Recap - Knights Defeat Rutgers 41-17
|Recap - Knights Defeat Rutgers 41-17|
Blake Bortles was good for 335 yards through the air on Thursday as the Knights got past the Scarlet Knights by a score of 41-17 at Bright House Networks Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Knights were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 19.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 59.5.
Storm Johnson rushed for 75 yards, while Blake Bortles added 32 yards in the win. J.J. Worton and Breshad Perriman added 117 and 99 receiving yards respectively.
Michael Burton rushed for 38 yards for Rutgers, while Paul James added 20 yards. Gary Nova threw for 107 yards for the Scarlet Knights, while receivers Tyler Kroft and John Tsimis had 72 and 24 yards respectively.
Rutgers was outgained by Central Florida 452-221 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 27-14 by the Knights.
The time of possession battle favored Central Florida as their offense was on the field for 38:26, longer than the 21:34 of their opponents.
Central Florida looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against South Florida. Rutgers will aim to get back on the winning track at Connecticut.