Found August 31, 2012 on CJ Sports NFL Talk:
The UCF Knights (1-0), led by their running game, played spoiler to the debut of new Akron head coach Terry Bowden by forcing 4 turnovers and finished 56-14 over the Akron Zips(0-1) on Thursday night. UCF took the opening drive 73 yards and Sophomore QB Blake Bortles (13/16, 168, 3, 1) found newly converted TE Chris Martin (starting LT last year) on a 5 yard TD.  Senior RB Latavius Murray (14 carries, 108 yds, 1TD) had 68 of the 73 yards on the ground, including a 43 yarder.  Murray did not play after the 2nd quarter due to a sore shoulder. RB Storm Johnson’s, transfer from Miami, debut started off shaky — or should I say slippery — as he slipped on 2 of his first 3 carries.  The sophomore finished with 12 carries for 34 yards and 2 TD for the Knights. READ MORE….. Related articles Eli Manning vs. Peyton Manning: Who fears who more? (110sportztalk.com) Buffalo Bills: Preseason Game 1 Recap (110sportztalk.com) 2012 QB Preview: AFC West Division (110sportztalk.com)
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