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No. 25 UCF routs Cincinnati 51-23 in rain-shortened game

CINCINNATI (AP) The only thing that could stop UCF was a storm.

McKenzie Milton threw a career-high five touchdown passes - four in the first half. Tre'Quan Smith caught three touchdown passes and ran for another score . And No. 25 UCF scored every time it had the ball until the storms move in Saturday night and prematurely ended its 51-23 victory over Cincinnati.

Playing as a ranked team for the first time since 2013, the Knights (4-0, 2-0 American Athletic) were unstoppable.

''Our offense played about as well as an offense can perform tonight,'' coach Scott Frost said.

UCF is 4-0 for the first time since 1988, when the Knights were in Division II. They failed to win a game two years ago, and went 6-7 in Frost's first year. Now, the turnaround is complete.

''I think our team as a whole is coming together, playing together,'' Milton said. ''We have more of an edge than we did last year.''

They had the ball eight times and scored seven touchdowns and a field goal. They were ready to keep going until lightning and heavy rain moved in with 4 seconds left in the third quarter. The game was called after a one-hour delay with more storms on the way.

''Nobody wants the weather to determine a game,'' said Smith, who had five catches for 165 yards . ''I know Cincinnati wanted to keep playing. We wanted to keep playing, too.''

No wonder. The Knights have dominated every game, outscoring opponents 190-63. By contrast, Cincinnati (2-4, 0-2) has dropped three straight in Luke Fickell's first season as head coach.

The Knights moved into the Top 25 with a 40-13 victory over Memphis. They carried the momentum to the road by scoring touchdowns on their first three possessions.

Milton hit open receivers for touchdowns of 54 and 79 yards on the Knights' first two possessions, taking advantage of the Bearcats' vulnerability against long passes. Instead of going to the run early, the Knights threw deep. The sophomore quarterback finished 16 of 19 for 374 yards with touchdowns of 54, 79, 21, 41 and 22 yards.

''We saw what we could exploit,'' Milton said. ''We took some shots early and often.''

Cincinnati made some changes in its defensive secondary to try to handle the Knights' speed, but the Bearcats repeatedly had breakdowns in coverage that left receivers open.

''It didn't go well,'' Fickell said. ''It didn't work really well. Yes, there were some speed factors and some things that got exposed a little bit.''

THE TAKEAWAY

UCF: How would the Knights handle a road game after moving into the rankings? Without a problem. Their offense made quick work of Cincinnati's overmatched defense, with receivers repeatedly running past defenders. Milton has grown into one of the nation's most dependable passers in his second season with only two interceptions in four games.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats fell into a bad habit: Falling so far behind that they can never catch up. They've been outscored 62-21 in first quarters this season. The Knights led 20-7 after the first quarter.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With their impressive win, the Knights gave themselves a chance to move up. No. 21 Florida and No. 23 West Virginia lost Saturday. UCF has shown good balance in all four wins. The Knights came into the game ranking in the top 10 in both points and points allowed.

SMITH'S BIG GAME

Smith caught three TD passes, giving him seven this season, and added his first career rushing touchdown.

''I didn't expect anything like this at all,'' said Smith, who scored on passes of 79, 41 and 22 yards. ''McKenzie found me every time I was running free.''

TURNOVER TITANS

The Knights led the nation in turnover ratio at 2.33 and were good with the ball again, getting one interception while not turning the ball over. Their offense has only three turnovers this season.

MILTON VS BEARCATS

Milton had one of his better games in its 24-3 victory over Cincinnati last season that clinched a bowl berth. Then a freshman, he completed 13 consecutive passes - two shy of the school record held by Daunte Culpepper - and finished 22 of 34 for 150 yards with a touchdown.

LONE THREAT

Cincinnati's Hayden Moore ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for another. He led Bearcats with a career-high 75 yards rushing.

UP NEXT

UCF: Hosts East Carolina next Saturday. The Knights won 47-29 last season and have won three of the last four in the series.

Cincinnati: Faces a ranked team for the second straight week when it plays at South Florida on Saturday. The Bearcats lost at home to the Bulls 45-20 last season. In their last trip to South Florida, they lost 65-27.

