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Ann Arbor – Central Florida first-year coach Scott Frost understands his team lost by a lopsided margin, but he said the Knights “outhit” Michigan throughout the game.

Michigan improved to 2-0 with a 51-14 victory over the Knights. While UCF was held to 56 yards passing, the Knights rushed for 275 yards, including touchdown runs of 87 and 34 yards.

“It’s hard to say when the score is what it is, but we came in here and outhit those guys today,” Frost told reporters after the game. “Standing on the sideline, there’s no doubt which team was hitting harder. Our guys came in hungry and wanted to do that.

“It’s rare you can come into Michigan and rush for 300 yards on them. They had to run a fly sweep in the fourth quarter to get to 100 (yards rushing). I give our defense a ton of credit.”

He expected a physical game from the Wolverines because he said that's how Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh coaches.

“Jim Harbaugh teams are physical,” Frost said. “That’s what he’s known for. We came in and rushed for six yards a carry, they had 2.9. That tells me our guys are playing hard.”

Frost, later in the news conference, again said his team was the tougher one on Saturday.

“We outhit them in the first half and I thought we outhit them in the second half,” Frost said. “Standing on the sideline and watching the impacts and the collisions and watching the line move, I thought we won that battle.”