UCF Knights vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCF Knights vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UCF (-2.5)
Dillon Gabriel and the UCF Knights (2-1) travel to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Memphis Tigers (1-1). The spread on this contest has UCF as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 74.5.
In the last game they played, the UCF Knights took on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and ended up taking the loss by a score of 34-26. Otis Anderson paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 49 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this contest. He ran for 84 yards on 17 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Jaylon Robinson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 111 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 37.0 yards per catch for that game. Dillon Gabriel went 28/51 with 330 yards by way of passing and threw 1 TD. He gave away 1 interception on the day.
The Knights have earned 1,747 total yards this year. As a unit they're holding an average of 197.3 yards on the ground which ranks them 22nd in college football. In terms of getting in the endzone, UCF has earned 9 touchdowns through the air and 7 rushing touchdowns. Concerning putting points on the board, the UCF Knights are averaging 42 points per outing. The Knights are sitting in 49th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 27.7 points per game. They are giving up 4.5 yards per tote and 212.0 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. During the season, they have allowed 636 yards on the ground through 3 outings. In terms of passing yards, the Knights are giving up 732 yards which puts them in 42nd in college football. During their 3 games played this year, they have given up 244.0 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 51.4%. For the season, they have allowed 456.0 yards per contest which has them sitting 73rd in the country.
For his collegiate career, Gabriel has passed for 4,808 yds with 38 TD's and 9 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted a run 85 times totaling 137 yards. He has a QB rating of 155.4 with a touchdown rate of 7.1% and an interception rate of 1.7%. He is passing for 300.5 yards per contest. Dillon Gabriel has connected on 323 of his career 537 passes for a completion percentage of 60.1%.
The last time they played, the Memphis Tigers took the field against the SMU Mustangs and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 30-27. Brady White went 29/42 with 296 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He walked away with 2 interceptions for the contest. Rodrigues Clark paced the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 98 yards via 16 carries which meant he was running for 6.1 yards per run. Sean Dykes was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 85 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 14.2 yards per catch in this outing.
During this campaign to this point, the Tigers have a total of 576 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 288.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 18th in Division 1. The Memphis Tigers are averaging 505.5 yards/outing which ranks them 8th in the country. They average 217.5 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 435 yards for this year. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Tigers rank 31st in Division 1 scoring 32 points per outing. Memphis has given up a total of 200 rushing yards as well as 2 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. The Tigers are giving up 27 points per contest, which has them 45th in D-1. Overall, they have conceded 54 points in total. They have allowed 4 touchdowns through the air and 386.5 yards per outing, ranking them 88th in D-1.
White has thrown 68 TD's compared to 24 picks in his career. His TD rate on pass attempts is 7.2% and his interception rate is 2.6%. He has taken off and run for -65 yds on 128 attempts. He averages 254.5 yds per contest through the air with a 154.8 quarterback rating. In the 32 games in his career, Brady White has connected on 596 of his 941 attempts for 8,145 yds.
Who will win tonight's Knights/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Knights -2.5
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