Postgame Notes: UCF vs SMU

#12/13 UCF 48 (5-0, 2-0) vs. SMU 20 (2-4, 1-1)

Oct. 6, 2018 | Spectrum Stadium | Attendance: 40,856

Weather: Partly Cloudy | Temp: 83 degrees | Wind: 10 MPH from East


  • UCF captains: Senior Linebacker Pat Jasinski, Junior Quarterback McKenzie Milton, Senior Offensive Lineman Wyatt Miller, Senior Defensive Lineman A.J. Wooten, Freshman Defensive Back Jon Powell
  • Coin Toss: SMU won the toss and elected to receive from south end zone.


  • UCF leads the nation with an 18-game win streak, which is a program and conference record
  • The Knights also have a 11-game home win streak, which ties the program record (1996-99)
  • UCF has now scored 30 or more points in 18 straight games, which leads the nation
  • The Knights have scored at least 40 or more point in 13 of their last 18 games
  • UCF now leads the all-time series against SMU, 8-1
  • The Knights have only started 5-0 once before in their FBS history, the 2017 season


  • Adrian Killins Jr. scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and the 18th of his career
  • McKenzie Milton’s touchdown pass to Dredrick Snelson in the first quarter extended his streak to 19 straight games with a passing touchdown, which is the third longest in program history
  • It marked Snelson’s second touchdown this season and the 12th of his career
  • UCF scored 21 points in the first quarter, the most the Knights have scored in a first quarter all season
  • SMU had only given up 17 total points in the first quarter in their first five games of 2018
  • Killins finished with 113 yards rushing, the most rushing yards in a game this season by a Knight and the first 100-yard rushing game for a UCF player since McKenzie Milton in the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
  • Killins now has four 100-yard rushing games in his career, two of which have come against SMU
  • With 17 rushing yards in the game, Milton passed Jeff Godfrey (971) for the second most rushing yards in a career by a quarterback with 986
  • Milton found Tre Nixon in the end zone in the fourth quarter for his second of the game
  • It was Nixon’s third touchdown as a Knight
  • Milton now has 15 passing touchdowns on the season and 62 in his career
  • Otis Anderson rushed for two touchdowns, marking his second multi-touchdown game of the season
  • Anderson now has six touchdowns on the season and 13 in his career


  • It was the first time this season UCF’s opponent scored first
  • In the third quarter Trysten Hill rushed in from one yard, the first career touchdown for the defensive lineman
  • It is the second straight season that UCF has had a defensive lineman score a touchdown on offense (Jamiyus Pittman)
  • The Knights have now forced at least one turnover in all five games this season and the last 24 games, dating back to 2016
  • The Knights allowed three points to SMU in the third quarter, and have only allowed nine third-quarter points all season
  • Eric Mitchell recorded his first career sack

Special Teams

  • Rashard Causey forced his second fumble of the season on a first quarter kickoff, which was recovered by Matthew Wright, the first fumble recovery of his career
  • Wright converted on a 45-yard field goal in the second quarter, his longest of the season
  • He also had a 34-yarder, moving him into fifth all-time in program history with 47 career field goals (Charlie Pierce)