There are two undefeated college football teams in Florida left; one of them is the Golden Knights. UCF moves to 7-0 for the first time in school history, but that wasn’t the only mark the Golden Knights left when they played Austin Peay Saturday evening.
Scott Frost’s bunch poured on a school record 73 points and rolled to a 73-33 victory over Austin Peay at Spectrum Stadium. UCF’s win coupled with a loss by No. 17 USF, who lost 28-24 at home to Houston, leaves the Golden Knights as Florida’s other undefeated Division I football team, with Miami (7-0) being the other.
”I don’t think we played our best game,” Frost said about the win. ”You can’t cheat the game of football. Either you’re playing you’re hardest or you’re not. Either you’re prepared or you’re not. We didn’t tackle very well and we made a lot of mistakes. But anytime you can play less than your best and still get a win, that’s an accomplishment.”
Despite Frost’s unhappiness with the way his team played, no one can argue against the results on the field. UCF (7-0) looked unstoppable all evening long and quarterback McKenzie Milton had a little bit to do with that. Milton played one of his most efficient games of the season and completed 24-of-26 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns.
“I thought it was an awesome effort collectively to get all those points up on the scoreboard,” Milton said.
Milton’s favorite targets on the day were Dredrick Snelson (five catches, 90 yards, two touchdowns) and Tre’Quan Smith (five catches, 64 yards, TD). There was no shortage of playmakers on the day, as defensive back Mike Hughes returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown.
The Governers (5—4) hung in for as long as they could, heading into the contest 40-plus point underdogs. Austin Peay racked up over 350 yards of offense, but two costly turnovers didn’t help its cause in keeping the contest close.
The Golden Knights go on the road next weekend and face Southern Methodist University (6-2) at Gerald J. Ford Field in Dallas, Texas. Kickoff is slated for 7:15 p.m. and the game can be watched on ESPN2.