COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UCF Knights to Host Kent State in Season Opener on August 31
By UCF Knights // June 1, 2023
KICKOFF SET FOR 7 P.M.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – FBC Mortgage Stadium on the UCF campus in Orlando will be the site of the Knights’ 2023 football season opener in a Thursday primetime assignment against Kent State on FS1. That contest is set for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff on Thursday, Aug. 31.
The Knights play on the road the following weekend with a 7 p.m. ET kickoff (5 p.m. MT in Boise) on Sept. 9 versus Boise State (10-4 and winner of the Frisco Bowl in 2022) at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. That contest also will be shown on FS1.
UCF returns home for a Sept. 16 matchup against Villanova on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. Kickoff for that contest is 6:30 p.m. ET at FBC Mortgage Stadium.
Details for the Kent State, Boise State, and Villanova games were part of a Big 12 Conference announcement today that included the first three weekends of the 2023 season and various other dates.
The remainder of UCF kickoff times and television details will be announced week to week by the Big 12–on either a 12- or six-day turnaround.
Here’s the complete slate for the Knights in 2023:
Date Opponent Kickoff Television
■ Aug. 31 (Thur.) KENT STATE 7 pm ET FS1
■ Sept. 9 @Boise State 7 pm ET FS1
■ Sept. 16 VILLANOVA 6:30 pm ET Big 12 Now on ESPN+
■ Sept. 23 *@Kansas State TBA TBA
■ Sept. 30 *BAYLOR (Family Weekend) TBA TBA
■ Oct. 7 *@Kansas TBA TBA
■ Oct. 14 Open Date TBA TBA
■ Oct. 21 *@Oklahoma TBA TBA
■ Oct. 28 *WEST VIRGINIA (Homecoming) TBA TBA
■ Nov. 4 *@Cincinnati TBA TBA
■ Nov. 11 *OKLAHOMA STATE TBA TBA
■ Nov. 18 *@Texas Tech TBA TBA
■ Nov. 25 *HOUSTON TBA TBA
■ Dec. 2 Big 12 Championship Game Noon ET ABC
(@AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas) *Big 12 Conference games
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