Coming off of back-to-back American Athletic Conference titles, the Knights never thought the 2015 season would begin with nine losses, but it did. Ten weeks into the season without a bye week, they are still looking for that first win.

UCF (0-9, 0-5 American Athletic Conference) takes on Tulsa (4-4, 1-3 AAC) Saturday at noon in Oklahoma.

Out of 127 Division I FBS schools, UCF’s defense has allowed 35.4 points per game for 106th in scoring defense and 451.9 yards per game for 109th in total defense. Tulsa has allowed 38.3 points per game for 116th and 532.5 yards for 122nd.

That means UCF may have found the matchup it has been waiting for all season to break the goose egg — if it can manage to muster more than 16 points, which has happened just once this season.

The Knights are dead last in total and scoring offense, averaging just 14.1 points and 263.8 yards per game. UCF is one of six teams that has not eclipsed the 300-yard average mark.

The matchup in hurricane alley is the last road game of the season, and UCF receives a bye week next week.


Jarrod Heil is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @JarrodHeil or email him at