The only thing that could stop the UCF aerial attack was Mother Nature. With four seconds remaining in the third quarter, the game was delayed due to weather in the area, but after waiting one hour and seven minutes, the American Athletic Conference cancelled the remainder of the contest. In a little under three quarters of action, the Knights totaled 511 yards of total offense, their first time with back-to-back games of 500 yards since 2002.
The Knights will look to continue the winning streak at Spectrum Stadium next Saturday against ECU. Homecoming kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.
MILTON TO SMITH FOR SIX
• Milton and Smith were in sync, connecting on three touchdown passes of 79, 41 and 22 yards.
• Smith also found the end zone on a five-yard run off right tackle in the third quarter for his first career scoring run.
• Milton’s 374-yard outing set a new career high, besting a 360-yard performance against FIU earlier this year.
• Smith’s 79-yard touchdown reception from Milton in the first quarter was a career-long reception and pass for each, respectively.
MARC DANIELS ON THE CALL
HEAD COACH SCOTT FROST AFTER THE GAME
On the execution of the offense…
“I’ve been around football for a while, and I don’t remember a cleaner game offensively. We executed so well after a great week of preparation. I knew our guys were ready to play. The performance that they put out on offense was pretty special. It’s a great thing to build on.”
On the fast start in the first quarter…
“I was a little worried after last week, coming off a big game and dealing with the distractions that could potentially hit the team. Our guys prepared great. Anytime you can score on your first drive, I think it sets the table for the rest of the game. We’ve done that a couple weeks in a row now. Our guys were dialed in and ready to play at the start of the game.”
On McKenzie Milton…
“That kid’s playing lights out. He deserves some credit for what’s going on. We’re a lot better all around him too. He’s got a lot of good weapons and some new ones coming up every week. His offensive line has given up one sack in four weeks. McKenzie is playing some darn good football right now.”
DEFENSE DOES ITS PART
• Seyvon Lowry‘s interception in the second quarter was his second in as many games.
• Pat Jasinski recorded his first sack of the season in the win.
• Defensive linemen Tony Guerad, Trysten Hill and Jamiyus Pittman joined the offense for the “Tank” formation to push Taj McGowan into the end zone in the first quarter.
ROLL THE HIGHLIGHTS
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