John Rhys Plumlee had a night for the ages as UCF obliterated Temple 70-13 in Orlando on Thursday.

Plumlee, who transferred from Ole Miss in the offseason, accounted for 7 touchdowns on the evening. Four of them came through the air, 2 to Kobe Hudson and 2 to Ryan O’Keefe, as he was 18-of-22 for 373 yards passing. He also added 3 touchdowns on the ground, taking 7 carries for 37 yards. His 7 touchdowns accounted for tied a program record.

The Knights led 14-10 after a quarter of play before the Owls pulled to within 14-13 with 8 minutes, 43 seconds remaining until halftime. But UCF scored 56 unanswered points the rest of the way to turn a close affair into a blowout.

After a loss to Louisville, Gus Malzahn’s team has rattled off 4 straight wins and is now 5-1. Can Plumlee and the Knights claim a first American Athletic Conference title since 2018 in their final season before heading to the Big 12? They next travel to East Carolina on Oct. 22.