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Milton accounts for 3 TDs, No. 11 UCF beats Navy 35-24

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) No. 11 UCF is becoming predictable as the Knights pursue another undefeated season.

The defending American Athletic Conference champions keep on winning while insisting they aren't listening to chatter about whether they will be deserving of a berth in the College Football Playoff if they remain unbeaten when the four-team field is picked in December.

Now, coach Josh Heupel and his players say they're turning their focus to No. 25 Cincinnati, which comes to Florida next week for a crucial AAC test.

A victory over the Bearcats will clinch a spot in the conference championship game.

''At the end of the day, if you're doing it right inside of your program, each game becomes bigger,'' Heupel said Saturday after McKenzie Milton threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third to key a 35-24 victory over Navy that extended the nation's longest winning streak to 22 games.

''That's what we want. That's the type of program we're trying to build,'' Heupel added. ''I have great respect for Cincinnati. We're going to enjoy this one today and move on to Cincinnati tomorrow.''

UCF (9-0, 6-0) finished as the only unbeaten team in the Football Bowl Subdivision a year ago, but was not included in the CFP. The Knights currently are one of four FBS teams that remain undefeated, along with the top three teams in the latest CFP rankings - Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame.

Although Heupel reiterated the Knights are only concerned with trying to go ''1-0 every week,'' the first-year coach said he's growing tired of playoff talk.

''No, we want to be in that conversation. We want to be in it every single year,'' Heupel said. ''We're building this program to have sustained success.''

Milton completed 17 of 21 passes for 200 yards without an interception for the Knights, who've scored at least 30 points in every game throughout its long winning streak.

Dredrick Snelson scored on receptions of 34 and 12 yards, Greg McCrae ran for 101 yards and one TD, and the Knights finished with 297 yards rushing to stay atop the AAC East Division standings

The Knights are 12th in the latest CFP rankings. Beating Navy (2-8, 1-5), which has lost seven straight games, won't exactly silence critics who feel the defending AAC champions are undeserving of a higher ranking because of the strength of their schedule.

''Obviously, it's (disappointing) to lose again,'' Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. ''That's a really good team, though. They have won a ton of games. ... There's no consolation prizes for coming close, but I was proud of the way our guys fought.''

TRIPLE OPTION

A week after being limited to a season-low 124 yards rushing in a 42-0 road loss at Cincinnati, Navy got one of the nation's most productive running attacks back on track. The Midshipmen rolled up 374 yards total offense, all of its rushing.

Quarterback Zach Abey scored on runs of 5 and 8 yards, finishing with a team-best 85 yards rushing on 26 carries for Navy. He attempted two passes, both incompletions and was sacked once trying to throw.

Tre Walker ran for 82 yards on seven attempts, and Mike Martin ran for 51 and a fourth-quarter TD.

THE TAKEAWAY

Navy: The Midshipmen finished a three-week stretch in which they lost to Notre Dame, Cincinnati and UCF, who were a combined 25-1 entering Saturday. Their chances of slowing UCF's potent offense hinged on getting its own running game going and dominating time of possession to keep Milton off the field.

UCF: Milton was sharp in his second game since sitting out a road win over East Carolina with an undisclosed injury. The junior from Kapolei, Hawaii, hit 10 of his first 11 passes for 106 yards, completing throws to seven different receivers. He has at least one TD pass in 22 consecutive games.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Knights dropped two spots in the Top 25 after yielding 670 yards and 40 points in a 12-point home victory over heavy underdog Temple. They don't figure to earn any style points this week, either, after allowing the Midshipmen to hang around until the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT:

Navy: Home vs. Tulsa, Saturday.

