The Knights will take on the FIU Golden Panthers in the fourth game of the 2016 football season on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

This is the first kickoff time of the 2016 season to be announced, only adding to the anticipation of new coach Scott Frost, who will lead a team that went 0-12 last season.

It is also the last of the Knights' non-conference matches, after which the Knights will be moving on to face the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Last season's opener against FIU ended UCF's 10-game winning streak and set the tone for a dismal winless season. Despite a 14-3 lead in the first half, the Knights were ultimately — and surprisingly — defeated by Conference USA's FIU.

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Bernard Wilchusky is the Editor-in-Chief of the Central Florida Future. You can reach him by email at or on Twitter @cameradudeman.