Quite possibly the biggest game in the University of Central Florida’s history since winning the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl back in New Year’s Day has come to the ‘Bounce House’ as the No. 11 ranked Knights will host the No. 24 ranked Cincinnati on primetime. 3 things about the matchup have people buzzing, which includes ESPN’s College Gameday crew being on hand, UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton saying earlier this week the Knights are better than Notre Dame and the contest is will decide who will advance to the American Athletic Conference championship game in a few weeks.

For all the intrigue this game has, the Knights will finally get their opportunity to display themselves on the national stage and riding a 22-game winning streak, UCF seems ready to cash in on the spotlight. We take a look now at 3 things to watch for in tonight’s contest at Spectrum Stadium tonight. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Milton has to backup his words 

For Milton to say that UCF is better than No. 4 ranked Notre Dame is one thing, but to prove right now is the challenge. A dominant victory over Cincinnati, however, might change perception on that view and Milton needs to have a good game. The Knights’ signal caller has to have his best game of the year if UCF looks to prove the naysayers wrong.

Spectrum Stadium will be bumpin

Let’s make no bones about it, Spectrum Stadium is going to be rocking tonight at kickoff and the home crowd is going to be as involved as it’s ever been. Crowd noise and intense fan banter should create for a strong environment tonight at the ‘Bounce House’.

UCF can punch its ticket to the AAC title game

Yes, the Knights do still have to play rival USF at the end of the season, but this would really put UCF in the driver’s seat. A win tonight nearly ensures their berth in the AAC championship game.

About The Author

Andy Villamarzo has covered high school and youth sports for the Tampa Bay Times and The Tampa Tribune as a correspondent since 2008. He is a native of Holiday, FL, who graduated from Gulf High School and studied at St. Petersburg College. He has covered various prep, collegiate and professional athletes throughout his writing career, including Josh Johnson (Jacksonville Jaguars), Patrick Schuster (Arizona Diamondbacks) and currently writes for other publications like The Suncoast News, Friday Night Football Magazine and TopDrawerSoccer.com.

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