Even more impressive was the 39 rushing touchdowns the team accumulated, which ranked ninth in the country. UCF scored multiple rushing touchdowns in every game except the team’s win over Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
And with the top six rushers on the team from last season back, including dynamic tailback Adrian Killins Jr., who led the team with 790 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns, there’s plenty of room for optimism heading into 2018.
“We’ve got five deep running backs that can play anywhere so it’s going to be something special,” said quarterback McKenzie Milton, who finished second on the team in rushing with 613 yards. “You’ve got Bentavious Thompson, Taj McGowan, Adrian Killins, Otis Anderson, C.J. Richardson … those are five guys that can take it to the house at any time.