Make it 18 games in a row for the No. 12 ranked University of Central Florida with the Knights coming off the field with a victory. The Knights got another solid performance from quarterback McKenzie Milton, who threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns as UCF defeated Southern Methodist 48-20 on Saturday night at Spectrum Stadium.

With the victory today, the Knights improve to 5-0 on the season and head into next week’s game against Memphis, who is 3-2 on the season, with plenty of momentum. SMU falls to 2-4 on the season after the loss and the Mustangs were only able to amount 320 total yards of offense on the day.

Another player that was able to have himself a big day for the Knights was running back Adrian Killins Jr., who rushed for a team-high 113 yards on 20 carries. UCF running back Otis Anderson chipped in with a 6-carry, 74-yard effort and added two touchdowns for the Knights.

AFter falling behind initially 3-0, UCF (5-0) wasted no time in gaining the lead when Killins rushed for a 15-yard touchdown run to give the Knights a 7-3 advantage. A Milton touchdown pass to wide out Dredrick Snelson and an Anderson scoring run put UCF ahead 21-3 and they never looked back.

Southern Methodist freshman quarterback William Brown lost for the first time since starting for the Mustangs in three starts. Brown was eventually replaced after completing 9-of-19 passes for 84 yards. On the other side of the spectrum, Milton looked very comfortable and continued to make his argument for the Heisman Trophy.

Milton completed 18-of-34 passes and distributed the ball out to six different receivers. With several top 10 teams in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll going down on Saturday, the Knights figure to move up in the standings come Sunday afternoon.

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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