War on I-4

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 which 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 (typically on Black Friday, or "Green Friday" as USF calls it). 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 a gold trophy styled after an I-4 road sign with the logos of each school. The winner of the annual football game also receives a similar trophy.

War on I-4
War on I-4 Logo.svg
SportBaseball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Football, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Track & Field, Volleyball
LocaleTampa, Florida; Orlando, Florida
TeamsUniversity of South Florida
University of Central Florida
First meeting1971 (baseball)[a]
1972 (men's basketball)
1973 (women's basketball)[b]
1974 (men's soccer,[c] volleyball[d])
1978 (men's tennis)
1994 (women's tennis)
1998 (women's soccer)
2003 (softball)
2005 (football)
2013 (cross country)
2014 (men's golf, women's golf, track and field)
2016 (official War on I-4 series)
  1. ^ UCF claims the first baseball meeting was in 1973
  2. ^ UCF claims the first women's basketball meeting was in 1978
  3. ^ UCF claims the first men's soccer meeting was in 1975
  4. ^ UCF claims the first volleyball meeting was in 1976
StadiumsSouth Florida: Raymond James Stadium, Yuengling Center, Corbett Stadium, USF Baseball Stadium, USF Softball Stadium
UCF: Bounce House, Addition Financial Arena, UCF Soccer and Track Stadium John Euliano Park
Statistics
All-time seriesBaseball: 79–74 South Florida[a]
In conference: 19–18 UCF
Men's Basketball: 24–17 South Florida
In conference: 12–4 UCF
Women's Basketball: 30–14 South Florida[b]
In conference: 11–6 South Florida
Football: Tied 6–6
In conference: 6–2 UCF
Men's Soccer: 27–8–4 South Florida[c]
In conference: 6–4 South Florida
Women's Soccer: 11–5–4 UCF
In conference: Tied 4–4–4
Softball: 19–16 South Florida
In conference: 14–10 UCF
Men's Tennis: 34–11 South Florida
In conference: 6–5 South Florida
Women's Tennis: 19–9 South Florida
In conference: 6–4 UCF
Volleyball: 49–41 South Florida[d]
In conference: 16–0 UCF
Total: 291–206–8 South Florida[e]
Total in conference: 92–65–4 UCF
  1. ^ UCF claims the all time baseball record is 76–73
  2. ^ UCF claims the all time women's basketball record is 27–11
  3. ^ UCF claims the all time men's soccer record is 26–8–4 South Florida
  4. ^ UCF claims the all time volleyball record is 47–40
  5. ^ UCF claims the all time total record is 282–200–8
Trophy series4–0 UCF
Postseason resultsConference Tournaments:8–7–2 South Florida
Conference Championship Games: 4–2–1 South Florida (included in tournament record)
NCAA Tournaments: 6–4 South Florida
Total: 14–11–2 South Florida
Locations of USF and UCF

As of May 14, 2021, South Florida holds the all time series lead for eight of the ten sports in which the schools meet head-to-head: baseball (79–74), men's basketball (24–17), women's basketball (30–14), softball (19–16), men's soccer (27–8–4), men's tennis (34–11), women's tennis (19–9) and volleyball (49–41); but UCF disputes the all time records in baseball, women's basketball, men's soccer, and volleyball, claiming the Bulls' records in these sports are 76–73, 26–10, 26–8–4, and 47–40, respectively. The only sport where UCF leads the all time head-to-head series is women's soccer (11–5–4). The series is tied 6–6 in football. UCF leads the all time trophy series 4–0. The Knights have also lead overall since both schools joined the American Athletic Conference with a 92–65–4 record in conference games against the Bulls across all sports, whereas the all time total across all sports is 291–206–8 in favor of the Bulls. USF leads 8–7–2[a] against UCF all time in conference tournament matches. The Bulls are 4–2–1 against the Knights in conference championship games and 6–4 against UCF in NCAA tournament games.

  1. ^ Both ties occurred in the AAC Women's Soccer Tournament. UCF advanced on penalty kicks in the 2013 semifinal and USF won on penalty kicks in the 2017 championship game, but these games are still listed as ties in official records.
The USF/Tampa side of the trophy

NamesEdit

 
The UCF/Orlando side of the trophy

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.[1][2] In 2016, when the schools announced the official competition, they formally adopted the "War on I-4" name.[3][4]

The name "War on I-4" had been used for an arena football rivalry between the Tampa Bay Storm and Orlando Predators from 1992 to 2016. The Storm and Predators were located in the same metropolitan areas as USF and UCF respectively. The name became available when the Predators folded following the 2016 season.

Series historyEdit

BeginningEdit

Founded in 1956 and 1963, respectively, the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida are located 98 miles away from each other in Tampa and Orlando, which combined make up the fourth-largest media market in the United States.[5] 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 Technological University Knights of the Pegasus (UCF)[6] and the University of South Florida Golden Brahmans that both agree happened (USF claims the schools played two baseball games in 1971 that UCF doesn't recognize) was a 1972 men's basketball game in Tampa. The Golden Brahmans won this game, 115–96.[7] Since that game, USF and UCF have begun series against each other in eight or nine other sports, depending on which schools' records are used.[7]

Official War on I-4 rivalryEdit

On September 21, 2016, the morning of the first meeting of the season for the Bulls and Knights with a volleyball game set to take place in Orlando that evening, both athletic departments 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.

TrophyEdit

The winner of the overall competition each year takes possession of a large trophy shaped like the iconic I-4 road sign, which will be displayed on their campus for the following year. Including the base, the trophy measures 4 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. The "road sign" part of the trophy detaches from the base, which has a plaque listing all the previous winners and point totals. One side of the road sign part of the trophy reads "Tampa" and features USF's logo while the other reads "Orlando" and features UCF's logo. The winner of the annual Thanksgiving weekend football clash receives a similar trophy, with the only differences between the two trophies being that the top side of the base of the football trophy features a football field with the USF and UCF logos, the War on I-4 logo being inside of a gold football rather than by itself, and the plaque only containing the scores of each of the football games rather than the overall annual point totals.[8] The winning team in each other sport receives a small plaque with the War on I-4 logo on it.[3][4]

Unlike the Vince Lombardi Trophy or Larry O'Brien Trophy, which are permanently awarded to the victor every year, both the football and overall War on I-4 trophies are traveling trophies which are kept by the winner until the other team wins it, like the Stanley Cup or a championship belt. It is not public knowledge as to if this is true about the single sport plaques as well.

