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2018 UCF Knights Betting Odds

NCAA Football Betting: Two seasons after going without a victory, the UCF Knights turned the tables and ran the table in 2017, putting together the only undefeated season in the FBS. It was enough for the Knights to proclaim themselves national champions following a Peach Bowl win over Auburn, which was the only team to beat Alabama. Success in the Group of Five comes with a price, though, and Scott Frost, the architect of the turnaround, left for Nebraska after two seasons in Orlando. Josh Heupel takes over a program that has plenty of talent to repeat in the American Athletic Conference, but another 13-0 year is out of the question.

2018 UCF Knights at a Glance

Knights National Championship Odds: +27000

Knights Odds To Win AAC: +125

Knights Regular Season Win Total: 9.5

The Knights had a magical run in 2017 but they will have a different look this season. Not only is there a new coach, five starters on each side of the ball need to be replaced. A former quarterback at Oklahoma and offensive coordinator, Heupel still has plenty to work with on an offense that destroyed opponents last season. The Knights led the nation in scoring with over 48 points per game and amassed 531 total yards per outing.

The leader of the group is McKenzie Milton, who emerged as a star last year. Loaded with athletic ability, Milton proved to be a legitimate passing threat as well. In his sophomore season, Milton threw for over 4,000 yards with 37 touchdowns while completing 67 percent of his throws. He placed among the leaders in all major statistical categories, finishing second to Heisman winner Baker Mayfield in passer rating. UCF should be among the best again offensively with backs Adrian Killins and Otis Anderson doing a bulk of the work. Dredrick Snelson leads a talented but inexperienced group or receivers.

UCF wasn’t overpowering defensively last season and some issues were masked by a dominant offense. The Knights allowed nearly 430 yards per game and surrendered over 25 points, and the group has to replace five starters. The secondary should be a strong area in 2018 with senior safeties Tre Neal and Kyle Gibson roaming the backfield. It will be hard to duplicate last year’s success, but the Knights have talent to repeat as AAC champs with a good shot at another New Year’s Six bowl.

2018 UCF Knights Betting Schedule

Week 1: UCF at UConn, Thursday, August 30

Week 2: UCF vs. South Carolina State, Saturday, September 8

Week 3: UCF at North Carolina, Saturday, September 15

Week 4: UCF vs. Florida Atlantic, Friday, September 21

Week 5: UCF vs. Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 29

Week 6: UCF vs. SMU, Saturday, October 6

Week 7: UCF at Memphis, Saturday, October 13

Week 8: UCF at East Carolina, Saturday, October 20

Week 9: OFF

Week 10: UCF vs. Temple, Thursday, November 1

Week 11: UCF vs. Navy, Saturday, November 10

Week 12: UCF vs. Cincinnati, Saturday, November 17

Week 13: UCF at South Florida, Friday, November 23

List of UCF Knights Seasons

YEAR RECORD BOWL GAME
2017 13-0 W – Peach Bowl
2016 6-7 L – AutoNation Cure Bowl
2015 0-12 -
2014 9-4 L – St. Petersburg Bowl
2013 12-1 W – Fiesta Bowl
2012 10-4 W – Beef O’Brady’s Bowl
2011 5-7 -
2010 11-3 W – Liberty Bowl
2009 8-5 L – St. Petersburg Bowl
2008 4-8 -
2007 10-4 L – Liberty Bowl
2006 4-8 -
2005 8-5 L – Hawai’i Bowl
2004 0-11 -
2003 3-9 -
2002 7-5 -
2001 6-5 -
2000 7-4 -
1999 4-7 -
1998 9-2 -
1997 5-6 -
1996 5-6 -

A relative newcomer to the highest level of college football, UCF has enjoyed plenty of highs and lows. Beginning play at the Division III level in 1979, the Knights quickly elevated up the ranks reaching the FBS in less than two decades. And in just their third season competing at the top-tier the Knights poster a 9-2 record under Mike Kruczek.

The team didn’t achieve much success until George O’Leary became the head coach in 2004. After going 0-11 in his first season, O’Leary oversaw the rise of the program into a mid-major powerhouse. He directed the Knights to seven winning seasons and bowl appearances in his 12 years and helped put UCF on the college football landscape. The Knights transitioned from the MAC to Conference USA in O’Leary’s second season and played in the conference title game. The Knights also got their first ever bowl invitation, losing to Nevada in the Hawai’i Bowl.

The program’s first bowl victory came in 2010 with a win over Georgia in the Liberty Bowl, capping an 11-3 season with the first top-25 ranking in history. O’Leary’s tenure ended the way it started. He resigned after a 0-8 start to the 2015 campaign and the Knights endured their second winless season at the FBS level. Scott Frost was hired to clean up the mess and he promptly turned the program around, winning six games and getting to a bowl in his first season. In 2017, Frost led the only unbeaten team in the FBS and after two seasons he was hired away by Nebraska.

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