UCF continued their undefeated streak with a 49-24 win over UConn (2-5, 3-7) at Spectrum Stadium.
Saturday afternoon’s game played out as expected, however the Knights also showed their resiliency.
After going scoreless in the third quarter, UCF’s offense got on a roll in the fourth— outscoring the Huskies 21-7 in the final 15 minutes to pull away with their ninth win.
UCF head coach Scott Frost admitted it wasn’t their best performance, but he liked the fight his team exemplified.
“We made a bunch of mistakes today, we didn’t play our best game again, but the kids made the plays when they had to and it was good to see them fight back in the end there and close the game with a win,” Frost told ESPNU during his post-game interview.
Knights QB McKenzie Milton now has five 300-yard passing games this season. Milton completed 25-of-36 passes for 326 yards, and two touchdowns. Milton has put up impressive numbers in 2017. He’s racked up 2,409 passing yards for 20 touchdowns so far this season.
It also marked the 10th 100-yard game for junior wide receiver TreQuan Smith, who’s now tied for third all-time with Ted Wilson. He finished the day with seven receptions for 130 yards.
A highlight was when Milton hooked up with Smith in the second for a 48-yard-touchdown to make it 28-10 at the half.
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UCF improves to 9-0, and 6-0 in American conference play as they make a run at a New Year’s Six Bowl.
Next Saturday, the Knights will face Temple in advance of the War on I-4 against in-state rival UCF on Black Friday.