UAB loses season finale to Central Florida 49-24

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Quincy McDuffie ran for three touchdowns and Blake Bortles threw for two scores to lead Central Florida to a 49-24 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.

With the win, UCF (9-3, 7-1) clinched Conference USA's East Division title and will face Tulsa in the conference championship game next Saturday. McDuffie had scoring runs of 9, 8 and 43 yards in his final home game for Central Florida.

Bortles, who completed 17 of 23 for 225 yards, hit J.J. Worton with scoring passes of 18 and 4 yards. Lyle Dankenbring returned an interception 78 yards for a score as the Knights took advantage of numerous Blazer mistakes to jump out to a 35-10 halftime lead.

Jonathan Perry threw for 307 yards, two touchdown passes and a rushing score for UAB (3-9, 2-6).

UAB outgained UCF 322-237 in the first half, but three drives inside the Knights' 20-yard line ended with no points.

Scoring Summary FIRST QUARTERUABUCF TD12:40J.J. Worton 18 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 07TD06:37Latavius Murray 3 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 014 SECOND QUARTERUABUCF FG06:40Ty Long 25 Yd 314TD04:13Quincy McDuffie 9 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 321TD02:34Lyle Dankenbring 78 Yd Interception Return (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 328TD01:28Patrick Hearn 76 Yd Pass From Jonathan Perry (Ty Long Kick) 1028TD00:26J.J. Worton 4 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 1035 THIRD QUARTERUABUCF TD08:02Quincy McDuffie 8 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 1042TD04:35Jonathan Perry 2 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 1742 FOURTH QUARTERUABUCF TD10:22Darrin Reaves 15 Yd Pass From Jonathan Perry (Ty Long Kick) 2442TD04:00Quincy McDuffie 43 Yd Run (Shawn Moffitt Kick) 2449Team Stat Comparison {}UABUCF 1st Downs26233rd down efficiency6-166-114th down efficiency2-50-2Total Yards599473Passing510244Comp-Att37-5618-24Yards per pass9.110.2Rushing89229Rushing Attempts2739Yards per rush3.35.9Penalties3-313-15Turnovers20Fumbles lost10Interceptions thrown10Possession29:5730:03