Point systemEdit

Since September 21, 2016, when the rivalry series was officially established, USF and UCF have scored their competitions in the 14 sports represented at both universities (South Florida is the only one of the two schools to offer men's cross country, women's sailing, and men's track & field while UCF is the only one of the two schools to offer women's rowing). Each sport is worth 6 total points, meaning the point system typically grants:

  • 2 points to the winner of each regular season baseball game (3 games per year)
  • 3 points to the winner of each regular season men's basketball game (2 games per year)
  • 3 points to the winner of each regular season women's basketball game (2 games per year)
  • 6 points to the higher finisher at the American Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Championship
  • 6 points to the winner of the annual football game
  • 6 points to the higher finisher at the American Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship
  • 6 points to the higher finisher at the American Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship
  • 6 points to the winner of the annual regular season men's soccer match (3 points awarded to each side in the event of a draw)
  • 6 points to the winner of the annual regular season women's soccer match (3 points awarded to each side in the event of a draw)
  • 2 points to the winner of each regular season softball game (3 games per year)
  • 6 points to the winner of the annual regular season men's tennis match.
  • 6 points to the winner of the annual regular season women's tennis match.
  • 3 points to the higher finisher at the American Athletic Conference Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship
  • 3 points to the higher finisher at the American Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship
  • 3 points to the winner of each regular season volleyball match (2 matches per year)
  • In the event of a tie in the overall competition, the athletic program that scores higher in the annual NCAA Graduation Success Rate will be awarded 1 extra point and crowned as the champion for that season. In the unlikely event that this is also tied, the series ends as a tie for that season and the previous winner retains the trophy.

In some years the scoring is slightly different. For example, USF and UCF only met once in women's basketball for the 2016–2017 season, so that game was worth all 6 points. In all, there are 84 available points with 43 points required to clinch the title. As mentioned above, only regular season matches are counted toward War on I-4 point totals for the 10 sports in which the teams compete head-to-head, meaning if those teams meet in a conference or NCAA tournament that game doesn't count for War on I-4 competition purposes.[9]

Trophy series resultsEdit

UCF clinched the first academic year's overall title with an AAC women's golf championship on April 18, 2017.[10] The 2016–17 competition ended on May 20 with a 3–2 Knights victory in a baseball game, making the final point total 51 points to 33 points for UCF.[11]

On April 17, 2018, the Knights clinched the overall title for the second consecutive year, again in the AAC women's golf championship. UCF finished second in the event, while USF finished ninth.[12][13] 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.[14]

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.[15] The series concluded on May 12 with UCF placing higher than USF in the American Athletic Conference women's 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.[16]

The title was not awarded in the 2019–20 school year due to spring sports being canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[17]

The pandemic also caused the point system to slightly change for the 2020–21 edition of the rivalry. The AAC Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship was canceled, so the higher finisher at the AAC Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship will receive 6 points instead of 3. Men's soccer and men's tennis each met twice in the regular season instead of once, so each of these matches counted for 3 points toward the victor's total rather than the usual 6.[18] In addition there will be four softball games and eight baseball games instead of the usual three of each, so each game is worth 1.5 and 0.75 points respectively rather than 2.[19] UCF clinched the overall competition for the fourth time on April 17, 2021 with a 5–4 baseball win in Orlando. The point series ended on May 16 when UCF finished one place above USF in the women's outdoor track and field championship, but on May 30 USF beat UCF in the 2021 American Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament championship game, though this did not add to USF's point total as it was a postseason meeting.[20]

South Florida victoriesUCF victories
No.DateWinnerScore
1 2016–17 UCF 51–33
2 2017–18 UCF 49–35
3 2018–19 UCF 70–14
No.DateWinnerScore
4 2019–20 None UCF led 36–19[a]
52020–21 UCF59.25–24.75
Series: UCF leads 4–0

Results valid as of May 16, 2021.

  1. ^ Because neither team scored the 43 points required to clinch the title before spring sports were canceled due to COVID-19, the overall title was not awarded.

FootballEdit

War on I–4: Football
First meetingSeptember 17, 2005
South Florida 31, UCF 14
Latest meetingNovember 27, 2020
UCF 58, South Florida 46
Next meetingNovember 26, 2021
StadiumsSouth Florida: Raymond James Stadium
UCF: Bounce House
Statistics
Meetings total12
All-time seriesTied 6–6
Largest victorySouth Florida, 64–12 (2007)
Longest win streakSouth Florida, 4 (2005–2008)
UCF, 4 (2017–present)
Current win streakUCF, 4 (2017–present)

HistoryEdit

Early plansEdit

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.[21][22] 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.[21] 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.[23] Serious planning for a series did not commence until 2003.[21]

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.[21] That year, the schools' athletics directors met and agreed to schedule games for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.[21][24] Subsequently, South Florida joined the Big East, an Automatic Qualifying conference, in 2005,[25] while UCF joined C-USA the same year.[26] 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.[24][27] South Florida won these games as well, with a 64–12 blowout in 2007 and 31–24 overtime thriller in 2008. South Florida declined to schedule further games in the series, indicating it wished to pursue more competitive and high profile opponents.[28][29] During the series hiatus South Florida would go on to play opponents such as Florida, Florida State, Miami, Clemson, and Notre Dame; beating all except for Florida at least once.

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.[30][31][32] In addition, a possible head-to-head matchup 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.[33] UCF instead faced Rutgers in the game.

Renewed series (2013–present)Edit

UCF was admitted to join USF in the Big East Conference in 2011 and was set to begin playing there in the 2013–2014 school year.[34] Conference realignment turned the Big East into the American Athletic Conference prior to the fall 2013 season. 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.[35][36] The games have been scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.[37][38] In 2013, UCF pulled off a late 23–20 win against the Bulls in Orlando to earn its first victory against South Florida.[39][40] 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.[41] Therefore, the two teams would 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 been scheduled for Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

Game resultsEdit

Since 2005, the Bulls and Knights have played twelve times. The series is tied 6–6. The game has been played in two cities and three stadiums: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, and Camping World Stadium and the Bounce House in Orlando, Florida. The series is tied 3–3 in both Orlando and Tampa. UCF holds a 6–2 series lead in conference games against USF.

South Florida victoriesUCF victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 September 17, 2005 Tampa, FL South Florida 31–14
2 September 16, 2006 Orlando, FL South Florida 24–17
3 October 6, 2007 Tampa, FL #5 South Florida 64–12
4 September 6, 2008 Orlando, FL #17 South Florida 31–24OT
5 November 29, 2013 Orlando, FL #17 UCF 23–20
6 November 28, 2014 Tampa, FL UCF 16–0
7 November 26, 2015 Orlando, FL South Florida 44–3
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
8 November 26, 2016 Tampa, FL South Florida 48–31
9 November 24, 2017 Orlando, FL #13 UCF 49–42
10 November 23, 2018 Tampa, FL #9 UCF 38–10
11 November 29, 2019 Orlando, FL UCF 34–7
12 November 27, 2020 Tampa, FL UCF 58–46
Series: Tied 6–6

All games since 2013 are conference games.
All games since 2016 count toward the trophy series.

Game notesEdit

2005Edit

1 234Total
Golden Knights 0 077 14
Bulls 7 1473 31
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 45,139
  • Television network: FSN

A crowd of 45,139, second largest at the time in South Florida's eight year 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 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.

2006Edit

1 234Total
Bulls 7 0314 24
Golden Knights 0 1007 17
  • Location: Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
  • Game start: 2:30 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 46,708
  • Television network: CBSSN

South Florida freshman quarterback Matt Grothe threw for 302 yards, eclipsing Marquel Blackwell's 239 yard game against New Haven in 1999 for the program single game passing record. Grothe also ran for 73 yards, second most by a freshman quarterback in South Florida history behind only his own record of 82 from earlier that season.

