UCF extends winning streak by beating Memphis for AAC championship
Central Florida’s magical run continues.
No. 7 UCF got here again from 17 down to overcome Memphis 56-41, taking pictures the American Athletic Conference championship for the second one consecutive season.
The victory used to be the Knights’ 25th in a row and used to be particularly spectacular making an allowance for the comeback got here with out beginning QB McKenzie Milton, who suffered a horrific knee damage ultimate week.
Instead, Darriel Mack Jr. led the way in which below middle, throwing for 348 yards and two touchdowns whilst including 4 rankings at the floor. Greg McCrae crowned the Knights in speeding yards with 206 and had a landing.
UCF had fallen at the back of 24-7, 31-14 and entered halftime trailing Memphis 38-21 thank you partly to a powerful first part by Darrell Henderson (who completed with 210 yards and 3 touchdowns or even threw for a ranking) and Patrick Taylor Jr. Similar to the first contest this season between the groups, even though, the Knights got here roaring again.
Two touchdowns from Mack (a 54-yard go to Otis Anderson and a Four-yard run) minimize the deficit to 38-35 with 6:55 to head within the 3rd quarter. After a Memphis box objective, UCF took its first lead not up to 30 seconds into the fourth quarter, 42-41, on a Mack run that used to be arrange by a 50-yard catch and run by McCrae on fourth down.
A 12-play Memphis pressure then led to a ignored a box objective, and UCF marched down the sphere and went up 49-41 on Mack’s 3rd landing run at the day. A fourth TD run by Mack sealed the maintain 2:29 to head.