UCF extended their win streak to 20 games Saturday with a 37-10 win over ECU on the road. The Knights won despite not having Starting QB McKenzie Milton, who sat due to injury. .
5 Quick Takeaways:
1️⃣ No Milton, No Problem. Well not quite. The offense got off to a slow start under backup QB Darriel Mack Jr., setting for two FGs before scoring a TD. But the Knights proved capable of hanging on without their Heisman caliber QB, still putting up 37 points and winning by nearly 4 scores.
2️⃣ The Mack Show looks good. Redshirt freshman QB Darriel Mack has only played in garbage duty this year, so we hadn’t seen much of him. In the first start of his career,
Mack proved capable and gives the team a strong candidate to replace Milton when he graduates. While his air attack can use some seasoning, Mack was dominant on the ground, rushing for 120 yards and a TD. He averaged 5.5 yards per Carry and had a 27 yard dash. While he only produced 69 passing yards, he was able to effectively lead the offense down the field. He also had zero turnovers.
3️⃣ Dominance from the D: UCFs defense was the true catalyst in this game. They produced a season high 5 turnovers, including 4 fumble recoveries and 1 interception. The D Line was absolutely dominant, with the turnovers and limiting ECU to 90 rushing yards.
4️⃣ Nate Evans and Titus Davis continue to show up. The duo combined for 19 tackles, 1 sack, 2.5 TFLs and a fumble 6.
5️⃣ Run run and more run: With the passing game not working, UCF Relied on its ground game and it worked out great. The Knights rushed for 316 yards and had 5 players with at least 27 yards. Greg mccrae continues to show what an asset he is, accounting for 99 yards and a 74 yard TD scamper. .
UCF has a bye this week. .
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