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UAB loses season finale to Central Florida 49-24

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Quincy McDuffie ran for three touchdowns and Blake Bortles threw for two scores to lead Central Florida to a 49-24 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.

With the win, UCF (9-3, 7-1) clinched Conference USA's East Division title and will face Tulsa in the conference championship game next Saturday. McDuffie had scoring runs of 9, 8 and 43 yards in his final home game for Central Florida.

Bortles, who completed 17 of 23 for 225 yards, hit J.J. Worton with scoring passes of 18 and 4 yards. Lyle Dankenbring returned an interception 78 yards for a score as the Knights took advantage of numerous Blazer mistakes to jump out to a 35-10 halftime lead.

Jonathan Perry threw for 307 yards, two touchdown passes and a rushing score for UAB (3-9, 2-6).

UAB outgained UCF 322-237 in the first half, but three drives inside the Knights' 20-yard line ended with no points.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABUCF
TD 12:40 J.J. Worton 18 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 0 7
TD 06:37 Latavius Murray 3 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 0 14
SECOND QUARTERUABUCF
FG 06:40 Ty Long 25 Yd 3 14
TD 04:13 Quincy McDuffie 9 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 3 21
TD 02:34 Lyle Dankenbring 78 Yd Interception Return (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 3 28
TD 01:28 Patrick Hearn 76 Yd Pass From Jonathan Perry (Ty Long Kick) 10 28
TD 00:26 J.J. Worton 4 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 10 35
THIRD QUARTERUABUCF
TD 08:02 Quincy McDuffie 8 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 10 42
TD 04:35 Jonathan Perry 2 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 17 42
FOURTH QUARTERUABUCF
TD 10:22 Darrin Reaves 15 Yd Pass From Jonathan Perry (Ty Long Kick) 24 42
TD 04:00 Quincy McDuffie 43 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 24 49

Team Stat Comparison

 UABUCF
1st Downs 26 23
3rd down efficiency
6-16 6-11
4th down efficiency
2-5 0-2
Total Yards 599 473
Passing 510 244
Comp-Att
37-56 18-24
Yards per pass
9.1 10.2
Rushing 89 229
Rushing Attempts
27 39
Yards per rush
3.3 5.9
Penalties 3-31 3-15
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles lost
1 0
Interceptions thrown
1 0
Possession 29:57 30:03
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