UCF’s John Rhys Plumlee scores 7 TDs in rout of Temple – The Denver Post


Wearing space-themed uniforms Thursday night, UCF’s offense was in another stratosphere as it scored 56 unanswered points and cruised to a 70-13 win over Temple at FBC Mortgage Stadium.

Knights quarterback John Rhys Plumlee tied a school record with 7 total touchdowns, throwing 4 scores and running for 3 more.

Auburn transfer Kobe Hudson and Ryan O’Keefe caught all 4 passing touchdowns while each recorded more than 100 receiving yards.

The Knights led 14-13 at 8:43 of the second quarter before going on a run to secure their fourth straight victory.

The result marked the first time that UCF scored at least 70 points in a game since it posted 73 against Austin Peay in 2017.

Temple entered the game allowing just 16 points on defense.

Owls quarterback E.J. Warner, who’s the son of NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, threw for more than 200 yards but only 1 touchdown.

Temple struggled on third down throughout the game to finish 7 of 17. Meanwhile, UCF converted 7 of 8.

Edgewater product RJ Harvey carried the ball 4 times for 73 yards while freshman quarterback Thomas Castellanos led the team with 88 rushing yards in relief of Plumlee.

Thursday’s result is the second time this season the Knights have scored at least 56 points. UCF opened with a 56-10 win over South Carolina State.

For the second week in a row, UCF had two receivers with more than 100 yards. In addition to Kobe Hudson 4 catches for 121 yards and 2 touchdowns, Ryan O’Keefe had 7 for 111 yards and 2 TDs.

Plumlee completed 18-of-22 passes for 373 yards in less than three full quarters of play.

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