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UCF Crushes FIU 53-14

UCF avenged last year’s loss to FIU in a big way

NCAA Football: Central Florida at Florida International Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Scott Frost promised big numbers on offense when named the head coach of the UCF Knights last year and against FIU his offense delivered as the Knights had 501 total yards of offense, zero turnovers, and dropped 53 points on the road for a 53-14 win over FIU.

After FIU celebrated in Bright House Stadium last year after a 15-14 win which kickstarted UCF’s winless season, I’m sure the UCF players and fans let themselves be known at FIU Stadium as they hope their win does the same for FIU.

Speaking of fans, UCF outnumbered FIU fans 5-1 at FIU Stadium. If you thought FIU fans weren’t turning their back on the Ron Turner era and Athletic Director Pete Garcia, last night’s showing by the FIU faithful was telling as they are fed up with the state of the FIU football program.

FIU’s offense gained 189 total yards and 11 first downs for the night as UCF’s defense also put on a dominating display.

The disparity of talent between Florida’s “Big Three” in Florida, Florida State, and Miami should produce a performance like this against Florida’s other G5 schools but for a fellow Florida G5 school to do this to another in-state G5 shows you just how bad things have gotten for Ron Turner and FIU.

AT 2-2, UCF will begin conference play next week as they will go on the road to take on East Carolina. For FIU, the Shula Bowl awaits as the Panthers will host rival FAU to begin conference play.