UCF quarterback Brett Hodges completed 12 consecutive passes this weekend, earning him a total of 21 for 25 passes and the honor of Bright House Student Athlete of the Week.
Even though the crowd was far less than sold out, Hodges played as if for a large crowd, completing a total of 241 yards and a 24-yard touchdown pass to Quincy McDuffie in the fourth quarter.
That quarter was part of yet another 2009 after-halftime rally. The Knights were down 17-10 at thirty minutes, and managed to come back 37-32 over a No.12 ranked Houston team.
Hodges' consecutive pass completions are only second to Daunte Culpepper's 15 straight passes against Samford in 1997.
If Hodges would have played this way against teams all year, perhaps he would have been the Culpepper replacement I have been looking for—at least for this year.
Thanks to Hodges' and the Knights' exciting comeback, the team is now bowl eligible . A conference championship is still very possible, and another win is in UCF's sights as they play Tulane next Saturday at 2 p.m.
The game is the last of the Knights' home games this season. The last game of the year will be played against the UAB Blazers in Birmingham as C-USA's East Division shuffles out in dramatic fashion.