A last-ditch effort by the UCF Knights fell by the wayside Saturday night, leaving the team short of an upset bid against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
Milton Mack’s fourth-and-goal pass from the four fell incomplete with four minutes to play, leaving UCF on the wrong side of a 35-20 defeat.
The Knights, one of the nation’s most improved teams, fell to 6-5 with the loss.
UCF took an 8-0 lead on a 28-yard interception return by D.J. Killings. The game was tied at 14 at the half.
Tulsa scored three touchdowns in the third period, however, including two scoring passes from Dane Evans, to take a 35-14 lead. But UCF came back when Adrian Killins scored. But the Knights’ last chance failed when UCF was stopped at the goal line late in the game.
UCF freshman quarterback McKenzie Milton threw the ball 51 times for 233 yards. Tulsa had 167 yards rushing from D’Angelo Brewer and 163 yards from James Flanders.
UCF tries to finish the year with a winning record next week when it travels to USF.