Postgame Notes: UCF vs Temple

#9/9 UCF 52 (8-0, 5-0) vs. Temple 40 (5-4, 4-1)

Nov. 1, 2018 | Spectrum Stadium | Attendance: 41,153

Weather: Partly Cloudy | Temp: 77 degrees | Wind: 5 MPH from South-Southeast


  • UCF captains: Junior Wide Receiver Jacob Harris, Junior Defensive Lineman Brendon Hayes, Senior Linebacker Pat Jasinski, Senior Running Back Taj McGowan, Senior Offensive Lineman Tyler Hudanick
  • Coin Toss: Temple won the toss and elected to receive. UCF chose to defend the south end zone.


  • UCF extended its win streak to 21 games, which leads the nation, and is a program and American Athletic Conference record
  • The Knights also extended their home win streak to 12 games
  • UCF now has a streak of 21 games of scoring 30 points or more, which also leads the nation
  • It marked UCF’s fifth game scoring 40 or more points this season and the 14th time in its last 21 games
  • The Knights now lead the all-time series against Temple, 4-2


  • McKenzie Milton has now thrown a touchdown in 21 straight games, which is one game shy of tying Daunte Culpepper for second longest streak in program history
  • Dredrick Snelson caught his third touchdown of the season and the 13th of his career
  • Milton recorded his fifth multi-passing touchdown game of the season when he found Michael Colubiale in the end zone late in the first quarter
  • For Colubiale it was his second score of the season and the third of his career
  • He then caught another in the third quarter for his first career multi-touchdown game
  • Milton recorded his 18th career rushing touchdown in the second quarter, the third most by any UCF quarterback
  • With 17 completions in the game, Milton passed Blake Bortles for fourth all-time in UCF history and now has 595 career pass completions
  • Taj McGowan found the end zone late in the second quarter for his fourth touchdown of the season and the 15th of his career
  • Greg McCrae rushed for all 66 yards on a third quarter scoring drive, including a 32-yard score, his third rushing touchdown of the season and fifth of his career
  • McCrae recorded the first 100-yard rushing game of his career, finishing with 188 yards
  • The Knights had two scoring drives of under a minute, marking the 11th and 12th of the season for UCF
  • Milton has now had three or more passing touchdowns in four out of seven games played this season
  • The quarterback also threw his fifth interception of the season, just the third game this year that he’s been picked off
  • Milton finished with 312 passing yards, marking the 12th 300-yard passing game of his career, which is the third most in UCF history


  • For the fourth straight game, UCF’s opponent scored first
  • And for the third straight game, the Knights trailed at the end of the first quarter
  • It was just the second time this season UCF was trailing at the half (at Memphis)
  • Nevelle Clarke recorded his second interception of the season and the third of his career
  • The Knights have now forced at least one turnover in all eight games this season and the last 27 games, dating back to 2016
  • For the fifth time this season UCF held its opponent scoreless in the third quarter
  • The Knights are holding their opponents to an average of 2.0 points per game in the third quarter
  • UCF allowed a 400-yard passer for the second straight game

Special Teams

  • Matthew Wright’s field goal attempt in the first quarter was blocked, his first missed attempt of the season