For the second time this season, the Knights (6-2, 4-0) scored more than 50 points per game and remain undefeated in Conference USA after beating the Marshall Thundering Herd (3-5, 2-2) 54-17.
Saturday's game may have been UCF's best overall performance of the season accumulating 568 yards of total offense and 213 yards on special teams. The Knights said the squad played well in all three phases of the game.
"I think we really put it all together tonight," senior running back Latavius Murray said. "We came together as a team. We knew we had to play well tonight and we did that."
"We don't know what our full potential is, but the team did a really good job today on offense, defense and special teams," senior offensive lineman Thoe Goins said. "All of them scored a lot of points and made things happen."
One of the players who sent a jolt of excitement to the sideline a few times was senior wide receiver Quincy McDuffie. The Orlando native returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, including one during the opening kickoff of the second half.
"He's unbelievable, but he doesn't do it by himself," sophomore quarterback Blake Bortles said. "That unit has been great all year and a kid with speed and vision like Quincy is hard to stop."
From special teams to the offense, Latavius Murray had another big game for the Knights accumulating 195 total yards and four touchdowns. This was also the second week in a row that the New York native had a touchdown of 75 or more yards.
Following the contest, the humble senior had a lot of high praise for the offensive line.
"I have to give credit to the line," Murray said. "It starts there and the yards that needed to get them I made sure I got."
The Marshall offense came into this game as the top ranked offense in Conference USA, but the Knights defense was able to hold them in check Saturday. Before MU played UCF it averaged 568.4 yards per game. Against the Knights the Thundering Herd had only 364 yards.
Saturday's contest is considered one of the best games, if not the best game, UCF has played all season. But many of the seniors feel the squad can still get better.
"We don't know what our full potential is," Goins said. "We will judge that at the end of the season, but the team did a really good job today on offense, defense and special teams. All of them scored a lot of points and made things happen."