WATCH: UCF Knights Cruise to 63-14 Win Over Bethune-Cookman
By Daniel Forcella, UCF Knights // September 12, 2021
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCF Knights) – The UCF football team raced out to 42-7 lead over visiting Bethune-Cookman and never looked back Saturday night at the Bounce House, defeating the Wildcats 63-14 to improve to 2-0 on the season.
It was the most points the Knights have scored since putting up 63 against Temple on Oct. 26, 2019.
UCF (2-0) chose to receive and scored on its first drive as senior running back Isaiah Bowser scored his first of four first-half touchdowns from 17 yards out to give the Knights the early lead.
Bethune-Cookman (0-2) countered with a score of their own on the ensuring drive to tie the game at 7-7 midway through the first quarter.
The Knights then scored five consecutive touchdowns to take a commanding 42-7 lead into halftime and put the game away. Junior quarterback Dillon Gabriel found senior receiver Brandon Johnson for a 22-yard touchdown late in the first quarter before Bowser put three away with a pair of 1-yard scores and a 9-yard touchdown run to match the UCF record for rushing touchdowns in a game.
Gabriel rushed for a touchdown of his own early in the third period – the longest rush of his career, a 44-yard jaunt that included running from the left sideline to the right sideline before finding the end zone – and then found Trillion Coles in the end zone for a score before giving way to backups in the rout of the Wildcats.
Coles also rushed in a score from four yards out in his first action since 2019 and freshman quarterback Mikey Keene found sophomore receiver Kaedin Robinson in the end zone for the first touchdown for both new Knights.
Sophomore Quadric Bullard led the UCF defense with seven tackles, while junior Tatum Bethune recorded his second-career interception in the victory.