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Brandon Wimbush Will Start at QB for UCF’s Opener

Dillon Gabriel should also see action vs. Florida A&M

Brandon Wimbush
Photo: Derek Warden

UCF Knights head football coach Josh Heupel announced via Twitter that redshirt senior Brandon Wimbush, the grad transfer from Notre Dame, will start the team’s 2019 opener on Thursday, August 29th against Florida A&M.

Based on the tweet, it’s likely Dillon Gabriel, the true freshman from Miliani High School in Hawai’i, will see plenty of action.

Wimbush’s career stats are below:

Brandon Wimbush’s Career Stats

Year G Com Att Pct Yds TD INT Rush Yds Avg TD
Year G Com Att Pct Yds TD INT Rush Yds Avg TD
2015 2 3 5 60.0% 17 0 0 7 96 13.7 1
2016 - - - - - - - - - - -
2017 12 136 275 49.5% 1870 16 6 140 804 5.7 14
2018 6 54 102 52.9% 719 4 6 68 256 3.8 1
Career 20 193 382 50.5% 2606 20 21 215 1156 5.4 16
Source: SportsReference.com

Kickoff for the Knights’ opener is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at Spectrum Stadium. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.