UCF at Florida Atlantic NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
FAU Football Stadium
Chris Robison and the Florida Atlantic Owls host the UCF Knights at FAU Football Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Florida Atlantic opens this contest as 9.5-point favorites. The total is set at 71.5.
In their last outing, the UCF Knights took on the Florida A&M Rattlers and left there with a win by a score of 62-0. Leading the way at QB for the Knights was Brandon Wimbush who went 12/23 with 168 yards by way of passing and added 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Adrian Killins Jr. led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 31 yards and he tallied 1 TD for this contest. He ran for 106 yards by way of 14 carries which gave him an average of 7.6 yards per run. Gabriel Davis was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 68 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 22.7 yards per reception for the game.
The Knights step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 62 points per game, ranking them 3rd in D-1. As a unit, they have an average of 338 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the AAC. For total yardage, they rank 2nd in the AAC and 2nd in D-1 with 694 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Knights have compiled a total of 6 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the AAC and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Knights have one of the best defenses in Division 1 giving up 0 points per contest, putting them 1st in the conference and 2nd in the nation. In terms of yards rushing, UCF is giving up 4 yards per game ranking them 1st in the American Athletic Conference and 4th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 0.2 yards per carry which has them at 1st in the conference and 5th in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 4 yards rushing through 1 game. When it comes to yards through the air, the Knights have conceded 356 yards. Opponents are completing 38.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 2.6 yards per attempt. They have conceded 0 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns.
The last time they played, the Florida Atlantic Owls went up against the Ohio State Buckeyes and ended up taking the loss by a score of 45-21. Running the show from under center for the Owls was Chris Robison who went 22/34 with 178 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. James Charles paced the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 9 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 25 yards by way of 10 carries which meant he averaged 2.5 yards per tote. Harrison Bryant led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 79 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 13.2 yards per reception in this outing.
The Owls come into this game with a record of 0-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Owls have one of the worst offenses in college football. When looking at their ability to score points, the Owls sit in 10th in C-USA and 96th out of all the teams in the nation averaging 21 points per game. Florida Atlantic is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 22 yards per game, which has them at 128th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 22 yards rushing through 1 contest, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Owls average 228 yards per contest overall ranking them 119th in the nation and 14th in C-USA.
The Owls are giving up 45 points per contest which puts them at 13th in C-USA and 119th in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in college football. They are conceding 232 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Owls are currently ranked 10th in Conference USA. They have allowed 4 passing TDs this year. In regard to points given up, they have given up 45 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 237 yards per contest ranking them 116th in the nation and 13th in C-USA. For this season, they have allowed 237 yards on the ground and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Knights/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Knights +9.5
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