2015 Record: 0-12
2016 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 5.0*
2016 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
Here is, without a doubt, a 100 percent guaranteed prediction for this upcoming college football season: Central Florida is going to have a much better season in 2016 than they did in 2015.
That prediction is without question a certainty mainly because things can't possibly go much worse than last year for the Golden Knights. Central Florida, which just two years ago was beating Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl to wrap up a 12-1 season, went 0-12 last year. Their coach quit in the middle of the season, injuries ravaged the rebuilding team, and they were embarrassed down the stretch while losing their final five by a combined 244-57 score.
George O'Leary is out after 12 mostly successful seasons in Orlando. Scott Frost, formerly of Oregon, is looking to bring the Ducks' up-tempo attack to Florida and help scrape this Knights team up off the deck.
Frost is going to have plenty to work with this season at UCF. They have 17 returning starters, including a three-year starter at quarterback in Justin Holman. Despite this massive number of returning starters, this is still a pretty young team (just eight senior starters), so there is still a lot of room to grow. Every statistical indicator is pointing toward a major bounce back season for a program that went 31-9 in the three years prior to their winless debacle last season.
The Knights aren't going to compete for the AAC title in Frost's first season. He is instituting massive changes on both sides of the ball, and it will take some time. But I expect UCF to piece together four wins by mid-October, meaning that they will be flirting with bowl eligibility this fall.
2016 Central Florida Golden Knights Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location
Sat, Sep 10th, 2016 at Michigan 12:00 PM Michigan Stadium
Sat, Sep 17th, 2016 Maryland 07:00 PM Bright House Networks Stadium
Sat, Sep 24th, 2016 at FIU 07:00 PM Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadiu
Sat, Oct 1st, 2016 at East Carolina 12:00 PM Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Fri, Oct 7th, 2016 Tulane 08:00 PM Bright House Networks Stadium
Sat, Oct 15th, 2016 Temple 12:00 PM Bright House Networks Stadium
Sat, Oct 22nd, 2016 at Connecticut 12:00 PM Pratt & Whitney Stadium
Sat, Oct 29th, 2016 at Houston 01:00 PM TDECU Stadium
Sat, Nov 12th, 2016 Cincinnati 12:00 PM Bright House Networks Stadium
Sat, Nov 19th, 2016 Tulsa 12:00 PM Bright House Networks Stadium
Sat, Nov 26th, 2016 at USF 12:00 PM Raymond James Stadium
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from Southpoint Casino & Sportsbook.
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