No. 25 UCF Knights Dominate Cincinnati On the Road 51-23, Move To 4-0
By Ian MacDougall, UCF Knights // October 8, 2017
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CINCINNATI, OHIO (UCF KNIGHTS) – The No. 25 UCF offense did not miss a beat in Saturday’s 51-23 win over Cincinnati.
The Knights (4-0, 2-0) scored on all eight of its drives with seven touchdowns and one field goal to improve to 4-0 for the first time since moving to Division I in 1990.
Quarterback McKenzie Milton was unstoppable in the pocket, throwing for 374 yards and five touchdowns. Redshirt junior receiver Tre’Quan Smith also had a career night with five receptions for three touchdowns and 162 yards. Redshirt senior tight end Michael Colubiale notched 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. After waiting one hour and seven minutes, officials cancelled the remainder of the game. In a little under three quarters of action, the Knights totaled 511 yards of total offense for its first back-to-back games of 500 yards since 20002.
The Knights return to Spectrum Stadium next Saturday to face ECU for homecoming. Kick is schedule for 7 p.m. on CBS Sport 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.
• 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.
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