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Quarterback Mikey Keene leads UCF past Tulane

His 23-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Johnson with just under minutes remaining is the difference.
UCF receiver Ryan O'Keefe (4) catches a long pass in front Tulane cornerback Jaylon Monroe (9) during Saturday's game in Orlando.
UCF receiver Ryan O'Keefe (4) catches a long pass in front Tulane cornerback Jaylon Monroe (9) during Saturday's game in Orlando.
Published Nov. 7, 2021

ORLANDO — Mikey Keene’s 23-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Johnson with 5:55 remaining sent UCF past Tulane 14-10 on Saturday.

Keene finished 19-for-25 passing (76 percent) for 229 yards. His first scoring pass was a 15-yarder to Ryan O’Keefe for a 7-0 lead with 2:40 left in the first quarter.

Tyjae Spears’ 8-yard scoring run for Tulane with 9:22 left in the third ended a nine-play, 80-yard scoring drive that took 5-1/2 minutes and knotted the score at 7.

After holding UCF (6-3, 4-2 American Athletic Conference) to a three-and-out, Merek Glover kicked a 25-yard field goal to give Tulane the lead.

Michael Pratt threw for 147 yards for the Green Wave.

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