No. 11 UCF Knights Host No. 20 Cincinnati Bearcats In Primetime Matchup On ABC
By UCF Knights // November 16, 2018
Cincinnati at UCF – 8 p.m. ET on ABC
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCF Knights) – The eyes of the college football world will be on Spectrum Stadium on Saturday night when the No. 11/11 UCF football team squares off with No. 19/20 Cincinnati.
The Knights and the Bearcats are set for a primetime kickoff on ABC at 8 p.m., as well as FM 96.9/AM 740 The Game.
Marc Daniels, Gary Parris and Jerry O’Neill will have the call on FM96.9/AM740 The Game and on the iHeart Radio app, starting with the Florida Hospital Tailgate Show at 5 p.m.
Here are five things to know heading into Week 12:
GAMEDAY IS COMING TO UCF
For the first time in history, ESPN College Game is heading to Orlando. The iconic college football preview show will be live from Memory Mall starting at 9 a.m. on ESPN. The pit will open behind the stage at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Fans are encouraged to bring their own signs, as long as they adhere to guidelines from ESPN and UCF. For more information about how to prepare for ESPN College Gameday at UCF, click here.
PRIMETIME UNDER THE LIGHTS
The Knights will be at the center of the college football universe at kickoff as the 8 p.m. ABC game. With 50% more cameras than have ever been at Spectrum Stadium. From reverse angles to SkyCam to referee cams to the Josh Heupel cam, folks at home will the Knights in a whole new way, but that won’t come close to being in the stands on Saturday night.
The Bounce House will be bouncing on Saturday night. The game has officially been declared a sellout with more than 44,000 fans expected to enter through the Spectrum Stadium Gates, and only a few standing-room only seats left available. In a game of this magnitude, expect one of the greatest atmospheres in Spectrum Stadium history. Whether it’s your first or 100th time watching the Knights at home, it’s always helpful to check out UCFGameday.com.
The Knights have a history of showing up on the biggest stage. Just last season, No. 12 UCF squared off with No. 19 South Florida the primetime ABC game on Black Friday. In a battle for the American Athletic Conference East Division title, the Knights edged the Bulls 49-42, capped by a game-winning 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Mike Hughes with 1:28 remaining. On the ensuing drive, Richie Grant sealed the win by forcing a fumble with 49 seconds remaining.
EAST DIVISION BATTLE
Just like last year’s battle against South Florida, the Knights play for East Division honors in primetime. UCF is currently atop its division in The American, one game ahead of one-loss Temple and Cincinnati. With a win, UCF would clinch its second straight appearance in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game.
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