Here is the quick second quarter recap of USC-UCF:
- UCF started the second quarter with the ball near midfield. The moved into Gamecock territory, but the drive ended with a sack on third down that pushed the Knights back 14 yards to the USC 43. That forced a punt.
- Vic Hampton tried to return the 54 yard punt and was tackled immediately inside the five yard line. USC started the drive on its own three. USC moved the ball to the 49 yard line before they stalled out on a third and four play and punted.
- After the punt UCF started on its own 10. The Knights put together another long drive and moved inside the Gamecock ten yard line. The ended up settling for a 27 yard field goal. That made it 10-0 Knights with 4:26 left in the half.
- UCF scoring summary: 13 plays, 80 yards, 6:43 off the clock.
- USC started its next drive on its own 25. USC moved to midfield before the drive stalled. There was a high snap on the punt attempt and Tyler Hull had to pick the ball up off the ground. He managed to get off the punt but it went nowhere. UCF took over on the Gamecock 36.
- USC was able to escape the jam with a Vic Hampton interception. That gave the Gamecocks the ball back on their won 38 with just over a minute left in the half. The Gamecocks moved into field goal range but lost 15 yards to the 46 on a personal foul by Ronald Patrick on a third down play. USC took a couple of shots deep but were unable to get any points. Dylan Thompson was intercepted on his fourth down attempt.
HALFTIME SCORE: UCF 10, USC 0.