If you haven’t heard about Adrian Killins Jr., maybe Saturday night’s performance might jolt your knowledge of him now.
The Golden Knights have only played a couple of games before Saturday’s American Athletic Conference matchup against Memphis, which could play into why none of UCF’s players have received much buzz at all.
All that likely changed after the electrifying performance put on by Killins Jr., as the speedster scored two touchdowns combined with his 179 total yards from scrimmage on just 14 touches.
The impressive offensive display helped jumpstart UCF and lift them to a dominating 40-13 victory over Memphis at Spectrum Stadium.
The Knights (3-0, 1-0) will take their act on the road next week and face Cincinnati (2-3, 0-1).
The hero last week on offense was UCF quarterback Makenzie Milton, who totaled 178 yards passing through the air and 94 on the ground in a 38-10 victory against Maryland. This time around, however, Killins Jr. provided all the fireworks offensively for the Knights.
No play was more exciting than the 96-yard scamper in the second quarter with 4:36 before halftime. Killins found a crease and bolted up the right sideline and pulled away from Memphis’ defenders for the score.
Not to be totally outdone, Milton had another solid performance under center for Scott Frost’s up-tempo offense, as the signal caller threw for over 250 yards and tossed three touchdowns. Milton continues to show his ability to run the ball, gaining 88 yards on 11 attempts. Wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith ended the night catching three passes for 71 yards and scoring twice. Running back Taj McGowan was solid, rushing for 61 yards and scoring a touchdown.
UCF’s defense for the second week in a row faced a good offensive group and was opportunistic. The Knights gave up 396 yards of offense, but forced four turnovers, three of them interceptions. The Knights offense finished the night amounting 603 yards overall.