Live Blog: Central Florida @ K-State

UCF 13, Kansas State 17; FINAL

The Wildcats offense pulled it off. Carson Coffman collided with two UCF defenders in the endzone and K-State took their first lead of the game and securing a win. Their last drive was their best of the game. Daniel Thomas picked up quality yards on three different runs putting the Wildcats within striking distance.

Inside the UCF 20 yard line, Coffman found Broderick Smith on the sideline and picked up a fresh set of downs. Coffman got another carry inside the 10 and was tackled in bounds letting the clock tick well under one minute. Getting the call from the sideline, Coffman lined up and rolled to his left. When he saw that he had an opening, the senior quarterback tucked the ball and got into the endzone for the game-winning score.

Terrance Sweeney picked off Jeff Godfrey to end the game.

UCF 13, Kansas State 10; 5:14 4th Quarter

The UCF punt gave K-State good field position to start their drive. Daniel Thomas gained six yards on the first play, but fumbled giving the Knights the ball back. UCF QB Jeff Godfrey saved the drive with a shifty two-yard scramble and causing a late hit penalty on the Wildcats. The Wildcat defense smothered the run on three straight downs and Nick Cattoi nailed a 27-yard field goal to give the Knights the lead.

UCF 10, Kansas State 10; 11:34 4th Quarter

K-State answered UCF’s score with one of their own. This time, Aubrey Quarles caught a 58 yard touchdown pass from Coffman to tie the game.

The touchdown has sparked the crowd at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The noise rattled the UCF offense and forced a punt giving K-State the chance to take their first lead of the game.

UCF 10, Kansas State 3; 12:38 4th Quarter:

UCF marched down the field on the Wildcat defense again and were threatening on the four yard line. Godfrey dropped back to pass on third down and was sacked by K-State linebacker Blake Slaughter. The sack did not give UCF the option of going for the endzone on fourth down since Cattoi has missed two field goals in the game. Cattoi connected from 31 yards giving the Knights a seven point lead.

K-State capitalizes: UCF 7, Kansas State 3; End of 3rd Quarter

The Wildcats offense responded great after the missed field goal. Carson Coffman, who has struggled throwing the ball, connected with a wide-open Tramaine Thompson for 73 yard gain and moved the Wildcats inside the 10 yard line. The Wildcats settled for a Josh Cherry 27-yard field goal with 2:26 left in the quarter. It was the first time in the game the Wildcats were in UCF territory.

Another missed opportunity for UCF:

Central Florida has been successful running the ball all game. Ronnie Weaver had a 31-yard run to take the Knights to the 9 yard line, giving him over 100 yards today on the ground. After three failed attempts to score a touchdown, the Knights lined up for a 23 yard chip shot, but UCF kicker Nick Cattoi missed it. It was Cattoi’s second missed field goal of the game.

Start of 3rd Quarter:

The Wildcats and QB Carson Coffman came out throwing on their first two plays of the half. On first down, Coffman’s ball was thrown just out of the reach of Broderick Smith and the second pass was deflected at the UCF defensive line.

Daniel Thomas got the carry on 3rd down and picked up nine yards resulting in another punt for K-State. The Wildcats strong running game has been shut down by UCF. Thomas has just 28 yards on 11 carries so far.

UCF 7 K-State 0; Halftime:

After UCF QB Jeff Godfrey scrambled on third and long to get the Knights in field goal range, kicker Nick Cattoi pushed his 42-yard field goal with 1:36 remaining in the half. The Wildcats ran the ball three times and punted again going into the locker room trailing at the half for the second time this season.

The Wildcats punt again:

Carson Coffman threw another deep ball to Broderick Smith and fell incomplete forcing the Wildcats to punt for the fourth time. The crowd was upset there was not a flag for pass interference on the play.

Another Interception:

Carson Coffman threw a deep ball into double coverage and was picked off by the Knights’ Reggie Weams. The interception was Coffman’s second in as many weeks. Weams returned the interception 41 yards, but was called back by a penalty. The Wildcat defense held the Knights to a three and out and will take over on their 18 yard line.

Start of 2nd Quarter:

Emmanuel Lamur intercepted UCF quarterback Jeff Godfrey’s pass on the first play of the quarter. The interception brought some life back into the crowd, who has quieted down since the weather delay.

UCF 7 Kansas State 0; 2:45 1st Quarter

Ronnie Weaver had an eight yard touchdown run capping off a six play, 50 yard drive for the Knights.

First drives after the delay:

After the delay, UCF had two first downs before they punted and put the Wildcats deep in their own territory. Thomas got the ball three straight downs for K-State, but a personal foul on LG Zac Kendall pushed the Wildcats near their goal line and forced to punt out of their own endzone.

The field conditions have not appeared to effect the players thus far.

More weather delay information:

After a 1:26 weather delay, play has resumed.

The delay is about to end. Play is set to resume at 1:15 p.m.

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The delay is still going strong. There is less visible lightning than there was when play was initially suspended, but rain is now pummeling the field.

Weather Delay:

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The Wildcat defense came out strong stopping the Knights end around on the first play from scrimmage and forcing a punt. UCF’s defense was strong as well as it stopped Carson Coffman on an option on the opening play and sacked him on third down.

The game is currently in a weather delay due to strong lightning and crazy looking clouds. The delay is expected to last 30 minutes.

As you can see, most fans have left the stadium

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Start of the game:

Coming to you live from Snyder Family Stadium on a cloudy Saturday morning.

K-State is expecting a sellout crowd for today’s game against Central Florida, and the tailgaters once again came out in force. Many of the parking lots surrounding the stadium were full one hour before kickoff.

We have about 15 minutes to go, and soldiers are walking a large assortment of flags onto the field. It is Fort Riley Day here, and two cannons in the end zone will make for some loud noises throughout the game.

K-State is looking to stay undefeated before it enters its bye week. Central Florida is looking to score a big nonconference victory. I predict the Wildcats to win 33-21.