Brady White’s 6th landing go with simply over a minute ultimate finished a school-record 21-point comeback and the Tigers beat UCF 50-49 on Saturday to snap a 13-game shedding streak to the Knights.
After White discovered Calvin Austin for a Four-yard ranking and a two-point take a look at failed, the Knights (2-2, 1-2 American Athletic) drove to the Memphis 22 earlier than Daniel Obarski pulled a 40-yard field-goal strive left with 19 seconds ultimate.
At the Tigers’ profitable pressure, a shovel go to Tahj Washington on fourth down went for 52 yards to the UCF five. 3 performs later White tossed the game-winner to a diving Austin at the left aspect of the top zone.
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UCF led 27-14 at halftime, had a 21-point lead early within the 3rd quarter and led 35-29 getting into the general quarter all through which the groups blended for 5 touchdowns. The Tigers’ comeback surpassed the varsity checklist of 17 issues in opposition to Houston in 2017.
White completed 34-of-50 passing for a school-record 486 yards in a duel with UCF’s Dillon Gabriel. Gabriel changed into the primary UCF quarterback to throw for over 500 yards and blew previous that mark with 601 yards on 35-of-49 passing with 5 ratings. There have been no interceptions.
UCF outgained Memphis 798-703 for 1,501 yards offense blended, eclipsing the convention checklist of one,479 set through the similar groups in a 2017 sport. The groups blended for 191 performs.
Austin completed with 151 yards receiving and two ratings and Washington added 131 yards. Rodrigues Clark rushed for 112 yards.
UCF’s Marlon Williams had 191 yards receiving with a ranking, Jaylon Robinson 173 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan O’Keefe 175 yards, together with a school-record 93-yard ranking off a receiver display screen.
Memphis (2-1, 1-1) offered out the 10,554 seats made to be had within the 58,325-capacity Liberty Bowl. It was once the Tigers’ first house sport in six weeks.