UCF Football: 2022 Knights Season Preview and Preview – AthlonSports.com

Ryan O'Keefe, UCF Knights Football

Ryan O’Keeffe and the Knights are ranked 45th in the 131st Best for Athlone Sports for the 2022 college football season.

After finishing 9-4 in coach Gus Malazan’s debut in 2021, the NFL is looking to score higher this fall. Cincinnati and Houston are the frontrunners in the 22nd American Athletic Conference, but the Knights have the potential to join this duo at the top if one of their quarterbacks—Mickey Kane or John Rhys Plumley—emerges as the obvious answer under the center. UCF does not lack weapons to support which player wins the battle under the center. Also, a defense that limited teams to 24.5 points per match brings back seven rookies.