John Rhys Plumlee accounted for 308 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 22 UCF took over first place in the AAC with a 38-31 victory over No. 16 Tulane on Saturday.
“We ran the football really good against the best rushing defense in our league,” UCF coach Gus Malzahn said. “John Rhys, he’s a special talent, there’s no doubt, that he can run that effective and he’s a tough guy, too.”
Returning from an Oct. 29 concussion against Cincinnati, Plumlee rushed for 176 yards and two TDs, highlighted by a 67-yard scoring run. He also passed for 132 yards, including his 8-yard TD pass to Alabama transfer Javon Baker.
UCF (8-2, 5-1) surpassed 400 yards of offense for the eighth time this season.