VIDEO: UCF Knights Fall To No. 5 Michigan In The Big House 51-14
By UCF Knights // September 10, 2016
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ABOVE VIDEO: Hear what coach Frost and select players said about the Knights’ tough loss against the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines.
(UCF KNIGHTS) – No. 5 Michigan defeated UCF 51-14 Saturday afternoon at Michigan Stadium.
Despite the loss and the score, Knights head coach Scott Frost saw positives for his team.
“We came in here and out-hit those guys today,” Frost said. “Standing on the sideline, there’s no doubt which team was hitting harder. Our guys came in hungry. It’s rare that you can come into Michigan and rush for (nearly) 300 yards on them, while they had to run a fly sweep in the fourth quarter to get to 100.”
Of course, there were areas to improve.
“We need to fix some things in pass defense. We’ve got to find ways to throw the ball on offense,” Frost said.
“There’s a lot to fix. But there’s also a lot to feel excited about.”
The Wolverines took advantage of great field position after partially blocking two UCF punts and a field goal attempt in the first quarter. Michigan scored on drives of 42, 57 and 45 yards to grab a 21-0 lead after one period of play.
The Wolverines added a field goal and touchdown early in the second quarter to go on top, 31-0. The first appearance of UCFast then gave the Knights a lift.
True freshman Adrian Killins took his first carry of the game – and the second of his collegiate career – 87 yards for a record-tying touchdown. Killins went around he right end and outraced the Michigan defense for the score. It tied Kevin Smith’s school record for longest rush in school history. Michigan added a field goal before halftime to make the score 34-7 at intermission.
The Knights put together a five-play, 72-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter to make the score 44-14. Dontravious Wilson went up the middle and scored from 34 yards out.
The Wolverines made it 51-14 early in the fourth quarter on a 30-yard touchdown pass to account for the final score.