UCF is undefeated under the direction on Scott Frost. Surpassing expectations in 2016 from the desasterous 2015 season have lead to surpassing the success of 2016.

HEAD COACH SCOTT FROST “Anytime you can win in this league, it’s a good win. I told the team after I’m amazed and proud of what they’ve accomplished. It’s hard to be 9-0. It’s also an interesting feeling when you come off and not everybody is elated, because they know we didn’t play quite our best as a football team. It’s awesome when you get a win when you don’t quite play your best. But I think our guys understand we are going to have to be at our best in upcoming weeks, so we’re looking forward to getting back to work.”

The crazy improvement kinda happened over night right? Not really. Lots of hard work on weakness have turned dark spot in to bright spots. Take a look at the chart below on some numbers we feel have helped place the Knights at the top of the AAC.




4.2 The number of rushing yards yielded to opponents on first down. Knights winning the ground game on first down versus their opponents. Making it second and medium for offenses instead of second and short. 4.54
5.9 The number of rushing yards on first down this season. UCF has made a considerable effort to balance the pass with the run this season. 3.3
73.9 UCF second half passing completion percentage. Knights have been awesome keeping the pressure on the defense after extending first half leads. 55.9
8 The number of first quarter touchdown passes for UCF. Knights start fast and seldom let off the gas. 4
112 (12) The number of third down conversions this season after nine games. UCF is averaging 12 third down conversion attempts per game. Not in third down situations often. Offense moving the ball steadily and efficiently on first and second down. 212 (16.3)
70% Represents the number of red zone touchdowns. Knights are scoring 3s and 6s often. Have improved the number of six-pointers in the red zone from 2016. 65.7%
1.22 Represents the Knights positive turnover margin per game. UCF is taking away the football from opponents and not turning it over to them. 1.6 turnover margin at home and .75 when on the road. .08
15.79 The punt return average for 2017. Look at the increase from 2016. Mike Hughes is averaging 18.55 yards per return. 7.52
3 Top three receivers have a 15.0 or better yards per reception average (Tre’Quan Smith, Dredrick Snelson, Jordan Akins).



The Knights will hit the road for their final regular season game away from Spectrum Stadium with a Noon kickoff against Temple in Philadelphia on Saturday, Nov. 18.