Kansas football and UCF will face off at 3:00 p.m. CT on Oct. 7 for their Week 6 matchup, per a press release from the Big 12 Conference.
When the No. 24 Kansas Jayhawks (4-0, 1-0) take on the UCF Knights (3-1, 0-1) less than two weeks from today, the game will be aired on FOX at 3:00 p.m. CT. It is yet another excellent TV slot for the Kansas football program. In addition to a pivotal league game, KU will be honoring Jayhawks greats Nick Reid and Tony Sands into the Kansas football Ring of Honor.
Kansas is on its way to having one of its best seasons in recent history. Third-year head coach Lance Leipold has led the Jayhawks to back-to-back 4-0 records, and KU obtained eligibility for the first time in 14 years last season. They opened conference play with a victory over BYU at their home stadium.
Meanwhile, UCF lost its last contest against K-State in their first-ever game in the Big 12. The Knights are one of the conference’s four new additions but lost John Rhys Plumlee to injury in Week 2. It remains to be seen if the Ole Miss transfer will compete against Kansas.
When the two schools match up, it will be the first time they’ve ever shared the football field together in each program’s history. UCF put itself on the map with an undefeated season in 2017 and a 12-1 season in 2018, which garnered the attention of several Power 5 conferences. Although Florida is an odd geographical location for a Big 12 school, they’re arguably the best football program amongst fellow conference rookies Cincinnati, BYU, and Houston.
Kansas has been receiving favorable game times lately, with several outings coming on national broadcast networks. This week’s game against Texas will air on ABC. If they win on Saturday, the Jayhawks will be seeking bowl eligibility versus UCF.