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Houston Loses to UCF After Heartbreaking Fumble at Goal Line (Video)

| by Michael Allen

The University of Central Florida Knights defeated the Houston Cougars last night 17-12 in a painful loss for the team from Texas, which came close to victory with only 24 seconds left.

Houston's backup quarterback Greg Ward Jr. replaced starter John O'Kornand and led two scoring drives in the fourth quarter, which ended up as field goals, according to CBS Sports.

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On his last drive, Ward made a remarkable run for the goal line and extended the ball towards the end zone for the winning touchdown, but it was not meant to be.

Ward was hit at the last moment by UCF player Brandon Alexander causing the ball to go into the end zone and out of bounds (video below), noted SBNation.com.

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Replays confirmed the call by the line judge that Ward didn't have possession of the ball when it crossed the goal line.

The fumble resulted in a touchback for the Knights, who simply ran out the clock to win the game, reports BleacherReport.com.

Sources: CBS Sports, SBNation.com, BleacherReport.com