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Central Florida and will host Florida International on Sept. 3 to open the 2015 season.

By SI Wire
August 26, 2015

Coming off a 9–4 season that culminated in a share of the American Athletic Conference title, Central Florida will host Florida International to begin the 2015 season.

UCF won its final four games last season before losing in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl to N.C. State. Quarterback Justin Holman and UCF’s three top rushers all return, but the Knights lost their four top receivers from last season. That quartet accounted for 81% of the offense’s targets in 2014. Defensively, the Knights lost two linebackers, both starting safeties and two cornerbacks.

FIU finished 4–8 last season, losing five of its final six games. That record, however, was the program’s best since 2011, when it went 8–5 in its second-to-last season in the Sun Belt. Quarterback Alex McGough returns for his sophomore season, though he could be pushed by a trio of freshmen, including redshirt freshman Luke Medlock. FIU’s top three running backs also return, although after tight end Jonnu Smith—last year’s leading receiver—FIU must replace its top two wide receivers.

How to watch

Details for Thursday’s game are below:

Kickoff: 6 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: CBS Sports Network
Radio: For a list of FIU affiliates, click here. For a list of UCF affiliates, click here.

Team schedules

FIU:

Sept. 3: at UCF
​Sept. 12: at Indiana
Sept. 19: vs. N.C. Central
Sept. 26: at Louisiana Tech
Oct. 3: at UMass
Oct. 10: vs. UTEP
Oct. 17: at Middle Tennessee
Oct. 24: vs. Old Dominion
Oct. 31: at Florida Atlantic
Nov. 7: vs. Charlotte
Nov. 14: at Marshall
Nov. 21: vs. Western Kentucky

UCF:

Sept. 3: vs. FlU
Sept. 12: at Stanford
Sept. 19: vs. Furman
Sept. 26: at South Carolina
Oct. 3: at Tulane
Oct. 10: vs. UConn
Oct. 17: at Temple
Oct. 24: vs. Houston
Oct. 31: at Cincinnati
Nov. 7: at Tulsa
Nov. 19: vs. East Carolina
Nov. 26: vs. USF

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