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Central Florida 25, Cincinnati 21

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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ORLANDO, Fla. - RJ Harvey had a 17-yard touchdown run with 48 seconds remaining, sending UCF to a 25-21 win over No. 20 Cincinnati.

Harvey's go-ahead TD capped a seven-play, 75-yard march directed by Mikey Keene. The backup quarterback was 4 for 4 for 57 yards on the drive.

Cincinnati (6-2, 3-1 American Athletic Conference) took a 21-18 lead with 3:04 remaining. Ryan Montgomery scored on a 39-yard touchdown run, and the Bearcats added the 2-point conversion on a Ben Bryant pass to Tyler Scott.

UCF (6-2, 3-1) took a 10-6 lead into halftime on the strength of a 26-yard touchdown run by Harvey. The Knights added a safety in the third quarter when Josh Celiscar sacked Bryant in the end zone.

Cincinnati had won six in a row since a season-opening loss to Arkansas. Bryant passed for 298 yards and a touchdown, and Montgomery had a team-high 40 yards rushing on three carries.

Harvey had 18 carries for 84 yards for UCF. The Knights finished with 258 yards on the ground and 247 through the air.

Following a fumble recovery, Bryant threw a 14-yard touchdown to Josh Whyte to make it 13-12 at the end of the third quarter. Whyte's TD capped a 10-play, 84-yard drive.

UCF quarterback John Rhys Plumlee was 7 of 11 for 71 yards when he was knocked out of the game late in the first half. He also rushed for 31 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Cincinnati: Outside of Montgomery's touchdown run, the Bearcats couldn't get anything established on the ground.

UCF: Keene's experience from starting 10 games last year as a true freshman proved to be invaluable. He walked into a tough situation, but one he was familiar with. Keene put together his best drive of the day when the Knights needed it most and kept UCF in contention for the American Athletic Conference championship.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter CinUCF
UCF FG 8:50 Colton Boomer 26 yard field goal 0 3
UCF TD 3:00 RJ Harvey 26 yard TD run (Colton Boomer Extra Point) 0 10
Second Quarter CinUCF
Cin FG 9:19 Ryan Coe 33 yard field goal 3 10
Cin FG 0:13 Ryan Coe 33 yard field goal 6 10
Third Quarter CinUCF
UCF SF 7:52 Josh Celiscar Safety 6 12
Cin TD 0:07 Josh Whyle 14 yard TD pass from Ben Bryant (Ryan Coe Extra Point) 13 12
Fourth Quarter CinUCF
UCF TD 4:36 Isaiah Bowser 3 yard TD run (Alec Holler 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 13 18
Cin TD 3:04 Ryan Montgomery 39 yard TD run (Tyler Scott 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 21 18
UCF TD 0:48 RJ Harvey 17 yard TD run (Colton Boomer Extra Point) 21 25
Team Stats
  Cincinnati UCF
First downs 18 31
  Rushing 3 16
  Passing 15 14
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 4-14, 29% 8-15, 53%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 18-35 52-258
Passing Yards 298 247
Return Yards 15 22
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-46-0 22-32-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4-41 1-3
Punts 6 5
Fumbles Lost 1-0 2-2
Penalties - Yards 5-25 1-15
Cincinnati Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Bryant 25 45 298 1 0
UCF Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Keene 15 21 176 0 0
J. Plumlee 7 11 71 0 0
Cincinnati Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Montgomery 3 40 13.3 1
C. McClelland 11 36 3.3 0
B. Bryant 4 -41 -10.3 0
UCF Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Harvey 18 84 4.7 2
I. Bowser 14 58 4.1 1
R. O'Keefe 6 51 8.5 0
J. Richardson 5 32 6.4 0
J. Plumlee 7 26 3.7 0
M. Keene 1 9 9.0 0
Cincinnati Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Tucker 10 110 11.0 0
T. Scott 4 47 11.8 0
J. Thompson 2 41 20.5 0
R. Montgomery 1 30 30.0 0
J. Whyle 3 29 9.7 1
L. Taylor 1 21 21.0 0
N. Mardner 2 16 8.0 0
B. Smith 1 3 3.0 0
C. McClelland 1 1 1.0 0
UCF Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Hudson 5 74 14.8 0
R. O'Keefe 7 69 9.9 0
J. Baker 7 55 7.9 0
R. Harvey 1 25 25.0 0
K. Gamble 1 12 12.0 0
A. Holler 1 12 12.0 0
Cincinnati Interceptions
Player Int Yards
UCF Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Cincinnati Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Fletcher 6 268 44.7
UCF Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. McCarthy 5 203 40.6
Cincinnati Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Montgomery 1 15 15.0
UCF Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
X. Townsend 2 7 3.5
Cincinnati Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
UCF Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. O'Keefe 1 15 15.0
Cincinnati Missed FG
Player Length
UCF Missed FG
Player Length




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