Inaugural Year Recap

USF took the first trophy by securing a 48-31 victory on the football field (More Details). The Knights captured the season-long rivalry series by finishing with a 51-33 advantage in points (More Details). 

The War on I-4 represents a long-standing and passionate rivalry between the fan bases of two of the nation’s largest and fastest growing universities. The Orlando and Tampa Bay metropolitan areas, which form the fourth-largest media market in the nation, are connected by 100 short miles of Interstate 4 (I-4). The official recognition of the rivalry and the traditional name, first established by the fans, creates an annual series of scored competitions across multiple sports programs. The War On I-4 rivalry series officially began Sept. 21, 2016 with a competition between the two schools’ volleyball programs.


Tangling for the Title

Between a pair of volleyball games, the annual matchup on the gridiron highlights the week in the War on I-4 Rivalry Series. The east division title in the American Athletic Conference and the War on I-4 trophy will be on the line on Black Friday (Nov. 24). An ABC national television audience will be tuned into the matchup between the Top-25 teams at Spectrum Stadium. The Knights and Bulls also battle on the volleyball court on Wednesday in Orlando before meeting up again on Saturday in Tampa.

Volleyball | Nov. 22 | 7 p.m. | USF at UCF | Orlando, Fla. (The Venue at UCF)
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Football | Nov. 24 | 7 p.m. | No. 19 USF at No. 12 UCF | Orlando, Fla. (Spectrum Stadium)
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Volleyball | Nov. 25 | 7 p.m. | UCF at USF | Tampa, Fla. (Sun Dome)
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Cross Country | Oct. 28 | UCF (11th), USF (12th) | The American Championship | Philadelphia, Pa. (Belmont Plateau)