Who's Playing

South Florida @ UCF

Current Records: South Florida 2-9; UCF 7-4

What to Know

The South Florida Bulls have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the UCF Knights and are hoping to record their first victory since Nov. 26 of 2016. South Florida and UCF will face off in an American Athletic battle at 3:30 p.m. ET Friday at Bounce House. The Bulls are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 36.27 points per contest.

South Florida suffered a grim 45-14 defeat to the Tulane Green Wave last week. South Florida was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 35-7. South Florida's loss came about despite a quality game from RB Kelley Joiner, who punched in one rushing touchdown.

Meanwhile, when you finish with 228 more yards than your opponent like UCF did last week, a favorable outcome is almost sure to follow. They blew past the Connecticut Huskies 49-17. With the Knights ahead 35-14 at the half, the game was all but over already. RB Johnny Richardson had a stellar game for UCF as he rushed for one TD and 147 yards on 14 carries in addition to snatching one receiving TD.

The Bulls have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 17 point spread they are up against. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

UCF's win lifted them to 7-4 while South Florida's defeat dropped them down to an irreparable 2-9. We'll see if the Knights can repeat their recent success or if South Florida bounces back and reverse their fortune.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bounce House -- Orlando, Florida
  • TV: ESPN
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $42.47


The Knights are a big 17-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest college football odds.

Bettors have moved against the Knights slightly, as the game opened with the Knights as an 18.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

UCF have won four out of their last six games against South Florida.

  • Nov 27, 2020 - UCF 58 vs. South Florida 46
  • Nov 29, 2019 - UCF 34 vs. South Florida 7
  • Nov 23, 2018 - UCF 38 vs. South Florida 10
  • Nov 24, 2017 - UCF 49 vs. South Florida 42
  • Nov 26, 2016 - South Florida 48 vs. UCF 31
  • Nov 26, 2015 - South Florida 44 vs. UCF 3