The University of Central Florida got off to a slow start against the underdog South Carolina State Bulldogs with only 24 points in the first half, lower than the expectation the team had for the opener.
Makenzie Milton was not quite his Heisman self, throwing 3 interceptions and only going 10-23 in the first half for 130 yards. With the negative came positive streaks on offense through the night.
The Knight’s star running back Adrian Killins is picking up right where he left off with two Touchdown runs in the first half, one for 3 yards, and another for 24 yards and a total of 87 yards. Knights kicker Matthew Wright also picked up 3 more points for UCF by drilling a 25-yard field goal. Another rising star running back Otis Anderson added to the scoring in the first half with a 1-yard touchdown run. The Knights defense was a different story in the first half. They held SCS to 0 points with an interception and 3 sacks keeping the score at 24-0 to end the half.
The second half started off hot for UCF: Free safety Richie Grant had an interception that led to a scoring drive, Milton connected with Gabe Davis in the back corner of the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown pass making the score 31-0.
The Knights running backs also stayed hot on their heels. Sophomore Greg McCrae took off for a 32-yard touchdown run putting the Knights up 38-0. UCF’s defense continued to dominate SCS in the second half keeping them at 0 points and adding another interception by Antwan Collier. UCF keeps there 15-game winning streak alive with key guys on offense continuing to produce.
Receiver Gabe Davis had 9 receptions for 111 yards and Ole Miss transfer Tre Nixon had 3 receptions for 53 yards. UCF advances to 2-0 on the year with a big ACC matchup next week in Chapel Hill against North Carolina.