Number 17 UCF handles Stanford 45-27
On a wet Saturday afternoon in Orlando Florida the Stanford Cardinals visited Spectrum Stadium commonly known as the Bounce House, and the University of Central Florida Knights ran it like a kingdom.
No matter who is behind the center, whether it is true freshman Dillon Gabriel, Notre Dame senior transfer Brandon Wimbush or Mckenzie Milton’s backup from a year ago, Darriel Mack, directing the attack, the Knights function well, and score often. The fast pace offense makes the Knights the BEST TEAM in the State of Florida, and Saturday they showed out.
The Knights (3-0) scored on six of seven possessions, building a 31-point halftime lead in what was expected to be a much tougher test for the two-time defending American Athletic Conference champions, who won their first two games of the season by a combined score of 110-14 against Florida A&M and Florida Atlantic.
Gabriel completed 22 of 30 passes, including TD throws of 28 yards to Marlon Williams, 38 yards to Tre Nixon, 38 yards to Gabriel Davis and 1-yard to Jake Hescook. Greg McCrae rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown for UCF, which has won 25 consecutive regular-season games and 28 of 29 overall since the start of 2017.
Stanford: Returns home to face No. 15 Oregon next Saturday.
UCF: at Pittsburgh on Saturday.