UCF adds Florida A&M to 2019 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The UCF Knights have added the Florida A&M Rattlers to their 2019 football schedule, the school announced on Thursday.

UCF will host Florida A&M at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando during Week one of the 2019 season (Thursday, Aug. 29 – Saturday, Aug. 31). In their first and only meeting back in 1987, Florida A&M defeated UCF 19-14 in Tallahassee.

Florida A&M is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Rattlers finished the 2017 season 3-7 overall and 2-5 in MEAC play.

“This is a great season opening matchup between one of the top Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams in UCF and a re-emerging Football Championship Subdivision contender in FAMU,” FAMU Director of Athletics John Eason, Ph.D said. “It is a ‘win-win’ for Florida’s football fans, alumni and supporters of both schools.”

The addition of Florida A&M completes UCF’s 2019 non-conference schedule. The Knights are also slated to play at Florida Atlantic on Sept. 7, host Stanford on Sept. 14, and travel to Pitt on Sept. 21.

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I gotta say this is a little disappointing coming from UCF. They really need to look into improving their non conference schedule while Milton is still there.

I think that FAU, Stanford and Pitt three weeks in a row is a better non conference lineup than most in the country.