South Florida–UCF rivalry
The South Florida–UCF rivalry, officially known as the War on I–4, is a college rivalry between the University of Central Florida Knights and University of South Florida Bulls. The rivalry is best known for its college football matchup, and originated in a series of football games played from 2005 to 2008. In 2013, when UCF joined the American Athletic Conference, the schools began competing annually in all sports, with the yearly football game played on Thanksgiving weekend. In 2016, the schools officially adopted the "War on I-4" as an official competition series. Each year, the team with the most wins across all sports receives an I–4 road sign trophy; the winner of the football game also receives a similar trophy.
|First meeting||1972 (basketball)|
2016 (official War on I–4)
|Locations of USF and UCF|
Starting when the schools first met on the gridiron in 2005, some writers dubbed the rivalry the "War on I–4". When the series resumed in 2013, administrators from both schools named it the "I–4 Corridor Clash". Both names refer to Interstate 4, an interstate highway that runs through both Orlando and Tampa in Central Florida. In 2016, when the schools announced the official competition, they formally adopted the "War on I-4" name.
The name "War on I-4" had been used for an arena football rivalry between the Tampa Bay Storm and Orlando Predators between 1992 and 2016; those two teams were likewise located in the same metropolitan areas. The name came available when the Predators folded following the spring 2016 season.
Founded in 1956 and 1963, respectively, the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida are located 82.6 miles (132.9 km) apart from each other.[a] The schools' distance, combined with their athletic programs concurrent establishment and rise to NCAA Division I helped create a natural rivalry between the two schools. The first meeting between the Florida Technical University Knights of the Pegasus (UCF) and the University of South Florida Golden Brahman was in 1972 in a basketball game in Tampa. The Golden Brahman won this game, 115–96. Since that time, the schools have played each other in 9 other sports.
Official War on I-4 rivalryEdit
On September 21, 2016, both schools announced the official recognition of the “War On I-4” rivalry series. The schools compete each school year in 14 sports for bragging rights, with each sports team's record counting equally toward a final tally for each program. The winner each year will take possession of a large trophy shaped like the iconic I-4 road sign, which will be displayed on their campus for the following year. The winner of the annual Thanksgiving weekend, football clash will also receive a similarly shaped "War On I-4" trophy.
Official series point system and resultsEdit
Beginning on September 21, 2016, when the rivalry series was officially established, USF and UCF score their head-to-head competitions in 14 sports programs represented at both universities, with each sport being worth 6 points. Nine programs (football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, men's tennis and women's tennis) compete head-to-head during the regular season. The five programs that don’t compete directly against each other (cross country, golf, and track and field) determine their winner based on the best overall conference post-season performance of the teams. The performances of both athletic programs in the annual NCAA Graduation Success Rate will be used as a tiebreaker, if necessary. Points will be awarded per victory in sports with multiple meetings in a given season.
UCF clinched the first academic year's overall title with a women's golf AAC championship on April 18, 2017. The 2017–18 competition ended on May 20 with a 3–2 UCF victory in baseball game, making the final point total 51 points to 33 points for UCF.
On April 17, 2018, UCF clinched the overall title for the second consecutive year, again in the women's golf AAC championship. UCF finished second in the event, while USF finished ninth. The series concluded on May 13 with UCF placing higher than USF in the 2018 American Athletic Conference outdoor track and field competition and led to a final series score of 49–35 for UCF.
UCF clinched the overall title for the third-straight year on April 7, 2019 with a 5–0 victory in baseball, the earliest clinch in the competition's history. The series concluded on May 12 with UCF placing higher than USF in the American Athletic Conference outdoor track and field competition, making the final score 70–14 in favor of the Knights, the largest margin of victory in the competition's history.
|First meeting||September 17, 2005|
South Florida 31, UCF 14
|Latest meeting||November 29, 2019|
UCF 34, South Florida 7
|Next meeting||November 27, 2020|
|All-time series||South Florida leads 6–5|
|Largest victory||South Florida, 64–12 (2007)|
|Longest win streak||South Florida, 4 (2005–2008)|
|Current win streak||UCF, 3 (2017–present)|
Discussions about scheduling a game between the Knights and Bulls began shortly after South Florida fielded its first NCAA Division I-AA team in 1997. Supporters suggested such a rivalry could help generate interest and revenue for both burgeoning teams. The prospect became more serious when the Bulls entered Division I-A in 2001 and was very popular among fans, but as it would be a non-conference series, difficulties arose. UCF had overbooked its future schedules and would have to break commitments. Meanwhile, South Florida officials worried that their young program stood to take in less revenue from a home-and-away series against UCF than it would with an additional home game on the schedule. Serious planning for a series did not commence until 2003.
