ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - There is a lot of familiarity as the University of Central Florida and Akron kick off the 2013 season.
The Knights ran past the Zips 56-14 in Ohio in 2012 and host them on Thursday night looking for a similar outcome as they begin 1 of the toughest schedules in school history.
The Zips are hoping to put a 1-11 campaign in coach Terry Bowden's first season behind them and return a mostly-intact roster. The biggest unknown is at quarterback where sophomore Kyle Pohl is making his first-career start.
UCF took some graduation hits in the secondary, and the new group will be tested by an Akron offense that plays a fast-paced, no-huddle style.
But coach George O'Leary says he's more concerned with limiting the Zips' yards after catches.