UCF Knights Stay Perfect With 49-24 Victory Over UConn On Veterans Day
By Ian MacDougall, UCF Knights // November 11, 2017
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCFKnights.com) – Behind 519 yards of total offense, the UCF football team improved to 9-0 on the season with a 49-24 victory over UConn on Saturday at Spectrum Stadium.
The No. 12/14 Knights topped 500 yards of total offense for the sixth time this season.
The Knights flew out of the gates with touchdowns on four of their first five drives. Otis Anderson strolled into end zone on a three-yard run to open the scoring. Adrian Killins Jr. notched his eighth rushing touchdown of the season with a four-yard scamper on UCF’s second drive. Quarterback McKenzie Milton found Marlon Williams with a four-yard touchdown toss to make it 21-3.
Milton then hit Tre’Quan Smith with a 41-yard touchdown strike midway through the second quarter.
The UCF defense forced a pair of UConn turnovers. With the Knights leading 14-3 in the first, Tony Guerad jumped on a loose ball at the Huskies’ 13 yard line to set up the Black and Gold’s third touchdown. Mike Hughes picked off his third pass of the year with a diving effort to halt a Husky drive late in the second quarter. The Knights were in UConn backfield throughout the afternoon with a trio of sacks and four quarterback hurries.
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OTIS’ CAREER DAY
• Anderson finished with nine carries for 84 yards and two touchdowns, all career highs.
• The native of Jacksonville bounced back from a third-quarter fumble with a 65-yard touchdown run.
• In addition, Anderson was never tackled for a loss on Saturday.
KZ KEEPS IT CLEAN
• Milton finished the day with 311 yards on 24-of-36 passing with a pair of touchdown strikes.
• The Kapolei, Hawaii, native joined Blake Bortles (2013) and Daunte Culpepper (1997) for third with five 300-yard passing games in a single season.
• Milton did not throw an interception for the fifth time this season.
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