College Sports

Central Florida hands Penn State its first loss

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Blake Bortles passed for 288 and three touchdowns and UCF stunned Penn State 34-31 on Saturday night.

Storm Johnson ran for a career-high 117 yards and a score and added a touchdown reception as the Knights (3-0) beat a Big Ten team for the first time in school history. UCF never trailed, having its way against Penn State's defense to give the newly minted American Athletic Conference a shot of respectability.

Zach Zwinak rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns for the Nittany Lions (2-1) but also fumbled inside UCF territory with less than 6 minutes remaining, blunting a late Penn State rally.

Penn State freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg completed 21 of 28 passes for 262 yards and a touchdown but the Nittany Lions couldn't quite catch the faster, sleeker Knights after spotting UCF an 18-point lead.


More College Sports

  • Sports
    Report: Colo. State's Eustachy berated, intimidated players
    David Becker/Getty Images

    Report: Colo. State's Eustachy berated, intimidated players

  • Sports
    Carmelo Anthony replaces injured Love on All-Star roster
    Alex Goodlett/Getty Images

    Carmelo Anthony replaces injured Love on All-Star roster

  • Sports
    Warrants sought in Michigan State sex assault case
    iStock/JOE CICAK

    Warrants sought in Michigan State sex assault case

  • Sports
    Trump says no to filling out March Madness bracket
    CNN

    Trump says no to filling out March Madness bracket

  • KU beats ESU to move into 1st-place atop the PSAC East

  • Lehigh, Lafayette post convincing victories at home Wednesday

  • Sports
    Magic trade Ibaka to Raptors for Ross, first-round pick
    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

    Magic trade Ibaka to Raptors for Ross, first-round pick

  • Sports
    Cavaliers' Love to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery
    Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

    Cavaliers' Love to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

  • Sports
    UConn women's basketball wins 100th straight
    Andy Lyons/Getty Images

    UConn women's basketball wins 100th straight

  • Sports
    Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas tops No. 9 WVU in OT
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas tops No. 9 WVU in OT

NCAA Scoreboard



Sports Headlines