UCF Knights are the class of the American Athletic Conference
While the South Florida Bulls are also undefeated and ranked higher in the polls, UCF has proven to be the top team in the AAC. They have not only won each game, but have done so in deciding fashion. McKenzie Milton is a name that should be recognized nationally after throwing for 374 yards and five touchdowns against Cincinnati this week. Those numbers could have been even higher if the game wasn’t shortened due to storms in the area. It’s hard to imagine any AAC team given them a scare, that is until the regular season finale against USF.
That’s the Riley Ferguson we’ve come to expect
A week after throwing three interceptions in a lopsided loss to the Knights, Ferguson returned to form by throwing for seven touchdowns to tie a school record in a win over UConn. He tied Paxton Lynch for the record and now has three games in which he has thrown for six or more touchdown passes. Anthony Miller was the recipient of four of those TDs and the duo now has connected for seven scores on the season. We’ll see two contrasting offenses in their next outing as they will take their aerial attack on the road to take on Navy’s triple option.
Tulsa’s defense is REALLY bad
Many felt the Golden Hurricane had a shot to make some noise in the AAC West, but it’s been a disaster for Philip Montgomery’s team. The Green Wave scored on all seven first-half possessions, leading 48-7 at the half. They have allowed teams to score 50-plus points in four of their six games, and more depressing is that they let up 62 points against Tulane after seeing the triple option for the third week in a row. Montgomery needs to come up with a solution or Tulsa’s answer could be showing him the door at the end of the season.