Game Week: UCF at UNC

ORLANDO (UCFKnights.com) – Now at 2-0 to start the 2018 campaign, the UCF football team is set to head back on the road this week. The No. 18/18 Knights are scheduled to play a UNC Saturday at noon with coverage on ESPNU and FM 96.9/AM 740 The Game.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 15
Time: 12 p.m.
Radio: FM 96.9/AM 740 The Game
Live Stats: http://goheels.com

- The Knights continue to own the longest winning streak in the nation, now at 15 games, and have scored over 30 points in each of the 15 wins.
- A win at UNC would give UCF 16 consecutive victories and set a new American Athletic Conference record.
- The Knights have scored often and quickly to start the first season under head coach Josh Heupel, hanging 56 on UConn and putting up 38 on South Carolina State. With five scoring drives under one minute long, no team has more through two games than UCF.
- UCF and UNC have never met on the football field, but the Knights have played 21 games against teams currently in the ACC. The program’s three wins against the conference were against NC State, Boston College and Louisville.
- Gabriel Davis recorded the first 100-yard receiving game of his career this past weekend, with nine catches in the win over the Bulldogs, he ranks 13th in the nation with 7.5 receptions per game.
- The Knights’ defense currently ranks seventh in the nation, holding their opponents to just 8.5 points per game.


On Monday, UCF head coach Josh Heupel addressed the media at his weekly press conference, first answering questions about impending weather on its way to North Carolina this weekend.

“All I know is that we’re preparing and practicing like we’re in game week mode,” he said. “It’s something that’s completely out of our control. We’re obviously concerned with everybody in that area. With the potential of the hurricane moving in, you’re always concerned about people’s safety first and foremost. But you have no idea what’s ultimately going to end up happening, so you just go ahead and prepare as is.”

Heupel then spoke about the win over South Carolina State, talked about the upcoming matchup with the Tar Heels and addressed The American’s success in week two.

“Power 6 football is real,” he said. “It’s not just one week or one season. The teams in this conference go out and win ball games against other conferences every single year. If you look at not just what this program did a year ago, but others in this conference, it’s something that happens year in and year out. It’s really high level football.”

The first game brought over 43,000 fans to Spectrum Stadium, but there are still six home games remaining on the 2018 schedule. Tickets are going fast and fans can purchase theirs today or learn about all of their options by calling (407) 823-1000 or visiting us online at ucfknights.com/fbtix.