Know Your Foe: UCF

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Game Three: Pitt (2-2) @ UCF (3-0)

Last Week

The Pitt defense was a sieve and suffered a very disappointing 38-35 loss to North Carolina. Central Florida won their 16th straight game, pulling away in the 2nd half against Florida Atlantic, winning 56-36.

UCF Offense

Central Florida’s offense is undeniably powered by their star Quarterback McKenzie Milton. The Junior signal-caller threw for 4,037 yards and 37 Touchdowns against only 9 Interceptions last year, leading the Knights to an undefeated 13-0 season capped by a Sugar Bowl victory over Auburn. He added an additional 613 rushing yards and 8 rushing Touchdowns as well, proving to be a dangerous dual-threat. Milton hasn’t slowed down at all through their first 3 games this season and is generating Heisman Trophy chatter. The Pitt defense as a whole will have their work cut out for them trying to slow him down.

McKenzie Milton isn’t the Knights’ entire offense though. On the ground, they feature a multi-pronged attack with 6 players, including Milton, that have at least 15 attempts through their first 3 games. Despite this, there is still a clear primary Running Back in Adrian Killins. The Junior leads the team with only 33 attempts, but is averaging 5.8 yards per rush and has 3 Touchdowns. Taj McGowan and Greg McCrae, who round out the primary rushing attack, each have at least 100 yards and are averaging 5.4 and 8.2 yards per rush respectively.

Gabriel Davis,