2007Edit

1 234Total
Knights 7 302 12
• #5 Bulls 12 171421 64
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 65,948
  • Television network: ESPNU

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. It would be 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 many 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.

2008Edit

1 234OTTotal
• #17 Bulls 10 01407 31
Knights 7 30140 24
  • Location: Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL
  • Game start: 7:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 46,805
  • Television network: ESPN2

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.

2013Edit

1 234Total
Bulls 3 377 20
• #17 Knights 3 1037 23
  • Location: Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 45,952
  • Television network: ESPN

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 rivalry 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.

2014Edit

1 234Total
Knights 0 1420 16
Bulls 0 000 0
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 36,963
  • Television network: ESPN2

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. This was the first time that South Florida had been shut out at home.

2015Edit

1 234Total
Bulls 7 17146 44
Knights 3 000 3
  • Location: Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL
  • Game start: 7:30 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 25,967
  • Television network: ESPN

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.

2016Edit

1 234Total
Knights 7 7107 31
Bulls 14 10717 48
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 36,056
  • Television network: CBSSN

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. This game is notable for escalating tensions between the two sides. Rather than taking a knee and ending the game with the Bulls leading by 10 in the closing seconds at the UCF one-yard line, USF coach Willie Taggart ran one final play for a touchdown, leading to a shoving match between the teams.[42] Following the game, USF was ranked in both the AP and Coaches polls.

2017Edit

1 234Total
#22 Bulls 7 13148 42
#13 Knights 21 0721 49

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 matchup in the rivalry.[44][45] 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.[46] 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.[47] USF then tied the game with an 83 yard touchdown and a two point conversion with 1:41 left.[47] On the ensuing kickoff, UCF's Mike Hughes returned the kickoff for a 95 yard touchdown,[48][49] giving the Knights a 49–42 lead, with 1:28 left.[47] 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.[46][50] The game was called one of the best of the season.[51][52][53]

2018Edit

1 234Total
#9 Knights 7 10714 38
Bulls 0 370 10
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
  • Game start: 4:15 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 57,626[54]
  • Television network: ESPN[55]

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,[56] 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.[57] The Knights clinched their second consecutive undefeated regular season on their way to their second straight win in the AAC Championship Game.

2019Edit

1 234Total
Bulls 0 070 7
Knights 7 1773 34
  • Location: Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, FL
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 45,216[58]
  • Television network: ESPN[59]

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 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.[60]

2020Edit

1 234Total
Knights 14 171413 58
Bulls 7 71418 46
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 8,801[a]
  • Television network: ESPN
    1. ^ Under local laws due to COVID-19, maximum stadium capacity was limited.

The 5–3 Knights came into Tampa as 25.5 point favorites against the 1–7 Bulls, who were missing nine players including starting quarterback Noah Johnson, running back Johnny Ford, and cornerback K.J. Sails because of COVID-19 protocols. USF wasn't deterred though, and took the opening drive 50 yards before failing to convert on a fake field goal. The USF defense forced a quick punt from the Knights, then the sides traded touchdowns. The Knights took a 14–7 lead after their next drive and never looked back. USF missed a 46 yard field goal, which led to a 2 play, 71 yard touchdown drive for UCF. After each team traded punts, USF running back Kelley Joiner fumbled near midfield which led to another UCF touchdown. The Bulls scored a touchdown of their own on their next drive, then the Knights made a field goal with nine seconds left in the first half to take a 31–14 lead into the locker room.

The Knights received the ball to start the second half, and were quickly forced into a three-and-out. The same happened to the Bulls on their next possession, and then to the Knights again. USF and UCF both scored touchdowns on each of their next two drives, putting the score at 45–28 Knights at the end of the third quarter. After a Bulls field goal, USF's Dwayne Boyles intercepted UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel at the UCF 48 yard line, leading to a 3 play touchdown drive to put the Bulls down by seven points with just over 10 minutes left in regulation. This is the closest USF would come to stealing the lead back though, as they fumbled on their next possession leading to a UCF touchdown. The teams traded garbage time touchdowns before UCF took over with 14 seconds left, and Gabriel took a knee to run out the clock.[61]

Men's basketballEdit

War on I–4: Men's Basketball
SportMen's basketball
First meetingFebruary 22, 1972
South Florida 115, FTU 96
Latest meetingFebruary 17, 2021
UCF 81, South Florida 65
StadiumsSouth Florida: Yuengling Center
UCF: Addition Financial Arena
Statistics
Meetings total43
All-time seriesSouth Florida leads 24–17[a]
Largest victorySouth Florida, 120–87 (1975)
Longest win streakSouth Florida, 9 (1994–2007)
UCF, 9 (2016–2020)
Current win streakUCF, 1
  1. ^ This record does not include two UCF victories which were vacated due to NCAA sanctions

The two schools began competing against one another in men's basketball during the 1971–72 season and have met 43 times to date. The Bulls currently hold a 24–17 edge over the Knights, however two Knights' victories were vacated due to NCAA sanctions.[62] The 2013–2014 season marked the first time the schools would compete in the same conference, with UCF holding a 12–4 series lead in American Athletic Conference play. USF and UCF are both tied for the longest win streaks in the series with the Bulls having won nine consecutive games against their rival from 1994 to 2007, while the Knights won nine straight from 2016 to 2020.[63][64] The schools have never met in the American Athletic Conference Tournament, but they were scheduled to face each other in the first round of the 2020 edition before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Florida victoriesUCF victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
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 South Florida 73–72
18 December 17, 1998 St. Petersburg, FL 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
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
23 December 6, 2008 Orlando, FL UCF (Vacated)[a]71–63
24 December 16, 2009 Tampa, FL South Florida 69–65
25 November 18, 2010 Orlando, FL UCF (Vacated)[a]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
42 January 2, 2021 Tampa, FL South Florida 68–61
43 February 17 2021 Orlando, FL UCF 81–65
Series: South Florida leads 24–17

Bold dates indicate conference games
Italic dates indicate games that count toward the trophy series

  1. ^ a b UCF was forced to vacate all men's basketball wins from their 2008–09, 2009–10, and 2010–11 seasons due to NCAA sanctions[62]

Women's basketballEdit

War on I–4: Women's Basketball
SportWomen's basketball
First meetingJanuary 20, 1973
South Florida 41, FTU 30[a]
Latest meetingMarch 11, 2021
South Florida 64, UCF 54
StadiumsSouth Florida: Yuengling Center
UCF: Addition Financial Arena
Statistics
Meetings total43[b]
All-time seriesSouth Florida leads 30–14[c]
Largest victorySouth Florida, 110–55 (1992)
Longest win streakSouth Florida, 19 (1981–2016)
Current win streakSouth Florida, 1
  1. ^ UCF claims the first meeting was on January 12, 1978 with South Florida winning 81–70
  2. ^ UCF claims the schools have played 37 times
  3. ^ UCF claims South Florida leads the series 27–11

