• Thousands expected to pack UCF game against Memphis

    By: Ty Russell


    ORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Central Florida Knights are one day away from the American Athletic Conference Championship against the Memphis Tigers and fans can’t wait.

    The Knights advanced after beating the University of South Florida 49-42 a week ago.

    Thousands of fans are expected to pack Spectrum Stadium on Saturday.

    “I’m just hoping for a win. It’ll be awesome,” said UCF senior Nick Tieu.

    Student are still fired up from last Friday’s “War on I-4” win against the Bulls.

    More than 47,000 people watched in person, making it the third-largest crowd at home in UCF history.

    “It was craziness. There were people standing and screaming. Everyone stayed until the end of the game,” said student Kayla Mazine.

    On Friday morning, crews were putting the finishing touches on the stadium for the AAC against the Tigers.

    It’s a team that's 10-1 this season, with the only loss coming against the UCF Knights in September.

    The score was 40-13 in a rescheduled game because of Hurricane Irma.

    UCF police, along with other agencies, will be watching the game in person and with the help of many surveillance cameras to keep people safe.

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