29 3-4-7 0.0-0 2 1-18

Baldwin’s Returns • Starting off with a 72-yard return vs. Samford in the season-opener, Baldwin has eight kickoff returns for 218 yards this year.

#23

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS BRKUP INT-YDS 7-0-7 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 DNP DNP 4-0-4 0.0-0 0 0-0 6-4-10 0.0-0 0 0-0 7-3-10 1.5-8 0 0-0 1-0-1 1.0-2 1 0-0 2-1-3 0.0-0 0 0-0 5-1-6 0.0-0 0 1-22 2-1-3 1.0-10 0 0-0 7-3-10 0.5-0 2 0-0

All-Around Defender • Boddie not only has racked up 55 tackles in 2009, he has four TFLs, one sack, two forced fumbles and one interception return for 22 yards.


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A.J. BOUYE

#19

FRESHMAN • DEFENSIVE BACK • 6-0/180 • TUCKER, GA./TUCKER • Season highs--Tackles: 3 at Rice (10/24) Break-ups: 1 vs. Tulane (11/21) • Key player on special teams • In nine games off the bench, has nine tackles, including three at Rice and two each at Texas and vs. Tulane

A.J. Bouye YEAR 2009 TOTALS

G 9 9

SOLO 6 6

AST 3 3

TOTAL 9 9

SACK 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 0.0

PBU 1 1

INT 0 0

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS BRKUP INT-YDS 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 DNP 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 DNP 2-1-3 0.0-0 0 0-0 DNP 2-0-2 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 2-0-2 0.0-0 1 0-0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0 0-0

JAMIE BOYLE

Helping Out the Secondary • After not recording a tackle in UCF’s first four games, Bouye has collected nine takedowns in the last six games he has played.

#28

FRESHMAN • PLACEKICKER/PUNTER • 5-10/182 • CENTRAL VALLEY, N.Y./MONROE-WOODBURY RY • Season highs--PATs Made: 3 vs. Tulane (11/21) Field Goals Attempted: 2 vs. Samford (9/5) Kickoffs: 4 vs. Tulane (11/21) Kickoff Yards: 263 vs. Tulane (11/21) • Perfect on PATs against Tulane (3-3), Rice (2-2) and East Carolina (1-1)

Jamie Boyle YEAR 2009 TOTALS

G 4 4

FG 0-2 0-2

PCT 0.0 0.0

LG 0 0

PAT 7-8 7-8

IAN BUSTILLO

RS SENIOR • OFFENSIVE LINE • 6-2/301 • MIAMI, FLA./KILLIAN

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

FG 0-2

0-0

0-0

0-0

LG --DNP DNP --DNP DNP --DNP DNP DNP --DNP

PAT 1-2

KO-YDS 0-0

1-1

0-0

2-2

0-0

3-3

4-263

Getting Into the Act • Helping UCF record C-USA’s most lopsided shutout ever in a league game, Boyle was 3-3 on PATs and had four kickoffs in the 49-0 win vs. Tulane.

#73

• Started all 12 games as UCF’s center • Has made starts in 19 games over the last two seasons, all at center

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ROB CALABRESE

#4

SOPHOMORE • QUARTERBACK • 6-2/213 • ISLIP TERRACE, N.Y./EAST ISLIP • Season highs--Completions: 10 at Texas (11/7) Attempts: 19 at Texas (11/7) Yards: 76 at Texas (11/7) Touchdowns: 2 at Rice (10/24) • Made three starts in six games, throwing three touchdowns and no interceptions while posting a 122.97 passer efficiency rating

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

C-A-I 3-7-0 2-4-0

1-4-0 3-4-0 10-19-0 1-1-0

YDS 28 21 DNP DNP DNP 13 71 DNP 76 DNP 6 DNP

Rob Calabrese YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 9 6 15

COMP 65 20 85

NICK CATTOI

Nick Cattoi YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 5 12 17

FG 4-6 13-19 17-25

PCT 66.7 68.4 68.0

LG 38 50 50

PAT 9-10 28-30 37-40

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

FG 0-0 2-2 3-3 0-2 4-4 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-1 1-1 0-0 2-3

LG --50 44 --46 ------39 35 --36

Blake Clingan YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 13 12 12 37

NO 59 88 57 204

YDS 2,404 3,560 2,108 8,072

AVG 40.7 40.5 37.0 39.6

I20 14 27 23 64

LG 55 59 70 70

13 52

0

14

1

6

ATT 165 39 204

INT 5 0 5

Taking on One of the Best • Calabrese got the start at No. 2 Texas and completed over 50 percent of his passes against an elite defense, going 10-for-19.

PCT 39.4 51.3 41.7

YDS 664 215 879

TD 7 3 10

LG 62 52 62

PAT 1-1 1-2 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 5-5 3-3 0-0 4-5 4-4 4-4

KO-YDS 5-332 4-251 6-392 2-132 8-544 2-107 8-537 4-223 2-137 7-451 4-253 7-485

Stepping it Up • In his last four games, Cattoi is 4-for-5 in field-goal attempts, including a 39-yarder at No. 2 Texas. His seasonlong was 50 at Southern Miss.

#41

JUNIOR • PUNTER • 6-3/229 • CORAL SPRINGS, FLA./CORAL SPRINGS

40

0 2

Game-By-Game Breakdown

BLAKE CLINGAN

• Season highs--Punts: 8 at Texas (11/7) Yards: 340 at Texas (11/7) Average: 42.5 at Texas (11/7) • Has placed 23 of 57 punts inside the 20 • Opponents’ punt return game has been held to just 37 yards all year on 12 returns for a 3.1 average, which ranks as the seventh-best punt return defense in the nation

LG 15 16

#16

SOPHOMORE • PLACEKICKER • 6-5/210 • TAMPA, FLA./GAITHER • Season highs--Field Goals Made: 4 vs. Memphis (10/3) Field Goals Attempted: 4 vs. Memphis (10/3) PATs Made: 5 at Rice (10/24) Kickoffs: 8 vs. Memphis (10/3) and at Rice (10/24) Kickoff Yards: 544 vs. Memphis (10/3) • By going 4-for-4 vs. Memphis, he tied a school record with four field goals made in a game

TD 0 0

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

NO-YDS 5-196 7-259 2-62 2-74 4-143 7-248 5-175 6-222 8-340 5-188 3-106 3-95

AVG 39.2 37.0 31.0 37.0 35.8 35.4 35.0 37.0 42.5 37.6 35.3 31.7

LG 44 46 43 42 45 49 45 54 70 51 43 33

I20 2 1 0 0 2 3 4 3 4 1 2 1

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • As a freshman, Clingan totaled six punts vs. Mississippi State, racking up 257 yards for a 42.8 average including a long of 55 yards.


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JONATHAN DAVIS

#27

FRESHMAN • RUNNING BACK • 5-9/195 • LAWRENCEVILLE, GA./TUCKER • Season highs--Rushing Attempts: 22 at Texas (11/7) Yards: 76 vs. Tulane (11/21) Touchdowns: 1 vs. Houston (11/14), Tulane (11/21) and at UAB (11/28) • A true freshman who started the Texas game • Did not have a rushing attempt until the Rice game Oct. 24 • Has netted at least 70 yards in three of his last four outings • Also has one kick return for eight yards vs. Marshall, and four total punt returns in 2009 for 61 yards • Contributes on special teams as well

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

NO

YDS DNP 0 0 0 0 0 44 16 71 27 76 75

0 0 0 0 0 2 2 22 8 16 7

Jonathan Davis YEAR 2009 TOTALS

G 11 11

SENIOR • DEFENSIVE END • 6-2/238 • ANDREWS, S.C./ANDREWS (FEATHER RIVER CC) Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

Jarvis Geathers YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 12 12 24

SOLO 21 19 40

• Season highs--Rushing Attempts: 1 at Southern Miss (9/12) Rushing Yards: 2 at Southern Miss (9/12) Receptions: 3 at UAB (11/28) Receiving Yards: 23 vs. Miami (10/17) Receiving Touchdowns: 1 at UAB (11/28) • In nine games, has racked up 46 receiving yards on seven catches, including his first career touchdown at UAB

REC 7 7

YDS 46 46

AVG 6.6 6.6

Hitting the Endzone • Although he didn’t carry the ball in UCF’s first six games, Davis has rushed for a touchdown in each of the last three outings.

YDS 309 309

AVG 5.4 5.4

TD 3 3

LG 45 45

#99

TD 1 1

LG 15 15

AST 14 9 23

FF 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

TOTAL 35 28 63

SACK 5.5 11.0 16.5

The Force Up Front • He’s only started two games this year, but Geathers has amassed 11.0 sacks and 13.5 TFLs in 2009. He has at least half a sack in eight games.

TFL 9.5 13.5 23.0

PBU 2 1 3

INT 0 0 0

#32

RS FRESHMAN • H-BACK • 5-11/225 • WINTER PARK, FLA./BISHOP MOORE

G 9 9

0 0 0 0 0 35 15 12 15 14 45

TACK TFL-YDS SACKS 1-0-1 1.0-15 1.0-15 0-1-1 0.5-1 0.0-0 3-0-3 3.0-10 3.0-10 0-2-2 0.5-1 0.0-0 1-2-3 0.5-6 0.5-6 1-1-2 1.5-11 1.0-10 3-1-4 2.5-12 1.5-8 1-1-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 5-1-6 2.0-9 2.0-9 3-0-3 1.0-7 1.0-7 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-0-1 1.0-7 1.0-7

BILLY GIOVANETTI

YEAR 2009 TOTALS

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Game-By-Game Breakdown

• Season highs--Tackles: 6 at Texas (11/7) TFLs: 3 vs. Buffalo (9/19) Sacks: 3 vs. Buffalo (9/19) Forced Fumbles: 2 vs. Buffalo (9/19) • Two starts at right end vs. Samford and Houston • Primarily comes off the bench, and has notched 13.5 TFLs, 11.0 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, one breakup, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery • Ranks tied for 10th in the nation with 11.0 sacks and 41st with 13.5 tackles for loss

Billy Giovanetti

LG

ATT 57 57

JARVIS GEATHERS • 2009 All-C-USA Defensive First Team

TD

41

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

NO 0 1 0 0 1 2 0

0 3

YDS 0 5 0 0 7 23 0 DNP DNP DNP 0 11

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 0 5 0 0 8 15 0

0 1

0 5

A Family Affair • Brother Nick has seen time in seven contests on special teams, and father Bill is a UCF Athletics Hall of Fame member (football 1979-82).


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THEO GOINS

#68

RS FRESHMAN • OFFENSIVE LINE • 6-4/316 • HOUSTON, TEXAS/HIGHTOWER • 2009 C-USA All-Freshman Offensive Team • After not playing in the first seven games of the year, saw time in the Marshall game before making starts at right guard in the last four contests of the regular season

Homecoming • As a redshirt freshman this year, Goins made his starting debut in his home state at No. 2 Texas.

