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UCF's 18 Game Win Streak by the Numbers

The resume every doubter needs to see

UCF players celebrate their Peach Bowl victory over Auburn (Photo: Derek Warden)
UCF players celebrate their Peach Bowl victory over Auburn (Photo: Derek Warden)

The last time UCF lost a football game was on December 17th, 2016. Since then, the Knights have won 18 straight games including victories over three "Power 5 teams" and three AP Top 25 teams.

Winning 18 straight is beyond impressive, but how the Knights have done it makes it borderline unbelievable.

Let's take a look at the numbers over UCF's last 18 games:

Offense

  • Points Per Game: 48.3
  • Yards Per Game: 542.7
    • Passing Yards: 324.3
    • Rushing Yards: 218.3
  • Passing Yards Per Attempt: 9.7
  • Rushing Yards Per Attempt: 5.5

Defense

  • Points Allowed Per Game: 23.1
  • Yards Allowed Per Game: 384.7
    • Passing Yards: 223.7
    • Rushing Yards: 160.9
  • Total Interceptions: 28
  • Total Fumble Recovers: 15
  • Total Sacks: 36.0
  • Tackles for Loss Per Game: 6.8

Other Numbers of Note

  • Margin of Victory: +25.2
  • Turnover Margin: +24
  • Opponents' Win Percentage: .523

Matchups

Season UCF AP Rank Opponent Result Points Scored Points Allowed Opponent Final Record Opponent Final AP Rank
2017 - Florida International W 61 17 8-5 -
2017 - at Maryland W 38 10 4-8 -
2017 - Memphis W 40 13 10-3 #25
2017 #25 at Cincinnati W 51 23 4-8 -
2017 #22 East Carolina W 63 21 3-9 -
2017 #20 at Navy W 31 21 7-6 -
2017 #18 Austin Peay W 73 33 8-4 -
2017 #15 at SMU W 31 24 7-6 -
2017 #14 Connecticut W 49 24 3-9 -
2017 #14 at Temple W 45 19 7-6 -
2017 #13 #22 South Florida W 49 42 10-2 #21
2017 #12 #16 Memphis W 62 55 10-3 #25
2017 #10 #7 Auburn W 34 27 10-4 #10
Final 2017 AP Rank: #6
2018 #21 at Connecticut W 56 17 N/A N/A
2018 #19 South Carolina State W 38 0 N/A N/A
2018 #16 Florida Atlantic W 56 36 N/A N/A
2018 #13 Pitt W 45 14 N/A N/A
2018 #12 SMU W 48 20 N/A N/A

To the haters and the doubters, I get it. You want us to play a top 25 team every week to prove our worth. At the end of the day, UCF is beating the teams on their schedule like the top teams in the country would. If you can look at the resume above and still feel like UCF doesn't deserve to be part of the picture, you're simply just wrong.