Knights vs Zips Final: 56-14 - Recap

Knights vs Zips Final: 56-14 - Recap

Latavius Murray scampered through the Akron defense for 108 yards as Central Florida handed the Zips a 56-14 defeat on Thursday at InfoCision Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Knights were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 24.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 49.5.

Blake Bortles completed 13 of 16 pass attempts for 168 yards for the Knights in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Zips defense.

Quentin Hines rushed for 37 yards for Akron, while Hakeem Lawrence added 23 yards. Dalton Williams threw for 245 yards for the Zips, while receivers L.T. Smith and Marquelo Suel had 87 and 62 yards respectively.

Central Florida outgained Akron 386-325 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 19-18 by the Zips.

The time of possession battle favored Central Florida as their offense was on the field for 32:09, longer than the 26:33 of their opponents.

Central Florida looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Ohio State. Akron will aim to get back on the winning track at Florida International.