It was game delayed by three weeks because of Hurricane Irma, and in the end, Memphis is probably wishing they didn’t play it. UCF clobbered the Tigers Saturday night almost from the beginning and posted an easy 40-13 victory.
After each team scored a TD on their opening possession, Memphis led 7-6. Then, the Golden Knights took the game over behind QB McKenzie Milton’s arm and the legs of Adrian Killins who took off on a record breaking run:
Ninety. Six. Yards.
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 1, 2017
Killins’ 96 yard TD lightning bolt is the longest run in UCF and American Conference history and it set the Knights on the path to the easy win.
For his part, Milton threw a TD pass shortly after that in the second quarter, as UCF built a 23-7 lead. He came out early in the third slinging it some more and threw two more TD passes, as UCF ran off 34 straight points at one stage.
Memphis, which came into the game 3-0 with an upset of UCLA on their resume’, turned the ball over four times, twice inside the Knights 20 yard line. That killed any hope of a comeback.
This was a makeup game from Hurricane Irma postponing it three weeks ago.
UCF registered 603 yards on the night including 350 on the ground to wipe out the Tigers, once and for all.
The Knights are now 3-0 themselves and will play at Cincinnati in conference play next week.