Blake Bortles threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Godfrey with 23 seconds left and Central Florida stunned No. 8 Louisville by rallying for a 38-35 victory on Friday night, ending the perfect start for Teddy Bridgewater and the host Cardinals.
Down 28-7 midway through the third quarter, the Knights (5-2, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) scored three touchdowns in a 7:22 span to tie the game. Storm Johnson had a 1-yard TD run and a 20-yard reception for another score, and William Stanback ran 12 yards for the tying TD.
UCF then went in front on Shawn Moffitt's 34-yard field goal with 7:36 remaining.
Louisville (6-1, 2-1) reclaimed the lead on Dominique Brown's 15-yard run with three minutes to go, but the Knights drove 75 yards in 11 plays to take the lead for good on Bortles' TD and then held off the Cardinals' comeback attempt.
Bridgewater made one last desperate heave into the end zone as time expired, but the Heisman Trophy contender was unable to find anyone.
Bridgewater finished 29-of-38 passing for 341 yards and two touchdowns.
Eastern Michigan: Junior wide receiver Demarius Reed, 20, was found shot to death Friday in an off-campus apartment building in what authorities said was a homicide that might have been a robbery.
The Ypsilanti Police Department was investigating the slaying, which came a day before a home game against Ohio University that will be played as scheduled. Reed was shot multiple times, and personal items were taken, police said.
No arrests were made as of late Friday afternoon.
Heather Lyke, vice president and athletic director at the school, said Eastern Michigan had suffered "an unbelievable loss."
"Demarius was an influential leader who thrived in the classroom and on the field," she said. "Everyone gravitated to him and often described him as the 'life of the locker room.' "
Alabama: The NCAA has cleared Crimson Tide safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to return for Saturday's Arkansas game. Clinton-Dix served a two-game suspension for accepting a short-term loan of less than $500 from assistant strength and conditioning coach Corey Harris, possibly violating NCAA rules about student-athletes receiving extra benefits.
Harris was placed on administrative leave.
Florida State-Clemson: While the four-team chase for the BCS title doesn't start until 2014, the playoffs probably will look and feel very much like Saturday night's showdown between the No. 5 Seminoles (5-0) and No. 3 Tigers (6-0) in a jam-packed stadium in Clemson, S.C. "ESPN College GameDay" will be on campus with a track to the national title game at stake.
The matchup features two star quarterbacks -- Clemson senior Tajh Boyd and Florida State redshirt freshman Jameis Winston -- in the Atlantic Coast Conference's first matchup of top-five teams since 2005. Winston has elevated himself alongside Boyd in the Heisman Trophy discussion, having thrown two more TD passes than Boyd (17 to 15) in one fewer game.
Utah-Arizona: The Utes carry the momentum from one of the biggest victories in school history when they venture out of their home state for the first time this season to face the Wildcats.
When coach Kyle Whittingham's team knocked off then-No. 5 Stanford 27-21 in Salt Lake City last weekend, it was the highest-ranked team the Utes ever had beaten at home. Now Utah (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) must avoid a letdown against Arizona (3-2, 0-2), which is playing its first home game in over a month.
Missouri-Florida: The 14th-ranked and undefeated Tigers will try to keep it up against one of the nation's top defenses -- minus their most indispensable player. Redshirt freshman quarterback Maty Mauk makes his first career start in place of injured James Franklin against the No. 22 Gators.
Oregon: The second-ranked Ducks will wear pink helmets, along with pink cleats, socks and gloves, Saturday when they play visiting Washington State. Oregon is donning the new accessories as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.