First games (2005–2008)Edit
By 2003, serious discussions resumed as both schools had joined conferences – South Florida joined Conference USA (C-USA) in 2001, while UCF joined the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in 2002. That year, the schools' athletics directors met and agreed to schedule games for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Subsequently, South Florida joined the Big East, an Automatic Qualifying conference, in 2005, while UCF joined C-USA the same year. The Bulls won both games, which both drew crowds over 45,000. The series was extended for 2007 and 2008 as part of an agreement with C-USA that the Bulls play a member of the conference annually for five years. South Florida won these games as well, including a 64–12 blowout in 2007. South Florida declined to schedule further games in the series, indicating it wished to pursue more competitive and high-profile opponents and teams from outside Florida. During the series hiatus South Florida would go on to schedule prestigious opponents such as Wofford, Western Kentucky, Charleston Southern, Stony Brook, Florida Atlantic, Ball State, Florida A&M, UTEP, Chattanooga and Nevada.
The two schools discussed scheduling more games over the next several years, including a failed proposal by South Florida to play at the Citrus Bowl in 2011. In addition, a possible head-to-head match-up at the 2009 St. Petersburg Bowl failed to materialize. Bowl and city officials decided against pitting the two nearby schools, as they preferred at least one distant team so that more out-of-town fans would book hotel rooms in the area. UCF instead faced Rutgers in the game.
Renewed series (2013–present)Edit
Conference realignment shed new light on the rivalry in 2011, when UCF was admitted to the Big East Conference (later realigned as the American Athletic Conference). For the first time, both schools were part of the same conference, and the rivalry resumed as a regular conference match beginning with the 2013 season. The games have been scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend. In 2013, UCF pulled off a late 23–20 win against the Bulls in Orlando to earn its first victory against South Florida. In May 2014, The American announced that beginning with the 2015 season - when the conference formally split into divisions - both schools would be a member of the newly-created East Division. Therefore, the two teams would henceforth be scheduled to play one another every season, rotating the home field annually.
In 2015, the game was played on Thanksgiving night, and in 2016, the game was played on the Saturday of that week. However, in most years it has instead been scheduled for Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.
Since 2005, the Bulls and Knights have played ten times. South Florida leads the series 6–5. The game has been played in two cities and three stadiums: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, and Camping World Stadium and Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, Florida. South Florida leads the series in Tampa (3–2) while tied with UCF in Orlando (3–3).
|South Florida victories||UCF victories||Tie games|
|1||September 17, 2005||Tampa, FL||South Florida||31–14||45,139|
|2||September 16, 2006||Orlando, FL||South Florida||24–17||46,708|
|3||October 6, 2007||Tampa, FL||#5 South Florida||64–12||65,948|
|4||September 6, 2008||Orlando, FL||#17 South Florida||31–24OT||46,805|
|5||November 29, 2013||Orlando, FL||#17 UCF||23–20||45,952|
|6||November 28, 2014||Tampa, FL||UCF||16–0||36,963|
|7||November 26, 2015||Orlando, FL||South Florida||44–3||25,967|
|8||November 26, 2016||Tampa, FL||South Florida||48–31||36,056|
|9||November 24, 2017||Orlando, FL||#13 UCF||49–42||47,129|
|10||November 23, 2018||Tampa, FL||#9 UCF||38–10||57,626|
|11||November 29, 2019||Orlando, FL||UCF||34–7||45,216|
|Series: South Florida leads 6–5|
A crowd of 45,139, second-largest (until that time) in South Florida's relatively brief football history, watched the Bulls build a 21–0 halftime lead on the strength of a relentless running attack that finished with 326 yards. Andre Hall ran for 155 yards and scored two touchdowns Saturday night to help South Florida beat UCF 31–14.
UCF was held to 45 yards rushing and was shut out until Joe Burnett returned a third-quarter punt 60 yards to the South Florida 4, setting up Steven Moffett's touchdown run on the next play. Moffett also threw a 9-yard TD pass to Brandon Marshall late in the fourth quarter.
