TAMPA, Fla. (AP) McKenzie Milton's teammates crowded around the injured UCF quarterback, some kneeling in prayer and others offering comforting words.
"Our guys care deeply about everybody on our football team, and certainly McKenzie," coach Josh Heupel said after the eighth-ranked Knights rebounded from losing their leader to an apparent right knee injury to finish a 38-10 rout of intrastate rival South Florida on Friday.
"You could tell by their reaction, wanting to be over near him, by him, to support him. ... In that moment, it's hard," Heupel added. "I'm proud of our kids - just the resiliency to come back from something like that that happened and continue to play football. ... I'm proud of the way they finished the game."