Knights To Play Marshall In Front Of Sellout Crowd For First Homecoming Game At Bright House Networks Stadium

Nov. 2, 2007

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF football team will play its first Homecoming game at Bright House Networks Stadium in front of a sellout crowd on Saturday. The Knights (5-3, 3-1 C-USA), who are one three teams in the Conference USA East Division with one loss, face a Marshall (1-7, 1-3 C-USA) team that is coming off its first win of the season last Saturday vs. Rice.

The Knights are 18-9 all-time in Homecoming games, including winning 10 of their last 12. The UCF-Marshall series dates back to 2002 when the Knights joined the Mid-American Conference.

The Thundering Herd won all three meetings between the two teams as MAC members before both universities Conference USA in 2005. The Knights have won both of those league match-ups as each team resides in the league's East Division.

UCF picked up a road win in Huntington a year ago when Michael Torres connected on a 22-yard field goal in the wanning seconds to secure a 23-22 victory.

Kickoff for the Homecoming tilt is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., but fans will have a chance to enjoy other activities on campus prior to kickoff. Following Knight Walk, which takes place at 1:15 p.m., fans are encouraged to hang around the IOA Plaza where 'The Charging Knight' statue will be unveiled during a special ceremony at 2 p.m. Artist Don Reynolds will

The game will be televised regionally on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast. Joe Block will have the play-by-play, while former Mississippi State quarterback Matt Wyatt will serve as the analyst. Allison Williams will be the sideline reporter.

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.

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