Saturday, November 12, 2016
Bright House Networks Stadium
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The Cincinnati Bearcats take on the UCF Knights on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Bright House Networks Stadium. The opening line for this game has UCF as 10 point favorites. This season the Bearcats are 2-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-7-0. The Knights have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 7-2-0 against the spread.
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Gunner Kiel finished with 199 yards through the air for Cincinnati last week. He completed 19 passes out of 32 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Bearcats were led in rushing by Tion Green, who finished with 82 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Devin Gray was the team leader in receiving with a total of 105 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Cincinnati got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 57 total plays for 295 yards for the game. The Bearcats ran for 96 yards on 25 attempts.
McKenzie Milton finished with 85 yards passing for UCF last week. He went 9 for 20, resulting in a 45% completion percentage. The Knights were led on the ground by Adrian Killins, who finished with 47 yards on 5 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Adrian Killins led the team in receiving with 61 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. UCF had 16 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 55 total plays for 297 yards for the contest. The Knights ran for 147 yards on 32 carries as a team.
Cincinnati scores 20.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 118th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.8 passes on 37.7 attempts for a 57.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 256.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 43rd in college football. The Bearcats run for an average of 119.7 yards per game on 32.6 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 118th in the nation. They also run 70.2 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 376 yards per game, ranking their offense 93rd overall this season. The Bearcats average 19.9 first downs per game which ranks them 92nd in the country. They accumulate 48.2 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, which ranks 94th in the nation.
Cincinnati allows 242.8 passing yards per game, ranking 83rd in D-1, and they allow 25 points per contest on defense, which ranks 48th. They give up 19.6 completions on 32.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.5. The Bearcats allow 182.4 rushing yards per game on 44.6 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 80th in the country. Cincinnati allows 425.2 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 83rd in terms of yards per game. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 46.7 yards per game, ranking them 32nd among D-1 teams.
UCF averages 31.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 50th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.9 passes per game on 29.7 attempts for a 53.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 199.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 95th in Division 1. The Knights run for an average of 168.4 yards per game on 42.9 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 71st on the ground. They also run 72.6 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 367.8 yards per game, ranking them 103rd in the country on offense. The Knights get an average of 19.4 first downs per game, which ranks 97th in the nation. They average 61.2 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, ranking them 39th in college football.
UCF allows an average of 211.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 44th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 29th in the nation. They give up 18.1 completions on 34.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.1 per game. The Knights allow 152.1 rushing yards per contest on 44.2 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 50th in the country. UCF allows 364 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 31st in D-1. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 56.7 yards in each contest, ranking 83rd in the nation.
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 2-7-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 2-7-0 this season
UCF Betting Trends
UCF is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
UCF has an ATS record of 7-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/07/16 RB Mike Boone Lower Body injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Central Florida
11/06/16 S Mike Tyson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
11/06/16 OG Ryan Leahy Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
10/04/16 PK Andrew Gantz Hip out for season
09/28/16 LB Bryce Jenkinson Knee out for season
08/09/16 WR Tshumbi Johnson Foot out indefinitely
11/06/16 DL Jamiyus Pittman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
11/06/16 DL Trysten Hill Leg "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/20/16 OL Tyler Hudanick Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take UCF -10
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