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Rapid Recap- UCF steamrolls Cincinnati to remain unbeaten

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If there was a concern that UCF would any letdown after blowing out Maryland and Memphis in back to back games, the Knights put it to rest quickly Saturday night in Cincinnati in another blowout 51-23.

QB McKenzie Milton led the onslaught with 282 yards and four first half TD passes, as the Knights opened up a 37-16 advantage at the break and never looked back.

Check out this rope from Milton to Tre’Quan Smith on the fourth of those scores:

As we previewed, UCF boss Scott Frost had been concerned that their 3-0 start and debut this week in the AP rankings would distract them.

Clearly, not the case in this on the road against an American Conference foe.

The Knights took the opening kickoff for the second half, drove 70 yards in 10 plays and when Smith took it in from five yards out, it was 44-16 and UCF could basically name the score.

Later in the third period Milton hit Smith, again, with his fifth TD pass and a 51-23 lead.

Soon after, the heavens opened up with heavy rain and more importantly, lightning and a weather delay ensued. After almost an hour of waiting, Bearcat officials, the game officials and the American Conference decided to end things. This was interesting, because there was still an entire fourth quarter to play.

Nonetheless, the final score will read 51-23 UCF.

So, the Knights improve to 4-0 for only the second time in program history. The last time was 1988 when UCF was playing Division II football.

The Knights will be heavily favored when the odds come out, to wipe out their next opponent, too. East Carolina at 1-5 will visit Orlando next Saturday and the Pirates are pathetic on D.

How bad? ECU has allowed at least 34 points all six games. They’ve allowed at least 50 in three of them.

Milton will be ready to try to light them up, too.

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