MICHAEL GRECO

#2

RS SENIOR • SAFETY • 6-3/217 • FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA./CARDINAL GIBBONS (PEARL RIVER CC) • Season highs--Tackles: 8 vs. Buffalo (9/19) Break-ups: 2 at Texas (11/7) Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Houston (11/14) • In his first year on the defensive side of the ball after making four starts and playing in 17 games at quarterback from 2007-08 • Made seven starts in 2009 while playing in 10 total games • Tied for the team lead at Buffalo when he posted eight tackles

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS BRKUP 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0 5-3-8 0.0-0 0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0 2-2-4 0.0-0 1 5-1-6 0.0-0 0 3-2-5 0.0-0 0 3-2-5 0.0-0 0 2-3-5 0.0-0 0 5-0-5 0.0-0 1 DNP DNP

Michael Greco G 9 8 17

COMP 24 52 76

ATT 45 107 152

INT 1 4 5

PCT 53.3 48.6 50.0

YDS 303 571 874

TD 0 5 5

LG 42 56 56

YEAR 2009 TOTALS

G 10 10

SOLO 26 26

AST 14 14

TOTAL 40 40

SACK 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 0.0

PBU 4 4

INT 0 0

#3

RS SOPHOMORE • WIDE RECEIVER • 5-11/195 • HOMESTEAD, FLA./HOMESTEAD

A.J. Guyton YEAR 2007 2009 TOTALS

G 14 12 26

REC 23 42 65

YDS 253 559 812

AVG 11.0 13.3 12.5

TD 2 1 3

LG 39 76 76

Quickly Evolving • In his first year on defense, Greco made just one start in the first four games of 2009 before making six-straight starts until suffering an injury.

YEAR 2007 2008 TOTALS

A.J. GUYTON 42

• Season highs--Receptions: 9 at East Carolina (9/26) Yards: 119 at East Carolina (9/26) Touchdowns: 1 at Rice (10/24) Punt Returns: 3 vs. Marshall (11/1) Punt Return Yards: 42 at Rice (10/24) • Also has three rushes for 30 yards, and threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Kamar Aiken at Rice • Totaled 13 punt returns for 140 yards

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

NO 0 1 1 9 4 0 3 5 5 4 6 4

YDS 0 13 11 119 50 0 103 100 35 30 56 42

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

LG 0 13 11 29 19 0 76 41 14 11 19 17

The Go-To Guyton • A slow start set up a pleasant season for Guyton, as he leads UCF with 42 receptions and 559 yards, including three 100-yard performances.


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DERRICK HALLMAN

#38

JUNIOR • LINEBACKER • 6-0/212 • FORT PIERCE, FLA./FORT PIERCE CENTRAL • Season highs--Tackles: 13 at East Carolina (9/26) TFLs: 2 vs. Marshall (11/1) Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Buffalo (9/19) and vs. Houston (11/14) Interceptions: 1 vs. Buffalo (9/19) Break-ups: 1 vs. Memphis (10/3) and at Rice (10/24) • Has set a career-high with 79 total tackles to rank second on the team, making starts in all 12 games this year (five at safety, seven at linebacker)

Derrick Hallman YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 12 12 12 36

SOLO 37 42 41 120

AST 13 16 38 67

TOTAL 50 58 79 187

SACK 3.0 1.0 0.0 4.0

TFL 9.5 8.0 5.5 23.0

PBU 4 6 2 12

INT 1 1 1 3

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK 3-1-4 7-2-9 7-1-8 3-10-13 2-4-6 2-6-8 3-4-7 3-1-4 4-0-4 3-3-6 1-3-4 3-3-6

TFL-YDS BRKUP INT-YDS 1.0-2 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 1.0-3 0 1-23 0.0-0 0 0 0.5-2 1 0 1.0-1 0 0 0.0-0 1 0 2.0-2 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0

BRYNN HARVEY

#34

SOPHOMORE • RUNNING BACK • 6-1/205 • LARGO, FLA./LARGO • Season highs--Rushing Attempts: 42 vs. Memphis (10/3) Rushing Yards: 219 vs. Memphis (10/3) Touchdowns: 3 vs. Houston (11/14) and vs. Tulane (11/21) Receptions: 3 at East Carolina (9/26) Receiving Yards: 23 at ECU (9/26) and vs. Houston (11/14) • Collected five 100-yard rushing games, including at least 129 yards in the last three games, and rushed for at least 1,000 yards in a season, the eighth time a Knight reached the 1,000-yard mark

Brynn Harvey YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 10 11 21

ATT 125 248 373

YDS 519 1,077 1,596

AVG 4.2 4.3 4.3

TD 1 14 15

LG 50 50 50

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • As a freshman facing Mississippi State, Hallman tied for fourth on the team with five tackles. He also had one TFL and a pass break-up.

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

NO 31 14 25 16 42 12 12 21 35 16 24

YDS 111 37 98 71 219 25 71 47 DNP 139 129 130

BRETT HODGES

TD 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 1

LG 20 15 13 19 35 6 23 6

3 3 1

41 50 25

The 1,000-Yard Milestone • Just a sophomore, Harvey reached the 1,000-yard mark with 130 yards at UAB, the eighth time a UCF back has reached that plateau.

#11

RS SENIOR • QUARTERBACK • 6-1/191 • WINTER SPRINGS, FLA./WINTER SPRINGS (WAKE FOREST) REST) • Season highs--Completions: 24 at UAB (11/28) Attempts: 45 vs. Marshall (11/1) Yards: 342 vs. Marshall (11/1) Touchdowns: 2, Five Times Rushing Attempts: 13 vs. Buffalo (9/19) Rushing Yards: 71 vs. Buffalo (9/19) Rushing Touchdowns: 1 at Rice (10/24) • Came off the bench in the first two games of the year, and has started nine games since, going 7-2 overall and 6-1 in C-USA games as the starting signal caller • Recorded a touchdown pass in eight-straight games played • Holds a 133.42 passing efficiency rating • Completed over 61 percent of his passes in his last four outings • Was only sacked twice in the final two games of the regular season

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

C-A-I 10-17-1 15-26-0 15-20-0 21-34-4 16-28-1 12-27-1 8-13-0 23-45-0 21-25-1 19-28-1 24-38-1

YDS 129 158 141 266 214 163 145 342 DNP 241 234 230

TD 1 2 0 1 2 1 1 2

LG 26 29 39 40 34 41 76 41

1 2 2

31 29 32

Brett Hodges (* with Wake Forest) YEAR 2006* 2007* 2008* 2009 TOTALS

G 3 7 2 11 23

COMP 2 43 1 184 230

ATT 2 66 2 301 371

INT 0 3 0 11 14

Senior Takes the Reigns • In his first year at UCF, Hodges has thrown a TD pass in each of his last eight games. He had a QB rating of 170.18 in the upset over UH.

PCT 100.0 65.2 50.0 61.1 62.0

YDS 24 359 19 2,263 2,665

TD 0 1 0 15 16

LG 12 61 19 76 76

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CORY HOGUE

#59

RS SENIOR • LINEBACKER • 6-1/228 • NAPLES, FLA./NAPLES • 2009 All-C-USA Defensive First Team • Season highs--Tackles: 12 at Southern Miss (9/12), at Texas (11/7) and at UAB (11/28) TFLs: 3.5 vs. Miami (10/17) Sacks: 2 vs. Miami (10/17) Forced Fumbles: 2 at Rice (10/24) • Trying to become the first UCF LB since 2003 to post at least 100 tackles

Cory Hogue YEAR 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 11 10 12 3 12 48

SOLO 23 25 55 14 56 173

AST 11 25 17 6 43 102

TOTAL 34 50 72 20 99 275

SACK 0.0 2.5 1.0 1.0 2.0 6.5

TFL 3.0 4.0 6.5 3.5 11.5 28.5

PBU 0 0 3 1 5 9

INT 1 0 0 0 1 2

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK 7-0-7 4-8-12 6-2-8 1-5-6 5-2-7 7-1-8 4-2-6 2-4-6 10-2-12 5-5-10 2-3-5 3-9-12

TFL-YDS 1.0-3 1.5-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 1.5-6 3.5-15 1.0-2 0.5-2 2.0-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.5-2

KEMAL ISHMAEL

Kemal Ishmael YEAR 2009 TOTALS

G 12 12

SOLO 44 44

AST 20 20

TOTAL 64 64

SACK 0.0 0.0

TFL 1.0 1.0

PBU 1 1

INT 0 0

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS BRKUP INT-YDS 2-0-2 0.0-0 0 0 1-1-2 0.0-0 0 0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0 0 2-2-4 1.0-3 0 0 6-0-6 0.0-0 0 0 3-4-7 0.0-0 1 0 8-3-11 0.0-0 0 0 4-3-7 0.0-0 0 0 4-1-5 0.0-0 0 0 5-3-8 0.0-0 0 0 4-2-6 0.0-0 0 0 4-1-5 0.0-0 0 0

• Season highs--Receptions: 4 vs. Memphis (10/3) Yards: 52 vs. Memphis (10/3) Touchdowns: 1 vs. Memphis (10/3) and at Rice (10/24) • Collected at least one catch in the last eight games of the year • His 159 receiving yards this year topped his career totals entering the 2009 season

YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 14 11 11 36

REC 6 7 14 27

YDS 60 37 159 256

AVG 10.0 5.3 11.4 9.5

TD 0 1 2 3

One of Two • Kemal Ishmael has played in all 12 games, joining Josh Robinson as the only two true freshmen on defense who saw time in every game.

#43

JUNIOR • H-BACK • 6-3/239 • DELTONA, FLA./DELAND

Ricky Kay

Hogue in Bowl Games • In the 2005 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Hogue had two tackles. He also started the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl where he notched three tackles.

Game-By-Game Breakdown

RICKY KAY 44

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

#18

FRESHMAN • DEFENSIVE BACK • 5-11/197 • MIAMI, FLA./NORTH MIAMI BEACH • Season highs--Tackles: 11 at Rice (10/24) Break-ups: 1 vs. Miami (10/17) TFLs: 1 at East Carolina (9/26) • Has made eight starts in 12 games played • As a true freshman, posted at least one tackle in every game • Racked up at least five tackles in his last eight outings • Sits in fifth on the UCF defense with 64 tackles

SACKS 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 2.0-13 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

LG 19 9 19 19

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

NO 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 2 2 1 1

YDS DNP 0 0 0 52 28 13 16 22 15 12 1

TD

LG

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 17 19 13 16 11 9 12 1

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • Kay earned the start at fullback against Mississippi State and helped tailback Kevin Smith amass 119 yards on the ground.


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BRENDAN KELLY

#24

RS FRESHMAN • RUNNING BACK • 6-3/228 • SHOREHAM, N.Y./SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER • Season highs--Rushing Attempts: 5 at Rice (10/24) Rushing Yards: 18 at East Carolina (9/26) Receptions: 2 vs. Tulane (11/21) Receiving Yards: 23 vs. Tulane (11/21) Receiving Touchdowns: 1 vs. Tulane (11/21)

Brendan Kelly

Game-By-Game Breakdown

YEAR 2009 TOTALS

G 9 9

ATT 10 10

YDS 43 43

AVG 4.3 4.3

TD 0 0

LG 18 18

YEAR 2009 TOTALS

G 9 9

REC 4 4

YDS 46 46

AVG 11.5 11.5

TD 1 1

LG 17 17

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

ABRE LEGGINS

NO

1 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0

YDS DNP DNP DNP 18 9 0 16 0 0 0 0 0

RS JUNIOR • OFFENSIVE LINE • 6-4/317 • ORLANDO, FLA./EVANS (COPIAH-LINCOLN JC)

TD

LG

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

18 4 0 7 0 0 0 0 0

Adding to the Receivers • Kelly may have 43 rushing yards this year, but he also has posted four catches for 46 yards, including a touchdown against Tulane.

