HAWAII GROWN: Milton’s status for next game unknown

UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton (10) dove over Memphis defensive backs Josh Perry (4) and T.J. Carter (2) on the go-ahead 7-yard TD run in a 31-30 victory on Oct. 13. Photo courtesy Associated Press/Mark Zaleski.

UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton snapped a streak of 27 consecutive starts for the Knights when he was held out of Saturday’s 37-10 win over East Carolina.

Milton’s absence was a shock to the ESPN crew televising the game as well as local media in Orlando.

Knights coach Josh Heupel said after the game that the decision was made to rest the 2016 Mililani alumnus following pregame warmups for “overall health” reasons.

On a Monday teleconference call, Heupel was asked if Milton would be ready for the Knights’ next game against Temple on Nov. 3.

UCF has a bye this weekend.

“I’m not sure. I haven’t talked with our medical staff yet, so it’s too early to make that determination,” Heupel said.

The Knights extended their winning streak to 20 games with the win over the Pirates.

Milton briefly left the game against Memphis on Oct. 13 but came back to finish off a come-from-behind win over the Tigers.

He told reporters after the game that he tweaked his ankle while scoring on a go-ahead 7-yard touchdown run when he flipped into the end zone.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


  1. ??? October 24, 2018 12:50 pm

    Get Healthy M.M. You’re killing it in D1 when everyone doubted you because of your size🤙🏽

  2. Trustno1 October 25, 2018 8:42 am

    I agree with ???! Even his Highschool Head Coach didn’t think McKenzie would ever start at a D1 College program because he couldnt read defenses!

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