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Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 14 UCF beats Ga Tech 49-21

UCF beat the Yellow Jackets behind two different stretches of multiple unanswered touchdowns.

ATLANTA — ATLANTA (AP) - Dillon Gabriel threw for a career-best 417 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 14 Central Florida to a 49-21 victory over Georgia Tech in the Knights’ season opener. After giving up a long return on the opening kickoff, UCF rebounded behind their sophomore QB to beat a Georgia Tech team that was looking to build on a big win at Florida State in its first game. Tre Nixon and Marlon Williams each hauled in a pair of TD passes. Georgia Tech got a pair of TDs and a long kickoff return from freshman Jahmyr Gibbs, but it wasn't enough.