Saturday, December 17, 2016
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The UCF Knights take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday, December 17, 2016 in the Cure Bowl. The opening line for this game has UCF as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Knights are 8-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-8-0. The Indians have an over/under record of 2-9-1 and they are 6-6-0 against the spread.
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McKenzie Milton finished with 225 yards through the air for UCF in his last game. He completed 26 passes out of 42 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Knights were led in rushing by Jawon Hamilton, who finished with 54 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Tre'Quan Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 183 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. As a team in that game UCF got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 82 total plays for 402 yards for the game. The Knights ran for 64 yards on 35 attempts.
Justice Hansen finished with 179 yards passing for Arkansas State in his last contest. He went 13 for 21, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Indians were led on the ground by Warren Wand, who finished with 135 yards on 23 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Warren Wand led the team in receiving with 64 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Arkansas State had 18 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 357 yards for the contest. The Indians ran for 178 yards on 44 carries as a team.
UCF scores 30.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 61st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.2 passes on 33.3 attempts for a 54.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 209.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 88th in college football. The Knights run for an average of 151.9 yards per game on 41.4 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 96th in the nation. They also run 74.8 plays per contest and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 361.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 108th overall this season. The Knights average 19.3 first downs per game which ranks them 102nd in the country. They accumulate 53.9 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, which ranks 67th in the nation.
UCF allows 200.4 passing yards per game, ranking 29th in D-1, and they allow 24.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 39th. They give up 17.6 completions on 33.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52. The Knights allow 181.3 rushing yards per game on 44.8 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 70th in the country. UCF allows 381.7 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 49th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.4 penalties for 50.1 yards per game, ranking them 51st among D-1 teams.
Arkansas State averages 27 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 74th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.3 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 58.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 245.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 53rd in Division 1. The Indians run for an average of 146.3 yards per game on 39.9 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 102nd on the ground. They also run 71.3 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 391.5 yards per game, ranking them 79th in the country on offense. The Indians get an average of 20.8 first downs per game, which ranks 72nd in the nation. They average 57.9 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, ranking them 50th in college football.
Arkansas State allows an average of 220.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 57th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 24th in the nation. They give up 17 completions on 31.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.3 per game. The Indians allow 154.3 rushing yards per contest on 41 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 49th in the country. Arkansas State allows 374.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 42nd in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 52.6 yards in each contest, ranking 68th in the nation.
UCF Betting Trends
UCF is 4-8-0 against the over/under this season
UCF has an ATS record of 8-4-0 this season
Arkansas State Betting Trends
Arkansas State is 2-9-1 against the over/under this season
Arkansas State has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/20/16 OL Tyler Hudanick Knee out for season
12/05/16 DE Chase Robison Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
12/05/16 OL Devin Mondie Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
12/05/16 DL Waylon Roberson Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
12/04/16 LB Trent Ellis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
11/16/16 LB Quanterio Heath Concussion has left team
10/03/16 QB D.J. Pearson Legal problems has been dismissed
09/20/16 DE Griffin Riggs Suspension out indefinitely
09/12/16 RB Armond Weh-Weh Knee out for season
09/12/16 LB Antwon Turnage Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Arkansas State +6.5
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