UCF Football One of 19 Teams to Play All FBS Opponents in 2013

GO KNIGHTS UCF's schedule does not feature a FCS opponent for the second-straight year.
UCF's schedule does not feature a FCS opponent for the second-straight year.

Feb. 27, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - With Akron, FIU, Penn State and South Carolina on the 2013 docket, UCF is currently one of 19 Football Bowl Subdivision teams out of 125 to not have a Football Championship Subdivision school (or a team from another level) on its schedule this season. It marks the second-straight year the Knights' non-conference schedule features four FBS programs.

Schools with All FBS Opponents for 2013
Updated Feb. 28 - Schedules may change
-Florida Atlantic (C-USA)
-Hawaii (Mountain West)
-Miami (Ohio) (MAC)
-Michigan (Big Ten)
-New Mexico (Mountain West)
-North Texas (C-USA)
-Notre Dame (Independent)
-Oklahoma (Big 12)
-Penn State (Big Ten)
-Rice (C-USA)
-Southern Miss (C-USA)
-Stanford (Pac-12)
-Texas (Big 12)
-Tulsa (C-USA)
-UCLA (Pac-12)
-USC (Pac-12)

UCF is the only school in the BIG EAST Conference which will not play a FCS opponent in 2013, and one of nine schools from automatic-qualifying BCS conferences (plus Notre Dame) in that category. The Knights also are one of 11 teams in the nation without a FCS school on both its 2012 and 2013 schedules. That list features UCF, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Rice, Southern Miss, Stanford, Texas, UCLA, USC and UTEP.

There are a total of 109 games between FBS and FCS schools for 2013 (updated Feb. 28). In 2012, there were 106 contests between FBS and FCS programs (those numbers do not include games against teams below the FCS level as UTSA had two such games in 2012, while New Mexico State has one in 2013).

The Knights will open 2013 at home against Akron Aug. 29 and also will host South Carolina Sept. 28. On the road, they travel to FIU Sept. 7 and Penn State Sept. 14. The BIG EAST portion of the schedule will be released when it is finalized.

Plan your game days with the Knights, and experience the inaugural BIG EAST campaign in the best available seat locations at Bright House Networks Stadium. 2013 season tickets start at $99. To secure your UCF football season tickets, CLICK HERE or call 407-UCF-1000.



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