Saturday, October 15, 2016
Bright House Networks Stadium
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The Temple Owls take on the UCF Knights on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Bright House Networks Stadium. The opening line for this game has UCF as 1 point favorites. This season the Owls are 5-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Knights have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 4-1-0 against the spread.
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P.J. Walker finished with 445 yards through the air for Temple last week. He completed 36 passes out of 59 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Jahad Thomas, who finished with 37 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Jahad Thomas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 121 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Temple got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 19 came through the air. They ran 88 total plays for 531 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 86 yards on 29 attempts.
Justin Holman finished with 156 yards passing for UCF last week. He went 11 for 29, resulting in a 38% completion percentage. The Knights were led on the ground by Dontravious Wilson, who finished with 73 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Jordan Franks led the team in receiving with 73 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 37 yards per reception. UCF had 16 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 370 yards for the contest. The Knights ran for 214 yards on 44 carries as a team.
Temple scores 33 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 53rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18 passes on 32.3 attempts for a 55.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 240.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 60th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 139.7 yards per game on 33.8 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 100th in the nation. They also run 66.2 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 380.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 94th overall this season. The Owls average 18.8 first downs per game which ranks them 102nd in the country. They accumulate 48.3 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 93rd in the nation.
Temple allows 159.5 passing yards per game, ranking 12th in D-1, and they allow 22.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 39th. They give up 14 completions on 26.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.2. The Owls allow 160.5 rushing yards per game on 40.7 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 69th in the country. Temple allows 320 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 17th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 42.8 yards per game, ranking them 16th among D-1 teams.
UCF averages 35.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 40th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14 passes per game on 28.8 attempts for a 48.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 192.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 99th in Division 1. The Knights run for an average of 232 yards per game on 51 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 25th on the ground. They also run 79.8 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 424.4 yards per game, ranking them 60th in the country on offense. The Knights get an average of 21.6 first downs per game, which ranks 60th in the nation. They average 64.8 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, ranking them 33rd in college football.
UCF allows an average of 238 passing yards per game, which ranks 81st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 50th in the nation. They give up 20.4 completions on 39.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 52 per game. The Knights allow 112.6 rushing yards per contest on 37.8 carries for a 3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 21st in the country. UCF allows 350.6 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 34th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 55 yards in each contest, ranking 65th in the nation.
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Temple has an ATS record of 5-1-0 this season
UCF Betting Trends
UCF is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
UCF has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/05/16 DL Jullian Taylor Undisclosed out for season
10/03/16 DB Sean Chandler Knee out indefinitely
10/03/16 DL Sharif Finch Undisclosed out for season
09/13/16 DB Kareem Ali Arm expected to miss 2-4 weeks
09/11/16 WR Ventell Bryant Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/22/16 LB Stephaun Marshall Hamstring out indefinitely
10/09/16 QB McKenzie Milton Ankle "?"
Josh's Pick: Take UCF
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