Saturday, September 24, 2016
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The UCF Knights take on the FIU Golden Panthers on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at FIU Stadium. The opening line for this game has UCF as 5.5 point favorites. This season the Knights are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Golden Panthers have an over/under record of 0-3-0 and they are 0-3-0 against the spread.
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McKenzie Milton finished with 260 yards through the air for UCF last week. He completed 21 passes out of 36 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Knights were led in rushing by Jawon Hamilton, who finished with 65 yards on 12 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 114 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game UCF got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 91 total plays for 455 yards for the game. The Knights ran for 195 yards on 54 attempts.
Alex McGough finished with 178 yards passing for Florida International last week. He went 20 for 34, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Golden Panthers were led on the ground by Alex Gardner, who finished with 130 yards on 23 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Stantley Thomas led the team in receiving with 73 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. Florida International had 19 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 315 yards for the contest. The Golden Panthers ran for 137 yards on 34 carries as a team.
UCF scores 25.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 95th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.7 passes on 31.7 attempts for a 49.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 193.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 96th in college football. The Knights run for an average of 222.3 yards per game on 51.7 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 33rd in the nation. They also run 83.3 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 416 yards per game, ranking their offense 70th overall this season. The Knights average 22.7 first downs per game which ranks them 53rd in the country. They accumulate 57.3 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 66th in the nation.
UCF allows 197.7 passing yards per game, ranking 46th in D-1, and they allow 27 points per contest on defense, which ranks 76th. They give up 17.7 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52. The Knights allow 150 rushing yards per game on 41 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 66th in the country. UCF allows 347.7 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 48th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 68.3 yards per game, ranking them 96th among D-1 teams.
Florida International averages 13.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 125th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.3 passes per game on 36.3 attempts for a 53.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 205.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 86th in Division 1. The Golden Panthers run for an average of 134 yards per game on 31.7 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 100th on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 339.3 yards per game, ranking them 104th in the country on offense. The Golden Panthers get an average of 17 first downs per game, which ranks 113th in the nation. They average 73.7 penalty yards per game via 8.3 penalties, ranking them 27th in college football.
Florida International allows an average of 252 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 97th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 32 points per contest, which has them ranked 95th in the nation. They give up 20.3 completions on 30.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 67 per game. The Golden Panthers allow 200.3 rushing yards per contest on 44.3 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 100th in the country. Florida International allows 452.3 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 106th in D-1. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and 8.7 penalties for 77 yards in each contest, ranking 113th in the nation.
UCF Betting Trends
UCF is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
UCF has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Florida International Betting Trends
Florida International is 0-3-0 against the over/under this season
Florida International has an ATS record of 0-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 QB Justin Holman Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
09/11/16 WR Shug Oyegunle Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Florida International
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