Connecticut Huskies vs UCF Knights Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs UCF Knights
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Bounce House in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Knights (-29.5)
Bounce House is the location where the UCF Knights (6-4) will compete against the Connecticut Huskies (1-9) on Saturday. UCF opens this contest as 29.5-point favorites. The over/under is 56.
The Connecticut Huskies head into this matchup 1-9 this year. The last time they took the field, the Huskies played the Clemson Tigers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 44-7. Nathan Carter was the leader on the ground for the Huskies with 5 carries for 19 yds (3.8 yds per attempt). Jack Zergiotis finished 9/21 with 90 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 59.8 and walked away from the contest with 2 picks. Against the rush, the Huskies gave up 155 yds on 44 tries, which averages out to 3.5 yards per run allowed. Connecticut conceded 28 completions on 40 attempts for a total of 318 yds, and a completion rate of 70.0%. In the game, they had 58 plays which converted into 99 yards. The Connecticut Huskies ended up running the ball 25 different times and amassed -17 yds, which is an average of -0.7 yds per carry.
When it comes to scoring, the Connecticut Huskies have an average of 15.3 PPG. As a unit they hold an average of 99.8 yards rushing which ranks them 122nd in college football. The Huskies have earned 2,634 yards in total over the course of this year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Connecticut has amassed 10 passing touchdowns and 6 touchdowns via the ground. Connecticut has accumulated 142 first downs, and they have committed 72 penalties for 540 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 18 different times.
When talking about passing yardage, the Huskies are allowing 2,499 yards which has them sitting in 109th in D-1. They have surrendered 249.9 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 58.8%. For the season, they are giving up 441.9 yards per game which ranks them 121st in D-1. They have surrendered 23 touchdowns via the pass and 21 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 192.0 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,920 yards on the ground through 10 games. The Huskies are ranked 133rd in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 36.8 PPG.
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The Knights head into this matchup 6-4 for this season. In their last game, the Knights walked away with a victory by a final of 28-10 when they faced the SMU Mustangs. Mikey Keene (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 174 yds on 18/35 passing while his quarterback rating was 102.6. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.0. Mark-Antony Richards carried the ball 8 times for 104 yards, finishing the contest with 13.0 yds per carry for UCF. The Knights finished the contest with 333 yds while running 65 plays (5.1 yds per play). UCF rushed for 4.4 yards per tote, finishing with 124 yards on 28 carries. UCF surrendered 36 rush attempts for 132 yards (3.7 yds per carry). The Knights pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 60.7%, relinquishing 147 yds on 17 out of 28 passing.
The UCF Knights average 398.5 yards/outing, which has them ranked 68th in Division 1. The UCF offense has accrued 514 yards of penalties on 62 infractions, which has them ranked 67th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign thus far, the Knights have thrown for a total of 2,167 yards through the air in addition to an average of 216.7 passing yards per game, which is ranked 80th in the country. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Knights currently rank 44th in the nation scoring 32.0 points per game.
The Knights are allowing 27.2 PPG, which puts them 87th in the nation. UCF has allowed a total of 1,645 yards rushing (164.5 yards per game) as well as 19 touchdowns via the rush on the year. This season, they have given up 272 total points. They have given up 12 touchdowns via the pass as well as 216.4 yards/game, which puts them in 58th in D-1. The Knights defense has been on the field for 726 plays, which is good for 122nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Huskies +29.5
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