UCF-SMU: Postgame Notes


  • UCF captains: Jordan Akins, Aaron Evans, Tony Guerad, Pat Jasinski
  • Coin Toss: SMU won toss, deferred. UCF receives at north end.
  • This is UCF's first trip to Dallas since the 2013 season, when the Knights wrapped up the regular season with a 17-3 victory over SMU.
  • The Knights are 8-0 for the first time in program history.


  • McKenzie Milton passed for a career-best 412 yards. It is his first-ever 400+ yard passing performance.
  • Milton threw for the seventh most passing yards in a single game in program history.
  • The last UCF QB to throw for more than 400 was Blake Bortles at Temple on Nov. 16, 2013.
  • This is the 12th time in UCF history a Knight has passed for 400 yards or more.
  • Quarterback McKenzie Milton's first-quarter touchdown run was his third of the season.
  • Milton's second-quarter touchdown pass to Gabriel Davis went for 80 yards. It's a career-long pass play for Milton.
  • It was Davis' second TD reception of the year and his first since the season-opener vs. FIU.
  • Davis' 97 yards receiving were a career-best.
  • Milton had just three interceptions all season coming into the game. Tonight marked his first outing with multiple INTs since the USF game last season (11.26.16).
  • Adrian Killins' 34-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was his sixth of the season. He added his seventh TD on a 64-yarder in the third quarter.
  • Killins went over 100 yards for the third time this season and his career.
  • Tre'Quan Smith went over 100 yards receiving for the ninth time in his career and the second time this season. He is now tied for fourth-most 100-yard receiving games in UCF history.
  • The 615 yards of offense for the Knights set a new season high.


  • SMU's 86-yard touchdown pass on its first play of the game was the longest play of the season against the UCF defense.
  • Defensive lineman Joey Connors broke up his fourth pass of the season in the first quarter. He's No. 3 on the team in pass breakups.
  • Tre Neal forced a second-quarter fumble and Kyle Gibson recovered in the end zone for a touchback. It was the first fumble lost of the season for SMU.

Special Teams

  • Matthew Wright converted 4-of-4 PATs.
  • Wright also hit a 19-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter to give him 38 for his career and sole control over seventh all-time.
  • Wright now has 218 points in his UCF career, which ranks No. 7 on the school career scoring chart.