Postgame Notes: UCF vs South Carolina State

#19/20 UCF 38 (2-0) vs. South Carolina State 0 (0-2)

Sept. 8, 2018 | Spectrum Stadium | Attendance: 43,269

Weather: Cloudy | Temp: 80 degrees | Wind: 4 MPH from East/Southeast


  • UCF captains: Senior Defensive Lineman Joey Connors, Senior Linebacker Pat Jasinski, Sophomore Defensive Back Richie Grant, Junior Wide Receiver Jacob Harris, Junior Offensive Lineman Jordan Johnson
  • Coin Toss: South Carolina State won the toss and deferred to the second half


  • UCF extended its nation-leading winning streak to 15 games
  • It was the first game for head coach Josh Heupel in Spectrum Stadium
  • The Knights now lead the series against South Carolina State 4-0
  • UCF is now 31-9 all-time in home openers
  • It was the first shutout for UCF since winning 38-0 against South Carolina State on Sept. 3, 2016


  • McKenzie Milton threw his first interception of the season, his first since the American Athletic Conference Championship game in 2017
  • He went 71 attempts between interceptions
  • Milton threw three interceptions in the game. He only had two games of multiple interceptions in 2017
  • Milton found the end zone when he hit Gabriel Davis for a 13-yard pass in the third quarter. It marked the 16th straight game he’s thrown a touchdown, which is the third longest streak in program history
  • For the second straight week, Adrian Killins got the Knights on the board first. His three-yard score in the first quarter was the 16th rushing touchdown of his career
  • Killins then made it 14-0 on a 24-yard rush, marking the fourth multi-touchdown game of his career. He led the Knights with 89 yards rushing
  • Otis Anderson ran in a one-yard touchdown late in the second quarter to make it 24-0 at halftime. It was his second of the season and the 10th total touchdown of his career
  • The Anderson score capped a 20-play, 94-yard drive, the most plays for UCF in a scoring drive in at least 10 years
  • Greg McCrae scampered in from 32 yards to give the Knights a 38-0 lead in the third quarter. It was his first rushing touchdown of the season, his second total touchdown of the year


  • In the first quarter Titus Davis recorded the first sack of 2018 for the Knights
  • With 6:52 to play in the first quarter, Kyle Gibson recorded his first interception of the season and the fifth of his career
  • Richie Grant recorded his second interception in as many games, picking off the Bulldogs in the third quarter
  • Antwan Collier also got in the mix, intercepting one himself, his first since the game-clinching pick in the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
  • Pat Jasinski led the Knights with eight total tackles and 1.5 tackles-for-loss
  • The Knights finished with four total sacks with first career sacks for Nevelle Clarke and Rashard Causey

Special Teams

  • Otis Anderson, who returned one punt for one yard in the opener at UConn, returned his first punt of the home opener for 48 yards
  • The Bulldogs’ field goal attempt in the first quarter was blocked by A.J. Wooten. It was the third blocked kick of his career, which is tied for seventh in program history
  • Matthew Wright connected on a 25-yard field goal in the second quarter to make it 17-0. It was his 44th career field goal (44-for-58)