| Gene McDowell (8th year)|1992 UCF Knights football team Wikipedia
The 1992 UCF Knights football season was the eighth for Gene McDowell as the head coach of the Knights. McDowell's 1992 team posted 7–4 overall record. During the 1992 season, Dr. John Hitt, UCF's fourth president, announced that the program would make the move to Division I-A (FBS) in 1996.
On October 3, the school made history by becoming the first team to play a team from Russia on American soil. The Knights played an exhibition game against the Moscow Bears of the Russian League of American Football. The Knights prevailed by the score of 42-6 in front of 5,412 at the Citrus Bowl.