There’s four college football teams in the country still currently undefeated and one of them is the University of Central Florida. The No. 18 Knights have continued their march on history and notched it’s ninth consecutive victory Saturday afternoon when they soundly defeated the Huskies (3-7) 49-24 at Spectrum Stadium in a American Athletic Conference matchup.

The new College Football Playoff poll will be interesting to see, as several teams ahead of UCF fell on Saturday, including No. 12 Michigan State, No. 16 Mississippi State and No. 17 Virginia Tech. Coupled with all three of those teams falling, the Knights should see themselves rise in the CFP rankings.

”When you look up and you didn’t have best day but you have 49 points those are good problems,” UCF coach Scott Frost said about his team’s performance on Saturday. ”We can play a lot better but I think the guys made enough plays.”

For the nation’s highest scoring attack, scoring 49 points is a decent day at the office and the Knights  made it look easy at times. UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton had himself another stellar day, completing 24-of-36 passes for 311 yards and a couple touchdowns. Milton also added 52 yards rushing and a score.

Milton wasn’t the only offensive player getting loose on the ground against the Huskies, as wide receiver Otis Anderson showed out and rushed for 84 yards and scored two touchdowns. Wide receivers Tre’Quan Smith (seven catches, 120 yards) and Gabriel Davis (eight catches, 95 yards) were solid for UCF.

The defense made sure to do their part in confusing the Huskies’ offense, which turned over the ball twice. UConn quarterback David Pinsell was held to 201 yards through the air and running back Kevin Mensah was limited to under 55 yards rushing after nearly going for over 100 against USF last weekend.

The Knights will hit the road and head north to face Temple (5-5) in Philadelphia. The game will be on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field and is scheduled for a 12 p.m. kickoff.

About The Author

Andy Villamarzo has covered high school and youth sports for the Tampa Bay Times and The Tampa Tribune as a correspondent since 2008. He is a native of Holiday, FL, who graduated from Gulf High School and studied at St. Petersburg College. He has covered various prep, collegiate and professional athletes throughout his writing career, including Josh Johnson (Jacksonville Jaguars), Patrick Schuster (Arizona Diamondbacks) and currently writes for other publications like The Suncoast News, Friday Night Football Magazine and TopDrawerSoccer.com.

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