#66

• Earned six starts in 10 games on the year, including in the last two contests at left tackle • Also started at left guard in four of the first five games of 2009

JOSH LINAM

#50

SOPHOMORE • LINEBACKER • 6-3/234 • TAVARES, FLA./TAVARES • Season highs--Tackles: 3 at Rice (10/24) and vs. Houston (11/14) TFLs: 1 at Rice (10/24) • Has appeared in all 12 games this year, doubling his tackle total from 2008

Josh Linam YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 11 12 23

SOLO 2 10 12

AST 5 4 9

TOTAL 7 14 21

SACK 0.0 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 1.0 1.0

PBU 0 0 0

CLIFF MCCRAY

INT 0 0 0

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

RS SENIOR • OFFENSIVE LINE • 6-2/307 • MIAMI, FLA./SOUTHRIDGE • After missing the 2008 season, has started 11 of 12 games played, seeing time at both left guard and right guard

TACK TFL-YDS SACKS 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 2-0-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-2-3 1.0-4 0.0-0 2-0-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 2-1-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0.0-0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

#65

All About Special Teams • In year No. 2 with the Knights, Linam has proven himself on special teams, collecting 14 total tackles in 2009.

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QUINCY MCDUFFIE

#14

FRESHMAN • WIDE RECEIVER • 5-10/172 • ORLANDO, FLA./EDGEWATER • Season highs--Receptions: 4 vs. Houston (11/14) Receiving Yards: 77 vs. Houston (11/14) Receiving Touchdowns: 1 vs. Houston (11/14) Kickoff Returns: 6 vs. Miami (10/17) Kickoff Return Yards: 126 vs. Miami (10/17) Kickoff Return Touchdowns: 1 vs. Samford (9/5) • As a true freshman, has returned at least one kick in 11 of 12 games played • Posted at least 100 return yards in three outings • Played the first nine games until hauling in his first-career reception vs. Houston • Also has 11 rushes on the year for 55 yards

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

NO-YDS 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-77 2-13 1-14

Quincy McDuffie

G 14 12 12 38

SOLO 26 27 26 79

AST 12 25 27 64

TOTAL 38 52 53 143

SACK 7.0 7.0 12.0 26.0

KR 33 33

YDS 773 773

AVG 23.4 23.4

TD 1 1

LG 95 95

YEAR 2009 TOTALS

G 12 12

REC 7 7

YDS 104 104

AVG 14.9 14.9

TD 1 1

LG 27 27

TFL 9.0 17.0 16.5 42.5

PBU 1 3 3 7

INT 0 1 0 1

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

DARIUS NALL 46

#49 TACK 1-2-3 4-5-9 2-0-2 2-3-5 3-2-5 3-0-3 0-3-3 4-6-10 0-1-1 3-0-3 1-3-4 3-2-5

RS SOPHOMORE • DEFENSIVE END • 6-3/249 • DOUGLASVILLE, GA./CHAPEL HILL • Season highs--Tackles: 3 vs. Miami (11/17) TFLs: 2 vs. Tulane (11/21) Sacks: 2 vs. Tulane (11/21) Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Tulane (11/21) • Has notched at least one tackle in his last seven contests • Got the start at left end vs. Houston • Notched first-career two-sack game vs. Tulane

Darius Nall YEAR 2007 2009 TOTALS

G 13 12 25

SOLO 15 7 22

AST 7 5 12

TOTAL 22 12 34

SACK 1.0 4.0 5.0

A Huge Impression • McDuffie began his true freshman season with a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the seasonopener against Samford.

Game-By-Game Breakdown

• Season highs--Tackles: 10 vs. Marshall (11/1) TFLs: 3.5 vs. Memphis (10/3) Sacks: 2.5 vs. Memphis (10/3) and vs. Marshall (11/1) Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Marshall (11/1) • The C-USA Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 2 (Marshall game) and Nov. 30 (UAB game) • Made 11 starts in 12 games played YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

LG 95 16 23 35 27 35 21 25 27 32 0 33

G 12 12

RS JUNIOR • DEFENSIVE END • 6-2/253 • CANTON, GA./WOODSTOCK

Bruce Miller

KR-YDS 2-118 2-27 3-55 4-84 1-27 6-126 1-21 2-43 4-79 5-122 0-0 3-71

YEAR 2009 TOTALS

BRUCE MILLER

• 2009 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year • 2009 All-C-USA Defensive First Team

LG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 7 14

TFL 4.0 4.5 8.5

PBU 1 1 2

TFL-YDS 0.0-0 2.0-26 0.0-0 1.0-3 3.5-20 1.0-4 1.0-10 3.0-34 0.0-0 1.0-10 1.5-2 2.5-13

SACKS 0.0-0 2.0-26 0.0-0 0.0-0 2.5-19 1.0-4 1.0-10 2.5-33 0.0-0 1.0-10 0.0-0 2.0-12

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • Making the start at right end against Mississippi State, Miller finished the Liberty Bowl with three total tackles vs. the Bulldogs.

#53

Game-By-Game Breakdown

INT 0 0 0

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS SACKS 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-1-1 0.5-1 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 3-0-3 1.0-8 1.0-8 0-2-2 0.5-6 0.5-6 0-1-1 0.5-4 0.5-4 1-0-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 2-0-2 2.0-9 2.0-9 0-1-1 0.0-0 0.0-0

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

The Comeback • Nall missed last year undergoing radiation treatments after having a cancerous tumor that was attached to one of his lungs removed.


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JAMAR NEWSOME

#9

RS JUNIOR • WIDE RECEIVER • 6-2/198 • ST. PETERSBURG, FLA./BOCA CIEGA • Season highs--Receptions: 6 vs. Buffalo (9/19) Receiving Yards: 62 at Rice (10/24) Touchdowns: 1 vs. Samford (9/5), vs. Memphis (10/3) and at Rice (10/24) • Along with his 23 receptions, also has four rushes for 26 yards and two kickoff returns for 107 yards, highlighted by an 89-yard return at Southern Miss

Jamar Newsome YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 12 9 21

REC 4 23 27

YDS 81 284 365

AVG 20.2 12.3 13.5

TD 1 3 4

LG 54 52 54

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

NO 2 2 6 0 5 3 2 2

1

YDS 19 17 37 0 58 56 62 27 DNP DNP DNP 8

ADAM NISSLEY

Adam Nissley YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 12 12 24

REC 1 9 10

YDS 12 141 153

AVG 12.0 15.7 15.3

LG 10 11 12 0 22 41 52 19

0

8

Going Home • St. Petersburg native Jamar Newsome will be heading home for the postseason. He has posted at least one catch in eight of his nine games.

#88

RS SOPHOMORE • TIGHT END • 6-6/264 • CUMMING, GA./SOUTH FORSYTH • Season highs--Receptions: 3 vs. Marshall (11/1) Receiving Yards: 46 vs. Marshall (11/1) • Started as UCF’s tight end in all 12 games this year

TD 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

Game-By-Game Breakdown

TD 0 0 0

LG 12 34 34

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

NICK PIESCHEL

NO 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 1

YDS 0 0 5 0 34 0 13 46 0 6 15 22

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 0 0 5 0 34 0 13 27 0 6 15 22

Making the Full Transition • Nissley has played in all 24 games in two seasons at UCF. He worked as a RT and TE in 2008 before switching full time to TE in 2009.

#77

RS SOPHOMORE • OFFENSIVE LINE • 6-7/302 • FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA./ST. THOMAS AQUINAS INAS • Earned the start in 10 of 11 games played, all at left tackle • In first two seasons, has received 17 starts on the offensive line

JAH REID

RS JUNIOR • OFFENSIVE LINE • 6-7/314 • HAINES CITY, FLA./HAINES CITY • 2009 All-C-USA Offensive First Team • Along with center Ian Bustillo, one of two offensive lineman to start all 12 games, serving as the lone right tackle on the line

#76

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JORDAN RICHARDS

#56

RS SENIOR • LINEBACKER • 6-2/225 • CARY, N.C./CARY (HARGRAVE MILITARY ACADEMY) Y) • Season highs--Tackles: 9 at East Carolina (9/26) TFLs: 2 at East Carolina (9/26) Forced Fumbles: 1 at East Carolina (9/26) • A key special teams player • Started three games at linebacker • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selection

Jordan Richards YEAR 2005 2006 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 9 8 4 10 31

SOLO 31 20 10 11 72

AST 10 11 1 11 33

TOTAL 41 31 11 22 105

SACK 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 2.0

TFL 5.0 3.0 0.0 2.5 10.5

Game-By-Game Breakdown

PBU 1 1 0 0 2

INT 0 0 0 0 0

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS SACKS 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 3-0-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-2-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 5-4-9 2.0-5 0.0-0 DNP DNP 0-2-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-1-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-1-2 0.5-1 0.0-0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0.0-0

JOSH ROBINSON

Game-By-Game Breakdown

• Season highs--Tackles: 11 at Southern Miss (9/12) TFLs: 1 at East Carolina (9/26) Interceptions: 1, Six Times Break-ups: 2 vs. Memphis (10/3) and vs. Houston (11/14) • Tied for second in UCF single-season history with six interceptions this year (trails only Keith Evans’ eight in 1986), and holds the all-time freshman record • Picked off a pass in six of the last eight contests of the regular season • Intercepted a pass in three-straight games from Oct. 24-Nov. 7, including a 24-yard touchdown at Rice • Started the final 10 games of the year • Ranks fourth at UCF with 65 tackles, 56 of which are solo takedowns

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK 0-0-0 10-1-11 5-1-6 9-0-9 3-1-4 6-2-8 2-2-4 4-0-4 5-1-6 3-0-3 4-0-4 5-1-6

Josh Robinson YEAR 2009 TOTALS

G 12 12

TFL-YDS BRKUP INT-YDS 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 1 0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-2 1 0-0 0.0-0 2 1-33 0.0-0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0 1-24 0.0-0 1 1-0 0.0-0 1 1-3 0.0-0 2 0-0 0.0-0 0 1-16 0.0-0 0 1-8

SOLO 56 56

ROCKY ROSS

• Season highs--Receptions: 6 vs. Marshall (11/1) and at UAB (11/28) Yards: 85 vs. Samford (9/5) Touchdowns: 1 at Southern Miss (9/12), vs. Miami (10/17) and vs. Marshall (11/1) Punt Returns: 6 vs. Samford (9/5) • Has notched a reception in all 10 games played • Returned eight punts for 99 yards

Rocky Ross YEAR 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 13 12 14 4 10 53

REC 17 36 50 13 37 153

YDS 154 531 658 180 412 1,935

AVG 9.1 14.8 13.2 13.8 11.1 12.6

TD 0 2 2 1 3 8

LG 18 55 53 31 35 55

AST 9 9

TOTAL 65 65

Leading the Way • Robinson has set a UCF freshman record with six INTs in 2009, which is tied for the most INTs by a freshman in the nation this year.

