UCF Knights Win 58-46 Shootout Against USF Bulls, Claim Fourth Straight ‘War On I-4’ Title

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ABOVE VIDEO: Watch highlights from the War on I-4 between Dillon Gabriel and the UCF Knights against Jordan McCloud and the South Florida Bulls during Week 13 of the 2020 college football season.

TAMPA, FLORIDA (UCF Knights) – The UCF football team finished off the 2020 regular season with a win, taking home the War On I-4 trophy for the fourth straight year in defeating rival South Florida 58-46 Friday afternoon at Raymond James Stadium.

The Knights finished the season 6-3 overall and 5-3 in American Athletic Conference play as one of only a handful of teams across the country that started play in September to play all its scheduled games.

Offense was to be found everywhere as the two teams combined for 1,223 yards, but the Knights got the best of it, putting up the most points they ever have in the series. UCF’s 58 were the second most ever by either team in the series, which is now tied at six wins each.

Sophomore quarterback Dillon Gabriel went for 336 yards passing and four touchdowns through the air, while scoring another on the ground to lead the Knights to victory.

Sophomore quarterback Dillon Gabriel went for 336 yards passing and four touchdowns through the air, while scoring another on the ground to lead the Knights to victory. (UCF Knights Image)

His main scoring target on Friday was senior Jacob Harris, who caught five balls for a career high 110 yards and a career-best three touchdown receptions. Senior Tre Nixon also caught five passes for 94 yards and sophomore Jaylon Robinson had five for 81.

The duo of Greg McCrae and Bentavious Thompson dominated the ground game, both going over 100 yards rushing. McCrae rushed 25 times for 130 yards and a score, while Thompson ran 16 times for a career high 110 yards and two touchdowns.

The UCF defense, which came into the weekend leading the nation with 20 takeaways, got another two on Friday in the form of fumble recoveries from Aaron Robinson and Keenan Hester. Divaad Wilson also was credited a forced fumble on the latter.

Landon Woodson also had a career day on the defensive side of the ball, totaling a career high seven tackles and three sacks. He only had two sacks in his career prior to Friday and had yet to record one this season.

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