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Scoring Summary
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:47
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
51
23
Touchdown 2:47
10-M.Milton complete to 4-T.Smith. 4-T.Smith runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
60
yds
01:32
pos
50
23
Point After TD 4:19
97-R.Jones extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
44
23
Touchdown 4:19
8-H.Moore complete to 23-G.Doaks. 23-G.Doaks runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
12
plays
77
yds
05:41
pos
44
22
Point After TD 10:06
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
44
16
Touchdown 10:06
4-T.Smith runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
70
yds
04:00
pos
43
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:02
97-R.Jones 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
72
yds
02:55
pos
37
16
Point After TD 2:57
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
37
13
Touchdown 2:57
10-M.Milton complete to 4-T.Smith. 4-T.Smith runs 41 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
69
yds
00:52
pos
36
13
Missed Point After Touchdown 3:57
97-R.Jones extra point is no good. blocked by 9-T.Hill. 97-R.Jones to UCF 7 for no gain.
plays
yds
pos
30
13
Touchdown 3:57
8-H.Moore runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
80
yds
03:34
pos
30
13
Point After TD 7:31
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
30
7
Touchdown 7:31
10-M.Milton complete to 86-M.Colubiale. 86-M.Colubiale runs 21 yards for a touchdown. Penalty on CIN 30-C.Murphy Holding declined.
5
plays
80
yds
01:22
pos
29
7
Field Goal 11:08
11-M.Wright 47 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
23
yds
02:52
pos
23
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:32
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
7
Touchdown 1:32
12-T.McGowan runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
11
plays
69
yds
03:21
pos
19
7
Point After TD 4:58
97-R.Jones extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
7
Touchdown 4:58
8-H.Moore runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
94
yds
05:37
pos
13
6
Missed Two Point Conversion 10:40
48-M.Loudermilk incomplete.
plays
yds
pos
51
23
Touchdown 10:40
10-M.Milton complete to 4-T.Smith. 4-T.Smith runs 79 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
79
yds
00:11
pos
13
0
Point After TD 13:39
11-M.Wright extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 13:39
10-M.Milton complete to 5-D.Snelson. 5-D.Snelson runs 54 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
73
yds
01:17
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 23 21
Rushing 5 6
Passing 14 13
Penalty 4 2
3rd Down Conv 3-4 9-15
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 506 385
Total Plays 40 66
Avg Gain 12.7 5.8
Net Yards Rushing 141 113
Rush Attempts 21 26
Avg Rush Yards 6.7 4.3
Net Yards Passing 365 272
Comp. - Att. 16-19 23-40
Yards Per Pass 19.2 6.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-9 1-6
Penalties - Yards 8-44 9-74
Touchdowns 7 3
Rushing TDs 2 2
Passing TDs 5 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 0-0.0 4-45.5
Return Yards 78 116
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-78 6-116
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 7/7 3/4
Extra Points 6/6 2/3
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
22 UCF 4-0 201714-51
Cincinnati 2-4 797-23
365 PASS YDS 272
141 RUSH YDS 113
506 TOTAL YDS 385
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Milton 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
84.2% 374 5 0 336.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.3% 1165 13 2 203.7
M. Milton 16/19 374 5 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Killins Jr. 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 47 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 239 2
A. Killins Jr. 5 47 0 18
M. Williams 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 47 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 47 0
M. Williams 1 47 0 47
T. McGowan 12 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 26 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 128 5
T. McGowan 7 26 1 7
O. Anderson 26 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 101 0
O. Anderson 2 10 0 6
M. Milton 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
25 192 0
M. Milton 5 6 0 7
T. Smith 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 8 1
T. Smith 1 5 1 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Smith 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 165 3
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 337 7
T. Smith 5 165 3 79
D. Snelson 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 74 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 213 1
D. Snelson 3 74 1 54
O. Anderson 26 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 80 0
O. Anderson 2 42 0 27
J. Akins 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 162 2
J. Akins 2 26 0 21
M. Colubiale 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 21 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 87 1
M. Colubiale 1 21 1 21
J. Franks 15 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 43 0
J. Franks 1 20 0 20
A. Killins Jr. 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 94 1
A. Killins Jr. 1 14 0 14
G. Davis 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 65 1
G. Davis 1 12 0 12
Defense T-A SACK INT
S. Griffin 18 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 1.0
S. Griffin 6-0 0.0 0
P. Jasinski 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 1.0
P. Jasinski 5-3 1.0 0
M. Hughes 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 2 0.0
M. Hughes 4-1 0.0 0
B. Moore 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
