ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) â€” Central Florida only gets so many chances against BCS schools, so consider Saturday night's game one of the season's biggest.
The Knights know just what such a win can do, too.
UCF's 25-23 win over North Carolina State to open the 2007 season propelled the Knights to their finest season in school history. They eventually won the Conference USA title and a berth in the Liberty Bowl.
UCF is non-automatic qualifier to the BCS, an outsider looking to play its way into the national picture. UCF (1-0) is well aware that Saturday night's rematch against NC State (1-0) in Orlando is another chance to make a statement about its legitimacy as a rising program.