USF and UCF 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 30–14, with the first meeting occurring on January 20, 1973, with a 41–30 Bulls win in Tampa.[65] According to UCF, the first meeting occurred on January 12, 1978, with USF winning 81–70 in Tampa, resulting in a 27–11 USF lead in the series.[66] USF had not lost a game in the series since the 1980–81 season until UCF beat USF on February 14, 2017, which was UCF's first victory in Tampa. South Florida won both times the schools met in the American Athletic Conference Tournament (the 2018 semifinal and the 2021 championship game) and holds a 11–5 lead in conference play.[67][68][69] In 2021, the Bulls and Knights were in first and second place in the conference respectively going into the final two games of the regular season, both of which were War on I-4 matchups. UCF needed to win both games to clinch the title, while USF only needed to win one. The Bulls beat the Knights in Tampa in the first game to win their first conference championship.[70] The Bulls beat the Knights again nine days later in the AAC Tournament championship game.[71]

South Florida victoriesUCF victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 January 20, 1973[a] Tampa, FL South Florida 41–30
2 December 30, 1973[a] Orlando, FL FTU 59–47
3 January 21, 1974[a] Orlando, FL FTU 55–48
4 January 27, 1975[a] Orlando, FL South Florida 54–45
5 February 4, 1975[a] Tampa, FL South Florida 53–37
6 February 10, 1977[a] 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
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
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 77–68OT
37 March 5, 2018A Uncasville, CT 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
42 March 2, 2021 Tampa, FL South Florida 65–62
43 March 4, 2021 Orlando, FL UCF 58–45
44 March 4, 2021B Fort Worth, TX South Florida 64–54
Series: South Florida leads 30–14[b]

Bold dates indicate conference games
Italic dates indicate games that count toward the trophy series

  1. ^ a b c d e f Not recognized by UCF
  2. ^ UCF claims that South Florida leads the series 27–11

A 2018 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Semifinal

B 2021 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Championship game

BaseballEdit

War on I–4: Baseball
First meetingMarch 13, 1971
South Florida 5, FTU 1[a]
Latest meetingMay 30, 2021
South Florida 8, UCF 7
StadiumsSouth Florida: USF Baseball Stadium
UCF: John Euliano Park
Statistics
Meetings total153[b]
All-time seriesSouth Florida leads 79–74[c]
Largest victorySouth Florida, 17–1 (1972)
Longest win streakUCF, 8 (1994–96)
Current win streakSouth Florida, 2
  1. ^ UCF claims the first meeting was on April 12, 1973 with FTU winning 6–3
  2. ^ UCF claims the schools have played 149 times
  3. ^ UCF claims South Florida leads the series 76–73

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 79–74, with the first meeting occurring on March 13, 1971, with the Bulls winning 5–1 in Tampa.[72][73][74] However, according to UCF the first meeting did not occur until FTU's 6–3 victory over USF on April 12, 1973, in Orlando, giving USF only a 76–73 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, and in 2020, when the baseball season was cut short due to COVID-19 before conference play started.[74][75] The two teams have played four times in the NCAA Tournament, splitting the games 2–2. Each team has won once head-to-head in the American Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament, with the Knights winning in the 2017 quarterfinal and the Bulls winning in the 2021 championship game. In games when the schools have played in the same conference, the UCF leads 19–18.[76][77]