SACK 0.0 0.0

TFL 1.0 1.0

PBU 8 8

INT 6 6

#5

RS SENIOR • WIDE RECEIVER • 6-2/209 • JACKSONVILLE, FLA./BOLLES SCHOOL

48

The Bowl Games • Richards didn’t participate in the 2005 and 2007 UCF bowl games, so the St. Petersburg Bowl will be his first postseason game as a Knight.

0 0 0 0 0 0

#20

FRESHMAN • CORNERBACK • 5-10/189 • SUNRISE, FLA./PLANTATION • 2009 All-C-USA Defensive Second Team • 2009 C-USA All-Freshman Defensive Team

FF 0 0 0 1

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

NO 5 5 2 5 2 2 6 1 3 6

YDS 85 56 23 56 DNP 12 19 76 7 DNP 37 41

TD 0 1 0 0

LG 26 29 16 35

1 0 1 0

8 15 21 7

0 0

16 13

Ross in Bowl Games • Ross started alongside Brandon Marshall in the Hawaii Bowl, notching one catch. He also started the Liberty Bowl and posted a pair of catches.


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ALEX THOMPSON

#55

RS SENIOR • LINEBACKER • 6-2/229 • GAINESVILLE, FLA./BUCHHOLZ • Season highs--Tackles: 8 at Rice (10/24) TFLs: 1 vs. Tulane (11/21) Forced Fumbles: 1 at East Carolina (9/26) Break-ups: 1 vs. Samford (9/5) and at Rice (10/24) • An important member of UCF’s special teams

Alex Thompson YEAR 2006 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 11 6 12 12 41

SOLO 4 4 9 13 30

AST 5 7 3 10 25

TOTAL 9 11 12 23 55

SACK 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.5 2.5

PBU 0 0 0 2 2

Game-By-Game Breakdown

INT 0 0 0 0 0

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS BRKUP 2-0-2 0.0-0 1 1-0-1 0.0-0 0 2-0-2 0.0-0 0 2-1-3 0.0-0 0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0 2-1-3 0.0-0 0 2-6-8 0.5-2 1 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 1-1-2 1.0-2 0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0

TRAVIS TIMMONS

Travis Timmons YEAR 2006 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 8 14 11 11 44

SOLO 5 10 9 7 31

AST 1 7 5 6 19

TOTAL 6 17 14 13 50

SACK 1.0 1.5 0.0 1.0 3.5

TFL 2.0 3.5 2.0 2.0 9.5

PBU 0 1 0 0 1

A Formidable Bunch • Thompson has helped the special teams this year hold opponents to just 18.2 yards per kickoff return and 3.1 yards on punt returns.

#95

SENIOR • DEFENSIVE TACKLE • 6-4/297 • GAINESVILLE, FLA/BUCHHOLZ • Season highs--Tackles: 3 at East Carolina (9/26) TFLs: 2 at East Carolina (9/26) Sacks: 1 at East Carolina (9/26) Forced Fumbles: 1 at East Carolina (9/26) • Made starts in 10 of 11 games played, all at left tackle

FF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game-By-Game Breakdown

INT 1 0 0 0 1

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS SACKS 1-1-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-2-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 2-1-3 2.0-8 1.0-1 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 2-0-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 DNP 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

TORRELL TROUP

• Season highs--Tackles: 5 at Southern Miss (9/12) TFLs: 1.5 vs. Samford (9/5) Sacks: 1 at East Carolina (9/26) and vs. Marshall (11/1) • Only member of the Knights’ defensive line to start all 12 games at the same position (right tackle) • Has attracted a steady stream of NFL scouts to campus

0 0 0

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • Timmons came off the bench vs. Mississippi State, and although he didn’t post a tackle, he helped the “D” hold MSU to 199 total yards.

#98

SENIOR • DEFENSIVE TACKLE • 6-3/314 • CONYERS, GA./SALEM • 2009 All-C-USA Defensive Second Team

FF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS SACKS 2-1-3 1.5-3 0.0-0 0-5-5 0.0-0 0.0-0 2-1-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-3-4 1.0-2 1.0-2 0-1-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 4-0-4 0.0-0 0.0-0 2-1-3 0.5-1 0.0-0 2-1-3 1.0-5 1.0-5 1-1-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 2-0-2 1.0-3 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-2-2 0.0-0 0.0-0

Torrell Troup YEAR 2006 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 9 13 12 12 46

SOLO 1 13 30 16 60

AST 1 6 22 16 45

BRKUP 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0

TOTAL 2 19 52 32 105

SACK 0.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 6.0

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • Troup made the start at left tackle and had one tackle for a loss of two yards against Mississippi State.

TFL 0.0 6.5 12.5 5.0 24.0

PBU 0 0 2 4 6

INT 0 0 0 0 0

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WES TUNUUFI SAUVAO

#94

RS JUNIOR • DEFENSIVE LINE • 6-3/292 • LEESVILLE, LA./LEESVILLE • Season highs--Tackles: 2 at Rice (10/24) and vs. Tulane (11/21) TFLs: 1 at Rice (10/24) and vs. Tulane (11/21) Sacks: 1 at Rice (10/24) Forced Fumbles: 1 at Rice (10/24) • Played in nine games, getting the start at left tackle against Texas

Wes Tunuufi Sauvao YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 3 9 9 21

SOLO 1 1 3 5

AST 0 1 1 2

TOTAL 1 2 4 7

SACK 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

TFL 0.0 0.5 2.0 2.5

PBU 0 0 0 0

INT 0 0 0 0

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS SACKS 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 DNP 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 DNP 1-1-2 1.0-15 1.0-15 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 DNP 2-0-2 1.0-4 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

BRIAN WATTERS

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

REGGIE WEAMS

JUNIOR • DEFENSIVE BACK • 6-0/191 • BATON ROUGE, LA./REDEMPTORIST • Season highs--Tackles: 7 at East Carolina (9/26) Fumble Recoveries: 1 at Southern Miss (9/12) Interceptions: 1 vs. Tulane (11/21) • Made four starts, all at strong safety, in 11 games played

Reggie Weams YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 14 12 11 37

SOLO 7 7 10 24

AST 3 4 14 21

TOTAL 10 11 24 45

SACK 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

PBU 0 0 0 0

1 0 0 0 0

Both Sides of the Story • Tunuufi Sauvao has seen time on both sides of the ball as a Knight, playing DT this fall but also has seen action at OG in his career.

Game-By-Game Breakdown NO 1 2

1 1 1 0 4 0 2

Brian Watters

50

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#6

RS JUNIOR • WIDE RECEIVER • 6-2/190 • ROME, GA./ROME • Season highs--Receptions: 4 vs. Houston (11/14) Yards: 24 at Southern Miss (9/12) • Has posted at least two catches in three games this year • Also had one rush for 15 yards against Samford

FF 0 0

G 14 12 9 35

YDS 5 24 DNP DNP DNP 11 6 15 0 20 0 18

TD 0 0

LG 5 20

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

11 6 15 0 15 0 10

REC 14 42 12 68

YDS 161 594 99 854

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • As a freshman, Watters hauled in two passes from Kyle Israel for 13 yards against Mississippi State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

AVG 11.5 14.1 8.2 12.6

TD 3 3 0 6

LG 30 62 20 62

#40

Game-By-Game Breakdown

INT 0 0 1 1

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS BRKUP INT-YDS 3-0-3 0.0-0 0 0-0 3-3-6 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0 0-0 2-5-7 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-2-3 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1-3-4 0.0-0 0 1-0 DNP

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • Weams saw action as a freshman in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, and has totaled 45 tackles and one interception in his career.


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RONNIE WEAVER

#35

RS SOPHOMORE • RUNNING BACK • 6-0/206 • WABASSO, FLA./VERO BEACH • Season highs--Rushing Attempts: 5 at Rice (10/24) Yards: 58 at Rice (10/24) Touchdowns: 1 at Rice (10/24) • While posting 86 yards on 19 rushing attempts, he also has collected eight tackles on special teams with one forced fumble on a kickoff return against Tulane • Recovered two fumbles and the onside kick that sealed the win over Houston

Ronnie Weaver YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 12 11 23

ATT 102 19 121

YDS 348 86 434

AVG 3.4 4.5 3.6

TD 2 1 3

LG 48 27 48

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

NO 3 4 0 1 0 2 5 0 0 4 0

YDS 6 3 0 1 0 5 58 0 DNP 0 13 0

DAVID WILLIAMS

David Williams YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 14 12 12 38

SOLO 0 13 14 27

AST 1 7 8 16

TOTAL 1 20 22 43

SACK 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

TFL 0.0 1.5 5.5 7.0

PBU 0 0 0 0

LG 4 4 0 1 0 3 27 0

0 0 0

0 5 0

All-Around • Not only has Weaver added to the ground attack this year, but he also has posted eight tackles on special teams and forced a fumble vs. Tulane.

#48

RS JUNIOR • DEFENSIVE END • 6-2/238 • LEXINGTON, S.C./WHITE KNOLL • Season highs--Tackles: 5 vs. Samford (9/5) and vs. Buffalo (9/19) TFLs: 2 vs. Buffalo (9/19) Sacks: 1 vs. Miami (10/17) • Started 11 games at left end during the 2009 season

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Game-By-Game Breakdown

INT 0 0 0 0

Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS SACKS 4-1-5 0.5-1 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 4-1-5 2.0-4 0.0-0 1-1-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 2-1-3 1.0-2 0.0-0 2-1-3 1.0-6 1.0-6 0-2-2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 1-0-1 1.0-2 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0.0-0

LAWRENCE YOUNG

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • Williams played in all 14 games as a freshman, including the Liberty Bowl. As a junior in 2009, he has totaled 22 tackles.

#57

JUNIOR • LINEBACKER • 6-0/217 • PENSACOLA, FLA./WOODHAM • Season highs--Tackles: 11 at Southern Miss (9/12) TFLs: 3 vs. Samford (9/5) Sacks: 1 at Southern Miss (9/12) Interceptions: 1 at East Carolina (9/26) Break-ups: 1 vs. Memphis (10/3), vs. Marshall (11/1) and at Texas (11/7) • Started all 11 games he has played at outside linebacker, ranking third on the team with 73 tackles

FF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game-By-Game Breakdown Opponent Samford at USM Buffalo at ECU Memphis Miami at Rice Marshall at Texas Houston Tulane at UAB

TACK TFL-YDS SACKS BRKUP 4-4-8 3.0-3 0.0-0 0 6-5-11 2.0-14 1.0-10 0 5-1-6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 2-7-9 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 4-0-4 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 7-1-8 1.0-7 0.0-0 0 DNP 7-1-8 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 3-1-4 1.0-4 0.0-0 1 2-2-4 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 2-4-6 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 1-4-5 0.5-1 0.0-0 0

Lawrence Young YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

G 12 12 11 35

SOLO 22 46 43 111

AST 9 26 30 65

TOTAL 31 72 73 176

SACK 1.5 1.5 1.0 4.0

2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl • Young saw time in the 2007 Liberty Bowl, and has progressed each year, highlighted by a career-high 73 tackles in 2009.

