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Southern Miss vs Central Florida Wrap - Central Florida Wins 38-31

Southern Miss vs Central Florida Wrap - Central Florida Wins 38-31

Southern Miss was unable to slow down J.J. Worton, who produced 117 receiving yards as the Knights defeated the Golden Eagles 38-31 on Saturday.

Bettors who backed the Knights were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 16. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 52.5.

Blake Bortles completed 27 of 40 pass attempts for 272 yards for the Knights in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Jalen Richard rushed for 87 yards for Southern Miss, while Anthony Alford added 71 yards. Anthony Alford threw for 165 yards for the Golden Eagles, while receivers Francisco Llanos and Dominique Sullivan had 63 and 31 yards respectively.

Southern Miss lost the offensive yardage battle to Central Florida 454-359 yards in Saturday's game. Central Florida had more first downs as that total ended up 25-20.

Central Florida led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 34:19/25:41 split in that important category.

Next game, Central Florida takes its act on the road to face Memphis looking for another win. For Southern Miss, they head home to face Marshall.