South Florida victoriesUCF victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 March 13, 1971[a] Tampa, FL South Florida 5–1
2 April 29, 1971[a] Orlando, FL FTU 5–4
3 March 3, 1972[a] Tampa, FL South Florida 17–1
4 April 22, 1972[a] Orlando, FL South Florida 11–6
5 April 12, 1973 Orlando, FL FTU 6–3
6 April 28, 1973 Tampa, FL South Florida 10–0
7 April 20, 1974 Tampa, FL South Florida 2–0
8 April 29, 1974 Orlando, FL South Florida 7–5
9 March 15, 1975 Tampa, FL South Florida 6–5
10 May 2, 1975 Orlando, FL FTU 6–5
11 February 28, 1976 Tampa, FL South Florida 4–0
12 April 30, 1976 Orlando, FL South Florida 12–4
13 February 26, 1977 Orlando, FL FTU 2–0
14 May 2, 1977 Tampa, FL South Florida 4–2
15 March 2, 1978 Tampa, FL South Florida 2–0
16 April 11, 1978 Tampa, FL FTU 11–4
17 March 7, 1979 Orlando, FL South Florida 8–7
18 April 7, 1979 Tampa, FL South Florida 7–4
19 1980[b] Orlando, FL UCF 10–3
20 April 15, 1980 Tampa, FL UCF 7–3
21 May 3, 1985 Tampa, FL South Florida 13–2
22 May 4, 1985 Tampa, FL South Florida 13–6
23 May 5, 1985 Tampa, FL South Florida 8–7
24 May 6, 1985 Orlando, FL South Florida 6–4
25 May 2, 1986 Orlando, FL South Florida 4–3
26 May 3, 1986 Orlando, FL UCF 6–3
27 February 25, 1987 Tampa, FL South Florida 9–2
28 April 1, 1987 Tampa, FL South Florida 6–2
29 March 30, 1988 Tampa, FL UCF 10–1
30 April 13, 1988 Orlando, FL UCF 4–3(11)
31 March 28, 1989 Tampa, FL UCF 6–3
32 April 4, 1989 Orlando, FL UCF 7–3
33 February 28, 1990 Tampa, FL UCF 6–3
34 May 2, 1990 Orlando, FL South Florida 7–6
35 February 5, 1991 Orlando, FL South Florida 5–2
36 April 10, 1991 Tampa, FL South Florida 10–2
37 February 7, 1992 Kissimmee, FL UCF 7–1
38 February 9, 1992 Kissimmee, FL South Florida 7–4
39 April 14, 1992 Orlando, FL South Florida 6–3
40 April 21, 1992 Tampa, FL UCF 8–6
41 April 14, 1993 Tampa, FL UCF 2–0
42 April 21, 1993 Orlando, FL UCF 7–6
43 May 1, 1993 Tampa, FL South Florida 17–6
44 May 2, 1993 Tampa, FL South Florida 11–0
45 May 28, 1993A Tallahassee, FL UCF 2–0
46 April 5, 1994 Orlando, FL South Florida 8–4
47 April 12, 1994 Tampa, FL South Florida 5–1
48 April 19, 1994 Orlando, FL UCF 5–2
49 May 3, 1994 Tampa, FL UCF 7–6
50 April 4, 1995 Orlando, FL UCF 5–4
51 April 11, 1995 Tampa, FL UCF 2–0
52 April 18, 1995 Orlando, FL UCF 3–2
53 April 25, 1995 Tampa, FL UCF 11–4
54 April 2, 1996 Tampa, FL UCF 9–4
55 April 9, 1996 Orlando, FL UCF 5–1
56 April 16, 1996 Tampa, FL South Florida 10–3
57 April 23, 1996 Orlando, FL UCF 3–2
58 February 8, 1997 Kissimmee, FL South Florida 15–2
59 April 1, 1997 Tampa, FL UCF 11–3
60 April 8, 1997 Orlando, FL UCF 4–3(11)
61 April 15, 1997 Tampa, FL South Florida 4–3(13)
62 April 22, 1997 Orlando, FL UCF 2–1
63 May 22, 1997B Tallahassee, FL South Florida 5–4
64 February 8, 1998 Kissimmee, FL South Florida 3–2
65 March 31, 1998 Orlando, FL UCF 10–7
66 April 7, 1998 Tampa, FL UCF 17–10
67 April 14, 1998 Tampa, FL South Florida 11–6
68 April 21, 1998 Orlando, FL UCF 10–5
69 March 30, 1999 Tampa, FL UCF 7–4
70 April 6, 1999 Orlando, FL UCF 8–6
71 April 13, 1999 Tampa, FL South Florida 5–4(10)
72 April 20, 1999 Orlando, FL UCF 12–11
73 March 28, 2000 Orlando, FL UCF 9–8
74 April 4, 2000 Tampa, FL South Florida 6–2
75 April 11, 2000 Tampa, FL UCF 3–0
76 April 18, 2000 Orlando, FL South Florida 13–2
77 April 3, 2001 Orlando, FL South Florida 15–5
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
78 April 10, 2001 Tampa, FL UCF 16–9
79 April 17, 2001 Orlando, FL UCF 18–17
80 April 24, 2001 Tampa, FL South Florida 13–10(10)
81 April 2, 2002 Tampa, FL South Florida 9–4
82 April 9, 2002 Orlando, FL South Florida 9–4
83 April 23, 2002 Orlando, FL UCF 6–2
84 May 31, 2002C Tallahassee, FL UCF 6–1
85 June 1, 2002C Tallahassee, FL South Florida 7–2
86 April 1, 2003 Tampa, FL South Florida 8–5
87 April 8, 2003 Tampa, FL South Florida 4–0
88 April 15, 2003 Tampa, FL UCF 10–6
89 April 13, 2004 Tampa, FL South Florida 10–4
90 April 20, 2004 Orlando, FL South Florida 6–3
91 May 4, 2004 Orlando, FL UCF 6–0
92 April 5, 2005 Tampa, FL UCF 8–7
93 April 12, 2005 Tampa, FL UCF 10–7
94 April 19, 2005 Tampa, FL South Florida 9–2
95 April 4, 2006 Tampa, FL UCF 11–0
96 April 11, 2006 Orlando, FL South Florida 4–3
97 April 18, 2006 Tampa, FL South Florida 6–4(11)
98 April 3, 2007 Tampa, FL South Florida 11–4
99 April 17, 2007 Tampa, FL South Florida 10–5
100 April 24, 2007 Orlando, FL UCF 11–5
101 April 1, 2008 Orlando, FL South Florida 17–4
102 April 8, 2008 Orlando, FL UCF 6–3
103 April 29, 2008 Tampa, FL South Florida 14–6
104 May 6, 2008 Tampa, FL UCF 9–5
105 March 10, 2009 Tampa, FL South Florida 8–5
106 March 11, 2009 Orlando, FL South Florida 13–5
107 April 28, 2009 Orlando, FL UCF 9–5
108 April 29, 2009 Tampa, FL South Florida 9–3
109 March 16, 2010 Orlando, FL South Florida 4–0
110 April 6, 2010 Tampa, FL UCF 7–3
111 March 15, 2011 Orlando, FL South Florida 6–5
112 May 3, 2011 Tampa, FL UCF 10–4
113 February 28, 2012 Orlando, FL UCF 12–1
114 March 20, 2012 Tampa, FL UCF 6–2
115 February 26, 2013 Orlando, FL South Florida 6–4
116 April 10, 2013 Tampa, FL South Florida 9–3
117 April 4, 2014 Tampa, FL UCF 2–0
118 April 5, 2014 Tampa, FL South Florida 4–2
119 April 6, 2014 Tampa, FL UCF 6–2
120 May 1, 2015 Orlando, FL UCF 3–0
121 May 2, 2015 Orlando, FL UCF 2–1
122 May 3, 2015 Orlando, FL South Florida 9–3
123 May 14, 2015 Tampa, FL UCF 12–9
124 May 15, 2015 Tampa, FL South Florida 7–3
125 May 16, 2015 Tampa, FL South Florida 5–4
126 April 15, 2016 Orlando, FL South Florida 6–4
127 April 16, 2016 Orlando, FL UCF 4–0
128 April 17, 2016 Orlando, FL UCF 6–5
129 April 29, 2016 Tampa, FL South Florida 4–0
130 April 30, 2016 Tampa, FL South Florida 5–4
131 May 1, 2016 Tampa, FL UCF 9–2
132 April 7, 2017 Tampa, FL South Florida 5–4(10)
133 April 8, 2017 Tampa, FL South Florida 6–5
134 April 9, 2017 Tampa, FL South Florida 7–5
135 May 18, 2017 Orlando, FL South Florida 7–4(11)
136 May 19, 2017 Orlando, FL UCF 9–1
137 May 20, 2017 Orlando, FL UCF 3–2
138 May 26, 2017D Clearwater, FL UCF 12–0
139 April 20, 2018 Tampa, FL UCF 1–0
140 April 21, 2018 Tampa, FL South Florida 5–4
141 April 22, 2018 Tampa, FL South Florida 4–2
142 April 5, 2019 Orlando, FL UCF 4–1
143 April 6, 2019 Orlando, FL UCF 5–0
144 April 7, 2019 Orlando, FL South Florida 6–3
145 April 1, 2021 Tampa, FL UCF 5–2
146 April 2, 2021 Tampa, FL South Florida 6–2
147 April 2, 2021 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–1
148 April 3, 2021 Tampa, FL UCF 3–0
149 April 16, 2021 Orlando, FL UCF 6–0
150 April 16, 2021 Orlando, FL UCF 5–2
151 April 17, 2021 Orlando, FL UCF 5–4
152 April 17, 2021 Orlando, FL South Florida 11–0
153 May 30, 2021E Clearwater, FL South Florida 8–7
Series: South Florida leads 79–74[c]

Bold dates indicate conference games
Italic dates indicate games that count toward the trophy series

  1. ^ a b c d Not recognized by UCF
  2. ^ Date not listed in either schools' media guide
  3. ^ UCF claims that South Florida leads the series 75–73

A 1993 NCAA Tournament – Regional second round

B 1997 NCAA Tournament – Regional first round

C 2002 NCAA Tournament – Regional first and second rounds

D 2017 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Quarterfinal

E 2021 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Championship game

Men's SoccerEdit

War on I–4: Men's Soccer
First meeting1974
South Florida 2, FTU 1[a]
Latest meetingMarch 27, 2021
UCF 1, South Florida 0(OT)
StadiumsSouth Florida: Corbett Stadium
UCF: UCF Soccer and Track Stadium
Statistics
Meetings total39[b]
All-time seriesSouth Florida leads 27–8–4[c]
Largest victorySouth Florida, 5–1 (1989)
Longest win streakSouth Florida, 9 (1989–2000)
Current win streakUCF, 1
  1. ^ UCF claims the first meeting was in 1975 with South Florida winning 4–1
  2. ^ UCF claims the schools have played 38 times
  3. ^ UCF claims South Florida leads the series 26–8–4

USF and UCF claim different records in Men's Soccer, due to when they declare the first meeting occurred. USF claims the first meeting occurred in 1974 with USF winning 2–1, giving the Bulls a 27–8–4 lead. According to UCF the first meeting occurred in 1975 with USF winning 4–1, giving the Bulls a 26–8–4 lead. The sides have met in the NCAA Tournament twice with each team winning one of those meetings. USF won the only meeting in the American Athletic Conference Tournament and leads the series 6–4 for conference games as a whole.[78][79][80]

