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State: Golden Knights keep rolling

Associated Press
Published November 13, 2005


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Matt Prater kicked two field goals in the last five minutes and UCF forced four turnovers in the fourth quarter in a 27-21 victory over UAB on Saturday.

The Golden Knights have won seven of their past eight and close their season next weekend at 1-8 Rice.

UAB led 21-13 entering the quarter, but on the third play, UCF's Travonti Johnson intercepted a Darrell Hackney pass and returned it 19 yards to the UAB 31.

Three plays later, Jason Peters ran 14 yards for a touchdown to bring UCF within 21-19 and the Golden Knights tied it on a two-point conversion pass from Steven Moffett to Mike Walker.

UAB drove to midfield on its next drive, but Hackney fumbled the snap in shotgun formation and UCF's Glenroy Watkins recovered at the Blazers 41-yard line. UCF drove to the UAB 8 and Prater's 25-yard field goal gave the Golden Knights a 24-21 lead with 5:31 left.

On the first play of UAB's next drive, Hackney completed a 15-yard pass over the middle to Chico Cleveland, but the tight end fumbled when he was hit. UCF's Ronnell Sandy recovered at the UAB 44, but the drive ended on a missed field goal.

On the next UAB drive Joe Burnett intercepted Hackey, returning it 27 yards to the UAB 22. Five runs by Kevin Smith took the ball to the UAB 6 and Prater's 23-yard field goal with 50 seconds left capped the scoring.

Moffett completed 15-of-24 passes for 183 yards for UCF, which had 358 yards of offense.

B-CC 45, HOWARD 16: Corey Council scored on a 34-yard touchdown run and a 60-yard touchdown catch to lead visiting Bethune-Cookman. Eric Weems also scored two touchdowns for the Wildcats, who held Howard scoreless in the second half after trailing 16-10. Council's 35-yard run with 12:53 left in the third quarter gave the Wildcats the lead for good.

FAU 26, NORTH TEXAS 23: Daniel Kennard kicked a 33-yard field goal with 1:38 left for host Florida Atlantic. The kick capped a nine-play, 49-yard drive that came after a tying 47-yard field goal by North Texas' Nick Bazaldua with 5:35 left. After Kennard's field goal, the Mean Green reached the FAU 30 but Bazaldua's 47-yard field goal with eight seconds to go hit the right upright and bounced wide.

HAMPTON 34, FAMU 14: Alonzo Coleman ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns for host Hampton. Coleman had a 19-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and another 1-yard scoring run in the third. Florida A&M tied it at 7 on Albert Chester's 3-yard touchdown run. Chester also threw a 5-yard touchdown to Aubrey Parrish.

LA.-LAFAYETTE 28, FIU 7: Tyrell Fenroy had 147 of Louisiana-Lafayette's 308 net rushing yards for the host Ragin' Cajuns. Florida International's lone touchdown came on Josh Padrick's 23-yard pass to Cory McKinney, capping a seven-play, 67-yard drive in the third quarter.