B. Moore 4-2 0.0 0
T. Neal 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
T. Neal 4-0 0.0 0
K. Gibson 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 2 0.0
K. Gibson 3-1 0.0 0
C. Burkett 2 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.5
C. Burkett 3-0 0.0 0
J. Connors 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Connors 2-0 0.0 0
J. Pittman 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 2.0
J. Pittman 2-0 0.0 0
T. Davis 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
T. Davis 2-2 0.0 0
R. Grant 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Grant 2-0 0.0 0
T. Guerad 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
T. Guerad 1-1 0.0 0
N. Evans 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
N. Evans 1-1 0.0 0
S. Lowry 49 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
S. Lowry 1-0 0.0 1
T. Hill 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. Hill 1-0 0.0 0
J. Hamilton 1 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Hamilton 1-0 0.0 0
G. Luyanda 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
G. Luyanda 1-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Wright 11 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 6/6
SEASON FG XP
5/6 21/22
M. Wright 1/1 47 6/6 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hughes 19 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 26.0 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 22.2 29 0
M. Hughes 3 26.0 29 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
H. Moore 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.5% 278 1 1 119.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.3% 1375 10 5 110.5
H. Moore 23/40 278 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
H. Moore 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 75 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
42 133 2
H. Moore 13 75 2 17
M. Boone 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 184 2
M. Boone 8 23 0 14
G. Doaks 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 223 2
G. Doaks 4 13 0 6
M. Warren II 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 117 1
M. Warren II 1 2 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Lewis 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 89 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 325 4
K. Lewis 7 89 0 26
M. Boone 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 78 0
M. Boone 3 39 0 37
T. Geddis 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 175 1
T. Geddis 2 38 0 29
J. Deguara 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 81 0
J. Deguara 1 28 0 28
D. Gray 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 267 1
D. Gray 2 28 0 24
M. Warren II 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 31 0
M. Warren II 1 16 0 0
T. Cogswell 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 75 2
T. Cogswell 2 15 0 13
R. Medaris 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 61 0
R. Medaris 2 14 0 9
J. Pinckney 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 94 0
J. Pinckney 1 13 0 13
G. Doaks 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 -2 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 74 1
G. Doaks 2 -2 1 1
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Minor 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
J. Minor 7-1 0.0 0
C. Jacobs 20 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
C. Jacobs 4-0 0.0 0
G. Coleman 13 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
G. Coleman 4-1 0.0 0
M. Smith 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
M. Smith 3-0 0.0 0
P. Young 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
P. Young 2-1 0.0 0
L. Stephens 9 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
L. Stephens 2-1 0.0 0
M. Wilson 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
M. Wilson 1-0 1.0 0
K. Fitz 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Fitz 1-1 0.0 0
C. Broughton 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Broughton 1-1 0.0 0
M. Clements 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
M. Clements 1-0 0.0 0
J. Dublanko 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Dublanko 1-0 0.0 0
C. Brooks 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Brooks 0-1 0.0 0
T. Gilbert 2 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Gilbert 0-1 0.0 0
M. Copeland 44 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Copeland 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Jones 97 P
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/3
SEASON FG XP
1/1 2/3
R. Jones 1/1 26 2/3 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Smith 37 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 45.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
34 40.6 2
J. Smith 4 45.5 2 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Hawes 7 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 16.7 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 17.8 19 0
J. Hawes 3 16.7 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 UCF 27 1:17 4 73 TD
10:51 UCF 21 0:11 1 79 TD
4:53 UCF 25 3:21 11 80 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:00 UCF 32 2:52 7 38 FG
8:53 UCF 5 1:22 5 95 TD
3:49 UCF 31 0:52 3 69 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:06 UCF 30 4:00 10 70 TD
4:19 UCF 40 1:32 4 60 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 CINCY 18 2:34 6 13 Punt
10:35 CINCY 18 5:37 13 82 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:28 CINCY 25 1:12 7 44 INT
11:03 CINCY 25 2:03 7 24 Punt
7:31 CINCY 25 3:34 9 75 TD
2:57 CINCY 25 2:55 15 67 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 CINCY 27 0:44 3 3 Punt
10:00 CINCY 25 5:41 12 75 TD
2:40 CINCY 22 2:22 5 18 Game