Friday, October 7, 2016
Bright House Networks Stadium
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The Tulane Green Wave take on the UCF Knights on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Bright House Networks Stadium. The opening line for this game has UCF as 10.5 point favorites. This season the Green Wave are 3-1-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Knights have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 4-1-0 against the spread.
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Glen Cuiellette finished with 168 yards through the air for Tulane last week. He completed 11 passes out of 20 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Green Wave were led in rushing by Dontrell Hilliard, who finished with 99 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Terren Encalade was the team leader in receiving with a total of 125 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tulane got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 16 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 85 total plays for 448 yards for the game. The Green Wave ran for 280 yards on 64 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.
Tulane scores 31 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 62nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 8.2 passes on 17.6 attempts for a 46.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 103.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 127th in college football. The Green Wave run for an average of 246.6 yards per game on 52.6 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 19th in the nation. They also run 70.2 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 349.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 107th overall this season. The Green Wave average 18.2 first downs per game which ranks them 102nd in the country. They accumulate 45.2 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 106th in the nation.
Tulane allows 171.4 passing yards per game, ranking 17th in D-1, and they allow 22.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 42nd. They give up 14 completions on 26.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53. The Green Wave allow 137.6 rushing yards per game on 39.8 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 47th in the country. Tulane allows 309 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 17th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.2 penalties for 46.4 yards per game, ranking them 34th among D-1 teams.
UCF averages 35.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 47th 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 231.4 yards per game on 51 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 26th on the ground. They also run 79.8 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 423.8 yards per game, ranking them 67th in the country on offense. The Knights get an average of 21.6 first downs per game, which ranks 65th in the nation. They average 64.8 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, ranking them 36th in college football.
UCF allows an average of 234.4 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 73rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 55th in the nation. They give up 19.8 completions on 38.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 51 per game. The Knights allow 115.6 rushing yards per contest on 37.8 carries for a 3.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 27th in the country. UCF allows 350 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 32nd in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 55 yards in each contest, ranking 66th in the nation.
Tulane Betting Trends
Tulane is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tulane has an ATS record of 3-1-1 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
10/02/16 WR Devon Breaux Hand "?" Friday vs. Central Florida
10/02/16 DE Robert Kennedy Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Central Florida
09/29/16 C Junior Diaz Ankle out for season
09/22/16 RB Sherman Badie Groin out indefinitely
08/20/16 WR Andrew Hicks Knee out for season
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take UCF
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