The Stanford Cardinal and the UCF Knights have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2015 and 2019, both schools announced today.
In the first game of the series, Stanford will host UCF at Stanford Stadium on Sept. 12, 2015. The Knights will host the Cardinal in the second and final game of the series at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando on Sept. 14, 2019.
Stanford and UCF have never met on the gridiron. Barring any other schedule additions, Stanford will be the first Pac-12 opponent to visit UCF and first opponent the Knights have played from California.
“We look forward to playing UCF as our first game against a Florida-based school,” said Bernard Muir, the Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics at Stanford. “UCF is a rapidly growing campus with a tremendous venue for football, one that our fans will enjoy visiting.”
The addition of UCF tentatively completes the 2015 and 2019 non-conference schedules for Stanford. In 2015, the Cardinal open at Northwestern (Sept. 5) and close the season vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 28), while in 2019 they again are slated to visit Northwestern and host the Irish on unannounced dates.
UCF now has three non-conference games scheduled for 2015. The Knights visit South Carolina on Sept. 26 and travel to FIU on a date to be determined.
Stanford is the first announced non-conference opponent for UCF for the 2019 season.