1990 UCF Knights football team
|1990 UCF Knights football|
Division I-AA Semifinals at Georgia Southern, L 7–44
|AP||No. 18 (NCAA Poll)|
|Head coach||Gene McDowell (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Citrus Bowl|
The 1990 UCF Knights football season was the UCF Knights football's first season in Division I-AA (now commonly known as 'FCS'). In their first year in the division, Gene McDowell led the Knights to a 10–4 record, a program best, and a trip to the I-AA playoffs. UCF would make it to the semifinals, and became the first school in history to qualify for the I-AA playoffs in its first season of eligibility.
Schedule and results
|September 1||Troy State*||Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida||W 16–10||22,462|
|September 8||at Eastern Kentucky*||Roy Kidd Stadium • Richmond, Kentucky||L 12–24||19,200|
|September 15||at Bethune-Cookman*||Municipal Stadium • Daytona Beach, Florida||W 42–9||9,500|
|September 22||at Memphis*||Liberty Bowl • Memphis, Tennessee||L 28–37||21,385|
|September 29||Kentucky State*||Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida||W 49–0||6,055|
|October 6||at Samford*||Seibert Stadium • Birmingham, Alabama||W 37–16||5,463|
|October 20||Georgia Southern*||Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida||L 17–38||16,258|
|October 27||Southern Illinois*||Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida||W 49–14||14,052|
|November 3||Liberty*||Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida||W 28–6||14,107|
|November 10||Slippery Rock*||Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida||W 24–21||16,208|
|November 17||Texas Southern*||Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida||W 63–6||16,328|
|November 24||at Youngstown State*||Stambaugh Stadium • Youngstown, Ohio (Division I-AA First Round Playoff Game)||W 20–17||12,500|
|December 1||William & Mary*||Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida (Division I-AA Quarterfinal Playoff Game)||W 52–38||20,067|
|December 8||at Georgia Southern*||Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, Georgia (Division I-AA Semifinal Playoff Game)||L 7–44||13,183|
|*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.|
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