From the parachute jump to the final whistle, football games at the Naval Academy are unique. With a handful of UCF fans at the game and Navy cadets standing in uniform the entire game, the UCF Knights won 31-21 over the Midshipmen in Annapolis, Maryland Saturday afternoon.
The N0. 18 Knights held a lead the entire game, however, Navy pulled within three points, 24-21 with 12:50 left. UCF true freshman Otis Anderson scored the clincher on a 10-yard run with 3:30 to go.
“That last touchdown was huge. I was really happy for him,” UCF head coach Scott Frost said.
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Last year’s UCF team would have lost this game, but this year’s team is different. Sophomore McKenzie Milton proved he and this fast-paced offense can face adversity as the Knights became (6-0) for the first time in program history.
“We knew we were in for a battle,” Frost said. “We’re glad and lucky to get out of here with a win.”
The Knights host Austin Peay next Saturday. The game was arranged in September after UCF-Georgia Tech was canceled by Hurricane Irma.