Knights shine in East Hartford

You can’t win them all, unless you win the first one. And, you can win the first one in a way that can quickly convince the nation you have enough to win them all, again.

That’s the impression the #21 UCF Knights (1-0) left on Thursday night in East Hartford, Connecticut, blasting the UCONN Huskies 56-17 for the school’s 14th consecutive win.

Last season’s top ranked offense looked every bit the part again, led by McKenzie Milton’s 346 yards passing and career-high tying five touchdowns. Milton added 50 yards rushing on seven carries in what didn’t even equate to a full night’s work. Even backup quarterback, Darriel Mack Jr., joined in the fun, taking his only rush attempt 70 yards down the sideline to pay dirt.

The Knights scored touchdowns on eight of their 11 possessions, with no drive shorter than 61 yards – and did so in just 22 minutes of game time.

“I don’t know if we’re going to miss a beat. The schematics are a little different, but we’re going to score a lot of points no matter what.” Milton said.

The Huskies saw flashes of brilliance from senior quarterback, David Pindell, who was single-handedly responsible for 423 yards of total offense. The Knights defense forced three Huskies turnovers.

UCF hosts its home opener next Saturday against the underwhelming South Carolina State Bulldogs.


Thursday’s game began with what appeared to be a serious injury to UCF defensive back, Aaron Robinson, who collided with a teammate on the opening kickoff and remained motionless on the field for several minutes. Robinson was cut from his equipment and transported to a local hospital for evaluation, where he remained overnight. The latest reports are that Robinson is expected to be ok, and has no signs of paralysis. His availability is unknown at his time.


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Written by Nick Moore

Nick Moore is a sports contributor at Central Florida Lifestyle. He is an alumni of the University of Florida, where he graduated with honors from the School of Health and Human Performance - Sports Management.
Nick has been in the media industry for 13 years, serving a variety of roles in both the business and production aspects. His well-rounded work history is a testament to his belief that you can never learn too much, and the best learning comes through doing.

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