UCF Football Schedule Mini Breakdown

UCF fans welcome to the big-time in college football. The Knights can already claim a Colley Matrix National Championship in 2017, but now they can say they are in a big-time conference. With the transition to a power five conference, this has an opportunity to be the most exciting regular season in UCF history. Let’s take a look at the UCF Football Schedule.

2023 UCF Football Schedule


Aug 31 Kent State

Sept 9 at Boise State

Sept 16 Villanova

Sept 23 at Kansas State

Sept 30 Baylor

Oct 7 at Kansas


Oct 21 at Oklahoma

Oct 28 West Virginia

Nov 4 at Cincinnati

Nov 11 Oklahoma State

Nov 18 at Texas Tech

Nov 25 Houston

The Opener

The last time UCF fans had a Kent State sighting was in the early 2000’s where The Golden Flashes defeated the Knights back to back. Not many people realize that Kent State and UCF were once conference mates. Those times are long gone, and the Knights have moved onto bigger and better things. While Kent State is in the same old conference they have always been in and will always remain.

Kent state lost their head coach to Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes. Kenni Burns the former Running back coach at Minnesota takes over the helm. For every team the first game sets the tone. UCF Head Coach Gus Malzahn should have his program set solid by year three. If this is not a blow out against a MAC team beginning a new era, this would be a huge disappointment.

The Out of Conference Schedule is now slim

The Knights are not only transitioning to a bigger conference but a different type of conference schedule. UCF was used to only playing eight conference games, well in the Big 12 they will play nine conference games. Meaning their out of conference schedule has slimmed down by one.

Kent State, Boise State, and Villanova are the out of conference schedule this season. Boise State will be a test but Knight fans should expect a 3-0 start to ramp up for Big 12 play. A slip up in the first three games suppresses the excitement for the Big 12 Schedule.

Big 12 Notes

  • The Knights will not see 2022 College Football Playoff Participant TCU on their regular season schedule, nor blue blood Texas.
  • The Knights will be meeting Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas, and Texas Tech on the gridiron for the first time ever.
  • This will be the first time UCF does not play I-4 Rival USF since 2012.

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