Mililani’s McKenzie Milton, in his first college start, got UCF into double overtime against Big Ten opponent Maryland, but the Knights lost 30-24 to the Terrapins in Orlando on Saturday.
Milton, a true freshman, went 21-for-36 for 260 yards in the contest, including a 4-yard touchdown to Dontravious Wilson.
Regulation time ended at 17-17. The Terrapins (3-0) got the ball first and scored to make it 24-17.
After being sacked on the Knights’ first possession of overtime, Milton rolled right to buy time and found Tre’Quan Smith for a touchdown down the right sideline. The play was officially reviewed (a touchdown was called on the field) and the TD was upheld.
UCF (1-2) got the ball first in the second overtime.
On a third-down play, a call on the field was ruled a Milton fumble by officials and was reviewed. It appeared Milton was trying to throw the ball forward, but it may have gone behind him (a lateral). The lost fumble, Milton’s third of the game to go along with one interception, was upheld on review.
On Maryland’s second OT possession, another true freshman got the glory. Quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome, in for the first time for starter Perry Hills, took a first-down snap up the middle for a 25-yard touchdown and the victory.