Central Florida vs Memphis Wrap - Central Florida Wins 35-17
Memphis was unable to contain Latavius Murray on Saturday and the result was a 35-17 Week 8 loss against the Knights.
The Knights won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 24-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play.
Blake Bortles completed 15 of 26 pass attempts for 122 yards for the Knights in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Jai Steib rushed for 88 yards for Memphis, while Brandon Hayes added 83 yards. Jacob Karam threw for 121 yards for the Tigers, while receivers Keiwone Malone and Marcus Rucker had 50 and 37 yards respectively.
Memphis outgained Central Florida 361-351 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 19-17 by the Tigers.
The time of possession battle favored Memphis as their offense was on the field for 31:53, longer than the 28:07 of their opponents.
Next game, Central Florida takes its act on the road to face Marshall looking for another win. For Memphis, they head on the road to face Southern Methodist.