TFL 2.5 10.5 10.0 23.0

PBU 3 5 3 11

INT 1 1 1 3

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HEAD COACH

GEORGE O’ O’LEARY

SIXTH YEAR AT UCF

In his six years at UCF, George O’Leary has helped the Knights achieve dozens of historic firsts including games in front of sellout crowds on campus, individual accolades for student-athletes, a conference championship and trips to prestigious bowl games. For O’Leary, it has been business as usual. Since taking over the program in 2004, O’Leary has made sure that UCF has reached new heights. On and off of the field, the veteran head coach has molded his program into a consistent winner. His hard work contributed to the construction of Bright House Networks Stadium. Interest in the program has never been higher. His student-athletes are enjoying record success in the classroom, and the Knights are winning on the football field. In 2007, O’Leary guided the Knights to arguably the finest campaign in program history. UCF won 10 contests, claimed the Conference USA Championship and participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN. There was little suspense as to who would garner C-USA Coach of the Year honors. O’Leary was recognized with the award for the second time in three campaigns. For the Knights and their fans, 2007 was truly a year to remember. For the college football world, the season was more evidence that O’Leary has built the Knights into a powerful program. And just two years later, O’Leary and the Knights put together an impressive run at the end of the 2009 season to earn a bid to the St. Petersburg Bowl. UCF went 5-1 down the stretch and won six-straight CUSA contests to close out the regular season. That included the Knights’ first win in school history over a nationally-ranked FBS program when they upset No. 13/12 Houston, 37-32, on Homecoming. Helping UCF Arrive on the National Scene O’Leary has already left his stamp on the Knights’ program. When he arrived in Orlando in 2004, UCF was not a factor on the regional or national scenes. O’Leary rebuilt the program from the ground up. He

for new facilities, toured the state to gain 52 lobbied publicity, restocked UCF with top recruits and made sure his student-athletes excelled in their studies. The growth of the program was no more evident than in 2007. UCF posted a school-record seven-game winning streak during the season. The conference championship was the first in program history. The 10 wins during the year established a program record at the Football Bowl Subdivision level. Nationally, only 19 teams won at least 10 contests during the year. O’Leary helped tailback Kevin Smith post one of the most dominant single-season rushing performances. The junior rushed for 2,567 yards, good for second all-time in NCAA history, and 29 touchdowns. He be-

came the only rusher in the state of Florida and the 12th all-time in the NCAA FBS to eclipse the 2,000year mark in a season. The 2008 season saw Joe Burnett also earn first-team All-America honors as he shattered the school and CUSA punt return records and graduated ranked 19th in NCAA history in career punt return yards. Excellence off the Field O’Leary has reshaped the UCF program in every facet, including improved results in the classroom. The Knights turned in a successful effort in the classroom during the 2008 campaign, registering the highest in-season grade-point-average in program history at 2.782. A total of 55 student-athletes recorded a GPA of least 3.0 during the fall 2008 semester. Defensive lineman Keith Shologan became the first player in school history to receive ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team honors in 2007. Both Shologan and defensive back Sha’reff Rashad were selected to the C-USA Football All-Academic Team. In 2008, Rashad was named to the league all-academic squad for the second-consecutive year. In 2007, he was named the UCF Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, becoming the second-straight football player to earn the honor. Rashad was twice named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s Hampshire Honors Society. Offensive lineman Dan Veenstra was the award winner in 2006.

UCF & O’ O’LEARY BY THE NUMBERS Games (w/o 1992 exhibition game) 1 9/22/79 St. Leo 50 9/8/84 at Louisiana-Monroe 100 10/8/88 New Haven 150 11/21/92 at Samford 200 9/27/97 at Auburn 250 11/24/01 Louisiana-Lafayette 300 9/9/06 at Florida 349 12/19/09 St. Petersburg Bowl Wins 1 50 100 150 177

9/22/79 10/28/89 11/9/96 11/19/05 11/28/09

St. Leo Liberty at UAB at Rice at UAB

Home Wins 1 9/29/79 50 12/1/90 100 10/26/02 126 11/21/09

Fort Benning William & Mary Akron Tulane

Away Games 1 9/22/79 50 10/26/91 100 11/4/00 150 11/15/08 156 11/28/09

at St. Leo at Georgia Southern at Louisiana Tech at Marshall at UAB

21-0 33-30 35-13 31-28 34-27

7-6 52-38 28-17 49-0

W 21-0 L 6-20 W 20-16 W 30-14 W 34-27

Milestone Away Wins 1 9/22/79 at St. Leo 50 10/24/09 at Rice 51 11/28/09 at UAB Football Bowl Subdivision Era Games 1 8/29/96 William & Mary 50 10/7/00 at Northern Illinois 100 11/13/04 at Ball State 150 11/15/08 at Marshall 165 12/19/09 St. Petersburg Bowl

In 2005, O’Leary’s second season at UCF, he engineered one of the top turnarounds in the history of college football. Just one year removed from an 0-11 campaign, he guided the Knights to a historic season, complete with the program’s first bowl appearance.

George O’Leary Head Coaching Games 1 11/12/94 at Clemson 50 9/4/99 at Navy 85* 12/1/01 at Florida State 86** 8/31/04 at Wisconsin 100 10/1/05 at Louisiana-Lafayette 150 9/19/09 Buffalo 160 12/19/09 St. Petersburg Bowl *Final game at Georgia Tech **First game at UCF

The college football world took notice of the turnaround. O’Leary was named the C-USA Coach of the Year. Both CBSsports.com and SportsIllustrated.com named him the national coach of the year.

21-0 21-49 23-31 13-20 14-41 31-0 0-42

Home Games (w/o 1992 exhibition game) 1 9/29/79 Fort Benning W 7-6 50 11/15/86 Samford W 66-7 100 10/16/93 Western Illinois W 35-17 150 11/30/02 Ohio W 42-32 193 11/21/09 Tulane W 49-0

Guiding the Knights Toward Prominence The 2006 season featured several memorable moments for the Knights as they finished their final campaign at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker had a record-breaking season. The Orlando native broke the single-season school record for receptions with 90 and hauled in 1,178 receiving yards just a year removed from an ACL injury. He earned All-C-USA First Team honors and was one of five Knights recognized for their strong play by the league office.

O’Leary led UCF to the fourth-best turnaround in NCAA history with a record of 8-5. The Knights went 7-1 in C-USA and claimed the league’s east division title. The squad became just the sixth team in NCAA history to go to a bowl game a year after going winless as the Knights participated in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

W L L L L W L

21-0 49-7 34-27

W L L W

Milestone FBS Era Wins 1 8/29/96 William & Mary 50 10/21/05 Tulane 75 10/3/09 Memphis 80 11/28/09 at UAB

George O’Leary Head Coaching Wins 1 9/2/95 Furman 52* 11/17/01 at Wake Forest 53** 9/24/05 Marshall 75 8/30/08 South Carolina State 86 11/28/09 at UAB *Final win at Georgia Tech **First win at UCF

39-33 20-40 17-21 30-14

39-33 34-24 32-14 34-27

L W L L W W

10-20 49-14 17-28 6-34 24-21 23-17

51-7 38-33 23-13 17-0 34-27


THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL Facing an 11-game schedule with just four home games, his squad became just the fourth team in NCAA history to earn a bowl berth while playing seven road contests. Even more remarkable, the turnaround was made with a team of mostly underclassmen. Pipeline to the Pros O’Leary has experience coaching on the professional level and, as a result, has helped several Knights move on to the NFL. Six Knights who played under O’Leary have been selected in the NFL Draft. Burnett was a fifth-round pick of Pittsburgh in 2009. Smith was one of three UCF players taken in the 2008 draft. He was the first pick of the third round by Detroit. Offensive lineman Josh Sitton went to Green Bay in the fourth round and Kansas City selected tight end Mike Merritt with its seventh-round pick. After his incredible senior season in 2006, Sims-Walker was selected by Jacksonville in the third round. In the previous year’s draft, wide receiver Brandon Marshall was Denver’s fourth-round selection. Other former Knights who played under O’Leary, including defensive lineman Paul Carrington, tailback Alex Haynes, tight end Darcy Johnson and kicker Matt Prater, have also spent time in the NFL. Success at Georgia Tech O’Leary was the head coach at Georgia Tech from 1994-01 after taking over as interim head coach for the final three games of the 1994 season. During his seven-year stint at Georgia Tech, O’Leary guided the Yellow Jackets to a 52-33 record. The squad made five bowl appearances under O’Leary. From 1995-01, Georgia Tech recorded five winning seasons in six years. His 1998 squad won the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and played in the Gator Bowl on New Year’s Day. O’Leary’s Georgia Tech teams won at least seven games on four occasions , including a 10-win campaign in 1998 and nine victories in 2000. The 2000 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year, O’Leary was named the ACC Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2000. One trademark of O’Leary’s tenure as a head coach has been the quality of his coaching staffs. While at Georgia Tech, he had three assistants who later garnered head coaching jobs. Ralph Friedgen (Maryland), Randy Edsall (Connecticut) and Ted Roof (Duke) all served under O’Leary. Both Friedgen and Edsall have led their schools to BCS conference titles. NFL Experience Prior to coming to UCF, O’Leary served on Minnesota’s NFL coaching staff for two seasons. In 2003, he was the Vikings’ defensive coordinator. In his first season with the team in 2002, he guided the defensive line into becoming the strength of the Minnesota defense. He also served as the squad’s assistant head coach. O’Leary also served as the defensive line coach for San Diego from 1992-93. In 1992, the defense had 51 sacks as the Chargers won the AFC West with an 11-5 record.

O’LEARY IN BOWL GAMES

THE O’LEARY FILE

Overall Record: 2-4 1997 Carquest Bowl Georgia Tech def. West Virginia, 35-30 1998 Toyota Gator Bowl No. 12 Georgia Tech def. No. 17 Notre Dame, 35-28 1999 Toyota Gator Bowl No. 23 Miami def. No. 15 Georgia Tech, 28-13 2000 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl LSU def. No. 15 Georgia Tech, 28-14 2005 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Nevada def. UCF, 49-48 OT 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Mississippi State def. UCF, 10-3

FAST FACTS

O’LEARY VS. OPPONENTS Opponent Samford - 9/5

Record 1-0 9/5/09 - Home - W, 28-24 at Southern Miss - 9/12 1-4 10/15/05 - Away - L, 52-31 9/26/06 - Home - L, 19-14 10/28/07 - Away - W, 34-17 11/8/08 - Home - L, 17-6 9/12/09 - Away - L, 26-19 Buffalo - 9/19 1-1 10/2/04 - Away - L, 48-20 9/19/09 - Home - W, 23-17 at East Carolina - 9/26 1-4 10/29/05 - Away - W, 30-20 11/4/06 - Home - L, 23-10 10/6/07 - Away - L, 52-38 11/2/08 - Home - L, 13-10 (OT) 9/26/09 - Away - L, 19-14 Memphis - 10/3 5-0 10/8/05 - Home - W, 38-17 11/11/06 - Away - W, 26-24 9/22/07 - Home - W, 56-20 11/22/08 - Away - W, 28-21 10/3/09 - Home - W, 32-14 Miami - 10/17 0-3 w/Georgia Tech - 1/1/00 - Neutral - L, 28-13 10/11/08 - Away - L, 20-14 10/17/09 - Home - L, 27-7 at Rice - 10/24 2-1 11/19/05 - Away - W, 31-28 10/21/06 - Home - L, 40-29 10/24/09 - Away - W, 49-7 Marshall - 11/1 5-1 10/30/04 - Away - L, 20-3 9/24/05 - Home - W, 23-13 10/4/06 - Away - W, 23-22 11/3/07 - Home - W, 47-13 11/15/08 - Away - W, 30-14 11/1/09 - Home - W, 21-20 at Texas - 11/7 0-2 9/15/07 - Home - L, 35-32 11/7/09 - Away - L, 35-3 Houston - 11/14 2-1 11/5/05 - Home - W, 31-29 10/28/06 - Away - L, 51-31 11/14/09 - Home - W, 37-32 Tulane - 11/21 2-1 10/21/05 - Home - W, 34-24 11/18/06 - Away - L, 10-9 11/21/09 - Home - W, 49-0 at UAB - 11/28 4-1 11/12/05 - Away - W, 27-21 11/25/06 - Home - W, 31-22 11/10/07 - Away - W, 45-31 11/29/08 - Home - L, 15-0 11/28/09 - Away - W, 34-27 vs. Rutgers - 12/19 0-0 12/19/09 - Neutral - St. Petersburg, Fla.

