Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs UCF Knights Prediction, 10/3/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs UCF Knights
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Bounce House
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa (+18.5)
Dillon Gabriel and the UCF Knights (2-0) play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (0-1) at Bounce House on Saturday, October 3, 2020. UCF opens this contest as 18.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 67.
In the last game they played, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced the Oklahoma State Cowboys and went home in defeat by a score of 16-7. Deneric Prince paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 19 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 82 yards on 14 carries which had him averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Josh Johnson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 63 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 12.6 yards per catch for the game. Zach Smith went 18/28 with 166 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception for the contest.
The Golden Hurricane have racked up 278 total yards for this campaign. Offensively they're holding an average of 112 yards in the run game ranking them 57th in D-1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Tulsa has earned 1 touchdown through the air. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane have an average of 7 PPG. The Golden Hurricane rank 25th in D-1 regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 16 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per rushing attempt and 139 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. In terms of yards through the air, the Golden Hurricane have allowed 138 yds which puts them in 12th in Division 1. In total, they are giving up 277 yards/outing which puts them 20th in D-1.
For his career, Smith has passed for 6,442 yards with 41 TD's and 25 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 130.1 with a TD rate of 4.8% and an interception percentage of 2.9%. He is averaging 201.3 yards per contest. Zach Smith has connected on 485 of his attempted career 854 throws for a completion percentage of 56.8%.
In their last outing, the UCF Knights faced the East Carolina Pirates and notched a win by a score of 51-28. Greg McCrae paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 28 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for this game. He rushed for 83 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 5.2 yards per carry. Jaylon Robinson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 150 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 16.7 yards per catch for that contest. Dillon Gabriel went 32/47 with 408 yards via the pass and tossed 4 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
In terms of the points being put on the board, the Knights are sitting 4th in the nation maintaining an average of 50 points per outing. During this campaign so far, the Knights currently have a total of 825 yards through the air together with an average of 412.5 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 5th in college football. They maintain an average of 233.5 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 467 yards overall. The UCF Knights have an average of 646 yards per contest which ranks them 1st in college football. The Knights are giving up 24.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 42nd in Division 1. Overall, they have given up 49 points. UCF has conceded a total of 471 yards rushing (235.5 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have conceded 4 touchdowns through the air and 229.5 yards/outing, which puts them in 43rd in the nation.
Gabriel has thrown 37 touchdowns compared to 8 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage is 7.6% and his interception percentage is 1.6%. He has run for 109 yds on 81 tries including sacks. He is averaging 298.5 yds per contest through the air with a 159.9 QB rating. During the 15 contests in his college career, Dillon Gabriel has been successful on 295 of his 486 attempts for a total of 4,478 yds.
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
09/19/20 RB Shamari Brooks ACL is out for season
09/19/20 LB Yohance Burnett ACL is out for season
09/04/20 S Cristian Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
Key UCF Knights Injuries
09/27/20 OL Parker Boudreaux Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Tulsa
09/27/20 WR Tre Nixon Collarbone is questionable Saturday vs Tulsa
09/25/20 TE Jordan Davis Knee is out for season
09/21/20 DB Elijah Benoit Personal is out for season
09/21/20 DB Devunte Dawson Personal is out for season
09/21/20 DL Kendrick Wilson Personal is out for season
09/18/20 RB Trillion Coles Achilles is out for season
09/03/20 QB McKenzie Milton Knee is out indefinitely
09/01/20 QB Darriel Mack Jr. Personal is out for season
09/01/20 LB Kalia Davis Personal is out for season
09/01/20 OL Lamarius Benson Personal is out for season
09/01/20 DL Mason Cholewa Personal is out for season
09/01/20 OL Allan Adams Personal is out for season
09/01/20 DB Tay Gowan Personal is out for season
09/01/20 OL Adrian Medley Personal is out for season
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Knights -18.5
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