Insider: Bortles, Murray Talk UCF Spring Game

By Carson Ingle
ESPN Florida Insider

On Saturday, the spring season culminated for UCF football at Brighthouse Networks Stadium.  Team “UCF” defeated Team “Knights” 17-7.  Team UCF was the first team offense, quarterbacked by Blake Bortles facing off against the second team defense while Team Knights was manned by a combination of Rob Calabrese and Mitchell Bourne versus the defensive starters.

After the exhibition, Bortles talked about taking a leadership role with the football team, his talented offensive playmakers, and the chance that former starter Jeff Godfrey might return to the squad.

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Latavius Murray dazzled throughout the spring game and shared his thoughts on the big day, what competition with the other running backs does to elevate his game, and his mentality entering his final season as a Knight.

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Here are final stats from the game courtesy of UCF Athletics:

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

7:03 UCF – Storm Johnson 2 yd run (Shawn Moffitt kick) – 8 plays, 60 yards, 4:05

0:33 UCF – Shawn Moffitt 45 yd field goal – 5 plays, 16 yards, 0:39

Second Quarter

0:44 UCF – Quincy McDuffie 10 yd pass from Blake Bortles – 11 plays, 74 yards, 2:14

Third Quarter

4:15 Knights – Troy Gray 59 yd fumble recovery (Rodrigo Quirarte kick)

Fourth Quarter

0:00 UCF – Shawn Moffitt 49 yd field goal – 6 plays, 16 yards, 2:40

 

Team Rushing

UCF – 105

Knights – 54

 

Team Passing

UCF – 239

Knights – 45

 

Total Yards

UCF – 344

Knights – 99

 

First Downs

UCF – 22

Knights – 6

 

Passing

Blake Bortles – 27-45, 239 yards, 1 TD

Rob Calabrese – 9-17, 42 yards, 2 INT

Mitchell Bourne – 1-2, 3 yards

 

Rushing

Latavius Murray – 9 carries, 67 yards

Storm Johnson – 6 carries, 33 yards, 1 TD

Brynn Harvey – 10 carries, 30 yards

Cedric Thompson – 10 carries, 29 yards

Ariel Hoffman – 4 carries, 6 yards

 

Receiving

Josh Reese – 9 receptions, 64 yards

Quincy McDuffie – 5 receptions, 62 yards, 1 TD

Breshad Perriman – 4 receptions, 64 yards

Jared Greenaway – 4 receptions, 20 yards

Dontravius Floyd – 2 receptions, 22 yards

Justin Tukes – 2 receptions, 6 yards

Christopher Nahat – 1 reception, -3 yards

 

Defense

Jonathan Davis – 9 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 break-up

Bruce Dukes – 7 tackles, 1 break-ip

Ray Cottman – 6 tackles, 1 TFL

Ray Shipman – 6 tackles

Kemal Ishmael – 6 tackles

Willie Mitchell – 6 tackles, 1 sack

Clayton Geathers – 6 tackles, 1 break-up

Troy Davis – 5 tackles, 1 sack

Victor Gray – 4 tackles, 1 sack

A.J. Bouye – 3 tackles, 2 INT, 1 break-up

 

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