Date of Birth: August 17, 1946 Hometown: Central Islip, N.Y. Education: B.S. in Physical Education, New Hampshire 1969

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2004-Present UCF, Head Coach 2002-2003 Minnesota Vikings, Assistant Head Coach/D-Line 2002; Defensive Coordinator 2003 1994-2001 Georgia Tech, Def. Coord./Def. Line 1994; Interim Head Coach 1994; Head Coach 1995-2001 1992-1993 San Diego Chargers, Defensive Line 1987-1991 Georgia Tech, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line 1980-1986 Syracuse University, Defensive Line, 1980-84; Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line, 1985-86 1977-1979 Liverpool (N.Y.) High School, Head Coach 1968-1976 Central Islip (N.Y.) High School, Assistant Head Coach, 1968-74; Head Coach, 1975-76

HONORS 2007 Conference USA Coach of the Year 2007 Atlanta Touchdown Club C-USA Coach of the Year 2005 Conference USA Coach of the Year 2005 CBS SportsLine.com National Coach of the Year 2005 SportsIllustrated.com National Coach of the Year 2005 Finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 2005 Finalist for the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award 2000 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award 2000 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year 1998 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year 1998 Region I Coach of the Year (AFCA) 1998 Finalist for Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award (FWAA)

O’LEARY’S YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998

School Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech

Record 0-3 6-5 5-6 7-5 10-2

1999 2000 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007

Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech UCF UCF UCF UCF

8-4 9-3 7-5 0-11 8-5 4-8 10-4

2008 UCF 2009 UCF Total at UCF

4-8 8-4 86-73 34-40

Notes Interim head coach

Carquest Bowl Gator Bowl ACC Co-Champs Gator Bowl Peach Bowl Seattle Bowl Sheraton Hawaii Bowl AutoZone Liberty Bowl C-USA Champs St. Petersburg Bowl

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SEAN BECKTON

DEFENSIVE BACKS • NINTH YEAR OVERALL AT UCF • UCF, 1993 Coaching Experience • UCF, 2009-Present ...................................... Defensive Backs • Orlando Predators, 2008 ............................ Wide Receivers • UCF, 1996-03 .............................................. Wide Receivers • Mainland (Fla.) High School, 1993-96......... Assistant Coach • UCF, 1992-93 .............................................. Offensive Graduate Assistant

GEOFF COLLINS

LINEBACKERS/RECRUITING COORDINATOR • SECOND YEAR AT UCF • WESTERN CAROLINA, 1994 Coaching Experience • UCF, 2008-Present ......................................Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator • Alabama, 2007............................................Director of Player Personnel • Georgia Tech, 2006 .....................................Director of Player Personnel • Western Carolina, 2002-05 .........................Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs (2002-04) • Georgia Tech, 1999-01 ................................Tight Ends (2001), Graduate Assistant (1999-00) • Albright, 1997-98 ........................................Defensive Backs (1998), Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (1997) • Fordham, 1996 ...........................................Outside Linebackers • Franklin (N.C.) High School, 1995 ...............Defensive Backs • Western Carolina, 1993-94 .........................Student Assistant

GEORGE GODSEY

RUNNING BACKS • SIXTH YEAR AT UCF • GEORGIA TECH, 2001 Coaching Experience

• UCF, 2004-Present .......................................Running Backs (2009), Quarterbacks (2005-08), Graduate Assistant (2004)

DAVE HUXTABLE

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR • SIXTH YEAR AT UCF • EASTERN ILLINOIS, 1979

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Coaching Experience • UCF, 2004-Present ..................................... Defensive Coordinator (2008-), Linebackers/Special Teams (2004-07) • North Carolina, 2001-03 ............................ Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (2002-03), Linebackers/Special Teams (2001) • Oklahoma State, 2000 ............................... Linebackers/Special Teams • East Carolina, 1998-99 ............................... Defensive Line (1999), Linebakcers (1998) • Georgia Tech, 1992-97 ............................... Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (1996-97), Linebackers/Special Teams (1992-94) • East Carolina, 1990-91 ............................... Linebackers/Special Teams • Western Kentucky, 1985-89 ....................... Defensive Line/Linebackers • Independence CC, 1984............................. Defensive Coordinator • Iowa State, 1982-83 ................................... Graduate Assistant

DAVID KELLY

WIDE RECEIVERS/ASSISTANT HEAD COACH • FOURTH YEAR AT UCF • FURMAN, 1979 Coaching Experience • UCF, 2006-Present ..................................... Wide Receivers (2007-), Assistant Head Coach (2007-), ............................................................................Director of High School Relations (2006) • Duke, 2004-05 ........................................... Associate Head Coach/Wide Receivers • Stanford, 2002-03 ...................................... Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator • Georgia Tech, 2000-01 ............................... Wide Receivers • LSU, 1996-00.............................................. Wide Receivers • Georgia, 1994-96 ....................................... Running Backs • Dunwoody (Ga.) High School, 1981-93...... Head Coach (1984-93), Assistant Coach (1981-83) • Furman, 1979-80 ....................................... Graduate Assistant


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BRENT KEY

OFFENSIVE LINE • FIFTH YEAR AT UCF • GEORGIA TECH, 2001 Coaching Experience • UCF, 2005-Present ......................................Offensive Line (2009-), Tight Ends/Special Teams (2008), .......................................................................Recruiting Coordinator (2007), Graduate Assistant (2005-06) • Western Carolina, 2004 ..............................Tight Ends/Fullbacks • Georgia Tech, 2001-02 ................................Graduate Assistant

JIM PANAGOS

DEFENSIVE LINE • THIRD YEAR AT UCF • MARYLAND, 1993 Coaching Experience • UCF, 2007-Present ..................................... Defensive Line • Minnesota Vikings, 2002-05 ...................... Defensive Line Assistant/Special Teams Assistant (2004-05), ...................................................................... Defensive Quality Control Assistant (2003), ...................................................................... Offensive Quality Control Assistant (2002) • C.R. James (Fla.) Alternative School, 1994-97 .. Assistant Coach • Maryland, 1993 ......................................... Defensive Line Assistant

TIM SALEM

TIGHT ENDS/SPECIAL TEAMS • SIXTH YEAR AT UCF • ARIZONA STATE, 1985 Coaching Experience • UCF, 2004-Present ......................................Tight Ends/Special Teams (2009-), Offensive Coordinator (2004-08), .......................................................................Running Backs (2007-08), Wide Receivers (2006), Tight Ends (2005), .......................................................................Quarterbacks (2004) • Eastern Michigan, 2003 ..............................Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks • Ohio State, 1997-00 ....................................Quarterbacks • Purdue, 1991-96 .........................................Offensive Coordinator (1994-96), Quarterbacks (1991-93) • Colorado State, 1989-90 .............................Running Backs • Phoenix College, 1987-88 ...........................Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks • Arizona State, 1985-86 ...............................Graduate Assistant

CHARLIE TAAFFE

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR • FIRST YEAR AT UCF • SIENA, 1973 Coaching Experience • UCF, 2009-Present ..................................... Offensive Coordinator • Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 2007-08 .................... Head Coach • Pittsburgh, 2006 ........................................ Offensive Assistant • Maryland, 2001-05 .................................... Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks • Montreal Alouettes, 1997-00 .................... Head Coach (1999-00), Offensive Coordinator (1997-98) • The Citadel, 1987-96 ................................. Head Coach • Army, 1981-86 ........................................... Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, Running Backs • Virginia, 1976-80 ....................................... Running Backs, Linebackers, Special Teams • NC State, 1975 ........................................... Graduate Assistant • Georgia Tech, 1974 .................................... Graduate Assistant • Albany, 1973 .............................................. Running Backs

SUPPORT STAFF Assistant AD/Football Operations .......Marty O’Leary Special Asst. to the Head Coach ...Manny Messeguer Director of Player Personnel................. Albert Boone Offensive Graduate Assistant ......... Michael Buscemi Defensive Graduate Assistant ..........Andrew Thacker Operations Graduate Assistant .........Mark Cammack Head Athletic Trainer/Football ..Mary Vander Heiden Assistant Athletic Trainer ..............................Jud Fann Assistant Athletic Trainer .........................Ed Woodley

Director of Strength & Conditioning ...............Ed Ellis Asst. Director of S&C ............................. Scott Sinclair Asst. Director of S&C ................................... B.J. Faulk Coordinator of Equipment Operations.. Robert Jones Assistant Equipment Manager .........Thaddeus Rivers Director of Video Services .......................John Kvatek Assistant Director/Video Services ......... Chris Hooley Associate Director of Academics ...........Kristy Belden Assistant Director of Academics ........... Lindsey Black Assistant Director of Academics ............... Lisa Moser

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COACHES ON GAMEDAY IN THE PRESS BOX Sean Beckton (DB), Geoff Collins (LB), Tim Salem (TE & Special Teams), Charlie Taaffe (Offensive Coordinator) ON THE FIELD George O’Leary (Head Coach), George Godsey (RB), Dave Huxtable (Defensive Coordinator), David Kelly (WR), Brent Key (OL), Jim Panagos (DL)


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UCF POSTSEASON HISTORY 1987 DIVISION II PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND

INDIANA (PA.) UCF NOVEMBER 28, 1987 FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL TEAM STATISTICS IUP First Downs 15 Rushing (net) 71 Passing (net) 98 Att.-Cmp.-Int. 28-8-2 Total Offense 169 LEADING RUSHERS: IUP: Girting, 21 att., 76 yds., 0 TD UCF: Ector, 6 att., 59 yds., 0 TD LEADING PASSERS: IUP: Pehanick, 8-28, 98 yds., 1 TD, 2 INT UCF: Slack, 20-38, 200 yds., 1 TD, 5 INT LEADING RECEIVERS: IUP: Trave, 3 rec., 47 yds., 1 TD UCF: Ford, 10 rec., 151 yds., 1 TD

