UCF Cruises Past Temple 38-13

UCF Knights quarterback Dillon Gabriel (11) is sacked by Temple Owls defensive end Arnold Ebiketie (17) during the first half of the NCAA college football game at Bounce House stadium in Orlando on Saturday Nov., 14, 2020. (Willie J. Allen Jr./Orlando Sentinel) (Willie J. Allen Jr./Orlando Sentinel)

ORLANDO, FL- Coming off a bye week UCF entered the game sluggishly offensively. In the first half, the Owls were able to outgain the Knights on the offensive side of the ball even though the Knights led 21-3.

Gabriel didn’t have his best first half either only completing 5 of his 14 pass attempts for just 84 yards with no TDs. It was a tale of 2 halves for Gabriel and the Knights.

During the break at the half, the Knights were able to hit the reset button as Gabriel and the Knights were able to get back on track offensively. Gabriel finished the second half with 144 passing yards and 2 TDs, giving him 228 passing yards and 2 TDs for the day.

“We were running the ball well at times, but penalties brought us back and that’s big, something we have to work on, but great team win”, said Gabriel.

While the Knights struggled on 3rd downs (4/12) and penalties (6/19) they put 419 yards of total offense despite only having the ball for 22:47.

By the fourth quarter UCF had piled on the points stretching their lead to 38-3, further cementing the game’s outcome.

Next up, the Knights host the Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday, November 21st.

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