Central Florida's Scott Frost: 'We came in here and outhit (Michigan) today'
- Author: Steve Townsend Sep 11, 2016,
Sep 11, 2016, 1:25
After Jabrill Peppers returned a UCF punt 11 yards across midfield - the third of four drives MI has started on the good side of the 50 - Wilton Speight fired a strike up the middle to a waiting Amara Darboh for another MI touchdown.
"You just don't ever want to concede points on the board, whether it's an extra point or a field goal", said J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh. Linebacker Mike McCray was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after registering nine tackles, including 3.5 for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble in his first game after missing last season with a shoulder injury.
Speight then threw his second TD pass of the day, this time to Amara Darboh. Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman had a quietly efficient afternoon, completing 11 of 15 pass attempts for 91 yards and three touchdowns. The 87-yard touchdown run by freshman Adrian Killins not only was the first touchdown allowed by the MI defense this season, but it tied a Central Florida record for longest touchdown run in school history. Michigan's special teams came up with three blocked kicks in the first half. No part of the offense was overly impressive, although the run game did record over 200 rushing yards, but the Knights got the job done. Sophomore Tyree Kinnel blocked a punt on Central Florida's first possession of the game and senior Chris Wormley blocked a 50-yard goal attempt by Central Florida sophomore kicker Matthew Wright with 6:20 left in the first quarter.
MI cornerback Jourdan Lewis is out for a second consecutive week, with an undisclosed injury. That tells me our guys are playing hard and fighting.
But Frost said his team wasn't allowed to take its own sideline. "That's really what I wanted to see".
MI got great field position, at its own 40, thanks to a second consecutive bad punt by UCF, the first of which was blocked. The Wolverines face Colorado next. Sep.
The Wolverines crushed an inferior opponent Saturday at the Big House, knocking off UCF by the score of 51-14.
UCF appeared to be still walking down the tunnel when the anthem began to play - MI had already been on the field for several minutes.
"We took care of business", Harbaugh said.