1990 FCS PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND

10 UCF 12 YOUNGSTOWN STATE ORLANDO, FLORIDA UCF 14 95 200 38-20-5 295

TEAM STATISTICS UCF First Downs 18 Rushing (net) 294 Passing (net) 106 Att.-Cmp.-Int. 11-8-0 Total Offense 400 LEADING RUSHERS: UCF: Giacone, 25 att., 191 yds., 1 TD YSU: Herring, 15 att., 80 yds., 0 TD LEADING PASSERS: UCF: Johnson, 8-11, 106 yds., 0 TD, 0 INT YSU: Isaac, 16-25, 210 yds., 0 TD, 0 INT LEADING RECEIVERS: UCF: Beckton, 5 rec., 70 yds., 0 TD YSU: Ellington, 5 rec., 82 yds., 0 TD

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YSU 21 147 210 25-16-0 357

31 WILLIAM AND MARY 10 UCF

TROY STATE UCF TEAM STATISTICS TROY First Downs 16 Rushing (net) 191 Passing (net) 134 Att.-Cmp.-Int. 26-11-1 Total Offense 325 LEADING RUSHERS: TS: Turk, 13 att., 78 yds., 2 TD UCF: Ector, 7 att., 34 yds., 0 TD LEADING PASSERS: TS: Turk, 10-23, 131 yds., 1 TD, 0 INT UCF: Slack, 17-38, 203 yds., 1 TD, 3 INT LEADING RECEIVERS: TS: Harris, 3 rec., 45 yds., 1 TD UCF: Grayson, 12 rec., 153 yds., 0 TD

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO

1990 FCS PLAYOFFS - QUARTERFINALS

1987 DIVISION II PLAYOFFS - SECOND ROUND

DECEMBER 5, 1987 FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL

NOVEMBER 24, 1990 STAMBAUGH STADIUM

ORLANDO, FLORIDA UCF 30 64 407 60-39-4 471

20 17

DECEMBER 1, 1990 FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL TEAM STATISTICS W&M First Downs 22 Rushing (net) 179 Passing (net) 273 Att.-Cmp.-Int. 30-14-0 Total Offense 452 LEADING RUSHERS: W&M: Green, 20 att., 124 yds., 1 TD UCF: Giacone, 21 att., 110 yds., 1 TD LEADING PASSERS: W&M: Hakel, 14-30, 273 yds., 2 TD, 0 INT UCF: Johnson, 15-22, 224 yds., 2 TD, 1 INT LEADING RECEIVERS: W&M: Kingsfield, 4 rec., 105 yds., 0 TD UCF: Beckton, 6 rec., 139 yds., 2 TD

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UCF POSTSEASON HISTORY 1990 FCS PLAYOFFS - SEMIFINALS

UCF GEORGIA SOUTHERN DECEMBER 8, 1990 ALLEN E. PAULSON STADIUM TEAM STATISTICS UCF First Downs 13 Rushing (net) 51 Passing (net) 212 Att.-Cmp.-Int. 32-17-1 Total Offense 263 LEADING RUSHERS: UCF: Giacone, 10 att., 45 yds., 0 TD GSU: Ross, 11 att., 72 yds., 1 TD LEADING PASSERS: UCF: Johnson, 16-26, 196 yds., 1 TD, 1 INT GSU: Gross, 10-15, 159 yds., 2 TD, 0 INT LEADING RECEIVERS: UCF: Beckton, 3 rec., 75 yds., 1 TD GSU: Miller, 5 rec., 111 yds., 1 TD

2005 CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

7 TULSA 44 UCF

STATESBORO, GEORGIA GSU 19 166 170 17-12-0 336

TEAM STATISTICS TULSA First Downs 23 Rushing (net) 196 Passing (net) 205 Att.-Cmp.-Int. 20-13-0 Total Offense 401 LEADING RUSHERS: TULSA: Parrish, 23 att., 100 yds., 1 TD UCF: Smith, 15 att., 108 yds., 1 TD LEADING PASSERS: TULSA: Smith, 13-20, 205 yds., 2 TD, 0 INT UCF: Moffett, 13-27, 190 yds., 1 TD, 2 INT LEADING RECEIVERS: TULSA: Mills, 8 rec., 152 yds., 1 TD UCF: Marshall, 7 rec., 109 yds., 0 TD

NOVEMBER 27, 1993 STAMBAUGH STADIUM TEAM STATISTICS UCF First Downs 21 Rushing (net) 101 Passing (net) 322 Att.-Cmp.-Int. 49-22-4 Total Offense 423 LEADING RUSHERS: UCF: English, 19 att., 58 yds., 0 TD YSU: Smith, 18 att., 96 yds., 1 TD LEADING PASSERS: UCF: Hinshaw, 22-48, 322 yds., 4 TD, 4 INT YSU: Brungard, 7-15, 141 yds., 2 TD, 0 INT LEADING RECEIVERS: UCF: Rhodes, 12 rec., 220 yds., 3 TD YSU: Boykin, 2 rec., 75 yds., 2 TD

UCF 17 149 190 27-13-2 339

30 TULSA 56 UCF

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO YSU 22 289 141 15-7-0 430

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

2007 CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

1993 FCS PLAYOFFS - FIRST ROUND

UCF YOUNGSTOWN STATE

DECEMBER 3, 2005 FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL

44 27

25 44

DECEMBER 1, 2007 ORLANDO, FLORIDA BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS STADIUM TEAM STATISTICS TULSA First Downs 24 Rushing (net) 32 Passing (net) 438 Att.-Cmp.-Int. 29-57-3 Total Offense 470 LEADING RUSHERS: TULSA: Adams, 18 att., 41 yds., 0 TD UCF: Smith, 39 att., 284 yds., 4 TD LEADING PASSERS: TULSA: Smith, 28-55, 426 yds., 3 TD, 3 INT UCF: Israel, 6-13, 128 yds., 0 TD, 0 INT LEADING RECEIVERS: TULSA: Marion, 7 rec., 96 yds., 0 TD UCF: Ross, 3 rec., 63 yds., 0 TD

UCF 18 308 128 6-13-0 436

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UCF BOWL HISTORY 2005 SHERATON HAWAII BOWL

NEVADA UCF DECEMBER 24, 2005 ALOHA STADIUM

49 OT 48 HONOLULU, HAWAII

HONOLULU - UCF dropped a 49-48 overtime decision to Nevada in the 2005 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, the first bowl game in school history. The Knights finished the season with an 8-5 record, just one year after going 0-11. The turnaround of seven games from 2004 placed UCF tied with seven other schools for the fourth-best single-season turnaround in Football Bowl Subdivision history. UCF kicker Matt Prater, who had three field goals during the game, missed the game-tying extra point wide right, giving the Wolf Pack the win. B.J. Mitchell ran for 178 yards and two touchdowns, and Robert Hubbard had 126 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the Wolf Pack (9-3), who finished with their best season since 1996 and spoiled UCF’s bowl debut. UCF’s Brandon Marshall caught a 16-yard pass for a touchdown that tied the game at 42 with 55 seconds left. The score capped a four-play, 48-yard drive that took just 37 seconds. Prater booted a 46-yard field goal with 1:32 left to draw UCF to 42-35, and the Knights recovered the onside kick with no time-outs left, setting up Marshall’s dramatic catch that sent the game into overtime. Trailing 32-28, the Wolf Pack took the lead on Hubbard’s 5-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. Nevada scored again on Rowe’s 7-yard scoringg pass to Travis Branzell for a 42-32 lead with 3:18 remaining. -yyard Kevin Smith, Conference USA’s Freshman of the Year, scored on a 78-yard igghts run, the second longest run from scrimmage in UCF history, to give the Knights a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The run was the longest in school history by a ngest freshman and in UCF’s 10-year Football Bowl Subdivision history. The longest n vs. run from scrimmage in UCF history was Elgin Davis’ 79-yard scoring run Samford (Nov. 15, 1986). b a The 78-yard touchdown run by Smith was the second-longest run by u in un true freshman in the NCAA during the year. It also marked the longest run Sheraton Hawaii Bowl history.

UCF played in the 2005 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium.

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SHERATON HAWAII BOWL POSTGAME NOTES Team Notes • UCF dropped a 49-48 overtime decision to Nevada in the 2005 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl and finished the season with an 8-5 record, just one year after going 0-11. The turnaround of seven games from 2004 left UCF tied with seven other schools for the fourth-best single-season turnaround in Football Bowl Subdivision history. • The bowl appearance was the first in school history for the Knights. • The loss dropped UCF’s all-time record in overtime games to 0-4. • UCF scored for the seventh time this season on its opening drive. Junior QB Steven Moffett tossed a 51-yard touchdown pass to senior WR Brandon Marshall to give UCF a 7-0 lead. The touchdown reception was the ninth of the season for Marshall. • UCF scored 17 points in the first quarter, the most by the Knights in the opening period of play in 2005. Player Notes • Brandon Marshall moved into a tie for sixth place in UCF single-season history with three receiving touchdowns vs. Nevada, bringing his season total to 11. Marshall o opened the scoring with a 51-yard reception on UCF’s first possession and closed o out regulation with a late touchdown to send the game to overtime. • True freshman TB Kevin Smith, Conference USA’s Freshman of the Year, scored on a 78-yard run, the second longest run from scrimmage in UCF history, to give the K Knights a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The run was the longest in school history by a ffreshman and in UCF’s 10-year Division I-A history. The longest run from scrimmage iin UCF history was Elgin Davis’ 79-yard scoring run vs. Samford (Nov. 15, 1986). • The 78-yard touchdown run by Smith was the second-longest run by a true freshm man in the NCAA during the season. It also marked the longest run in Sheraton H Hawaii Bowl history. • Smith became just the sixth player in school history to record a 1,000-yard season o on the ground. Smith ended the season with 1,178 yards, third in the UCF record b books. • Marshall became the 10th player in UCF history to reach the 1,000-yard plateau ffor receiving in a season. Marshall went over the century mark with his 51-yard ttouchdown reception in the first quarter. He ended the season with 1,195 yards rreceiving and seven 100-yard games. • Senior PK Matt Prater kicked three field goals to move into sole possession of ssecond place in UCF history with 49 career field goals. • Thirteen members of the UCF football team had their collegiate careers come tto an end at the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. Seniors Jeff Branham, John Brown, Mike G Graham, Darcy Johnson, Frisner Nelson, Mike Malatesta, Antonio Eldemire, Glenroy W Watkins, Anthony Willis, Matt Prater and tri-captains James Cook, Paul Carrington aand Brandon Marshall suited up for the final time for the Knights.

