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Akron Can’t Handle UCF Pass Attack

Posted By Blake Bass On August 30, 2013 @ 8:07 AM In College,Florida News | No Comments

Knights_Blake_Bortles_2013 [1]ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles had three touchdown passes and threw for a career-high 314 yards as UCF blew past Akron 38-7 on Thursday night.

Storm Johnson added 99 yards rushing and two scores as the Knights won their eighth consecutive season-opener and second straight over the Zips.

It was the first 300-yard passing game of Bortles’ career and the first by a Knights’ quarterback since 2009.

Akron dropped its 10th straight game, dating back to last season.

The Zips put pressure on Bortles, but never got traction on offense and had a pair of turnovers. Akron also struggled on third down in the first half (2 of 6) and failed to keep UCF’s secondary off balance despite its hurry-up attack.

The Knights are on the road next at Florida International. Akron opens its home schedule against James Madison.

Source: Associated Press


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