One play after Hall nearly scored on a 17-yard run, Pat Julmiste added South Florida's last TD on 1-yard quarterback sneak late in the third quarter. Kyle Bronson added a fourth-quarter field goal to make it 31–7.
South Florida freshman quarterback Matt Grothe threw for 302 yards and ran for another 73, eclipsing Marquel Blackwell's 239-yard game against New Haven in 1999. Blackwell also had a 238-yard game that same year against Liberty. Meanwhile, Grothe now has the top three rushing games by a freshman quarterback in South Florida history, including his 73 yards. He had 82 rushing yards against Florida International and 58 in the season opener against McNeese State. Blackwell had held the record with 57 yards against Southwest Texas State in 1999.
The Bulls defeated the cross-state Knights 64–12 in front of a home crowd announced at 65,948. The Bulls held the Knights to just 145 total yards and Kevin Smith, who came in as the nation's leading rusher at 172 yards per game, to just 55 yards in one half of play, the only time during the season that a defense held Smith to under 100 yards. South Florida gained 543 total yards—over three times as much as UCF—while holding the ball three fewer minutes than the Knights. UCF scored their only offensive points—a Kyle Israel rush for a touchdown, and a field goal—in the first half. UCF and South Florida would also exchange safeties.
In what was the final meeting of the War on I-4 for many years, the visiting Bulls downed the Knights 31–24 in a closely contested overtime battle. With UCF trailing 24–10 late in the 4th quarter, quarterback Michael Greco threw two touchdown passes in less than a minute, including passes of 13 yards to Corey Rabazinski and 31 yards to Rocky Ross, to tie the game at 24 with 1:40 remaining in regulation. South Florida won the game when they stopped UCF on a 4th and short in overtime.
UCF debuted their black helmets for the first and only time for this matchup (worn with gold jerseys and black pants). Despite turning the ball over five times, the Knights found a way to earn their first victory in the I-4 Corridor Clash against South Florida. Running back Storm Johnson fumbled the ball on UCF's first two drives, including a drop at the Bulls 10 yard line. Trailing with under five minutes left in regulation, QB Blake Bortles found WR Breshad Perriman for a 52-yard go-ahead touchdown reception. With 1:20 left in the fourth quarter and charging down the field, South Florida quarterback Mike White was intercepted by CB Jordan Ozerities, and he returned the ball 52 yards to the Bulls 37 yard line. The Knights ran out the clock for the victory.
After a scoreless first quarter, Justin Holman led the Knights on a 17-play, 80 yard scoring drive to open the second quarter. The Knights held the Bulls offense to a three-and-out on the next series, which was followed by an 8-play, 73 yard scoring drive by UCF capped off by a 21-yard run from Rannell Hall. UCF held South Florida to 200 yards of total offense, 5 yards rushing, and forced three turnovers on downs. The Bulls missed a field goal and were not able to convert on three UCF turnovers.
After scoring a field goal on their first drive, the Knights were shut out by the Bulls defense. The Bulls held UCF to 203 yards of total offense and caught two interceptions. Scoring 44 unanswered points and gaining 455 offensive yards, South Florida handed UCF their twelfth loss of the season, guaranteeing their second winless campaign since 2004. For the first time since 1995, UCF wore black jerseys and black pants. USF, on the other hand, completed one of the biggest single-season turnarounds in college football history to finish 8–4 after a 1–3 start. This was the first, and to-date, only time the game has been held on Thanksgiving night.
The 2016 game was the first official War on I-4 football game and both teams entered the game having already secured bowl eligibility (UCF was 6–5 and USF was 9–2), for the first time since the 2007 meeting. Following the game, USF was ranked in both the AP and Coaches poll.
The 13th-ranked Knights welcomed the 22nd-ranked Bulls (9–1) to Spectrum Stadium with the winner of the game claiming the American Athletic Conference East Division title and a spot in the 2017 American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game. The game was the first ranked match-up in the rivalry. The game quickly turned into an offensive shootout, with a total of 1,186 yards of offense from both teams, including a school record 605 yards from USF quarterback Quinton Flowers. The game came down to the wire, with UCF taking an eight-point lead (following an earlier missed PAT from USF) with 2:21 left in the game. USF then tied the game with an 83-yard touchdown and a two-point conversion with 1:41 left. On the ensuing kickoff, UCF's Mike Hughes returned the kickoff for a 95-yard touchdown, giving the Knights a 49–42 lead, with 1:28 left. The Bulls attempted to strike back, but Bulls tight end Mitchell Wilcox fumbled on the UCF 45 yard line, following a 10-yard catch, and UCF linebacker Chequan Burkett recovered to seal the game. The game was called one of the best of the season.
