Kickoff Time Set: UCF Hosts No. 12/13 South Carolina Sept. 28 at Noon



Sept. 16, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - The wait is finally over for UCF fans as kickoff time has been announced for the clash with No. 12/13 South Carolina at Bright House Networks Stadium Saturday, Sept. 28. The Knights and Gamecocks will get things underway at noon, and it will air on either ABC, ESPN or ESPNU with the network to be decided after this weekend's games.

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If the contest is picked up by ABC, it will mark the Knights' first game in program history that they appear on network television.

Both UCF (3-0) and South Carolina (2-1) have byes this week, with the Knights coming off a 34-31 victory at Penn State and the Gamecocks taking down Vanderbilt, 35-25. The win over the Nittany Lions was UCF's third non-conference victory in the last four campaigns against a school from a BCS automatically-qualifying league (Georgia in 2010 and Boston College in 2011).

This will be the 26th game against a ranked opponent for the Black and Gold, and the first at home since defeating No. 13/12 Houston, 37-32, in 2009 for its first win against a top-25 program. It also will be the 19th contest for UCF vs. a team ranked in the top-15.

The meeting with the Gamecocks marks the seventh home game against a top-15 school, with three of those affairs taking place at Bright House Networks Stadium. That includes the venue's first game vs. No. 6 Texas in 2007, a 2009 battle with No. 9 Miami which set a stadium attendance record of 48,453 and the win over the Cougars in 2009.

This season marks the second straight year UCF has hosted a school from the SEC (Missouri in 2012), and the ninth time in 10 seasons under head coach George O'Leary that the Knights host at least one non-conference school from a BCS AQ league.

South Carolina leads the all-time series with UCF, 3-0, and this will be its first time to Orlando.

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