“Bone crushing” is often used to describe hard football hits or those machines that make baking flour out of chicken bones. This GrouponLive deal is a hit.
- One G-Pass for a UCF football game against SMU
- When: Saturday, November 22, time TBD
- Where: Bright House Networks Stadium
- Door time: 90 minutes before game time
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- $14 for upper-corner seating in sections 215–216 or 223-225 (a $29.50 value)
- $25 for upper-sideline seating in sections 226, 227, 229, or 230 (a $41 value)
The Scouting Report
Since Bright House Networks Stadium opened in 2007, UCF has established one of the 10 best home records among college football teams in their current stadiums. Through 49 games the Knights are 38-11 at Bright House. This final home game of 2014 gives the team a shot to head into Thanksgiving in memorable fashion, not by replacing the football with a turkey but by tacking on yet another home win and making a case for bowl-game selection. Hopes are high entering the contest, as rival SMU gives up the most points in the AAC.
When varsity football arrived at Central Florida in 1979, it capped off a decade of drastic changes on the university’s campus. In 1970, the school unveiled its new nickname for athletics: the Knights. At that time, though, UCF wasn’t even UCF yet—it was still Florida Technological University, a title that was shed in 1978 to gain larger statewide appeal and minimize applications from college-aged robots.
With a new mascot and a new identity, the school’s athletics program began to develop its own personality. The football team wasn’t just the Knights; they were the Fighting Knights. The baseball club became the Diamond Knights, and the tennis team the Smashing Knights. It was an era marked by change and by a collective toughness among the school’s teams. When it joined Conference USA in 2005, UCF athletics showed similar resolve almost immediately. The football team won conference championships in 2007 and 2010, and the women’s basketball team did the same in 2009 and 2010. The 2013–14 season marked yet another chapter in the university’s history, as it began competing as part of the AAC.