Knights defeat Boston College 30-3
Published: Sunday, September 11, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 16:09
"We don't let down for nobody, and we take any challenge," Nall said.
Senior placekicker Nick Cattoi has had his troubles with consistency in the past.
You'd hardly know it, though, after his performance Saturday night.
Cattoi was a perfect three-for-three on field goal attempts from 36, 35 and 32 yards. Cattoi accounted for the Knights' first nine points, all of which were extremely important in what was a very close game through three quarters.
"I thought [Cattoi] kicked with authority; you could hear the click, and anytime you can hear the kick on the sideline he's putting his foot to it," said head coach George O'Leary. "So I was pleased there."
Punter David Bohner also did well, with one punt in particular going for a career-long 52 yards.
Before the game, O'Leary had a message for his team.
"I said that when you play games, you usually have to win two out of three areas. You gotta win defense, offense or special teams," O'Leary said. "I told them [beforehand] tonight's a game, let's go out and see if we can get all three done. I just congratulated them because I think they got all three done tonight."
With the win, UCF improves to 2-0 for the first time since 1998. The Knights have looked stellar on defense and have yet to allow a touchdown this season. The offense continues to look very capable, especially Saturday against what is generally regarded as a very good Boston College defense.
The Knights, who through two games have outscored their opponents 92-3, likely won't savor the win for long though. UCF has a date with FIU this Saturday on the road, with the Panthers fresh off a win over Big East-opponent Louisville on Friday night.