1987 UCF Knights football team

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1987 UCF Knights football
Division II Semifinals at Troy, L 10–31
Conference Independent
1987 record 9–4
Head coach Gene McDowell (3rd year)
Home stadium Citrus Bowl
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »

The 1987 UCF Knights football season was the third for Gene McDowell as the head coach of the Knights. After posting an 8–3 regular season record in 1987, the Knights earned their first trip to the Division II playoffs, where they earned a 1–1 record, falling in the Semifinals.[1]

The Knights competed as an NCAA Division II Independent. The team played their home games at the Citrus Bowl in Downtown Orlando


Schedule and results[edit]

The Citrus Bowl, the Knights home field.
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 5 Bethune–Cookman* Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida W 17–9   9,768
September 19 Elon* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 34–10   11,752
September 26 Eastern Kentucky* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida L 16–23   15,197
October 3 at Georgia Southern* Paulson StadiumStatesboro, Georgia L 32–34   15,540
October 10 Savannah State* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 36–26   10,743
October 17 West Georgia* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 52–14   10,029
October 24 Northwest Missouri State* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 45–3   15,208
October 31 Grand Valley State* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 67–3   7,552
November 7 Liberty* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 42–21   11,081
November 14 at Florida A&M* Bragg Memorial StadiumTallahassee, Florida L 14–19   4,803
November 21 Morningside* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 24–7   10,112
November 28 Indiana (PA)* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida (Division II Quarterfinal Playoff Game) W 12–10   15,043
December 5 Troy* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida (Division II Semifinal Playoff Game) L 10–31   14,327
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "UCF Develops Winning Ways: Part 4 of 8 - The History of UCF Football". University of Central Florida Athletics Association. 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2011-12-24. 

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