UCF’s season began tonight with a 62-0 victory against Florida A&M, but cornerback Brandon Moore’s season likely ended as well.
While leading 55-0 with 1:21 left in the third quarter, the senior cornerback appeared to intercept a pass from FAMU quarterback Rasean McKay.
Moore raced to the sidelines and was tackled out of bounds near the 30-yard line, but he did not get up for several minutes.
The medical team brought out the cart and stretcher for Moore as the rest of the team crossed to the opponent sideline to greet their injured teammate.
Wide receiver Gabe Davis, whose friendship with Moore goes back to their high school days, was one of the first to run across to greet the injured corner.
“He’s like a brother,” Davis said. “That’s the last person I want to see go down on the field.”
Moore has been apart of many of the team’s successful moments in his time at UCF. He batted down 10 passes last season and scored on a pick-six in the Fiesta Bowl last season.
“BAM is a very important member of our team,” defensive end Brendon Hayes said. “To see a guy like him go down is definitely devastating.
Many fans went to Twitter to express their confusion as to why Moore was in the game up 55 points late in the third quarter, including former teammate Tre Neal.
Up 50 points and you have your starting Corner in?— Tre Neal (@TreNeal_) August 30, 2019
Coach Heupel said he had a play count that he was looking to meet and he had yet to reach that quota before his injury late in the third quarter.
“Extremely disappointed for him,” coach Heupel said. “Not a better kid in our program.”
This is a developing story. We will update this story as updates come in.