UCF Knights vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 9/26/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCF Knights vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UCF (-24.5)
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is the venue where Holton Ahlers and the East Carolina Pirates will take on the UCF Knights on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have UCF as 24.5-point favorites. The total is set at 76.
In their last contest, the UCF Knights took on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and ended up getting the win by a score of 49-21. Dillon Gabriel went 27/41 with 417 yards through the air and tossed 4 TD's. He tossed 1 pick for the contest. Otis Anderson led the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 23 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for this outing. He rushed for a total of 88 yards on 18 carries which had him averaging 4.9 yards per carry. Marlon Williams was the receiving yardage leader by earning 154 yards on 10 catches. He notched an average of 15.4 yards per catch in this outing.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the UCF Knights were sitting at 43.4 PPG last season. Offensively they had an average of 224.8 yards on the ground, which had them sitting 20th in the nation. The Knights racked up 7,040 total yards for the prior campaign. UCF compiled 36 passing touchdowns and 34 rushing touchdowns. Regarding yards through the air, the Knights allowed 2,594 yds which ranked them 44th in Division 1. The opposition ran for an average of 3.5 yards per run and 146.6 rushing yards per game throughout last season. They yielded 17 passing touchdowns as well as 14 touchdowns on the ground. In total, they conceded 1,906 running yards through 13 outings. They surrendered 346.1 yards per game which had them sitting 43rd in Division 1. The Knights sat in 53rd in the country regarding team defense, allowing 23.0 PPG.
In their last contest of 2019, the East Carolina Pirates faced the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and added a loss to their record by a score of 49-24. Holton Ahlers paced the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 12 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 35 yards via 6 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.8 yards per run. C.J. Johnson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 141 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 23.5 yards per reception in this outing. Ahlers went 27/48 with 308 yards by way of the pass and completed 3 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Pirates ranked 81st in Division 1 holding an average of 26.8 points per outing. Last season, the Pirates compiled 3,466 yards through the air in addition to an average of 288.8 passing yards per contest, ranking them 23rd in D-1. They maintained an average of 142.0 yards per game via the ground game and rushed for 1,704 yards in total. The East Carolina Pirates had an average of 430.8 yards per contest which ranked them 48th in Division 1. The Pirates relinquished 33.7 PPG, which had them in 123rd in D-1. Overall, they allowed 404 total points. East Carolina allowed a total of 2,494 yards rushing (207.8 yards per outing) as well as 28 touchdowns rushing last season. They allowed 24 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 261.6 yards per contest, which had them ranked 120th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Knights/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Knights -24.5
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