Milton and UCF fall short in double overtime

Mililani's McKenzie Milton started his first college game for UCF on Saturday against Maryland. File photo by Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Mililani’s McKenzie Milton started his first college game for UCF on Saturday against Maryland. File photo by Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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.

COMMENTS

  1. 87 September 17, 2016 5:13 pm

    Once he is comfortable look for amazing things from MM


  2. Manley September 17, 2016 6:31 pm

    Good job Mck. 808 is cheering.


  3. Chloropicrin September 17, 2016 7:36 pm

    Looks like UCF found their QB of the future


  4. al September 17, 2016 11:09 pm

    Unstated in this extremely biased hawaii prep world article is that Mckenzie Milton also turned over the ball 4 times, including a pick and three lost fumbles (he fumbled 6 times overall). Very very rough start for him. Hopefully he works hard and bounces back.

    http://www.espn.com/college-football/recap?gameId=400869518


  5. 87 September 17, 2016 11:34 pm

    thank you al, can i hire you to find out which of my neighbors fumbles and losses their dog poop on my front lawn….just kidding I hawaiian I no more land.


  6. Hau’ulaBoy September 18, 2016 12:31 am

    Great Job. Hope he learns from his mistakes. Could really make all of us from Hawaii proud. Great local talent.


  7. Hau’ulaBoy September 18, 2016 12:34 am

    Sole, why you gotta tease the Hawaiins.My kids are Hawaiian.


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