Milton did a little bit of reading during Hurricane Irma

Brandon Helwig, Publisher
UCF Sports


Living through a hurricane was a new experience for UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton.

The Hawaii native rode out the storm in an apartment with his parents, who were staying in Orlando in anticipation of attending the first three home games.

"We haven't had a hurricane (in Hawaii) in a while," Milton said. "It's been over 15 years. The water temperature changes so much so they usually miss us... The power went out for a day and a half. Nothing too bad. Just hanging out."

To pass the time, Milton did a little bit of reading.

"Coach (Scott) Frost gave me a book, Wild at Heart," Milton said. It's a good book. I recommend it."

Milton said it's disappointing not being able to play the Memphis and Georgia Tech games as scheduled.

"It's a bummer," he said. "You look forward to the season all offseason and in the first three weeks you only get to play one game. It is what it is. God is in control and we ride with that. We've got to make the most of what we can."

Later on Thursday, UCF announced the Memphis game would be rescheduled for Sept. 30 at the expense of the Maine game.

Attention now shifts to the Sept. 23 road game at Maryland. Last season the Terrapins beat UCF 30-24 in double overtime, which was Milton's first start.

"We missed a lot of opportunities in that game," Milton said. "I think our team as a whole is better. I think they're a lot better too. They got a win over Texas. I think they're undefeated right now. They're a good team. It's the first road game so it'll be a challenge. We'll be up for it."


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