Scott Frost raised some eyebrows two years ago when he told reporters following UCF's 2016 loss to Michigan that he thought his Knights "outhit" the Wolverines.
Those comments were made two years ago, but some of the Wolverines said they used it as fuel during Saturday's 56-10 drubbing of the Huskers in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
"There was a lot of things riding on this game, which gave us motivation," senior defensive lineman Chase Winovich said. "Everybody knows about Coach Frost's comments, how they outhit last time even though they lost by 50 points, so we were motivated. There was plenty of fuel for us.
"We definitely remember it."
Said left tackle Jon Runyan, "We took that to heart. We remembered it."
Michigan pounded the Huskers in all three phases Saturday. The Wolverines held the Huskers to 132 total yards, while racking up 491 total yards.
Frost and his UCF team played at the Big House in 2016.
“It’s hard to say when the score is what it is, but we came in here and outhit those guys today,” Frost said at the time, following a 51-14 loss. “Standing on the sideline, there was no doubt who was hitting harder.”
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he didn't remember Frost's 2016 comments, but some of Michigan's players said those comments came up before the game.
"We don't look back, but I think he can eat his words," junior defensive back Josh Metellus said with a laugh.
Said Winovich, "Yeah, I think we outhit them today. I'm anxious to see if (Frost) has a different opinion on it."