The Knights defeated the Bulls 38–10, however, the game was marred by the devastating, season-ending injury to starting quarterback McKenzie Milton. Twice in the first half the Knights stopped the Bulls when they went for it on 4th down. Milton led the Knights on a 97-yard drive capped off by a 14-yard touchdown pass to Gabriel Davis, and a 7–0 lead. Early in the second quarter, facing a 3rd & 7 at the USF 30, McKenzie Milton scrambled to the right and was upended after a diving tackle by Mazzi Wilkins. Milton suffered a "traumatic" knee injury, and was carted off the field and brought to Tampa General Hospital for surgery. After a lengthy delay, the game resumed with Matthew Wright kicking a 42-yard field goal for a 10–0 lead.
Darriel Mack Jr. took over at quarterback, and despite the pall cast over the game, the Knights rallied behind him to soundly defeat the Bulls. Mack threw for 81 yards in substitute, but it was the running game that took over in the second half. Greg McCrae rushed 181 yards on 16 carries, and three touchdowns. The Knights ended with 391 yard rushing, with Taj McGowan adding a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The Knights took the opening kickoff and drove 65 yards in twelve plays, including four third-down conversions. Gabriel Davis made a leaping catch near the back of the endzone from Dillon Gabriel for the game's first touchdown. Early in the second quarter, Adrian Killins Jr. blasted for a 35-yard touchdown run to put UCF up 14–0. Gabriel and Davis connected for a second touchdown pass and a 21–0 lead. With under a minute remaining in the half, tempers flared as four players - two on each team - received unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. As Killins was being tackled, he grabbed the facemask of USF defensive back Nick Roberts, triggering a big scuffle. The incident came after another pregame skirmish during warm-ups. Officials quickly broke things up, and a few moments later, Dylan Barnas kicked a 50-yard field goal. UCF led 24–0 at halftime.
Darriel Mack Jr. took snaps at quarterback in the second half, scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Trailing 34–7, the Bulls drove into Knights territory midway through the fourth quarter. With 5:10 remaining in regulation, facing 4th & Goal at the UCF 3 yard line, Bulls quarterback Jordan McCloud was intercepted by Eriq Gilyard at the 5 yard line. UCF ran out the clock and secured the victory.
The two schools began competing against one another in men's basketball during the 1971–1972 season and have met thirty-three times to date. The Bulls currently hold a 22–17 edge over the Knights, however two Knights' victories were vacated due to NCAA sanctions. The 2013–2014 season marked the first time the schools would compete in the same conference, with UCF holding a 11–2 series lead in American Athletic Conference play. USF and UCF both hold the longest win streaks in the series with the Bulls having won nine consecutive games against their rivals from 1994-2007, while the Knights have won nine straight from 2016-2020.
|South Florida victories||UCF victories|
|1||February 22, 1972||Tampa, FL||South Florida||115–96|
|2||December 11, 1972||Orlando, FL||South Florida||100–88|
|3||December 3, 1973||Tampa, FL||South Florida||96–76|
|4||November 30, 1974||Orlando, FL||FTU||75–74|
|5||February 17, 1975||Tampa, FL||South Florida||120–87|
|6||November 29, 1975||Orlando, FL||South Florida||94–76|
|7||November 29, 1976||Tampa, FL||FTU||66–57|
|8||January 26, 1978||Orlando, FL||FTU||79–57|
|9||February 6, 1986||Tampa, FL||South Florida||81–65|
|10||December 17, 1987||Tampa, FL||South Florida||86–71|
|11||December 12, 1992||Tampa, FL||South Florida||92–81|
|12||January 26, 1993||Orlando, FL||South Florida||77–72|
|13||February 7, 1994||Orlando, FL||UCF||89–85OT|
