UCF at Navy College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
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The UCF Knights head to Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to play the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 6.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 67. The Knights are 5-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Midshipmen are 3-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-0.
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Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The UCF Knights are 5-0-0 against the spread
Important Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
The Navy Midshipmen are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Navy Midshipmen are 3-2-1 against the spread
Key UCF Knights Injuries
10/15/17 OL Tyler Hudanick Knee "?" Saturday vs. Navy
09/25/17 RB Jawon Hamilton Leg out for season
09/05/17 LB Dedrion Bacote Leg out indefinitely
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
10/06/17 RB Tre Walker Knee out for season
09/16/17 FB Joshua Walker Knee out indefinitely
09/09/17 P Erik Harris Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UCF Knights are 16th in the country in points scored with 253. They have run 339 plays this year for 2,742 yards, which ranks them 48th in Division 1 in total offense. The Knights average 8.1 yards per play, which is 3rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 134 1st downs this season, ranking them 55th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UCF has run for 1,133 yards as a unit, which ranks 45th in college football. They've run 195 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Knights have been penalized on offense 49 times for 393 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the country in penalties. McKenzie Milton has passed for 1,489 yards this year. He's completed 90 throws while attempting 128 passes for a completion percentage of 70.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 203.6. He averages 13.3 adjusted yards per throw and 11.6 yards per pass attempt.
UCF is 6th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 84. They have given up a total of 1,666 yards on D, which is 7th in D-1. The Knights are 37th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 100 throws on 181 attempts against the UCF Knights defense this season, ranking them 28th and 34th in the nation. The UCF pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,115 yards in the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 150 attempts for 551 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the country against the run. The Knights have had 43 penalties for 360 yards on defense this year. That places them 74th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UCF is 78th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 180 punt return yards and average 22.5 yards per return, which is 2nd in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 225 yards on special teams, which puts them 112th in kick return yardage. The Knights average 21 yards per kick return and they are 54th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,147. The UCF Knights have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 90th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. UCF Knights kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 30 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 641 yards on 16 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 93rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Midshipmen have run for 2,385 yards as a team, which ranks 2nd in college football. They've run 385 times, averaging 6.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Navy Midshipmen have been penalized on offense 24 times for 253 yards so far this season, which has them 121st in the country in penalties. They are 40th in the nation in points scored with 213. They have run 433 plays this season for 2,876 yards, which ranks them 126th in Division 1 in total offense. Navy averages 6.6 yards per play, which is 22nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 135 1st downs this year, placing them 53rd overall as an offensive unit. Zach Abey averages 10.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 17 passes on 47 attempts for a completion percentage of 36.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 142. He has thrown for 491 yards this season.
The Navy Midshipmen rush defense has allowed 213 attempts for 982 yards this year, putting them in 61st place in D-1 against the run. Navy has committed 34 penalties for 225 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in college football. They are 71st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 168. They have surrendered a total of 2,395 yards on D, which is 65th in the country. The Midshipmen are ranked 108th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses have completed 103 passes on 167 attempts against the Navy defense this season, placing them 38th and 16th in Division 1. The Navy Midshipmen pass defense has also given up a total of 1,413 yards through the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Navy Midshipmen have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 4, which is 105th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Navy kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 932 yards on 22 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 59th in Division 1 in punting average. Navy is ranked 109th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 37 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 72nd in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 297 yards on special teams, ranking 88th in kick return yardage. The Navy Midshipmen average 19 yards per kick return and they are 45th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,210.
Who will win tonight's Knights/Midshipmen college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Knights -6.5
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