For all the hype surrounding this year's UCF Knights football program, Central Florida hasn't had a lot of success against teams from one of the six BCS AQ conferences. During the Knights' brief stint in college football's top division, UCF has gone just 3-47 (0.060) against teams in one of the six BCS AQ conferences. That record includes going:
-- 0-10 vs. teams currently in the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12
-- 0-12 vs. the Big East
-- 1-12 vs. the ACC
-- 2-13 vs. the SEC
UCF's lone win over an ACC opponent came at N.C. State during the 2007 season (#TomO'Brien'd). In fact, all three of UCF's all-time wins against BCS AQ opponents either come on the road -- N.C. State, Alabama -- or on a neutral field -- vs. Georgia in last year's Liberty Bowl win.
Here's are the results UCF's last five home games vs. BCS AQ opponents:
1. N.C. State 28, UCF 21 (Sep. 11, 2010, BH Network Stadium)
2. Miami 27, UCF 7 (Oct. 17, 2009, BH Network Stadium)
3. South Florida 31, UCF 24 (Sep. 6, 2008, BH Network Stadium)
4. Texas 35, UCF 32 (Sep. 15, 2007, BH Network Stadium)
5. Pittsburgh 52, UCF 7 (Oct. 13, 2006, Florida Citrus Bowl)
In total, UCF is 0-10 at home vs. the BCS Big Six, 2-35 on the road and 1-2 in bowl games. For a program that is still searching for its first home win over a Big Six opponent and desperately trying to prove that it belongs among college football's big boys, the Knights come into Saturday night's tilt with Boston College with a massive chip on their shoulders. So to say that the BC game is a big one for the Knights football program is quite the understatement. Let's hope the Eagles come to play and avoid becoming UCF's first BCS AQ home victim.