Central Florida Beats Ball State 38-17 in Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl
Blake Bortles threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth as the University of Central Florida defeated Ball State University 38-17 in college football’s Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl.
Bortles hit Latavius Murray with a seven-yard pass in the first quarter. Murray sprinted two yards for the next score to give UCF a 13-0 first-quarter advantage. Bortles then ran six yards for a touchdown before reaching Murray with a five-yard scoring pass as the Knights (10-4) took a 28-7 halftime lead.
Bortles completed 22 of 32 passing attempts for 271 yards.
Keith Wenning hit Willie Snead for two touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters for the Muncie, Indiana-based Cardinals (9-4). Wenning completed 22 of 34 passing attempts for 218 yards. Steven Schott had a 45-yard field goal.
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