TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton was carted off field after injuring his right leg in the second quarter against South Florida on Friday.
There was no immediate announcement on the nature or severity of the injury that occurred when the junior from Kapolei, Hawaii, was tackled at the end of a 5-yard run in front of the South Florida bench with 11:17 remaining in the opening half.
Players on both teams kneeled on one knee while the cart rolled onto the field and Milton received medical attention. The entire UCF squad left the sideline and walked across the field to stand around their teammate.
The eighth-ranked Knights, who are trying to complete a second consecutive undefeated regular season, kicked a field goal on the next play to take a 10-0 lead.
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Milton, eighth in Heisman Trophy balloting a year ago, was 5-of-10 passing for 86 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown throw to Gabriel Davis. He also tossed a first-quarter interception and had 16 yards rushing on five attempts.
UCF has the nation’s longest winning streak at 23 games and will host next week’s American Athletic Conference championship game.
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