Cincinnati Bearcats vs UCF Knights Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs UCF Knights
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Bounce House
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-3)
Bounce House is the venue where Dillon Gabriel and the UCF Knights (5-2) will take on the Cincinnati Bearcats (7-0) on Saturday. Cincinnati opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The total opens at 61.5.
The last time they took the field, the Cincinnati Bearcats took the field against the East Carolina Pirates and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 55-17. Desmond Ridder went 24/31 with 327 yards via the pass and added 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Cameron Young paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 75 yards and he notched 1 TD for this outing. Tre Tucker led the team in receiving yardage by earning 69 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 17.3 yards per reception for the game.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bearcats have an average of 41.6 points per game. As a unit they average 247.1 yards on the ground ranking them 14th in the country. The Bearcats have attained 3,303 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring, Cincinnati has totaled 15 touchdowns through the air and 24 rushing touchdowns. The Bearcats rank 16th in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 12.4 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.0 yards per run and 112.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 784 rushing yards through 7 games. When talking about passing yardage, the Bearcats have allowed 1,322 yards which ranks them 76th in the country. Over the course of their 7 games played this year, they have given up 188.9 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 51.9%. In total, they have allowed 300.9 yards per game which ranks them 23rd in D-1.
Desmond Ridder has completed 495 of his attempted career 819 tosses for a completion percentage of 60.4%. He is throwing for 184.6 yards per contest. For his college career, Ridder has thrown for a total of 6,092 yards with 52 touchdowns and 20 picks. He has a QB rating of 139.0 with a TD rate of 6.3% and an interception percentage of 2.4%. Over the course of his time in college, he has taken off and run 346 different times totaling 1,702 yards.
In their last contest, the UCF Knights played the Temple Owls and went home with the win by a score of 38-13. Otis Anderson paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 22 yards and he ran for 1 TD for this outing. He rushed for a total of 83 yards on 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.3 yards per carry. Jaylon Robinson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 113 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 28.3 yards per reception for that contest. Dillon Gabriel went 12/22 with 268 yards via the pass and completed 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
During the season thus far, the Knights currently sit at 2,778 passing yards along with holding an average of 396.9 passing yards per outing, putting them at 1st in D-1. The UCF Knights average 619.1 yards per contest which has them sitting 1st in college football. They average 222.3 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,556 yards for the season. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Knights are ranked 11th in the nation by scoring 44.0 points per game. The Knights are surrendering 28.7 PPG, which puts them 73rd in Division 1. Overall, they have surrendered 201 points. UCF has allowed a total of 1,326 yards on the ground (189.4 yards/game) in addition to 9 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have yielded 17 touchdowns through the air as well as 258.4 yards/contest, which has them ranked 105th in the nation.
Gabriel has passed for 52 touchdowns compared to 9 picks in his career. His TD percentage is 7.6% and his interception rate is 1.3%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 184 yards on 123 attempts. He is averaging 321.4 passing yards per contest with a 162.8 QB rating. During the 20 games in his college career, Dillon Gabriel has completed 415 of his 681 tries for a total of 6,427 yds.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bearcats -3
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