Gus Malzahn and the UCF Knights were trounced 56-21 by No. 3 Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon.

However, all of that quickly took a backseat for Malzahn and the UCF family as a family emergency was revealed.

Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell said at the end of his press conference that Malzahn had to leave after the game on a private jet to go care for his daughter:

There’s no word yet on what exactly the situation is, but the fact Malzahn left on a private jet means it is certainly serious.

Hopefully, everything ends up being OK for the Malzahn family. This is a sort of situation that quickly puts football in perspective.

UPDATE: The Orlando Sentinel updated the situation regarding Malzahn’s daughter.