Monday, December 19, 2016

Bilo's Quick Cure Bowl Recap

Arkansas State 31, UCF 13

Arkansas State capitalized on several early mistakes by UCF, and jumped out to a 17-0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter, and the Red Wolves won their first bowl game since 2012 in the win over the Knights, who lost Scott Frost's bowl debut.
Kendell Sanders caught 5 passes for 127 yards and 3 TDs in the win for ASU, but the Red Wolves won despite only converting 9 1st downs. Both teams combined for just 41 yards rushing on the game, and both teams converted on just a combined 6/35 on 3rd downs.
14 Arkansas State points came off of UCF fumbles, of which they lost 3 on the day. Justice Hanson completed just 12/26 passes for 205 yards and 3 TDs.
Taylor Oldham led UCF offensively with 5 catches for 56 yards and a TD.
UCF was held to just 4.4 yards per pass play, and was held to just 12 yards rushing. UCF committed 11 penalties, while ASU committed 15.
UCF punted 10 times, while ASU punted 12 times.
Both teams finished 0/3 on 4th down tries combined.
ASU picked up 6 team sacks, and 9 QB hurries.

2017 Openers: Arkansas State at Nebraska (9/2); UCF vs. FIU (9/2)

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