ORLANDO (UCFKnights.com) – After opening up the 2018 season with a 56-17 road victory at UConn this past Thursday, the UCF football team is set to return home for the first game in the Bounce House under new head coach Josh Heupel. The Knights will take on South Carolina State Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN3.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 3
Time: 6 p.m.
Radio: FM 96.9/AM 740 The Game
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SC STATE GAME – NOTES TO KNOW
• The Knights own the longest winning streak in the nation at 14 games, and have scored over 30 points in each of the 14 wins.
• After scoring 56 points in just 21:52 of possession time against the Huskies, UCF ranks third in the nation in points per minute, behind Oregon and Nevada.
• The Knights are 30-9 all-time in home openers and have won nine out of their last 10, including a pair of victories over South Carolina State in 2008 and 2016, UCF’s only two games ever against the Bulldogs.
• Tre Nixon hauled in five catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns in his first game as a Knight. He joins Tre’Quan Smith as the only two players to record more than 100 receiving yards in their first game in a UCF uniform.
• Trysten Hill recorded career highs in tackles and tackles-for-loss with four and 2.0, respectively, against the Huskies.
• In the last game between UCF and South Carolina State, the Knights won 38-0.
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McKenzie Milton was named the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after throwing for 346 yards and five touchdowns. Richie Grant was also named to the league’s honor roll after forcing a fumble, recovering it and grabbing an interception.
FROM THE PRESSER
At head coach Josh Heupel’s weekly press conference, he started by making mention of Aaron Robinson and how he’s doing after suffering an injury in the first play of the game at UConn.
“He’s back in town, doing well,” Heupel said. “I saw him again this morning and I definitely think he’s moving in the right direction. Obviously we’re all thankful that he’s going to be alright.”
When asked about the excitement of playing front of the home crowd, Heupel expressed that he can’t wait to get in front of Knight Nation.
“I think everyone’s excited to come home and play in front of a packed stadium,” he said. “We’re excited about the opportunity that we have. This is the second opportunity we have to play and compete as a team. I know our players and staff are excited to be here.”