Kickoff times and television plans for five UCF 2019 football games — including the Knights’ first three contests of the season — were announced today.
CBS Sports Network will broadcast the first two UCF games, both in prime time. UCF’s season opener against Florida A&M on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Spectrum Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Campus will close at 2 p.m. that day, and more information about the closure, tailgating and parking will be announced closer to game day.
The Knights will then travel to Florida Atlantic for a 7 p.m. ET matchup Sept. 7.
UCF’s Sept. 14 home game against Stanford will kick at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be shown by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 (that network decision will be made after the second week of games).
Times for two other Friday night road games were announced: 8 p.m. ET at Cincinnati (Oct. 4) on ESPN and 7 p.m. ET at Tulsa (Nov. 8) on ESPN2.
The War on I4 rivalry matchup against South Florida will air on ABC or ESPN, with the kick time to be determined.
UCF enters the season as the back-to-back reigning conference champion. If the Knights again qualify for the American Athletic Conference Championship on Dec. 7, that game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be shown on ABC.
Family weekend is scheduled for UCF’s Sept. 28 conference opener against UConn, and the Knights will face ECU for their Homecoming weekend matchup Oct. 19. UCF will once again host the fan-favorite Space Game on Nov. 2 against Houston.
Here’s a complete look at the UCF schedule for 2019 (home games listed in bold):
Thursday, Aug. 29: vs. Florida A&M (7:30 p.m. ET | CBSSN)
Saturday, Sept. 7: at Florida Atlantic (7 p.m. ET | CBSSN)
Saturday, Sept. 14: vs. Stanford (3:30 p.m. | ABC or ESPN or ESPN2)
Saturday, Sept. 21: at Pittsburgh (Time and Network TBD)
Saturday, Sept. 28: vs. UConn (Time and Network TBD)
Friday, Oct. 4: at Cincinnati (8 p.m. ET | ESPN)
Saturday, Oct. 19: vs. ECU (Time and Network TBD)
Saturday, Oct. 26: at Temple (Time and Network TBD)
Saturday, Nov. 2: vs. Houston (Time and Network TBD)
Friday, Nov. 8: at Tulsa (7 p.m. ET | ESPN2)
Saturday, Nov. 23: at Tulane (Time and Network TBD)
Friday, Nov. 29: USF (Time TBD | ABC or ESPN)