Sunday, September 4, 2016

S.C. State drops 38-0 decision to UCF

ORANDO, Florida -- Host Central Florida took an 18-0 first-half lead and exploded for 21 second-half points to hand South Carolina State a 38-0 setback Saturday, before an announced home crowd of 36,260 fans at Bright House Networks Stadium in the season opener for both teams.

The victory was the first collegiate victory for Knight head coach Scott Frost, who took over the UCF program as serving a number of years at offensive coordinator for the high-scoring Oregon Ducks.

The meeting was only the second ever between the two teams, and the Knights improved to 2-0 in the series. In the first meeting in 2008, UCF came away with a 17-0 win over Coach Buddy Pough’s team. SC State dropped its season opener for the first time since the 2013 campaign.

UCF, which was coming off an 0-12 campaign improved to 1-0 on the season, while SC State fell to 0-1.

SC State had several opportunities to put some points on the board, but each was short-circuited by a turnover, a penalty or a great defensive play by the Knights. The best scoring opportunity came early in the third when junior Tyler Scandrett’s 40-yard field goal attempt was wide with 8:54 left in the period.


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