ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Saturday's update on the UCF football team. The Knights return to their normal schedule today as they will practice from 3:15-5:30 p.m., and it will be the second-straight day in shoulder pads.
-On Friday, UCF moved its practice to the evening, and donned the shoulder pads for the first time in the preseason.
-With the offensive line paving the way, running back Storm Johnson dazzled early in Friday's session, consistently running by the defense.
-During the second half of practice, the defense stepped up and forced numerous incompletions before Breshad Perriman made a diving snag from a Blake Bortles pass to wake up the offense a bit.
-At the end of practice, director of player personnel Drew Hughes topped director of player development Kristy Belden and defensive graduate assistant Mark Cammack in a sprint from sideline to sideline in a version of the UCF Olympics.
-UCFAthletics.com/YouTube - Brendan Kelly & Billy Giovanetti Video Interview
-UCFAthletics.com/YouTube - Storm Johnson and Jonathan Davis Video Interview
-UCFAthletics.com/YouTube - Jordan and Justin McCray Video Interview
-Daily Reflector - Pirates Hit the Practice Field
-Associated Press - Tulsa Preview
Stat of the Day
-On third downs last year, J.J. Worton led all receivers by hauling in nine receptions for first downs. Josh Reese and Quincy McDuffie were tied for second with five catches on third downs which resulted in a first down.
What to Look For
-UCF is slated to be in full pads for the first time on Sunday.
-From Aug. 4-18, practices are scheduled for 3:15-5:30 p.m., but check @UCF_Football on Twitter for any announcement of time changes.
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