Former Mililani star quarterback McKenzie Milton told members KnightNews.com that he expects UCF to be a better team toward the end of the season and that the reason the Knights have lost two games in bitter, last-play fashion is that they simply “did not finish.”
UCF (3-3) lost 26-25 at home to Temple on Saturday on the last play of the game. On Sept. 17, the Knights had plenty of chances to close out the game but lost to Maryland in triple overtime, 30-24.
Knights head coach Scott Frost, the former Oregon assistant, said in the press conference that he was “sick to his stomach” after the most recent loss. He has an even-keel, nothing-but-serious look on his face when he says, “One more play here and there and we could be 5-1. Nobody would have said we could have been 5-1 before we started this thing. I don’t think many people thought we’d be 3-3. We’re close to being a really good team, and it won’t be very long around here before we’re winning all these (close) games.”
As for Milton, Frost said, “He’s a really good playmaker,” and added that the whole offense (players and coaches) “have to find a way to finish.”
Saturday’s two postgame press conference videos with Milton’s and Frost’s full remarks can be found here on KnightNews.com along with a story: http://bit.ly/2evjkSx.
Milton led the Trojans to the state Division I championship in 2014, his junior season. He is fourth all-time among Hawaii high school quarterbacks in passing yards.