TAMPA, Florida – No. 8 UFC lost defender McKenzie Milton but still stumbled on South Florida 38-10 on Friday to prolong the longest winning streak of 24 matches and finish a second consecutive regular season.
Milton, eighth in the Heisman Trophy broadcast a year ago, injured his right knee when he was resolved at the end of the 5-yard, which was held in the second quarter. Darriel Mack Jr. (11-0, 8-0, No. 9 CFP) will face Memphis next week in the American Athletic Conference title.
Players in the two schools, which are about 100 kilometers away from Interstate 4, kneel on one knee while a trolley was rolled into the field, and Milton received medical assistance at the South Florida bench. The entire UCF team left its side line at one point to form a huge circle around Milton, who was placed on the cart and taken to the dressing room and later to the nearby hospital.
Before leaving, Milton finished 5 out of 10 passes for 86 yards, including 14-yards, marking Gabriel Davis 7-0. Knights ricochered on the pitch in the first match after the defender went 10-0.
Mac had a lot of help from a talented supportive voice that included Greg McCreevy to make sure the UFC did the job. South Florida (7-5, 3-5) ended the regular five-loss season as its longest slide since 2013.
McKray scored 40, 39 and 31 yards, and the second of the three TD re-established 14 points after South Florida briefly reached 17-10 at Johnny Ford's 34-yard catch-and-run only for the Bulls touchdown.
McKray finished 181 yards, hurrying 16 knights who won a total of 558 yards for a total crime and scored at least 30 points in 24 consecutive matches – South Florida's (2015-17) match for the longest since 1939.
Ford dashed 120 yards in 16 attempts to South Florida, which played without early defender Blake Barnett (shoulder / ankle).
UCF: The knights lost Milton but were still good enough to take care of their domestic rival. Mac also led the team to victory over the victory over East Carolina by 37-10, while Milton was left with an undisclosed trauma on October 20th.
South Florida: After the start of the game, the bulls quickly disappeared. The defense is partly responsible, losing 57, 41, 35, 27 and 38 points in Houston, Tuin, Cincinnati, Hampshire and UCF, but the crime is hard to keep and reach the final zone.
The knights climbed to three places in the AP Poll after dominating Cincinnati on national television and doing their best to stay in the Top 10 for at least another week, defeating South Florida. UCF is number 9 in the latest CFP rankings, the highest place he ever held by an AAC team.
UCF: Lead AAC championship title against Memphis next Saturday.
South Florida: Despite the five-point dive, the bulls are suitable for the bowl and wait for the fourth straight run
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