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Pitt Just Knocked Off UCF On A Wild Trick Play In The Final Minute

A Pitt player celebrates knocking off UCF.

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 21: Paris Ford #12 of the Pittsburgh Panthers reacts after a blocked punt by Aaron Mathews #6 in the second quarter during the game against the UCF Knights at Heinz Field on September 21, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

The UCF Knights will not finish the season with an undefeated record this year. The Pitt Panthers, behind a wild trick play in the final minute, knocked them off 35-34 in a stunner.

Pitt raced out to a 21-0 lead early, only to blow it in less than one quarter of play. But one final drive sealed the deal for the Panthers.

With UCF leading 34-28, Pitt snapped the ball straight to a running back, who handed it off to wideout Aaron Mathews. Mathews then found quarterback Kenny Pickett in the end zone for a three-yard touchdown.

The extra point made the score 35-34. UCF got the ball back with just under a minute to play, but was unable to get anything going.

A year ago, UCF finished the regular season undefeated before falling to LSU in the Fiesta Bowl. Before the game, fans of the Knights contended they should have been in the College Football Playoff.

The loss comes as a surprise considering how well UCF played against Stanford last week.

As for Pitt, the Panthers are now 2-2. They get Delaware next Saturday.