Owls, Knights will play on a Friday night
BOCA RATON— When Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic team goes on the road to play Central Florida in September, the up-and-coming powers will square off Friday, Sept. 21, UCF and the American Athletic Conference announced.
Originally, the second matchup between FAU and UCF was set to take place Sept. 22.
The game time and broadcast infor- mation have not been announced.
FAU’s matchup with UCF will be a battle between two of college football’s more surprising teams from 2017, with the Owls winning more games in their first season under Kiffin (11) than they did from 2014-16 (nine). Meanwhile, two years after going 0-12, UCF finished 13-0 and crowned itself the national champion after a Peach Bowl win over Auburn last month. The Knights have graduated many of their impact players and lost the entire 2017 coaching staff to Nebraska, where former UCF coach Scott Frost moved following the bowl win. The two schools will play a home-andhome series the next two years, with UCF coming to Boca Raton on Sept. 7, 2019. FAU has not played UCF since a 33-29 loss in September 2003, the Owls’ third year as a program and their final year before moving to Division I.