South Florida victoriesUCF victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
11974[a][b] Unknown[c]South Florida2–1
21975[d] Orlando, FLSouth Florida4–1
31976[d] Unknown[e]Tie1–1
4October 29, 1977Tampa, FLSouth Florida3–1
5September 26, 1979Tampa, FLSouth Florida2–1
6October 4, 1980Orlando, FLTie1–1OT
7September 23, 1981Tampa, FLSouth Florida3–0
8October 12, 1982Orlando, FLTie1–1OT
9September 14, 1983Tampa, FLSouth Florida2–1OT
10September 6, 1984Orlando, FLTie0/1–0OT/1[f]
11October 15, 1985Tampa, FLSouth Florida3–2OT
12October 27, 1987Tampa, FLUCF1–0
13October 19, 1988Orlando, FLUCF3–2
14September 6, 1989Tampa, FLSouth Florida5–1
15September 12, 1990Orlando, FLSouth Florida3–1
16September 18, 1991Tampa, FLSouth Florida2–0
17October 27, 1992Orlando, FLSouth Florida1–0
18October 6, 1993Tampa, FLSouth Florida1–0
19October 19, 1994Orlando, FLSouth Florida3–0
20November 1, 1998Orlando, FLSouth Florida3–2OT
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
21September 21, 1999Tampa, FLSouth Florida4–3
22October 4, 2000Orlando, FLSouth Florida3–1
23October 31, 2001Tampa, FLUCF3–1
24October 8, 2002Orlando, FLSouth Florida3–1
25August 31, 2007Tampa, FLSouth Florida5–2
26October 14, 2008Orlando, FLSouth Florida1–0OT
27September 1, 2009Tampa, FLSouth Florida2–1
28November 18, 2010AOrlando, FLUCF3–0
29November 20, 2011BTampa, FLSouth Florida2–1OT
30October 23, 2013Tampa, FLUCF1–0
31October 22, 2014Orlando, FLSouth Florida1–0
32October 21, 2015Tampa, FLSouth Florida3–1
33September 24, 2016Orlando, FLSouth Florida2–1
34November 11, 2016CTampa, FLSouth Florida2–1
35September 23, 2017Tampa, FLSouth Florida3–2OT
36October 20, 2018Orlando, FLUCF2–1
37October 26, 2019Tampa, FLUCF1–0
38 February 20, 2021 Orlando, FL South Florida 2–1
39 March 27, 2021 Tampa, FL UCF 1–0OT
Series: South Florida leads 27–8–4[g]

Bold dates indicate conference games
Italic dates indicate games that count toward the trophy series

  1. ^ Not recognized by UCF
  2. ^ UCF does not recognize the game as being played and USF's media guide does not list a specific date
  3. ^ UCF does not recognize the game as being played and USF's media guide does not list a location
  4. ^ a b Date not listed in either schools' media guida
  5. ^ Location not listed in either schools' media guide
  6. ^ UCF claims this game ended 1–1 in regulation. USF claims this game ended 0–0 in overtime.
  7. ^ UCF claims that South Florida leads the series 26–8–4

A 2010 NCAA Tournament – Regional first round

B 2011 NCAA Tournament – Regional second round

C 2016 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Semifinal

Women's SoccerEdit

War on I–4: Women's Soccer
First meetingOctober 13, 1998
South Florida 4, UCF 0
Latest meetingMarch 21, 2021
South Florida 2, UCF 1
StadiumsSouth Florida: Corbett Stadium
UCF: UCF Soccer and Track Stadium
Statistics
Meetings total20
All-time seriesUCF leads 11–5–4
Largest victoryUCF, 5–0 (2004)
Longest win streakUCF, 8 (2001–13)
Current win streakSouth Florida, 2

The first women's soccer meeting between the teams occurred in 1998 with USF winning 4–0 in Tampa. UCF currently leads the series 11–5–4 making women's soccer the only sport where the Knights lead the Bulls in the all time series. The schools have met in the American Athletic Conference Tournament four times, with South Florida leading those matches 2–0–2. In the two tournament games that ended in ties, each side advanced on penalty kicks one of those times. The series is tied 4–4–4 in conference games between the schools.[81][82][83][84][85]

South Florida victoriesUCF victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1October 13, 1998Tampa, FLSouth Florida4–0
2October 24, 2001Orlando, FLUCF3–2
3September 1, 2003Tampa, FLUCF2–1
4September 8, 2004Orlando, FLUCF5–0
5September 13, 2009Orlando, FLUCF1–0
6September 3, 2010Tampa, FLUCF1–02OT
7August 19, 2011Orlando, FLUCF5–1
8August 17, 2012Tampa, FLUCF3–1
9September 27, 2013Orlando, FLUCF2–1
10November 8, 2013AOrlando, FLTie0 (5)[a]–0 (3)
11October 10, 2014Tampa, FLUCF3–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
12October 23, 2015Orlando, FLUCF3–1
13November 5, 2015BDallas, TXSouth Florida1–02OT
14October 7, 2016Tampa, FLTie1–1
15October 27, 2017Orlando, FLTie1–1
16November 5, 2017COrlando, FLTie0 (3)–0 (5)[b]
17October 26, 2018Tampa, FLSouth Florida1–0
18October 31, 2019Orlando, FLUCF1–0
19November 8, 2019DMemphis, TNSouth Florida2–1
20March 21, 2021Tampa, FLSouth Florida2–1
Series: UCF leads 11–5–4

Bold dates indicate conference games
Italic dates indicate games that count toward the trophy series

  1. ^ UCF wins 5–3 on penalty kicks.
  2. ^ South Florida wins 5–3 on penalty kicks.[85]

A 2013 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Semifinal

B 2015 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Semifinal

C 2017 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Championship game

D 2019 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Semifinal

SoftballEdit

War on I–4: Softball
First meetingApril 16, 2003
South Florida 9, UCF 0
Latest meetingMay 14, 2021
UCF 4, South Florida 3
StadiumsSouth Florida: USF Softball Stadium
UCF: UCF Softball Field
Statistics
Meetings total35
All-time seriesSouth Florida leads 19–16
Largest victorySouth Florida, 14–3 (2005)
Longest win streakSouth Florida, 8 (2003–05)
Current win streakUCF, 4

Softball was first played between the Bulls and then-Golden Knights on April 16, 2003 in a doubleheader in Tampa.[7][86][87] USF won both games 9–0 and 5–4 respectively. The two schools have played each other in the NCAA Tournament four times with USF holding a 3–1 advantage while UCF won both American Athletic Conference Tournament meeting between the schools.[88][89][90][91][92] Sara Nevins of USF threw the only no hitter in the series in the first game of a doubleheader on April 12, 2014, the first game where USF and UCF were in the same conference. USF leads the overall series 19–16 while UCF leads the series of conference games 14–10.[93]

