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UCF sophomore QB McKenzie Milton completed 18-of-30 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 94 yards on six attempts in Saturday's 38-10 dismantling of Maryland.

Milton wasn't lighting it up through the air, but he led the team in rushing while working to a 15.6 YPC mark. UCF has played just two games this season due to Hurricane Irma. They'll continue to settle into the season next weekend, when they take on Memphis in a rescheduled contest.
Sep 23 - 6:38 PM

Friday's scheduled game between UCF and Memphis has been canceled due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.

The game was originally moved up to Friday from Saturday night. The threat of the storm caused school officials to waive off the contest completely. The news came less than 24 hours before kick, with Memphis already en route to Orlando. The Tigers landed and promptly boarded a flight back to Tennessee. "Out of an abundance of caution, we agree that the game should not be played on Friday," UCF athletics director Danny White and Memphis athletics director Tom Bowen said in a joint statement released Saturday morning. "We agree with Gov. [Rick] Scott that preparation for Hurricane Irma should be the top priority for the state. While our fans will no doubt be disappointed, we know they understand that safety has to come first."
Sep 8 - 4:02 PM

UCF junior WR Tre'Quan Smith caught three passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 61-17 win over FIU.

Smith wasn't doing much in terms of volume, but he made his three grabs count and then some. His biggest contribution came on a 50-yard scoring bomb from McKenzie Milton midway through the first quarter. He would score again (in less flashy fashion) on a three-yard catch with about four minutes gone in the third quarter. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder posted a 57-853-5 receiving line to lead the Knights during the 2016 campaign.
Aug 31 - 9:34 PM

UCF sophomore QB McKenzie Milton completed 16-of-21 passes for 360 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 61-17 shredding of FIU.

Milton brought the pain early, firing off three touchdown passes in the first quarter to help lead the Knights to a dominating 40-10 halftime lead. He would throw one more touchdown in the third quarter to cap off his impressive performance. Milton will try to build on this showing --albeit against tougher competition -- when UCF takes on Memphis a week from Saturday. He threw for 1,983 yards (57.7% completions) with a 10/7 TD/INT ratio as a true freshman last season.
Aug 31 - 9:30 PM

Alabama sophomore CB Aaron Robinson transferred to UCF.

Robinson (6'1/175) was utilized on special teams as a true freshman last season, but the former four-star recruit was unable to gain a foothold on the depth chart during the spring. He likely would have served as a backup during the coming season had he toughed it out with the Tide. Robinson will have to sit out the 2017 campaign to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations and will have three years of eligibility remaining come 2018.
Source: 247Sports
Aug 1 - 4:55 PM

Central Florida ruled K Donald De La Haye ineligible.

De La Haye is off the team for not accepting the terms of an NCAA waiver relating to his YouTube videos. De La Haye's YouTube channel has 91,000 followers. The NCAA offered him two options: 1.) Don’t reference his status as an NCAA athlete but keep the site monetized, or, 2.) Don't change a thing but stop monetizing until his eligibility exhausted. De La Haye chose Option 3 -- refusal -- and is now off the Knights team. It wasn't an easy call: The Costa Rican kicker sent some of the money he made to his cash-strapped family back home.
Aug 1 - 2:09 PM

AL.com's Matt Zenitz reports that Alabama sophomore CB Aaron Robinson will transfer.

Robinson (6'1/175) worked mostly with the second-team defense this spring and was expected to see a backup role for the coming season. He was a four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle, but played sparingly outside of special teams as a true freshman. One note on Robinson to keep in mind -- he has ability as both a corner and a receiver. While Alabama opted to use him as a defensive piece, it will be interesting to see whether some intrigued parties might view him as a wideout.
Source: AL.com
Jul 20 - 6:07 PM

In March, UCF redshirt sophomore CB Nevelle Clarke was suspended a minimum of six games for a failed drug test.

Knights wide receiver Tristan Payton was also suspended for a half-season for a failed drug test, per UCF's rules. The tests were administered prior to the Cure Bowl against Arkansas State, and both tested positive for marijuana. Clarke was supposed to be the team's No. 1 CB this fall following the graduation of starting corners Shaquill Griffin and D.J. Killings.
Source: Yahoo
Jun 27 - 1:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline pegs UCF senior LB Shaquem Griffin as a "small but fierce linebacker with a good head for the ball."

"He’s an instinctive defender who sniffs out the action and quickly arrives on the scene to make the tackle," Pauline wrote. "Griffin plays fast and sacrifices his body to stop opponents. The problem is his body’s not that big and Griffin has scheme limitations." Griffin, the AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, is indeed undersized at 6-foot-1, 213 pounds. He's overcome having one of his hands amputated when he was four years old as a result of a rare congenital disorder to become a collegiate star. Griffin led the AAC in sacks with 11 during the 2016 regular season.
Jun 24 - 10:52 AM

UCF junior WR Tre'Quan Smith is a "nice sized receiver with dependable hands," notes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"He’s not a blazer by any means but could find a spot on a roster as a fifth wide out," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Smith led the Knights with 57 catches, 853 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns last year.
Jun 24 - 10:11 AM

UCF redshirt junior TE Jordan Akins "lacks great physical skills but does everything well at the tight end position," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"Akins is graded as a priority free agent on our board yet I could see him making a Sunday depth chart as a team’s third tight end," Pauline added. Atkins (6′3/238) finished third on the team with 23 receptions and 347 yards receiving last year. He led all Knights who caught double-digit passes with 15.1 yards per reception.
Jun 23 - 2:54 PM

The season-opener between UCF and FIU has been moved from Saturday, September 2, to Thursday, August 31.

The game will kick off at 6:00 EST in Orlando on CBS Sports Network. Including bowl action, the Knights went 6-7 last season, the Panthers a less-sturdy 4-8. This showdown between Florida-based squads is one of 15 games scheduled for the last Thursday in August.
Jun 16 - 8:19 PM

Former Notre Dame redshirt sophomore OL Parker Boudreaux transferred to UCF.

The Winter Garden, Fla., native is returning home. A former three-star recruit, Boudreaux was rated as the No. 18 guard in the country coming out of high school. Boudreaux must sit out the 2017 season. He'll have three years of eligibility remaining after that.
Jun 14 - 4:50 PM

Notre Dame redshirt sophomore OL Parker Boudreaux will transfer.

Boudreaux, a backup center, didn't play last season as a redshirt freshman. He was once again buried on the depth chart coming out of spring ball.
Jun 8 - 1:30 PM

Alabama sophomore CB Aaron Robinson will not require surgery for the leg injury he sustained in the team's spring game.

Robinson was injured while making a tackle in the third quarter. He was subsequently spotted on crutches, but there would appear to be no long-term concern, here. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder worked mostly as a special-teamer during his true freshman season in 2016. During that recruiting cycle, ESPN actually viewed him as having more polish as an offensive contributor, but Alabama is looking to mold him into a secondary piece.
Source: AL.com
May 7 - 3:22 PM


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