UCF: Hosts No. 25 Cincinnati in key AAC matchup, Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:34
16-B.Moehring extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
35
Touchdown 3:39
9-Z.Abey runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
51
yds
02:53
pos
23
35
Point After TD 11:28
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
35
Touchdown 11:34
10-M.Milton complete to 5-D.Snelson. 5-D.Snelson runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
65
yds
03:23
pos
17
34
Point After TD 14:57
16-B.Moehring extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
28
Touchdown 15:00
34-M.Martin runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
65
yds
05:02
pos
16
28
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:38
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
28
Touchdown 5:42
10-M.Milton runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
13
plays
85
yds
03:03
pos
10
27
Point After TD 8:45
16-B.Moehring extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
21
Touchdown 8:52
9-Z.Abey runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
75
yds
00:00
pos
9
21
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 2:27
16-B.Moehring 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
63
yds
05:18
pos
3
21
Point After TD 7:45
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Touchdown 7:51
10-M.Milton complete to 5-D.Snelson. 5-D.Snelson runs 34 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
66
yds
01:43
pos
0
20
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:30
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 1:37
4-T.McGowan runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
62
yds
03:32
pos
0
13
Point After TD 6:53
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 6:58
30-G.McCrae runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
86
yds
03:12
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 20 28
Rushing 19 16
Passing 0 12
Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Conv 8-13 7-11
4th Down Conv 1-2 2-2
Total Net Yards 369 497
Total Plays 65 73
Avg Gain 5.7 6.8
Net Yards Rushing 374 297
Rush Attempts 63 52
Avg Rush Yards 5.9 5.7
Net Yards Passing -5 200
Comp. - Att. 0-2 17-21
Yards Per Pass -2.5 9.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-5 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-30 3-25
Touchdowns 3 5
Rushing TDs 3 3
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 2-54.0 2-38.0
Return Yards 0 53
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-8
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 4-45
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 4/4 5/5
Extra Points 3/3 5/5
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Navy 2-8 0371424
12 UCF 9-0 1477735
-5 PASS YDS 200
374 RUSH YDS 297
369 TOTAL YDS 497
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Abey 9 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
44.4% 64 0 0 104.2
Z. Abey 0/2 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Z. Abey 9 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
26 85 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
79 167 12
Z. Abey 26 85 2 15
T. Walker 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 82 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 269 0
T. Walker 7 82 0 46
M. Perry 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 69 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
156 951 7
M. Perry 9 69 0 16
A. Gargiulo 38 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 54 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
64 287 0
A. Gargiulo 9 54 0 17
M. Martin 34 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 51 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 200 2
M. Martin 4 51 1 23
C. Williams 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 177 1
C. Williams 4 28 0 9
T. Maloy 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 159 1
T. Maloy 3 6 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Jackson 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 198 1
T. Jackson 0 0 0 0
M. Cooper 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 96 1
M. Cooper 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Heflin 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
T. Heflin 12-2 0.0 0
J. Springer 1 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 2 0.0
J. Springer 8-2 0.0 0
J. Hailey 13 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
J. Hailey 8-2 0.0 0
H. Sullivan 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
H. Sullivan 7-3 0.0 0
M. McMorris 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
M. McMorris 5-1 0.0 0
D. Fagot 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Fagot 3-1 0.0 0
S. Williams 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 1 0.0
S. Williams 3-3 0.0 0
J. Ryan 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 3 0.0
J. Ryan 2-1 0.0 0
W. Little 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
W. Little 2-1 0.0 0
E. Nash 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
E. Nash 2-1 0.0 0
D. Tolentino 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Tolentino 2-0 0.0 0
M. West 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. West 2-0 0.0 0
N. Obanor 15 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
N. Obanor 1-2 0.0 0
J. Pittman 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Pittman 1-1 0.0 0
N. Cromartie 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
N. Cromartie 1-1 0.0 0
E. Fochtman 11 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
E. Fochtman 1-1 0.0 0
K. Williams 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
J. Polu 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Polu 0-1 0.0 0
A. Villalobos 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
A. Villalobos 0-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Moehring 16 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
7/8 27/27
B. Moehring 1/1 24 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
O. White 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 54.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
43 41.0 2
O. White 2 54.0 2 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Milton 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
81% 200 2 0 192.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.2% 2309 21 5 159.9
M. Milton 17/21 200 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
G. McCrae 30 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 101 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
76 673 4
G. McCrae 17 101 1 18
A. Killins Jr. 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 83 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
114 546 4
A. Killins Jr. 14 83 0 18
M. Milton 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 62 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
62 285 8
M. Milton 7 62 1 21
O. Anderson 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 234 4
O. Anderson 7 38 0 12
T. McGowan 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 16 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
50 335 6
T. McGowan 6 16 1 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Snelson 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 72 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 428 5
D. Snelson 5 72 2 34
T. Nixon 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 44 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
35 447 3
T. Nixon 4 44 0 21
Ma. Williams 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 227 1
Ma. Williams 2 35 0 24
O. Anderson 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 171 2
O. Anderson 2 21 0 12
G. Davis 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 571 5
G. Davis 2 15 0 9
G. McCrae 30 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 57 1
G. McCrae 1 10 0 10
A. Killins Jr. 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 285 2
A. Killins Jr. 1 3 0 3
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Grant 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-6 4 0.0
R. Grant 10-6 0.0 0
N. Evans 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 1.0
N. Evans 8-3 1.0 0
E. Gilyard 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
E. Gilyard 7-2 0.0 0
K. Gibson 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 1 0.0
K. Gibson 7-2 0.0 0
B. Hayes 6 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
B. Hayes 5-1 0.0 0
T. Davis 10 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. Davis 4-0 0.0 0
J. Connors 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Connors 4-0 0.0 0
A. Collier 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
A. Collier 4-1 0.0 0
P. Jasinski 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
P. Jasinski 3-1 0.0 0
T. Hill 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
T. Hill 3-2 0.0 0
K. Davis 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Davis 1-1 0.0 0
N. Clarke 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
N. Clarke 1-0 0.0 0
E. Mitchell 12 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
E. Mitchell 1-0 0.0 0
A. Robinson 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0
B. Moore 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Moore 1-1 0.0 0
M. Cholewa 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Cholewa 1-0 0.0 0
R. Causey 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Causey 1-0 0.0 0
A. Wooten 54 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
A. Wooten 1-2 0.0 0
G. Luyanda 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
G. Luyanda 0-1 0.0 0
R. Charlton 58 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
R. Charlton 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Wright 11 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 5/5
SEASON FG XP
9/10 53/53
M. Wright 0/0 0 5/5 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Loudermilk 48 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 38.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
31 42.3 0
M. Loudermilk 2 38.0 0 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Ma. Williams 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 15.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 15.5 17 0
Ma. Williams 3 15.0 17 0
T. Nixon 16 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
T. Nixon 1 0.0 0 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
O. Anderson 2 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 9.9 8 0
O. Anderson 1 8.0 8 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:15 NAVY 29 3:05 6 6 Punt
6:53 UCF 35 1:07 5 27 Fumble
1:30 UCF 35 1:29 14 42 Downs
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:45 UCF 35 5:18 11 58 FG
0:19 NAVY 13 0:00 1 1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:14 UCF 35 0:00 13 75 TD
5:38 UCF 35 5:02 11 65 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:28 UCF 35 2:22 7 10 Punt
6:32 NAVY 49 2:53 8 51 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NAVY 35 1:01 4 -8 Punt
10:10 UCF 14 3:12 11 86 TD
5:09 UCF 38 3:32 11 62 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:34 UCF 34 1:43 6 66 TD
2:21 NAVY 35 1:56 11 52 Fumble
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:45 NAVY 35 3:03 13 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:57 NAVY 35 3:23 11 65 TD
8:27 UCF 11 1:08 3 8 Punt
3:34 NAVY 35 2:22 8 39