South Florida victoriesUCF victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
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, 2005A Gainesville, FL South Florida 14–3
8 May 21, 2005A Gainesville, FL South Florida 5–4
9 April 12, 2006 Tampa, FL UCF 3–1
10 May 16, 2008B Gainesville, FL UCF 3–2
11 May 18, 2012C Gainesville, FL 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 13, 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, 2015D Orlando, FL UCF 3–1
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
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
31 May 7, 2021 Orlando, FL South Florida 2–0
32 May 8, 2021 Orlando, FL UCF 4–3
33 May 8, 2021 Orlando, FL UCF 9–1
34 May 9, 2021 Orlando, FL UCF 2–0
35 May 14, 2021E Tulsa, OK UCF 4–3
Series: South Florida leads 19–16

Bold dates indicate conference games
Italic dates indicate games that count toward the trophy series

No Hitter

A 2005 NCAA Tournament – Regional first and second rounds

B 2008 NCAA Tournament – Regional first round

C 2012 NCAA Tournament – Regional first round

D 2015 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Semifinal

E 2021 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Semifinal

Men's TennisEdit

War on I–4: Men's Tennis
First meetingFebruary 10, 1978
South Florida 5, FTU 4
Latest meetingApril 24, 2021
UCF 4, South Florida 0
StadiumsSouth Florida: USF Varsity Tennis Courts
UCF: UCF Tennis Complex
Statistics
Meetings total45
All-time seriesSouth Florida leads 34–11
Largest victorySouth Florida, 9–0 (1979, 1983)
Longest win streakSouth Florida, 12 (1981–96)
Current win streakUCF, 3

The first men's tennis match took place on February 10, 1978 with South Florida winning 5–4. Men's tennis is the Bulls most successful sport against UCF, with a 34–11 all time series lead. The teams have met three times in the American Athletic Conference Men's Tennis tournament, all three coming in the championship game with USF winning twice and UCF winning once. The Bulls also lead the series 6–5 when playing the Knights in conference games.[94]

South Florida victoriesUCF victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1February 10, 1978Tampa, FLSouth Florida5–4
2April 21, 1978Orlando, FLSouth Florida7–2
3February 22, 1979Orlando, FLSouth Florida9–0
4April 4, 1979Tampa, FLSouth Florida8–1
5February 19, 1980Tampa, FLSouth Florida5–4
6April 7, 1980Orlando, FLUCF5–4
7February 17, 1981Tampa, FLSouth Florida8–1
8March 23, 1981Orlando, FLSouth Florida8–1
9February 11, 1982Tampa, FLSouth Florida8–1
10March 31, 1982Orlando, FLSouth Florida7–2
11February 4, 1983Tampa, FLSouth Florida9–0
12February 24, 1984Tampa, FLSouth Florida7–2
13February 19, 1985Tampa, FLSouth Florida8–1
14February 18, 1986Tampa, FLSouth Florida9–0
15February 24, 1993Orlando, FLSouth Florida6–1
16April 9, 1994Orlando, FLSouth Florida4–3
17April 6, 1995Orlando, FLSouth Florida5–2
18April 6, 1996Orlando, FLSouth Florida7–0
19March 8, 1997Tampa, FLUCF4–3
20February 7, 1998Orlando, FLSouth Florida4–3
21March 28, 1999Tampa, FLSouth Florida6–1
22February 27, 2000Tampa, FLSouth Florida4–3
23April 13, 2001Tampa, FLSouth Florida5–2
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
24April 12, 2003Orlando, FLSouth Florida5–2
25April 7, 2004Tampa, FLUCF4–3
26March 12, 2005Orlando, FLUCF4–3
27March 13, 2006Tampa, FLSouth Florida6–1
28March 24, 2007Orlando, FLUCF4–3
29March 30, 2008Orlando, FLSouth Florida5–2
30February 28, 2009Orlando, FLSouth Florida6–1
31April 10, 2010Tampa, FLUCF4–3
32March 20, 2011Orlando, FLSouth Florida4–3
33March 29, 2012Tampa, FLSouth Florida7–0
34April 14, 2013Orlando, FLSouth Florida4–3
35March 28, 2014Tampa, FLSouth Florida7–0
36March 6, 2015Tampa, FLSouth Florida5–0
37April 3, 2016Tampa, FLSouth Florida4–0
38April 1, 2017Orlando, FLUCF4–2
39April 23, 2017ALake Nona, FLSouth Florida4–1
40April 15, 2018Orlando, FLSouth Florida4–1
41April 14, 2019Tampa, FLUCF4–0
42April 21, 2019BOrlando, FLSouth Florida4–3
43January 31, 2021Orlando, FLUCF6–1
44April 3, 2021Tampa, FLUCF4–3
45April 24, 2021COrlando, FLUCF4–0
Series: South Florida leads 34–11

Bold dates indicate conference games
Italic dates indicate games that count toward the trophy series

A 2017 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Championship game[95]

B 2019 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Championship game[95]

C 2021 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Championship game[95]

Women's TennisEdit

War on I–4: Women's Tennis
First meetingFebruary 23, 1994
South Florida 9, UCF 0
Latest meetingApril 23, 2021
UCF 4, South Florida 1
StadiumsSouth Florida: USF Varsity Tennis Courts
UCF: UCF Tennis Complex
Statistics
Meetings total27
All-time seriesSouth Florida leads 19–9
Largest victorySouth Florida, 9–0 (1994)
Longest win streakSouth Florida, 9 (2006–15)
Current win streakUCF, 5

The women's tennis teams first played on February 23, 1994 with USF sweeping the Knights 9–0 in Tampa. UCF didn't win a game against South Florida until the ninth time the schools met. South Florida holds the all time lead 19–9, but UCF has won all three times the schools met in the American Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Tournament. UCF leads the series is 6–4 in conference games.[96]

South Florida victoriesUCF victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1February 23, 1994 Tampa, FL South Florida 9–0
2February 5, 1995Orlando, FL South Florida 8–1
3 April 4, 1996Tampa, FL South Florida 8–1
4March 1, 1997 Orlando, FL South Florida 5–4
5February 20, 1998 Tampa, FL South Florida 6–3
6February 6, 1999Orlando, FL South Florida 5–4
7February 16, 2000Tampa, FL South Florida 6–3
8 February 12, 2001Tampa, FL South Florida 4–3
9 February 11, 2002Orlando, FL UCF 6–1
10February 14, 2003Tampa, FL UCF 6–1
11February 12, 2004Orlando, FL UCF 4–3
12February 16, 2005 Tampa, FL South Florida 5–2
13February 1, 2006Orlando, FL South Florida 5–2
14February 15, 2007 Tampa, FL South Florida 7–0
15 February 27, 2008 Orlando, FL South Florida 6–1
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
16 March 25, 2009Tampa, FL South Florida 4–3
17 March 22, 2012 Orlando, FL South Florida 5–0
18February 27, 2013 Tampa, FL South Florida 6–1
19February 19, 2014 Orlando, FL South Florida 6–1
20March 25, 2015 Tampa, FL South Florida 4–3
21 April 15, 2015ATulsa, OK UCF 4–3
22March 30, 2016 Orlando, FL South Florida 4–2
23April 15, 2017 Orlando, FL South Florida 4–1
24April 4, 2018Tampa, FL UCF 4–3
25April 13, 2019Orlando, FL UCF 4–3
26April 21, 2019BOrlando, FL UCF 4–3
27April 9, 2021Orlando, FL UCF 7–0
28 April 23, 2021COrlando, FL UCF 4–1
Series: South Florida leads 19–9

