1995 UCF Golden Knights football team

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1995 UCF Golden Knights football
UCF Golden Knights logo.png
Conference Independent
1995 record 6–5
Head coach Gene McDowell (11th season)
Home stadium Citrus Bowl
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1996 →

The 1995 UCF Golden Knights football season was the eleventh for Gene McDowell as the head coach of the Golden Knights. The team finished with a 6–5 overall record. The season marked UCF's last in Division I-AA, as the Golden Knights moved to Division I-A in 1996. The 1995 season also featured the debut of UCF's new freshman quarterback, Daunte Culpepper.[1]

The season started out on a high note, as the Golden Knights defeated #5 Eastern Kentucky behind 254 yards passing by Culpepper in his first career game. After the season, Marquette Smith is drafted by the Carolina Panthers.

Marc Daniels debuted as the new radio voice of the Knights on the UCF Radio Network.[2]

Schedule and results[edit]

The Citrus Bowl, the Knights home field.
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
August 31 No. 5 Eastern Kentucky* Citrus BowlOrlando, Florida W 40–32   13,442
September 9 Carson-Newman* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 35–21   13,413
September 23 at Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida L 14–46   76,600
September 30 at McNeese State* Cowboy StadiumLake Charles, Louisiana L 7–49   16,921
October 7 Samford* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 41–14   11,333
October 14 Liberty* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida L 6–7   12,210
October 21 at Hawaii* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, Hawaii L 14–45   24,383
October 28 at Northeast Louisiana* Malone StadiumMonroe, Louisiana W 34–14   16,808
November 4 Bethune–Cookman* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 38–7   16,002
November 11 Troy* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida L 17–28   12,312
November 18 Maine* Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Florida W 37–17   11,119
*Non-conference game. All times are in Eastern Time.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Daunte's World... Orlando's Biggest Attraction: Part 6 of 8 - The History of UCF Football". University of Central Florida Athletics Association. 2007-07-26. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  2. ^ 2014 Fiesta Bowl radio broadcast; January 1, 2014