|14||December 10, 1994||Tampa, FL||South Florida||89–64|
|15||December 11, 1995||Orlando, FL||South Florida||92–82|
|16||December 14, 1996||Tampa, FL||South Florida||66–47|
|17||December 30, 1997||Tampa, FL (N)||South Florida||73–72|
|18||December 17, 1998||St. Petersburg, FL (N)||South Florida||69–55|
|19||December 3, 1999||Orlando, FL||South Florida||79–55|
|20||December 15, 2000||Tampa, FL||South Florida||85–55|
|21||January 29, 2002||Orlando, FL||South Florida||84–79|
|22||December 1, 2007||Tampa, FL||South Florida||75–67|
|23||December 6, 2008||Orlando, FL||UCF||71–63#|
|24||December 16, 2009||Tampa, FL||South Florida||69–65|
|25||November 18, 2010||Orlando, FL||UCF||65–59#|
|26||November 10, 2012||Tampa, FL||UCF||74–56|
|27||January 2, 2013||Orlando, FL||South Florida||65–56|
|28||February 5, 2014||Orlando, FL||South Florida||79–78OT|
|29||February 15, 2014||Tampa, FL||UCF||75–74|
|30||February 11, 2015||Orlando, FL||UCF||73–62|
|31||March 4, 2015||Tampa, FL||South Florida||74–45|
|32||January 6, 2016||Orlando, FL||UCF||75–64|
|33||January 20, 2016||Tampa, FL||UCF||64–54|
|34||January 17, 2017||Orlando, FL||UCF||86–64|
|35||March 2, 2017||Tampa, FL||UCF||59–56|
|36||January 20, 2018||Tampa, FL||UCF||71–69|
|37||February 14, 2018||Orlando, FL||UCF||72–57|
|38||February 13, 2019||Orlando, FL||UCF||78–65|
|39||February 27, 2019||Tampa, FL||UCF||75–63|
|40||January 18, 2020||Orlando, FL||UCF||55–54|
|41||February 1, 2020||Tampa, FL||South Florida||64–48|
|Series: South Florida leads 23–18|
[#] – UCF's victories in 2008 and 2010 were vacated due to NCAA sanctions
(N) – neutral site locations
The schools claim two different basketball records and results, due to when they declare the first meeting occurred. According to USF, they lead the women's basketball series 25–9, with the first meeting occurring on January 20, 1973, with a USF 41–30 win in Tampa. According to UCF and the official War on I-4 website, the first meeting occurred on January 12, 1978, with a USF 81–70 win in Tampa, resulting in a 22–6 USF lead in the series. USF had not lost a game in the series since the 1980–81 season until UCF beat the #22 USF on February 14, 2017, which was UCF's first victory in Tampa.
|South Florida victories||UCF victories|
|1||January 20, 1973[b]||Tampa, FL||South Florida||41–30|
|2||December 30, 1973[b]||Orlando, FL||FTU||59–47|
|3||January 21, 1974[b]||Orlando, FL||FTU||55–48|
|4||January 27, 1975[b]||Orlando, FL||South Florida||54–45|
|5||February 4, 1975[b]||Tampa, FL||South Florida||53–37|
|6||February 10, 1977[b]||Orlando, FL||FTU||75–68|
|7||January 12, 1978||Tampa, FL||South Florida||81–70|
|8||February 4, 1978||Orlando, FL||FTU||65–59|
|9||December 5, 1978||Tampa, FL||South Florida||59–52|
|10||January 26, 1979||Orlando, FL||UCF||76–73|
|11||November 30, 1979||Tampa, FL||South Florida||66–64|
|12||December 13, 1979||Orlando, FL||UCF||78–76|
|13||January 26, 1980||Orlando, FL||UCF||76–56|
|14||December 10, 1980||Orlando, FL||UCF||72–66|
|15||November 19, 1981||Tampa, FL||South Florida||54–51|
|16||February 2, 1987||Tampa, FL||South Florida||87–80|
|17||January 9, 1988||Orlando, FL||South Florida||92–73|
|18||February 2, 1988||Tampa, FL||South Florida||72–63|
|19||December 5, 1988||Tampa, FL||South Florida||91–80|
|20||December 19, 1989||Orlando, FL||South Florida||81–70|
|21||March 3, 1992||Tampa, FL||South Florida||76–64|
|22||December 1, 1992||Tampa, FL||South Florida||110–55|
|23||January 4, 1993||Orlando, FL||South Florida||81–78|
|24||February 2, 1994||Tampa, FL||South Florida||81–57|
|25||December 10, 1996||Orlando, FL||South Florida||66–49|
|26||November 19, 1999||Orlando, FL||South Florida||62–60|
|27||November 21, 2000||Tampa, FL||South Florida||67–58|
|28||January 18, 2014||Orlando, FL||South Florida||63–38|
|29||January 24, 2014||Tampa, FL||South Florida||88–49|