Bold dates indicate conference games

Italic dates indicate games that count toward the trophy series

A 2015 American Athletic Conference Tournament – First round

B 2019 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Championship game

C 2021 American Athletic Conference Tournament – Quarterfinal

VolleyballEdit

War on I–4: Volleyball
First meetingOctober 17, 1974
South Florida 2, FTU 1[a]
Latest meetingMarch 27, 2021
UCF 3, South Florida 0
StadiumsSouth Florida: The Corral
UCF: The Venue at UCF
Statistics
Meetings total90[b]
All-time seriesSouth Florida leads 49–41[c]
Longest win streakUCF, 16 (2013–present)
Current win streakUCF, 16
  1. ^ UCF claims the first meeting was on October 5, 1976 with South Florida winning 2–0
  2. ^ UCF claims the schools have played 87 times
  3. ^ UCF claims South Florida leads the series 47–40

USF and UCF disagree on their volleyball record, with the Bulls saying that they won the first meeting 2–1 in 1974 and UCF saying the first meeting was in 1976 with USF winning 2–0. According to USF, they lead the all time series 49–41 while UCF claims that the Bulls lead 47–40. The Knights have never lost to USF as members of the American Athletic Conference with a 16–0 record in conference games against their rival.[97][98]

South Florida victoriesUCF victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1October 17, 1974[a] Unknown[b] South Florida 2–1
21975[a][c] St. Leo, FL TieUnknown–Unknown[d]
31975[a][c] Unknown[b] South Florida 2–0
4October 5, 1976Lakeland, FL South Florida 2–0
5November 6, 1976St. Augustine, FL FTU 2–0
61977[e] Unknown[f] FTU 2–0
71977[e] Unknown[f] FTU 2–0
8October 18, 1978Unknown[f] FTU 2–0
91978[e] Unknown[f] FTU 2–0
101978[e] Unknown[f] FTU 2–0
111979[e] Unknown[f] UCF2–0
121979[e] Unknown[f] UCF2–0
131979[e] Orlando, FL UCF2–0
141980[e] Unknown[f] UCF2–0
151982[e] Unknown[f] South Florida 2–1
161982[e] Unknown[f] UCF 2–1
17October 22, 1982Orlando, FL UCF2–0
181982[e] Unknown[f] South Florida 3–1
19October 21, 1983Unknown[f] UCF 2–0
20October 25, 1983 Orlando, FL UCF 3–2
21September 8, 1984Orlando, FL South Florida 3–2
22October 6, 1984Orlando, FL South Florida 2–0
23November 7, 1984 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–1
241985[e] Orlando, FL South Florida 3–0
251985[e] Tampa, FL South Florida 3–1
261985[e] Tampa, FL South Florida 3–0
271985[e] Unknown[f] South Florida 3–2
281986[e] Orlando, FL South Florida 3–0
291986[e] Tallahassee, FL South Florida 3–0
301986[e] Unknown[f] South Florida 3–0
311986[e] Unknown[f] South Florida 3–0
321987[e] Gainesville, FL South Florida 3–0
331987[e] Gainesville, FL South Florida 3–0
341987[e] Orlando, FL UCF 3–0
35 1987[e] Unknown[f] South Florida 3–0
36 1988[e] Unknown[f] South Florida 3–2
37 1988[e] Unknown[f] South Florida 3–2
38 1988[e] Tampa, FL South Florida 3–0
39 September 2, 1989 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–0
40 September 16, 1989 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–0
41 August 31, 1990 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–1
42 September 26, 1990 Orlando, FL South Florida 3–1
43 October 24, 1990 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–2
44September 11, 1991 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–1
45 October 2, 1991 Orlando, FL UCF 3–0
46 September 29, 1992 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
47 November 10, 1992 Orlando, FL South Florida 3–2
48 October 13, 1993 Orlando, FL South Florida 3–0
49 November 10, 1993 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–2
50 September 28, 1994 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–1
51 November 9, 1994 Orlando, FL UCF 3–1
52 September 25, 1995 Orlando, FL South Florida 3–1
53 October 24, 1995 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–1
54 September 24, 1996 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–0
55 October 9, 1996 Orlando, FL UCF 3–2
56 August 29, 1997 Orlando, FL UCF 3–2
57 October 6, 1998 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–0
58 October 13, 1998 Orlando, FL South Florida 3–0
59 September 29, 1999 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–0
60 November 2, 1999 Orlando, FL South Florida 3–2
61 September 12, 2000 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–0
62 October 31, 2000 Orlando, FL South Florida 3–1
63 October 23, 2001 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–0
64 November 21, 2001 Orlando, FL UCF 1–0 (Forfeit)[g][99]
65 October 15, 2002 Orlando, FL South Florida 3–2
66 September 26, 2003 Tampa, FL UCF 3–2
67 September 24, 2004 Orlando, FL UCF 3–1
68 September 16, 2005 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–1
69 September 16, 2006 Orlando, FL UCF 3–0
70 September 13, 2007 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–0
71 September 15, 2009 Orlando, FL South Florida 3–0
72 November 25, 2009 Tampa, FL UCF 3–2
73 September 11, 2011 Orlando, FL South Florida 3–1
74 August 26, 2012 Tampa, FL South Florida 3–2
75 September 27, 2013 Orlando, FL UCF 3–0
76 November 1, 2013 Tampa, FL UCF 3–0
77 October 8, 2014 Tampa, FL UCF 3–1
78 October 29, 2014 Orlando, FL UCF 3–2
79 October 21, 2015 Orlando, FL UCF 3–1
80 November 4, 2015 Tampa, FL UCF 3–1
81 September 21, 2016 Orlando, FL UCF 3–0
82 November 2, 2016 Tampa, FL UCF 3–0
83 November 22, 2017 Orlando, FL UCF 3–0
84 November 25, 2017 Tampa, FL UCF 3–0
85 September 21, 2018 Tampa, FL UCF 3–2
86 November 22, 2018 Orlando, FL UCF 3–0
87 October 11, 2019 Tampa, FL UCF 3–1
88 November 1, 2019 Orlando, FL UCF 3–0
89 March 26, 2021 Orlando, FL UCF 3–0
90 March 27, 2021 Orlando, FL UCF 3–0
Series: South Florida leads 49–40–1[h]

Bold dates indicate conference games
Italic dates indicate games that count toward the trophy series

  1. ^ a b c Not recognized by UCF
  2. ^ a b UCF does not recognize the game as being played and USF's media guide does not list a location
  3. ^ a b UCF does not recognize the game as being played and USF's media guide does not list a specific date
  4. ^ UCF does not recognize the game as being played and USF's media guide lists FTU as the winner, but lists the score as unknown
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Date not listed in either schools' media guide
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Location not listed in either schools' media guide
  7. ^ USF had to forfeit the game as they could not field a full team due to six players being suspended for a violation of team rules
  8. ^ UCF claims that South Florida leads the series 47–40

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