The UCF Knights have added the Florida A&M Rattlers to complete their 2020 non-conference football schedule, the school announced on Tuesday.
UCF will host Florida A&M at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on October 10, 2020. The game will mark the third overall meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
UCF and Florida A&M met in Orlando to open the 2019 season on Thursday, August 29. The Knights blanked the Rattlers in that contest, 62-0, behind 694 yards of total offense (356 passing, 338 rushing). UCF’s defense held Florida A&m to a mere 92 yards through the air and only four yards on the ground.
In their first meeting on the gridiron in 1987, Florida A&M defeated UCF 19-14 at home in Tallahassee.
The UCF Knights are scheduled to open the 2020 season at home against the North Carolina Tar Heels. The contest, originally contracted for Sept. 12, was moved up to Week 1 and will be played on either Thursday, Sept. 3 or Friday, Sept. 4.
UCF’s other two non-conference contests in 2020 are against the FIU Panthers at home on Sept. 12 and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 19.
Due to UConn’s upcoming departure from the American Athletic Conference, UCF’s conference opponents for the 2020 season will be announced at a later date. Per UCF’s release today, “…specific opponents will be announced in early 2020.”
Florida A&M, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), now has two non-conference opponents set for the 2020 season. The Rattlers are also slated to play at the Southern Jaguars on Sept. 12.