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Central Florida cruises to bowl victory

The Associated PressDecember 22, 2012 

SPORTS FBC-BALLST-UCF 15 OS

UCF running back Latavius Murray knocks a Ball State player's helmet off as he runs through the line during the Beef O'Brady's Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, December 21, 2012. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

STEPHEN M. DOWELL — MCT

— Blake Bortles threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth to lead Central Florida to a 38-17 rout of Ball State in the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl on Friday.

Bortles threw first-half TD passes of 7 and 5 yards to Latavius Murray, who also scored on a 2-yard run to help the Knights (10-4).

Ball State (9-4) washeld to a season-low point total.

Ohio State’s spring game to be in Cincinnati

Ohio State’s 2013 spring game will be played on the road. Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati will host the April 13 scrimmage because of renovations at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State will be resurfacing the seating areas at Ohio Stadium.

Bowl news

Mike Uremovich is following Dave Doeren from Northern Illinois to coach the offensive line at N.C. State. ... Stanford defensive lineman Terrence Stephens has been declared ineligible for the Rose Bowl because of a secondary violation of NCAA rules.

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