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East Carolina vs Central Florida Recap - Knights Win 40-20

East Carolina vs Central Florida Recap - Knights Win 40-20

East Carolina couldn't hang with the Knights on Thursday as Central Florida blasted the Pirates 40-20 in Week 6 action at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Central Florida was a favorite by 12.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 45.5.

Blake Bortles completed 15 of 21 pass attempts for 269 yards for the Knights in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Vintavious Cooper rushed for 58 yards for East Carolina, while Michael Dobson added 24 yards. Shane Carden threw for 298 yards for the Pirates, while receivers Justin Hardy and Andrew Bodenheimer had 119 and 60 yards respectively.

East Carolina was outgained by Central Florida 436-362 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-17 by the Knights.

Central Florida lost the time of possession battle 31:28/28:27, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Central Florida takes its act home to face Southern Miss looking for another win. For East Carolina, they head home to face Memphis.