Saturday, November 19, 2016
Bright House Networks Stadium
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane take on the UCF Knights on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Bright House Networks Stadium. The opening line for this game has UCF as 1.5 point favorites. This season the Golden Hurricane are 7-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-3-0. The Knights have an over/under record of 3-7-0 and they are 8-2-0 against the spread.
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Dane Evans finished with 274 yards through the air for Tulsa last week. He completed 22 passes out of 38 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Golden Hurricane were led in rushing by James Flanders, who finished with 181 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Joshua Atkinson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 123 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tulsa got a total of 37 first downs. Of those first downs, 18 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 92 total plays for 616 yards for the game. The Golden Hurricane ran for 342 yards on 54 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.
Tulsa scores 42.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 12th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.9 passes on 34.4 attempts for a 57.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 269 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 32nd in college football. The Golden Hurricane run for an average of 249.5 yards per game on 50 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 15th in the nation. They also run 84.4 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 518.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 9th overall this season. The Golden Hurricane average 28.3 first downs per game which ranks them 3rd in the country. They accumulate 59.6 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, which ranks 43rd in the nation.
Tulsa allows 234.7 passing yards per game, ranking 72nd in D-1, and they allow 32.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 93rd. They give up 18.9 completions on 34.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.5. The Golden Hurricane allow 198.7 rushing yards per game on 43.8 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 88th in the country. Tulsa allows 433.4 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 83rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.4 penalties for 74.8 yards per game, ranking them 123rd among D-1 teams.
UCF averages 31 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 57th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.5 passes per game on 30.1 attempts for a 54.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 194.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 97th in Division 1. The Knights run for an average of 167.1 yards per game on 42.9 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 76th on the ground. They also run 73 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 361.5 yards per game, ranking them 106th in the country on offense. The Knights get an average of 19.4 first downs per game, which ranks 101st in the nation. They average 58.7 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 47th in college football.
UCF allows an average of 212.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 45th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 19th in the nation. They give up 18.2 completions on 35.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.3 per game. The Knights allow 147.6 rushing yards per contest on 43.4 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 43rd in the country. UCF allows 360.3 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 30th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 52.5 yards in each contest, ranking 59th in the nation.
Tulsa Betting Trends
Tulsa is 7-3-0 against the over/under this season
Tulsa has an ATS record of 7-3-0 this season
UCF Betting Trends
UCF is 3-7-0 against the over/under this season
UCF has an ATS record of 8-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 CB Keanu Hill Knee "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
10/13/16 RB Raymond Taylor Ribs out indefinitely
08/27/16 DE Jake Hanks Knee out for season
10/20/16 OL Tyler Hudanick Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take UCF -1.5
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