UCF at Connecticut Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/27/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Rentschler Field in East Hartford
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On Saturday afternoon, the UCF Knights (5-2) will be going for their sixth consecutive win when they face the Connecticut Huskies (1-6). UCF blew out the Huskies by the score of 62-17 last season.
UCF scored 27 first-half points against Temple over the weekend and came away with an easy 34-14 home win. They threw for 336 yards in that win while their defense was able to force four turnovers.
The Knights have won five games despite getting just 99.6 rushing yards per game from their offense. Running back William Stanback has only averaged 3.3 yards per carry, but he does lead the team in touchdowns with six. Quarterback Justin Holman has thrown for 1,434 yards with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Last Thursday, Connecticut lost their fifth game in a row when they were beaten 31-21 by East Carolina on the road. Their defense gave up 580 yards in that game, including 445 yards through the air. Their offense ended up with 397 yards, but only 84 rushing yards.
Through seven games, the Huskies have the second-worst scoring offense in the country by only averaging 14 points per game. Their top offensive player has been wide receiver Geremy Davis, who has made 34 receptions for 436 yards and three touchdowns. Senior quarterback Chandler Whitmer has thrown for 1,159 yards with seven touchdown passes and four interceptions.
UCF Knights Betting Trends
UCF Knights are 4-3-0 Against the Spread
UCF Knights are 3-3-0 against the Over/Under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
Connecticut Huskies are 1-6-0 Against the Spread
Connecticut Huskies are 1-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/27/14 OL Joey Grant Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
10/26/14 OL Chavis Dickey Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
10/21/14 OG Colby Watson Back out for season
10/27/14 RB Arkeel Newsome Ankle probable Saturday vs. Central Florida
10/26/14 WR Geremy Davis Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
10/26/14 LB Junior Joseph Academics "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
10/24/14 CB Byron Jones Shoulder out for season
10/07/14 DB Ellis Marder Leg out indefinitely
09/29/14 OL Dalton Gifford Leg out indefinitely
09/15/14 DL Angelo Pruitt Leg out for season
09/15/14 OL Bryan Paull Upper Body out for season
09/08/14 QB Casey Cochran Concussion out for season
Josh's Pick: Take UCF
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