It’s safe to say the UCF Knights’ conference opener against UConn was absolutely no contest. The final edition of the Civil ConFLiCT, such as it is, was hardly civil, as UCF led by eight TDs through the first 40 minutes before UConn scored three garbage time TDs en route to a 56-21 victory.
- It wasn’t nearly as close as the score indicated. UCF was completely dominant on both sides of the ball in the first half, and led 56-0 in the first 40 minutes. UConn scored three garbage TDs against UCF’s scout team to end the game.
- The defense is elite. They forced three turnovers in the first quarter that led directly to two touchdowns, racking up five total takeaways.
- Gabriel to Gabriel. Dillon Gabriel and Gabriel Davis hooked up on five of six targets completions for 119 yards and three touchdowns. They made it look too easy at times.
- Mack is Back! Darriel Mack Jr. started the second half, going 9/13 for 97 yards and a TD pass, plus 27 yards on six rushes. Yes, it was garbage time, but it was nice to see him out there looking pretty sharp.
Stat of the Game
13.2 yards per play. That’s what UCF posted in the first half, up 42-0, on just 28 plays.
Knights of the Night
Nevelle Clark. How about a pick-six for his first career TD:
Gabriel Davis. He’s just adding to the highlight reel:
Adrian Killins Jr. He GOOOOOOOONE:
Adrian killins jr. can run to Los Angeles and back before lunch time!— TJ LSU DAD (@tj_lsudad) September 29, 2019
That boy feet feet looks like smoke!
He got a muffler in his shoes!
CHEESE AND BREAD! @UCF_Football I LOVE YOU ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QA6LMXKTCR
Next Week’s Opponent
Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium - Friday at 8 p.m.