The Rattlers and Knights recently finalized the terms of the deal, which will bring the two Sunshine State powers together for the first time since 1987.
FAMU won the previous encounter 19-14 in Bragg Memorial Stadium, when the Rattlers were members of NCAA Division I-AA (now Football Championship Subdivision or FCS) and the Knights were part of NCAA Division Two.
In the decades since that last meeting, UCF has since transitioned to NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision).
FAMU Director of Athletics John Eason said, “This is a great season opening matchup between one of the top Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams in UCF and a re-emerging Football Championship Subdivision contender in FAMU. It is a ‘win-win’ for Florida’s football fans, alumni and supporters of both schools.”