Memphis Blows Chance To Upset Undefeated UCF With Disastrous Final 30 Seconds

October 26, 2019 | By admin | Filed in: kkcykwsge.

first_imgA general view of Memphis' football stadium.UCF football hasn’t lost a game since the 2016 Cure Bowl. AAC rival Memphis football had the Knights on the ropes, but a horrendous final few moments cost the Tigers a chance for a huge win.Memphis jumped out to a big lead at home. With around two minutes left in the first half, Memphis held a 30-14 lead, and looked ready to cruise to a win over the No. 10 Knights.The second half was all UCF, though.The Knights ran a two-minute drill to get a field goal before halftime, and in the second half, McKenzie Milton and company outscored the Tigers 14-0.Memphis had the ball last, and still had a shot to win the game, down 31-30 in the waning moments.Complete mismanagement of the last 38 seconds took Memphis out of field goal range, and ultimately cost the Tigers the game against UCF football.The Tigers forced a UCF punt, and got the ball back at their own 15 with just under a minute left.Brady White hit on a big 31-yard pass to Damonte Coxie for 31 yards on the first play of the drive, moving things all the way down to the Memphis 46.Two plays later, White had another long pass, connecting with Sean Dykes for 19 yards to the UCF 35. That’s where things fell apart.With 38 seconds left, the Tigers took too long to get set. A false start on Trevon Tate then pushed Memphis back to the 40, knocking out a chance for a long field goal to win it. On the next play, White scrambled around, and wound up settling for a nine-yard completion on the final play of the game.KNIGHT NATION!! COMING HOME WITH THE W ?? #ChargeOn— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) October 13, 2018UCF moves to 6-0 on the season, and will likely remain in the Top 10.This one has to sting for the Tigers, who fell just short in last year’s AAC Championship Game against Scott Frost’s Knights as well.UCF is now an amazing 12-1 all time against Memphis, with those 12 wins coming in a row. The Tigers won the first meeting between the programs in 1990, but UCF has absolutely dominated the series since.last_img

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