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2018 Season Scrapbook

A look at some of the big moments and quieter behind-the-scenes stills of UCF game days.

Winter 2018

Four football players look through a star cutout on a silver trophy as they pose smiling for the camera.
With a 12-1 record that included the American Athletic Conference’s East Division trophy (pictured), the War on I4 trophy and The American’s league trophy, the UCF football team finished the 2018 season ranked 11th in the nation. (Photo by Leland Dutcher)
Photo shot from behind as two football players wearing black #5 and #20 jerseys walk in a tunnel under the stadium and head towards the light outside.
Junior wide receive Dredrick Snelson and redshirt sophomore defensive back Brandon Moore make the walk from the locker room to the field looking to go 1-0 once again. (Photo by Leland Dutcher)
A football player wearing a black #24 jersey pops up his hands, wearing white gloves, with the sun setting in the background.
Redshirt freshman running back Bentavious Thompson shows off one of the team’s many uniform combinations this year. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)
UCF players in full uniform reach up to touch a black and gold shield hanging in their locker room.
It has become a team tradition to tap the Charge On shield before every game. (Photo by Leland Dutcher)
A trumpeter in a marching band
No game day would be complete without the Marching Knights. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)
UCF mascot Knightro walks on a brick sidewalk with gold banners on either side of him and the team behind him as cheering fans line the path
Fans welcome the team to Spectrum Stadium during the Knight Walk on Homecoming. (Photo by Leland Dutcher)
Player wearing a white jersey and gold football helmet helps get his helmet screwed on by a man in a black long sleeve shirt and black hat.
Senior Joey Connors ’17 gears up for a road game. (Photo by Leland Dutcher)
UCF mascot Knightro draws swords with fan-made Knightro
Knightro meets his match at Knights Plaza on the way to Spectrum Stadium. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)
Anchors of College GameDay on set
The iconic ESPN show College GameDay visited campus for the first time in its 25-year tenure, marking one of the most memorable weekends in school history. GameDay’s hosts from left to right: Desmond Howard, Rece Davis, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)
UCF director of athletics Danny White gauzes down from a rooftop at thousands gathered on Memory Mall on a sunny day
Danny White, UCF vice president and director of athletics, takes in the crowd and ESPN College GameDay set on Memory Mall. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)
A UCF tailgate tent with balloons, UCF shaped cakes and National Champions banner
UCF fans know how to throw a tailgate. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)
Black and white photo of one football player applying eye black to the face of another player in uniform
Redshirt junior offensive lineman Trevor Elbert helps redshirt freshman defensive lineman Mason Cholewa put his game face on at ECU. (Photo by Leland Dutcher)
#17 football player looks at gold lights in crowd.
Fans help create quite the scene at Spectrum Stadium when they turn on their cell phone flashlights for kickoffs at night games. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)
black and white of band entering football field
The Marching Knights get ready to take the field for UCF’s primetime matchup against Cincinnati on Nov. 17. (Photo by Austin Warren)
Two UCF football players pose with a silver trophy shaped like an interstate sign on the field
Redshirt senior offensive lineman Bailey Granier and junior defensive lineman Trysten Hill celebrate with the War on I4 trophy following the win at USF on Nov. 23. (Photo by Conor Kvatek)
Black and white close up of UCF football player wearing #3 jersey and the message 10 and Ohana on his eye black.
Sophomore defensive back Antwan Collier uses his eyeblack to show his support for injured quarterback McKenzie Milton. (Photo by Leland Dutcher)
A man with short gray hair wearing black glasses and a black jacket and black and white lei shakes a toddler girl's hand as she is held by her father.
Football has a way of brining people together. President Dale Whittaker makes a new friend on the sideline at the American Athletic Conference Championship game. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)
Two football players dump an orange Gatorade bucket of water on UCF head coach Josh Heupel on the field
UCF head coach Josh Heupel soaks up the moment as the Knights clinch their second straight American Athletic Conference title. (Photo by Brad Helton)
Group of cheerleaders throw confetti while jumping
UCF’s cheer team — a championship program of its own — celebrates the Knights’ comeback victory against Memphis. (Photo by Channing Curtis)
A hand on an outstretched arm grasps a cell phone FaceTiming in quarterback McKenzie Milton to the football field at night
McKenzie Milton may have watched the conference championship game from home while he recovered from the injury he sustained at USF, but he didn’t miss out on the celebration after the win. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)
UCF mascot Knightro waves black and gold UCF flag on the field in front of Spectrum Stadium crowd at night
Knightro hoists the colors in front of more than 45,000 fans at Spectrum Stadium. In total, 352,148 fans attended UCF’s eight home games in 2018, which averages to 44,018 per game — a new school record. (Photo by Channing Curtis)
Two college-aged males wearing black long sleeve shirts stand and yell in the crowd at the ucf stadium.
First-year student Anthony Allan (right), better known as the Stare-down Kid, breaks from his usual stoicism to celebrate the Knights’ lead early in the Fiesta Bowl. (Photo by Carly McCarthy ’14)
Football player wearing a black #10 jersey and white pants shakes hands with fans as he heads into tunnel under stadium.
Senior defensive lineman Titus Davis shakes hands with fans for the last time in his UCF uniform as he leaves the field at the 2019 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15)