Saturday, October 1, 2016
Dowdy Ficklen Stadium
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The UCF Knights take on the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium. The opening line for this game has East Carolina as 5.5 point favorites. This season the Knights are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Pirates have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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McKenzie Milton finished with 173 yards through the air for UCF last week. He completed 8 passes out of 14 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Knights were led in rushing by Adrian Killins, who finished with 86 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 14 yards per carry. Adrian Killins was the team leader in receiving with a total of 69 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 35 yards per reception. As a team in that game UCF got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 16 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 501 yards for the game. The Knights ran for 276 yards on 56 attempts.
Philip Nelson finished with 362 yards passing for East Carolina last week. He went 17 for 34, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Pirates were led on the ground by Anthony Scott, who finished with 69 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Jimmy Williams led the team in receiving with 179 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 60 yards per reception. East Carolina had 16 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 443 yards for the contest. The Pirates ran for 81 yards on 35 carries as a team.
UCF scores 32.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 57th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.8 passes on 28.8 attempts for a 51.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 201.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 96th in college football. The Knights run for an average of 237 yards per game on 52.3 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 25th in the nation. They also run 81 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 438.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 60th overall this season. The Knights average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 50th in the country. They accumulate 58 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 55th in the nation.
UCF allows 175.5 passing yards per game, ranking 23rd in D-1, and they allow 23.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 53rd. They give up 16 completions on 31.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50.8. The Knights allow 132.5 rushing yards per game on 39.3 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 49th in the country. UCF allows 308 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 19th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 65 yards per game, ranking them 95th among D-1 teams.
East Carolina averages 29.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 70th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 30.8 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 73.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 368 yards through the air per game, ranking them 8th in Division 1. The Pirates run for an average of 155.8 yards per game on 34.8 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 90th on the ground. They also run 76.8 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 523.8 yards per game, ranking them 14th in the country on offense. The Pirates get an average of 25.3 first downs per game, which ranks 24th in the nation. They average 44.8 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 98th in college football.
East Carolina allows an average of 236 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 76th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 76th in the nation. They give up 16.3 completions on 27.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.1 per game. The Pirates allow 161.8 rushing yards per contest on 34.8 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 72nd in the country. East Carolina allows 397.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 75th in D-1. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 44.5 yards in each contest, ranking 25th in the nation.
UCF Betting Trends
UCF is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
UCF has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 RB Jawon Hamilton Knee injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/25/16 QB Justin Holman Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/25/16 OL Jared Huneycutt Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/25/16 LB Joe Allely Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Central Florida
09/20/16 WR Davon Grayson Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/08/16 WR Trevon Brown Academics out for season
08/27/16 DL Darious Commissiong Legal problems out for season
Josh's Pick: Take UCF
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