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Florida International Falls 33-20 to Knights - Recap

Central Florida earned a 33-20 victory over Florida International on Saturday in Week 3 action at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Knights were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 14.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 49.5.

Blake Bortles completed 20 of 30 pass attempts for 251 yards for the Knights in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Golden Panthers defense.

Darian Mallary rushed for 71 yards for Florida International, while Kedrick Rhodes added 48 yards. Jake Medlock threw for 154 yards for the Golden Panthers, while receivers Darian Mallary and Ya'keem Griner had 49 and 26 yards respectively.

Florida International was outgained by Central Florida 431-306 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-15 by the Knights.

Florida International lost the time of possession battle 35:23/24:37, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Central Florida heads into a Week 5 battle against Missouri. Florida International, meanwhile, will have their next action against Louisville.