CINCINNATI - After going up 35-0 with 2:53 to go in the first half, it was just a matter of what the final score would be. To their credit, UCF kept fighting and actually played much better to end the first half, as well as finish the game much better than it started the game.
What went wrong?
Everything. Everything went wrong. Consider the following points. The Bearcats held a 314 to 99 yard advantage at halftime. That’s a difference of 215 yards, the definition of domination by the Bearcats.
Here are a few questions and points to ponder before a podcast later this evening that will be posted in an article at Inside The Knights.
**Will the Knights come out motivated against Memphis this upcoming Friday night? Yes, it’s a Friday night game. At 3-3, the Knights cannot lose this next contest against the Tigers.
**With Bowser back, does UCF start pounding the football more? It would certainly help take pressure off of UCF starting quarterback Mikey Keene.
**What can the defense do? Injuries at defensive tackle are simply causing issues. Not enough depth, or playmakers, with Kalia Davis and Ricky Barber sidelined with injuries.
**Joey Gatewood took snaps in the fourth quarter. More of Gatewood against Memphis?
**Despite a horrible first half, the UCF defense truly played well in the second half. What changed for such a turnaround?
**Defensive end Josh Celiscar looks to be UCF’s best defensive lineman by a landslide. Now the UCF coaching staff needs to find new ways to allow Celiscar to create negative plays for the opposing offense.
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