UCF-Memphis Postgame Notes


  • UCF 40 (3-0, 1-0) vs. Memphis 13 (3-1, 0-1) | Attendance: 34,022 | 75, Cloudy, 7 MPH SSE
  • UCF captains: Shaquem Griffin, Pat Jasinski, Wyatt Miller, Jordan Akins
  • Coin Toss: Memphis won the toss, deferred. UCF elected to receive, defend the south end zone
  • Saturday's contest was the first time the two teams have played since 2013.
  • The Knights now have a 10-1 record against Memphis.
  • UCF is 4-1 in American Athletic Conference openers.


  • The Knights ran for 350, the first 300-yard rushing game since Sept. 9, 2011, against Charleston Southern.
  • Saturday was the first 600-yard game for the Knights since playing Temple on No. 16, 2013.
  • Adrian Killins, Jr. set the school record for longest play and run from scrimmage with a 96-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The previous long play was a Blake Bortles to Breshad Perriman 91-yard touchdown pass against Akron on Aug. 29, 2013. The previous long run in UCF history at the Division I level was accomplished twice by Killins, Jr. and Kevin Smith.
  • The run was also the longest run in American Athletic Conference history and the second longest play from scrimmage in the nation this season.
  • The opening scoring drive of 92 yards was the longest of the season. The 17-play, 92-yard drive was the longest drive since a 17-play drive on Nov. 28, 2014, at USF. It was the longest drive since a 93-yard scoring drive at UCONN on Oct. 22, 2016.
  • Taj McGowan's two-yard touchdown run in the first was his fourth on the year.
  • McKenzie Milton's interception was the first turnover snapped the Knights' seven-quarter stretch without a turnover, dating back to an interception in the opening quarter against FIU.
  • The 34-yard Milton to Smith strike in the second was the 12th scoring catch of Smith's career.
  • Milton's 19-yard toss to Killins, Jr. in the third was the 20th combined rushing or passing touchdown of his career, later extended to 21 with the throw to Smith in the fourth.
  • Smith recorded his second multi-touchdown game of the season and third of his career.


  • The Knights' fourth-down stop in the first quarter marked the second straight game forcing a turnover on downs.
  • Shaquem Griffin recorded his first sack and first forced fumble of the season. The redshirt senior now has 11 sacks in his career.
  • Mike Hughes and Kyle Gibson each recorded their second interceptions of the year, and the second game in a row that the Knights had a pair of picks.
  • Seyvon Lowry notched his second career interception.
  • Saturday was the first three-interception game since Oct. 29, 2016, at Houston.
  • The defense recorded six pass breakups, besting the total of five through the first two games.
  • After holding Memphis to 25-percent on third down, the Knights have kept all three opponents to 25-percent or below on third down.
  • With his seventh tackle on the night, Pat Jasinski notched 100 for his career.
  • Gabriel Luyanda notched his first career sack on a fourth-down stop in the fourth quarter.