|30||February 8, 2014||Tampa, FL||South Florida||89–54|
|31||February 3, 2015||Tampa, FL||South Florida||91–68|
|32||February 28, 2015||Orlando, FL||South Florida||99–71|
|33||January 5, 2016||Tampa, FL||South Florida||108–63|
|34||February 14, 2017||Tampa, FL||UCF||66–62|
|35||January 14, 2018||Tampa, FL||South Florida||62–45|
|36||February 18, 2018||Orlando, FL||South Florida||77–68 OT|
|37||March 5, 2018||Uncasville, CTAAC||South Florida||74–59|
|38||January 8, 2019||Tampa, FL||UCF||62–49|
|39||February 3, 2019||Orlando, FL||UCF||66–63|
|40||January 19, 2020||Tampa, FL||UCF||64–57|
|41||February 19, 2020||Orlando, FL||UCF||56–48|
|Series: South Florida leads 28–13|
The schools claim two different baseball records and results, due to when they declare the first meeting occurred. According to USF, they lead the baseball series 70–65, with the first meeting occurring on March 13, 1971, with USF winning 5–1 in Tampa. However, according to UCF and the official War on I-4 website, the first meeting did not occur until FTU's 6–3 victory over USF on April 12, 1973, in Orlando, giving USF only a 67–64 lead in the series. Since that time, the two schools have played each other at least twice per year, except for 1981–1984 when the teams did not play each other. The two teams have played four times in the postseason, splitting the games 2–2.
|South Florida victories||UCF victories|
Softball was first played between the teams on April 16, 2003 in a double-header in Tampa. USF won both games 9–0 and 5–4 respectively. The two schools have played each other five times in the post-season, with USF holding a 3–2 advantage while UCF has won the most recent post-season matchup, 3–1, in the 2015 American Athletic Conference Softball Tournament semifinals.
|South Florida victories||UCF victories|
|1||April 16, 2003||Tampa, FL||South Florida||9–0|
|2||April 16, 2003||Tampa, FL||South Florida||5–4|
|3||May 7, 2004||Orlando, FL||South Florida||8–1|
|4||May 7, 2004||Orlando, FL||South Florida||8–6|
|5||March 12, 2005||Tampa, FL||South Florida||6–2|
|6||April 20, 2005||Tampa, FL||South Florida||5–3|
|7||May 20, 2005||Gainesville, FL NCAA||South Florida||14–3|
|8||May 21, 2005||Gainesville, FL NCAA||South Florida||5–4|
|9||April 12, 2006||Tampa, FL||UCF||3–1|
|10||May 16, 2008||Gainesville, FL NCAA||UCF||3–2|
|11||May 18, 2012||Gainesville, FL NCAA||South Florida||1–0|
|12||April 12, 2014||Tampa, FL||South Florida||4–0|
|13||April 12, 2014||Tampa, FL||UCF||3–1|
|14||April 12, 2014||Tampa, FL||UCF||2–1|
|15||May 2, 2015||Orlando, FL||UCF||2–1|
|16||May 2, 2015||Orlando, FL||South Florida||3–2|
|17||May 3, 2015||Orlando, FL||UCF||6–1|
|18||May 8, 2015||Orlando, FLAAC||UCF||3–1|
|19||April 29, 2016||Tampa, FL||UCF||9–0|
|20||April 30, 2016||Tampa, FL||South Florida||4–1|
|21||May 1, 2016||Tampa, FL||UCF||5–3|
|22||April 13, 2017||Orlando, FL||UCF||2–0|
|23||April 14, 2017||Orlando, FL||South Florida||7–2|
|24||April 15, 2017||Orlando, FL||UCF||5–4|
|25||April 27, 2018||Tampa, FL||South Florida||4–1|
|26||April 28, 2018||Tampa, FL||UCF||5–1|
|27||April 29, 2018||Tampa, FL||South Florida||2–1|
|28||April 12, 2019||Orlando, FL||South Florida||2–0 (13)|
|29||April 13, 2019||Orlando, FL||South Florida||3–1|
|30||April 14, 2019||Orlando, FL||South Florida||3–0|
|Series: South Florida leads 18–12|
The two schools claim different records in Men's Soccer, due to when they declare the first meeting occurred. Unlike other sports, UCF and the official War on I-4 website claim the first meeting occurred earlier than USF does. According to UCF and the official War on I-4 website, the first meeting occurred in 1975, with USF winning 4–1, giving USF a 25–5–4 lead. However, according to USF, the first meeting did not occur until USF's 2–1 win on September 26, 1979 in Tampa, giving USF a 22–5–3 lead.
