The UCF Knights and the Florida Atlantic Owls have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2022 and 2025, both schools announced on Tuesday.
In the first game of the series, UCF will travel to take on Florida Atlantic at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. The Knights will then host the Owls three seasons later at the Bounce House in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2025.
“We are especially appreciative that Florida Atlantic was able to work with us so we could finalize our 2022 schedule,” said UCF vice president and director of athletics Terry Mohajir. “We have a great alumni base in the South Florida area, so this series makes a lot of sense.”
UCF and FAU first met on the gridiron in 2003 and have played three times overall. The Knights defeated the Owls in all three of their meetings — 33-29 in 2003 in Orlando, 56-36 in 2018 in Orlando, and 48-14 in 2019 in Boca Raton.
With the addition of Florida Atlantic, UCF has completed their non-conference schedule in 2022. The Knights are scheduled to open the season at FIU on Thursday, Sept. 1 and are also slated to host Louisville (Sept. 10) and Georgia Tech (Sept. 24).
Florida Atlantic has also completed their non-conference slate in 2022. Other opponents for the Owls include Ohio (Sept. 3) and Purdue (Sept. 24) on the road and Southeastern Louisiana (Sept. 17) at home.