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State: UCF needs record day to rally, hold off FAU

By Wire services
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published September 14, 2003

ORLANDO - Ryan Schneider passed for three touchdowns and a school-record 497 yards as Central Florida held off Florida Atlantic 33-29 on Saturday.

Aaron Sanchez gave FAU a 21-20 lead early in the fourth with a 2-yard touchdown run. But Schneider's 1-yard touchdown to Darcy Johnson with 8:39 left put the Knights ahead for good.

Schneider completed 37 passes, another school record, in 52 attempts, and his third 400-yard game tied him with Daunte Culpepper for the school record.

The Knights got insurance on Alex Haynes' 10-yard run with 2:26 left.

With 39 seconds left, the Division I-AA Owls got to within four on Jared Allen's third touchdown pass, a 5-yarder to Anthony Crissinger-Hill.

FAU recovered the onside kick, but got only to the UCF 38.

MAINE 24, FIU 14: Marcus Williams ran for 159 yards and a touchdown for the host Black Bears.

Maine took a 21-0 lead in the third when John Baumgartner's interception set up a 7-yard touchdown from Ron Whitcomb to Ryan Waller.

But the Golden Panthers cut it to 21-14 on Josh Padrick's 21-yard touchdown to Chris Patullo in the third quarter and 1-yard touchdown to Aston Wilson with 8:47 left. Maine sealed it with Mike Mellow's 29-yard field goal with 5:07 left.

JACKSONVILLE 42, WINGATE 38: Emmett Hunter scored two touchdowns during the final six minutes, the last a 7-yard run with 1:11 left, for the host Dolphins. Jacksonville trailed 31-14 entering the fourth but got two touchdown passes from Mike Sturgill and Hunter's two scores to complete the comeback.

Antonio Hailstock, who rushed for 153 yards on 25 carries, gave the Bulldogs a 38-21 lead with 10:49 left.

But Jacksonville scored touchdowns on its final three possessions, first on Richard Gayle's 11-yard catch then Hunter's runs.


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