Make no mistake, UCF was supposed to win easily at UConn and quarterback McKenzie Milton was almost destined to have big numbers. But, there’s what is supposed to happen and then, doing it.
For those wondering if Milton would have a drop off with a new head coach/play caller in Josh Heupel and some of his weapons of 2017 gone, wonder no more.
From the opening two drives of the game, the junior out of Hawaii was impressive.
Like, Heisman Trophy impressive.
As the Knights breezed down the field, Milton was running and throwing beautiful passes like this score to Tre Nixon for the 14-0 lead:
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When, the first half was completed, it was 28-10 in favor of the Knights. And then, with superior talent and most importantly, speed everywhere, UCF blew the game wide open in the third.
After an initial incompletion on the opening drive, Milton hit seven of his next eight passes on two drives and resulting in two more TD’s.
It was 42-10 and game over. It finished 56-10, with Milton watching a lot in the fourth quarter.
The final numbers should definitely satisfy those that wanted to see Milton look sharp in game one. He tallied 24-32 for 356 yards and five touchdowns in the air. He also rushed 50 yards on seven carries, all in the first half.
Milton even ended up getting more national pub, as ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt kept him around for post game for an interview live from the field in Connecticut for the late night Sportscenter.
And, so it goes for the nation’s longest win streak, now at 14 consecutive games.
Milton is at the controls and the Knights were definitely picking up where they left off in January in their Peach Bowl stunner against Auburn.
Sure, some will say that they were supposed to beat down the Huskies in the AAC opener, but again, Milton put arm and feet to it Thursday night.
And for now, other Heisman hopefuls have to get off to as good an early start as he did.
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