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McKenzie Milton: "Our offense is just clicking"

Happy Birthday, McKenzie Milton.

UCF's quarterback turned 20 today, something that escaped the attending media at Tuesday's post-practice availability otherwise he would have been asked about it (I realized it when Noah Vedral tweeted a birthday message earlier this afternoon).

Milton had an unreal stat line in the 51-23 win at Cincinnati: 16/19 for 374 yards and five TDs. That's just in three quarters of action.

Milton was asked a variety of questions. His favorite play?

"I would say sticking a seam route," Milton said. "I don't know. Just having a clean pocket where everything works like you've drawn it up."

What can he attribute to his improvement in accuracy and distance?

"I would say working in the offseason with the guys and getting the timing down," Milton said. "That chemistry. Working mechanics with Coach (Mario) Verduzco. Just being in rhythm with my feet as well. I would say our offense as a whole is just clicking a lot better."

On tight end Michael Colubiale's first career touchdown catch at Cincinnati:

"I was stoked for him," Milton said. "I didn't see him because I got hit when I threw it. He's a really good player. We have three really good tight ends who could play anywhere. He does an awesome job in the run game, great route runner and can go up and catch balls."

Milton also clarified that yes, his nickname is indeed KZ.

"I've been KZ since Pop Warner football," he said.