How to Watch UCF vs. Kent State: Live Stream or on TV
The UCF Knights (0-0) and the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-0) play at FBC Mortgage Stadium on Thursday, August 31, 2023.
The matchup featuring the Knights and Golden Flashes will be available on FS1.
When is UCF vs. Kent State and when does it start?
This game between the Knights and Golden Flashes will take place on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Be ready to see the kickoff at 7:00 PM ET.
Where to watch UCF vs. Kent State
The Knights and Golden Flashes will take to the field at FBC Mortgage Stadium for this matchup on August 31, and if you’d like to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on FS1.
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UCF Stats & Insights
- The Knights went 9-5 a season ago and lost in the Military Bowl. They scored 32.9 points per game (31st in the nation) while conceding 23.6 (46th).
- UCF ranked 70th in total defense last year (380.0 yards allowed per game), but it excelled on the other side of the ball, ranking 17th-best in the FBS with 469.2 total yards per game.
- The Knights ranked 56th in pass offense (241.2 passing yards per game) and 60th in pass defense (222.3 passing yards allowed per game) last year.
- UCF ranked 77th in run defense last year (157.7 rushing yards allowed per game), but it excelled on the other side of the ball, ranking ninth-best in the FBS with 228.0 rushing yards per game.
- The Knights forced 16 total turnovers (70th in the FBS) last season and turned it over 18 times (75th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of -2, 79th-ranked in college football.
Kent State Stats & Insights
- The Golden Flashes’ record was 5-7 in 2022, and they failed to make a bowl appearance. They averaged 28.4 points per game on offense (65th in college football) while giving up 29.0 per contest on defense (90th).
- Despite sporting a bottom-25 defense that ranked 20th-worst in the FBS (433.7 yards allowed per game) last season, Kent State played better offensively, ranking 42nd in the FBS by putting up 417.9 yards per game.
- The Golden Flashes owned the 87th-ranked passing offense last year (215.2 passing yards per game), and they were worse on defense, ranking 15th-worst with 273.6 passing yards allowed per game.
- On the offensive side of the ball, Kent State was a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards last season, ranking 22nd-best in the FBS by averaging 202.8 rushing yards per game. It ranked 82nd on defense (160.1 rushing yards allowed per game).
- The Golden Flashes forced 13 total turnovers (102nd in the FBS) last season and turned it over 13 times (22nd in the FBS) for a turnover margin of an even, 63rd-ranked in college football.
UCF Key Players (2022)
- John Rhys Plumlee had an impressive passing stat line last year with 2,586 yards (198.9 yards per game), going 218-for-346 (63% completion percentage) with 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He was impressive in the running game as well, with 848 rushing yards on 158 carries, 11 rushing touchdowns, and 65.2 rushing yards per game.
- Isaiah Bowser racked up 808 yards on 206 carries (57.7 ypg), with 16 rushing touchdowns last season.
- In the previous season, Javon Baker hauled in 56 catches for 796 yards (56.9 ypg). He also scored five touchdowns.
- Ryan O’Keefe tacked on 725 yards on 73 grabs with five touchdowns. He averaged 55.8 receiving yards per game last year.
- Last season Kobe Hudson hauled in 39 passes for 641 yards and seven touchdowns, compiling 64.1 receiving yards per game.
Kent State Key Players (2022)
- Collin Schlee completed 59% of his passes to throw for 2,109 and 13 touchdowns last season. Schlee also contributed with his legs, accumulating four touchdowns on 44.7 yards per game.
- Marquez Cooper racked up 13 rushing touchdowns on 110.9 yards per game last season.
- Devontez Walker averaged 76.8 receiving yards and racked up 11 receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2022 season.
- Dante Cephas caught 48 passes last season on his way to 744 yards and three receiving touchdowns.
- Ja’Shaun Poke played his way to one receiving touchdown and 362 receiving yards (51.7 ypg) last season.