Every year, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer continues his tradition and travels to one road game to cheer on the UCF Knights. This year, it was against East Carolina, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

UCF beat ECU this past weekend 47-29 in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Dyer told the Sentinel, “Ive been in contact with [UCF athletics director] Danny [White] for a number of things, done some letters of support, did some video for the presentation that they did a couple of weeks ago. Here’s my prediction: UCF joins the Big 12.”

Dyer went on to say how the downtown campus will help create a village of thousands of students in that area and that it would also ultimately increase UCF’s chances to join the Big 12.

When asked if he was biased Dyer said, “You know what, if you analyze it from an objective standard, it’s a no-brainer for that conference because of the academics, the growth potential, the recruiting base in Florida every year, every other year for some of the teams. I just think if they look at it and there’s no politics involved, that UCF is a really good fit for the Big 12.”

UCF will face off against Tulane at Bright House Networks Stadium this Friday at 8 p.m. as they look to get their fourth win of the season.