Many UCF fans were excited to watch the running backs this season because of the experience and talent the Knights had returning. In Thursday night's 56-14 victory over Akron, the Knights gained 220 yards on the ground.
Senior running back Latavius Murray led the way with 109 yards and one touchdown. Freshman Cedric Thompson was second in rushing with 45 yards and one touchdown, while sophomore Storm Johnson ran for 36 yards and two touchdowns.
The backs were able to display many of their skills at InfoCision Stadium and much of that is because of the performance of the offensive line.
"They blocked really well," Johnson said. "It's always good to have a solid offensive line. We feed off of their energy and that's how we get things done."
Johnson is excited to watch the offensive line this season and see even more lanes created for the running backs. The Georgia native hopes to celebrate more victories like this during the season.
"I enjoyed every minute of it," Johnson said. "I soaked it up with my teammates and we congratulated everyone and we're ready for more."
Up next for the Knights will be another non-conference opponent from Ohio when UCF travels to Ohio State on Sept. 8.