Every week has UCF keeping the same mantra and that’s to remain undefeated and to continue the country’s longest winning streak. To continue the Knights dash through the regular season, they would have to upend a struggling Navy group that has only won two games all year long. The Knights made sure to keep it that way on homecoming.
UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton accounted for three touchdowns and led the Knights to a sound 35-24 victory over the Midshipmen Saturday afternoon at Spectrum Stadium. With the victory, UCF improves to 9-0 on the season and have extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 22 games.
The Knights take the field again next Saturday when they host American Athletic Conference foe Cincinnati. UCF will have the same goals in mind and improving to 10-0 and extending the win streak to 23 games is the next marks to strive for.
”At the end of the day, if you’re doing it right inside of your program, each game becomes bigger,” UCF coach Josh Heupel said. “That’s what we want. That’s the type of program we’re trying to build,” Heupel added. ”I have great respect for Cincinnati. We’re going to enjoy this one today and move on to Cincinnati tomorrow.”
The Knights’ secondary didn’t have too much work to do on their hands when it came to defending the passing game of Navy’s, as the Midshipmen only passed the ball twice all game and for no yards. All of Navy’s yards care on the ground and they totaled 374. It would be UCF’s offense doing much of the damage on the day, with Milton going 17-of-21 for 200 yards and two touchdowns.
The run game for UCF wasn’t too shabby as the Knights dash their way around and through the defense of Navy’s for 297 yards total.