Nov. 24, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Quincy McDuffie ran for three touchdowns and Blake Bortles threw for two scores to lead UCF to a 49-24 win over UAB Saturday at Brighthouse Networks Stadium.
With the win, UCF (9-3, 7-1) clinched Conference USA's East Division title and will face Tulsa in the conference championship game next Saturday. McDuffie had scoring runs of 9, 8 and 43 yards in his final home game for Central Florida.
UAB threw for 510 yards on the day -- the second-highest total in Blazer football history (611 vs. Prairie View A&M, 1994). Junior quarterback Jonathan Perry threw for 307 yards, two touchdown passes and a rushing score for UAB (3-9, 2-6), while freshman quarterback Austin Brown completed 16-of-28 passes for 203 yards.
Senior wide receiver Patrick Hearn recorded the third-most receiving yards in a single game in UAB history with his 201 yards on the day. That performance marked the first time since Roddy White totaled 253 yards against Tulane in 2004 that a Blazer wide out has had 200 or more yards receiving in a game.
Bortles, who completed 17-of-23 for 225 yards, hit J.J. Worton with scoring passes of 18 and 4 yards. Lyle Dankenbring returned an interception 78 yards for a score as the Knights took advantage of numerous Blazer mistakes to jump out to a 35-10 halftime lead.
UAB outgained UCF 322-237 in the first half, but three drives inside the Knights' 20-yard line ended with no points.
With the loss, UAB concludes the 2012 season.