Central Florida is off to a menacing start in its season-opening matchup against Akron. The Knights went into halftime with a convincing 35-0 lead, taking a one-touchdown lead after the first quarter, then scoring three more touchdowns in the second.
Blake Bortles threw a five-yard touchdown toss to Chris Martin for the Knights' first score. The next two touchdowns were short yard gains by Latavius Murray and Storm Johnson, respectively. Bortles got with Rannell Hall for an 18-yard touchdown pass with just over three minutes to go in the half. Johnson just scored another touchdown right before the first half ended.
UCF have a total of 249 yards, compared to Akron's 128. The Knights have also converted on three out of six third down attempts, but Akron just three of nine. UCF has the clear advantage going into the final half.
Especially if Bortles keeps dealing it like he has been -- 9-for-11 in the first half -- Akron can expect it to be a long night.