1992 UCF Knights football team

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1992 UCF Knights football
Conference Independent
1992 record 7–4
Head coach Gene McDowell (8th year)
Home stadium Citrus Bowl
← 1991
1993 →

The 1992 UCF Knights football season was the eighth for Gene McDowell as the head coach of the Knights. McDowell's 1992 team posted 7–4 overall record.[1] During the 1992 season, Dr. John Hitt, UCF's fourth president, announced that the program would make the move to Division I-A (FBS) in 1996.[1]

On October 3, the school made history by becoming the first team to play a team from Russia on American soil. The Knights played an exhibition game against the Moscow Bears of the Russian League of American Football. The Knights prevailed by the score of 42-6 in front of 5,412 at the Citrus Bowl.

Schedule and results[edit]

The Citrus Bowl, the Knights home field.
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 5 Gardner–Webb* Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida W 71–21   10,286
September 12 Bethune–Cookman* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 28–3   12,075
September 19 Troy* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida L 16–20   7,755
September 26 at Western Illinois* Hanson FieldMacomb, Illinois W 35–22   9,764
October 3 Moscow (Russia)* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida (Exhibition Game) W 43–6   5,412
October 17 Nicholls State* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 42–18   8,087
October 24 at Western Kentucky* L. T. Smith StadiumBowling Green, Kentucky L 36–50   10,589
October 31 at Liberty* Williams StadiumLynchburg, Virginia L 28–31   8,100
November 7 Buffalo* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 63–21   9,067
November 14 James Madison* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 41–37   6,681
November 21 at Samford* Seibert StadiumBirmingham, Alabama L 13–20   4,987
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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  1. ^ a b "Division I-AA Football Comes to Orlando: Part 5 of 8 - The History of UCF Football". University of Central Florida Athletics Association. 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2012-06-05.