Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The UCF Knights take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Rentschler Field. The opening line for this game has UCF as 2 point favorites. This season the Knights are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 2-4-1 against the spread.
McKenzie Milton finished with 210 yards through the air for UCF last week. He completed 13 passes out of 22 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Knights were led in rushing by Jawon Hamilton, who finished with 38 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Tre'Quan Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 103 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 34 yards per reception. As a team in that game UCF got a total of 14 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 58 total plays for 296 yards for the game. The Knights ran for 86 yards on 36 attempts.
Bryant Shirreffs finished with 306 yards passing for Connecticut last week. He went 22 for 39, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Huskies were led on the ground by Arkeel Newsome, who finished with 72 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Noel Thomas led the team in receiving with 127 yards and 12 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Connecticut had 20 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 75 total plays for 378 yards for the contest. The Huskies ran for 72 yards on 36 carries as a team.
UCF scores 33.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 43rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 13.8 passes on 27.7 attempts for a 50 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 195.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 99th in college football. The Knights run for an average of 207.7 yards per game on 48.5 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 34th in the nation. They also run 76.2 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 403 yards per game, ranking their offense 72nd overall this season. The Knights average 20.3 first downs per game which ranks them 82nd in the country. They accumulate 72.3 penalty yards per game via 8.5 penalties, which ranks 14th in the nation.
UCF allows 226.2 passing yards per game, ranking 65th in D-1, and they allow 25 points per contest on defense, which ranks 50th. They give up 19 completions on 36.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.8. The Knights allow 126.7 rushing yards per game on 40 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 24th in the country. UCF allows 352.8 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 33rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 57.3 yards per game, ranking them 77th among D-1 teams.
Connecticut averages 20.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 114th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.6 passes per game on 32.6 attempts for a 60.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 237.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 56th in Division 1. The Huskies run for an average of 125.6 yards per game on 39 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 114th on the ground. They also run 71.6 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 363.3 yards per game, ranking them 103rd in the country on offense. The Huskies get an average of 19.7 first downs per game, which ranks 92nd in the nation. They average 29 penalty yards per game via 3.4 penalties, ranking them 127th in college football.
Connecticut allows an average of 285.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 119th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 60th in the nation. They give up 23.7 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.4 per game. The Huskies allow 129.9 rushing yards per contest on 32 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 27th in the country. Connecticut allows 415.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 76th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 4.4 penalties for 43.6 yards in each contest, ranking 19th in the nation.
UCF Betting Trends
UCF is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
UCF has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Connecticut Betting Trends
Connecticut is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Connecticut has an ATS record of 2-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
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08/28/16 LB Connor Freeborn Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut
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