Late scores sinks East Carolina at UCF

The 20-16 loss snapped the Pirates' three-game winning streak

(Gerry Broome / AP Photo)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Mark-Antony Richards’ 1-yard touchdown smash with 23 seconds left to play helped carry Central Florida to a 20-16 win over East Carolina on Saturday.

Richards’ score ended an 11-play, 64-yard drive that lasted just a little more than three minutes.

Johnny Richardson paced UCF (3-2, 1-1 American Athletic Conference) on the ground with 104 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown. Mikey Keene threw for 194 yards for the Knights.

Holton Ahlers threw for 208 yards, a touchdown and an interception for the Pirates (3-3, 1-1). East Carolina outgained the UCF by a yard but had three turnovers. The loss snapped ECU’s three-game winning streak.

With its sixth-straight win over the Pirates, UCF leads the cumulative series 11-10.