DALLAS (FWAA) – The UCF Knights
dominated the final three quarters with 35 unanswered points and
rolled to a 38-13 win over Cincinnati with the nation watching in
prime time. For extending the nation's longest win streak to 23
games, a school and American Athletic Conference record, and securing
the conference's East Division title, UCF (10-0) has earned the
Reveal Suits National Team of the Week honor for
games of the weekend of Nov 17.
This is the second time for UCF to earn the honor that dates
to 2002 and the Knights' first since 2013. The announcement came
on "Off Campus with Mark Packer" on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM. Each
Monday during the season, the Reveal Suits National Team of the
Week will be unveiled during the program, which airs weekdays from
4-7 p.m. ET. The FWAA's All-America Committee selects the weekly
winner and all Division I FBS and FCS schools are eligible to be
Following a rough start – Cincinnati scored on a strip sack fumble
in the end zone on UCF's first play – the Knights found their rhythm
as McKenzie Milton ran in for a score and then threw two highlight-reel
touchdown tosses to Adrian Killins Jr. (17 yards) and Tre Nixon
(36 yards) to post a 21-6 halftime lead. Milton has now thrown a
touchdown pass in 23 consecutive games. Defensively, Titus Davis
had sacks on back-to-back plays in the second quarter and three
for the game – the first UCF player with three sacks in a game since
2016. The Knights also forced at least one turnover for a 29th consecutive
game dating back to the 2016 season, a streak that leads the nation.
"This whole weekend is just a great opportunity," head coach
Josh Heupel said of having ESPN's College GameDay in attendance
plus the prime time audience. "I think it's the first time (some)
of the people have gotten a chance to really see what our university
is all about – the size of it, the energy and the passion from our
fan base, what a game-day atmosphere looks like inside of our stadium.
This is big-time football. I think everybody saw that tonight. Hopefully
people enjoyed what they saw."
The other National Team of the Week nominee for the weekend of
Nov. 17 was:
• Utah (8-3): The Utes won the Pac-12 South
Division title for the first time with a resounding 30-7 win
at Colorado, scoring the final 30 points. Utah rolled up 390
total yards and held Colorado to 196, including only 34 on the
ground. Jaylen Dixon had a career-high 125 receiving yards and
a touchdown. Utah has never played in a conference championship
game dating back to its membership in the Mountain West and
Western Athletic Conference.
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