BOX SCORE Nevada UCF

7 17

21 3

1st 13:20 UCF 9:24 UCF 8:33 NEV 4:08 UCF 2nd 11:32 NEV 7:37 NEV 5:01 NEV 0:56 UCF 3rd 8:19 UCF 1:51 UCF 4th 13:02 NEV 3:18 NEV 1:32 UCF 0:55 UCF OT 15:00 NEV 15:00 UCF

Marshall 51 pass from Moffett (Prater kick) Smith 78 run (Prater kick) Hubbard 4 run (Jaekle kick) Prater 47 field goal Mitchell 1 run (Jaekle kick) Mitchell 1 run (Jaekle kick) Hubbard 24 run (Jaekle kick) Prater 38 field goal Marshall 29 pass from Moffett (Moffett pass failed) Smith 3 run (Moffett pass failed) Hubbard 5 run (Jaekle kick) Branzell 7 pass from Rowe (Jaekle kick) Prater 46 field goal Marshall 16 pass from Moffett (Prater kick) Rowe 4 run (Jaekle kick) Smith 19 run (Prater kick failed)

First Downs Rushes-Yds Passing Yds Passes Comp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Plays-Yds Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards INT Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards

0 12

14 10

NEV 30 51-369 254 32-22-1 83-623 0-0 1-2 1-16 1-36 3-44.0 1-1 10-92

7 6

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49 48

UCF 30 44-254 301 36-19-1 80-555 1-0 0-0 5-74 1-12 3-38.3 0-0 6-30

RUSHING: Nevada-B.J. Mitchell 23-178; Robert Hubbard 15-126; Jeff Rowe 13-65. UCF-SMITH, Kevin 29-202; PETERS, Jason 9-44; MOFFETT, Steven 6-8. PASSING: Nevada-Jeff Rowe 22-32-1-254. UCF-MOFFETT, Steven 19-36-1-301. RECEIVING: Nevada-Caleb Spencer 11-114; N. Flowers 6-96; A. Pudewell 2-23; Kyle Sammons 1-8; Travis Branzell 1-7; Robert Hubbard 1-6. UCF-MARSHALL, Brandon 11-210; JOHNSON, Darcy 3-49; PETERS, Jason 2-14; ROSS, Rocky 1-14; JACKSON, Kenny 1-12; SMITH, Kevin 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: Nevada-DeAngelo Wilson 1-36. UCF-VENSON, Jason 1-12. FUMBLES: Nevada-Robert Hubbard 1-1. UCF-None. Stadium: Aloha Attendance: 26,254

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UCF BOWL HISTORY 2007 AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL

MISSISSIPPI STATE UCF DECEMBER 29, 2007 LIBERTY BOWL MEMORIAL STADIUM

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - UCF’s memorable season came to a close in a 10-3 loss to Mississippi State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Mississippi State’s win in the Liberty Bowl was the kind of game coach Sylvester Croom’s mentor would have loved. Playing at the site Paul “Bear” Bryant’s final game 25 years ago, the Bulldogs used power running and a dominant defense to beat UCF 10-3 on Saturday and earn a milestone win for the once dormant program. Anthony Dixon powered in from the 1 for the winning touchdown with 1:54 to go and most valuable player Derek Pegues picked off two passes in a game featuring anemic offenses and 17 punts. The Bulldogs (8-5) kept the Knights (10-4) out of the end zone and Kevin Smith from breaking the single-season rushing record. The junior finished with 119 yards, leaving him 61 shy of Barry Sanders’ mark of 2,628 yards set for Oklahoma State in 1988. “I was trying to find the holes, but they were playing faster than us,” said Smith. It was the lowest scoring Liberty Bowl since Penn State beat Tulane 9-6 in 1979, but the pro-Mississippi State record crowd of 63,816 was rewarded for its patience as Dixon and the Bulldogs offense came alive late in the fourth quarter. Croom, in his fourth season with Mississippi State, and the Bulldogs have played this way all year, resurrecting a program that hadn’t won more than three ree games in six seasons. As the Bulldogs did in big wins over Auburn, Kentucky and Alabama this his season, they concentrated on the running game - both on offense and defense. Smith mith found the going difficult in the second half and finished with an average of 3.4 4 yards per carry after rushing for 188.3 yards per game during the regular season. Dixon finished with 86 yards and became the seventh Bulldogs runner to go over 1,000 yards (1,066). But like the rest of the Bulldogs, he was ineffectivee much of the game. The teams were tied 3-3 at halftime, mostly due to conservative play-calling. -calling. Neither team converted a third down in the first half (0 for 16) as Mississippi State was held to 84 total yards and UCF to 79. Israel had 12 yards passing and two interceptions by halftime and Mississippi State’s Wes Carroll had 15 yards and an interception. UCF also didn’t get much help nd quarter from kicker Michael Torres, who gave the Knights a 3-0 lead in the second with a 45-yard field goal, but missed from 32 and 37 in the second half. ach George “I think those missed field goals were big momentum breakers,” UCF coach ’t turn the O’Leary said. “Give Mississippi State credit. They fought hard and didn’t ball over. That usually means you’re going to come up with a close win like that.” Mississippi State finished with 199 total yards and Blake McAdams tied the Liberty h big plays Bowl record with 11 punts. But the Bulldogs came up with just enough h 5:47 left. after Keith Fitzhugh picked off Israel’s pass at the Mississippi State 41 with Carroll, pulled the series before, returned and responded with two rushes for 17 yards and two completions for 15 yards. All went for first downs and spurred a wn. 10-play, 59-yard drive that consumed 3:53 and finally led to a touchdown. urth-down Pegues, fittingly, made the final key defensive play, knocking down a fourth-down pass on UCF’s final drive. The Bulldogs held the Knights to 219 yards and forced four turnovers. The junior safety gave Mississippi State two excellent opportunities with interhe safety’s ceptions in the first 30 minutes, returning the ball to UCF’s 6 and 38. The rter. first pick set up a 22-yard field goal by Adam Carlson in the second quarter.

A total off 63,816 ffans stormed through g the gates g for f the 2007 AutoZone Libertyy Bowl.

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AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL POSTGAME NOTES • UCF finished 2007 with a 10-4 record, marking the most wins in a season in program history. • UCF witnessed its school-record seven-game winning streak come to an end. • Junior running back Kevin Smith eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the 13th time this season with a 12-yard carry in the third quarter. He rushed 17 times for 77 yards in the opening half and 18 times for 42 yards in the final half for 119 total in the game. • Smith finished the season in second on the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision single-season rushing list with 2,567 yards. He reached that figure on 450 carries for an average of 5.70 yards per carry. Meanwhile, Smith posted a 183.4 yardsper-game average and 29 rushing touchdowns this year. ente • Smith now has 4,679 career rushing yards in three seasons for UCF. He entered the 2007 campaign with 2,112 yards in his first two years in Orlando. • Junior Johnell Neal picked off his sixth pass of the season, tying Joe Burnett for o the the team and Conference USA leads. The interception was the Knights’ 24th of bowl season, which is the second most in the FBS this season (Cincinnati after its bowl game had 26). • Neal and Burnett are the first Knight teammates to pick off at least six passes passees in the same season. The six interceptions are career highs for both cornerbacks and are the second most in a single-season by any Knight. • Junior safety Sha’reff Rashad registered his first career sack in the second qu uarquard is ter. With seven first-half tackles, Rashad surpassed 100 on the season. Rashad 13). the first Knight since 2003 to register 100 tackles in a season (Peter Sands, 11 113). • Rashad’s three tackles for a loss were also a career-high in a game. Rashad finished the game with nine tackles and 103 for the season. • Junior safety Jason Venson had a game-high 11 tackles, which tied a season-high season n-high he set in a win at NC State in the 2007 opener. • The UCF defense held MSU to just 39 passing yards. The Black and Gold’s previprrevious season-low was 144 yards vs. Southern Miss.

• Senior Michael Torres extended his streak of consecutive makes to 16 on the season with his 45-yard field goal in the second quarter. His school-record streak was snapped when he missed from 32 yards in the third quarter. His previous miss was from 31 yards out against East Carolina in the Knights’ fifth game of the season on Oct. 6. • True freshman Blake Clingan’s first quarter punt of 55 yards was a season long. He completed his afternoon with six punts for a 42.83 average. • The three points scored by the Knights were the fewest in a first half and a game this season. • The Knights held Mississippi State to 10 points, the lowest by a UCF opponent in 2007.

BOX SCORE UCF Mississippi St.

0 0

3 3

0 0

0 7

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3 10

2nd 11:49 UCF Torres 45 field goal 6:02 MSU Carlson 22 field goal 4th 1:54 MSU Dixon 1 run (Carlson kick)

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

UCF 13 47-131 88 24-10-3 71-219 0-0 6-54 1-6 1--3 6-42.8 2-1 3-25 31:08 4 of 17 0 of 1 0-2 1-12

MSU 10 41-160 39 20-8-1 61-199 0-0 2-5 2-29 3-45 11-34.9 0-0 5-45 28:52 2 of 13 0 of 0 2-3 3-17

RUSHING: UCF-SMITH, Kevin 35-119; ISRAEL, Kyle 11-13; FRANCIS, Curtis 1-(-1). Mississippi State-Anthony Dixon 24-86; Tony Burks 2-25; Wesley Carroll 6-21; Christian Ducre 6-20; Jamayel Smith 1-5; Brandon Hart 1-4; TEAM 1-(-1). PASSING: UCF-ISRAEL, Kyle 10-24-3-88. Mississippi State-Wesley Carroll 8-18-139; Michael Henig 0-2-0-0. RECEIVING: UCF-SMITH, Kevin 3-12; ROSS, Rocky 2-27; RABAZINSKI, C. 2-26; WATTERS, Brian 2-13; AIKEN, Kamar 1-10. Mississippi State-Christian Ducre 3-10; Jamayel Smith 2-7; Anthony Dixon 1-10; Brandon Hart 1-8; Tony Burks 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: UCF-NEAL, Johnell 1-(-3). Mississippi State-Derek Pegues 2-45; Keith Fitzhugh 1-0. FUMBLES: UCF-BURNETT, Joe 1-0; SMITH, Kevin 1-1. Mississippi State-None. Stadium: Liberty Bowl Attendance: 63,816

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62 FORGING AHEAD With a total enrollment of 53,537, UCF has the third-largest student population in the country and has become a prominent player in undergraduate education nationwide offering innovative corporate partnerships, world-renowned faculty, and cutting-edge technology and undergraduate research opportunities.


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We have a talented and unique student body. UCF has a diverse student body, with students coming from 63 Florida counties, 50 states and 142 countries. We have connections. Internationally known companies such as Disney, Universal, Google, Marriott, Anheuser-Busch and many others recruit on the campus regularly and are partners with the university. We’ll help you land a job. Our career services professionals help students gain practical work knowledge during their collegiate experience at schools, hospitals, high-tech companies, local municipalities and in the entertainment industry. Students typically enjoy success in landing employment thanks to their due diligence, their preparation at UCF and the university’s fine reputation among employers.

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CHARGING KNIGHT Don Reynolds’ statue, “The Charging Knight,” at the Insurance Office of America Plaza outside Bright House Networks Stadium, symbolizes UCF’s excellence in academics, partnerships and athletics.


THE ST. PETERSBURG BOWL

THIS IS UCF FOOTBALL Conference championships. Bowl appearances. Top-notch facilities. Growing fan support. Experienced coaches. National Football League Draft picks. Bigtime competition. National media coverage. The nation’s third-largest university, providing opportunities in hundreds of academic fields. Academic excellence. The best in strength and conditioning and sports p medicine. Fantastic on-campus housing. Access to one of the world’s most st vibrant cities. This is UCF football.

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2009 UCF Bowl Media Guide