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The numbers are in. Attendance for the UCF football opener Sept. 3 has broken a school record.

Students accounted for 16,305 of the occupied seats at the first home game, according to a UCF Athletics press release. Students, along with any guest passes used, made up a total of 18,501 in attendance.

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Noelle Campbell is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @Noellecampz or email her at NoelleC@CentralFloridaFuture.com.