|South Florida victories||UCF victories||Tie games|
|3||October 29, 1977[d]||Tampa, FL||South Florida||3–1|
|4||September 26, 1979||Tampa, FL||South Florida||2–1|
|5||October 4, 1980||Orlando, FL||Tie||1–1OT|
|6||September 23, 1981||Tampa, FL||South Florida||3–0|
|7||October 12, 1982||Orlando, FL||Tie||1–1OT|
|8||September 14, 1983||Tampa, FL||South Florida||2–1OT|
|9||September 6, 1984||Orlando, FL||Tie||0/1–0OT/1[e]|
|10||October 15, 1985||Tampa, FL||South Florida||3–2OT|
|11||October 27, 1987||Tampa, FL||UCF||1–0|
|12||October 19, 1988||Orlando, FL||UCF||3–2|
|13||September 6, 1989||Tampa, FL||South Florida||5–1|
|14||September 12, 1990||Orlando, FL||South Florida||3–1|
|15||September 18, 1991||Tampa, FL||South Florida||2–0|
|16||October 27, 1992||Orlando, FL||South Florida||1–0|
|17||October 6, 1993||Tampa, FL||South Florida||1–0|
|18||October 19, 1994||Orlando, FL||South Florida||3–0|
|19||November 1, 1998||Orlando, FL||South Florida||3–2OT|
|20||September 21, 1999||Tampa, FL||South Florida||4–3|
|21||October 4, 2000||Orlando, FL||South Florida||3–1|
|22||October 31, 2001||Tampa, FL||UCF||3–1|
|23||October 8, 2002||Orlando, FL||South Florida||3–1|
|24||August 31, 2007||Tampa, FL||South Florida||5–2|
|25||October 14, 2008||Orlando, FL||South Florida||1–0OT|
|26||September 1, 2009||Tampa, FL||South Florida||2–1|
|27||November 18, 2010||Orlando, FLNCAA||UCF||3–0|
|28||November 20, 2011||Tampa, FLNCAA||South Florida||2–1OT|
|29||October 23, 2013||Tampa, FL||UCF||1–0|
|30||October 22, 2014||Orlando, FL||South Florida||1–0|
|31||October 21, 2015||Tampa, FL||South Florida||3–1|
|32||September 24, 2016||Orlando, FL||South Florida||2–1|
|33||November 11, 2016||Tampa, FLAAC||South Florida||2–1|
|34||September 23, 2017||Tampa, FL||South Florida||3–2OT|
|35||October 20, 2018||Orlando, FL||UCF||2–1|
|Series: South Florida leads 25–6–4|
Unlike Men's Soccer, the two schools claim the same records in Women's Soccer. The first meeting occurred in 1998 with USF winning 4–0 at home in Tampa. UCF currently leads the series 10–2–4.
|South Florida victories||UCF victories||Tie games|
|1||1998||Tampa, FL||South Florida||4–0|
|5||September 13, 2009||Orlando, FL||UCF||1–0|
|6||September 3, 2010||Tampa, FL||UCF||1–02OT|
|7||August 19, 2011||Orlando, FL||UCF||5–1|
|8||August 17, 2012||Tampa, FL||UCF||3–1|
|9||September 27, 2013||Orlando, FL||UCF||2–1|
|10||November 8, 2013||Orlando, FLAAC||Tie||0 (5)–0 (3)[f]|
|11||October 10, 2014||Tampa, FL||UCF||3–0|
|12||October 23, 2015||Orlando, FL||UCF||3–1|
|13||November 5, 2015||Dallas, TXAAC||South Florida||1–02OT|
|14||October 7, 2016||Tampa, FL||Tie||1–1|
|15||October 27, 2017||Orlando, FL||Tie||1–1|
|16||November 5, 2017||Orlando, FLAAC||Tie||0–0[g]|
|17||October 26, 2018||Tampa, FL||South Florida||1–0|
|Series: UCF leads 10–3–4|
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- Not recognized by UCF or the official "War on I-4" website
- Date not listed in either schools' media guide
- Not recognized by USF
- UCF claims that game ended 1–1 in regulation. USF claims the game ended 0–0 in overtime.
- UCF advances on penalty kicks.
- South Florida wins on penalty kicks.