UCF preps for big game against South Carolina

ORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Central Florida is preparing for its big game against 12th-ranked South Carolina on Saturday.

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If the Knights defeat the Gamecocks, they will likely lock up a spot in the top-25. The game, which will be network-televised, kicks off at noon and the 45,000-seat stadium is sold out. Tickets are still available on Craigslist and private sellers, but they're going for $50-$100 or more.

With the increased fan base coming to support the Knights this weekend, UCF officials have been thinking of ways to accommodate.The campus usually opens at 8 a.m. for noon kickoff games, but Saturday the school will be opening at 7 a.m. Officials say the change will help with traffic and parking issues.

Officials say that extra security will also be present throughout the day to help with game day operations.

"Everything that we do we want to make sure we do it exceptional because for a lot of people, this is going to be their first experience for UCF football. We want to make sure they have a great experience and want to come back, not just for this game, but for every home game," said Zack Lassiter.

UCF is also urging fans to arrive early to give themselves time to park and get to the stadium in time for kickoff.

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