UCF Football Team Set To Face SMU For First Time In Program History

Nov. 16, 2007

Gameday Central |

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF football team will be in Dallas this Saturday for its final road contest of the season. The Knights (7-3, 5-1 C-USA) will play SMU (1-9, 0-6 C-USA) for the first time in program history at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET.

UCF brings a four-game winning streak to the Hilltop, which has vaulted the Knights to the top of the C-USA East Division. SMU is playing its last home game of the season and looking to snap a four-game losing skid.

The Knights are averaging a league-best 44 points per outing in C-USA games this season and have outscored their opponents 170-84 during their current winning streak. The Mustangs are winless in C-USA games this season, but two of those losses were in overtime and last Saturday's setback to Rice came on a last-second field goal by the Owls.

UCF is ranked ninth in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision in rushing and set a new school record with the team's 32nd rushing score of the season in the victory over UAB. Junior running back Kevin Smith leads the FBS with 23 total touchdowns and 22 on the ground.

This is the second-consecutive opponent the Knights will face on their senior day.

In the Sunshine State, the contest can be heard on the UCF-ISP Sports Network and its flagship station, WQTM 740-AM in Orlando. Network affiliates include WMMV 1350-AM (Cocoa), WDCF 1350-AM (Dade City), WORD 1340-AM (Daytona Beach), WMMB 1240-AM (Melbourne), WLVJ 1040-AM/WKAT 1360-AM (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, South Palm Beach County), WPSL 1590-AM (Treasure Coast, North Palm Beach County) and WZHR-1400-AM (Zephyrhills).

Marc Daniels will provide the play-by-play, Gary Parris will have the analysis and Jerry O'Neill will man the sidelines for the UCF broadcast. Scott Adams is the studio host.

The Knights return home next Saturday to Bright House Networks Stadium for their final regular season home game on Nov. 24 vs. UTEP. Tickets for that contest are still available by calling 407-823-1000.

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