UCF Knights Gear Up For ‘War On I-4’ Matchup With USF, Set For Friday In Front of National Audience
By Daniel Forcella, UCF Knights // November 20, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Frost and the players at Monday’s presser.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCF Knights.com) – The UCF football team (10-0, 7-0) will conclude the regular season this Friday when the Knights host South Florida (9-1, 6-1) at Spectrum Stadium. The No. 12/13 Knights and the Bulls are scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on ABC.
Date: Friday, Nov. 24
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Radio: FM 96.9/AM 740 The Game
Live Stats: http://ucfknights.co/FBLiveStats17
Following Saturday’s win at Temple, McKenzie Milton was named the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Shaquem Griffin was named to the league’s weekly honor roll. Milton was also one of eight quarterbacks across the nation named a Manning Award Star of the Week.
SOUTH FLORIDA GAME – NOTES TO KNOW
– The Knights are 10-0 for the first time in school history and their 10-game winning streak is a program record, besting the 2013 team’s nine straight victories.
– UCF is ranked 12th in the Coaches Poll, 13th in the AP Poll and 15th in the CFP Rankings. The Coaches Poll ranking of 12th is the highest in-season ranking in program history.
– The Knights lead the nation in scoring offense, recording 48.2 points per game.
– Having scored 30 or more points in each of their first 10 games of the season, the Knights own the longest current streak of games with 30+ points at 10 games. UCF is the only team in the nation that has won all of its games by 30 or more points in 2017.
– South Florida leads the all-time series between the two teams, 6-2. Last season the Bulls won 48-31 in Tampa.
– Since 1996 (when UCF entered FBS play), no other team has gone winless and then won 10 games in under two years.
– This week’s matchup is a battle of the No. 1 Offense and the No. 2 Defense against the No. 1 Defense and the No. 2 Offense in The American.
At head coach Scott Frost’s weekly press conference he spoke on this week’s opponent and what his team should expect from the Bulls on Friday.
“That coaching staff has done a really good job,” Frost said.
“They’re a lot better on defense than they were a year ago. They have some players who are making a lot of plays. They’re very sound. They run around, like most Florida teams do. This is a good team. I don’t have to do anything to get our guys ready to play this one.”
With an expected sellout on Friday, Frost spoke on what kind of home field advantage he expects against the Bulls.
“I think we have a home field advantage when it hasn’t been sold out, so if we can get it loud and rocking in there, that gives us an advantage,” he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing it sold out. It’s great to see that number of tickets sold and I hope every seat in the stands is full.”
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