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UCF Secures Victory with Boomer's Late Field Goal against Boise State, Final Score 18-16

The UCF Knights made history by defeating the Boise State Broncos in their home opener with an 18-16 victory. The game was a nail-biter, with sophomore kicker Colton Boomer securing the win with a 40-yard field goal with just three seconds remaining on the clock. The win marked the first time the Broncos had lost their home opener in 22 years, a testament to the Knights' grit and determination.

Despite trailing for much of the game, the Knights never gave up hope and continued to fight until the very end. Boise State had taken the lead with only 1:49 left in the game, but UCF marched down the field to put themselves in position for the game-winning field goal. Quarterback John Rhys Plumlee led the offense with 272 passing yards and 73 rushing yards, while wide receiver Kobe Hudson had a career-high 134 receiving yards.

Defensively, the Knights were equally impressive, limiting the Broncos to just 16 points and preventing them from entering the red zone. Tre’Mon Morris-Brash led the defense with four tackles, including three tackles for loss and a sack.

The win was a significant one for UCF, not only because it was a hard-fought victory on the road but also because it marked the second consecutive game in which the Knights scored first. UCF coach Gus Malzahn praised his team's effort, saying, "What a big-time, quality win for our program on the road. It was hard-earned."

Looking ahead, the Knights will face Villanova at home on September 18, where they will hope to build on their momentum and continue their winning ways. With a talented roster and a never-say-die attitude, UCF is poised for a successful season and could be a force to be reckoned with in the college football world.

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