The UCF offense did not miss a beat in Saturday’s 51-23 win over Cincinnati. The No. 25 Knights (4-0, 2-0) scored on all eight of their drives with seven touchdowns and one field goal to improve to 4-0 for the first time since moving to Division I.
Quarterback McKenzie Milton was unstoppable in the pocket, throwing for 374 yards and a career-best five touchdowns. Redshirt junior receiver Tre’Quan Smith also had a career night with five receptions for three touchdowns and 162 yards. Tight end Michael Colubialenotched his first career touchdown reception on a 21-yard grab from Milton in the second quarter. All four of the Knights’ scoring passes were longer than 20 yards, including a 54-yard strike to Dredrick Snelson to open the game.
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.