Memphis Tigers vs UCF Knights Prediction, 10/22/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs UCF Knights
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: Bounce House in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Knights (-2)
The Memphis Tigers (4-3) are en route to Bounce House on Friday where they will attempt to beat the UCF Knights (3-3). UCF opens this game as 2-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 65.
The Memphis Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 4-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Tigers played the Navy Midshipmen and notched a win by a score of 35-17. Seth Henigan went 8/12 with 215 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 255.5 and ended the game with 1 pick. Brandon Thomas was the leader on the ground for the Tigers with 15 totes for 56 yds (3.7 yds per carry). The Memphis Tigers ended up running the ball 34 times and amassed 200 yards, which is an average of 5.9 yards per carry. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 46 plays which gave them a total of 415 yds. Memphis surrendered 4 completions on 6 tries for 43 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. On the ground, the Tigers conceded 198 yards on 65 tries, which averages out to 3.0 yards per rush surrendered.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Memphis Tigers are averaging 35.9 points per contest. Offensively they're averaging 179.7 yards on the ground which ranks them 47th in D-1. The Tigers have tallied 3,411 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Memphis has earned 16 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns via the ground. Memphis has earned 157 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 39 infractions for 344 yards. They have turned the ball over 11 different times.
The Tigers rank 108th in Division 1 concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 30.4 points per game. They are giving up 3.7 yards per run and 149.3 rushing yards per game so far this year. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,045 yards via the ground game in 7 games. When talking about passing yards, the Tigers are giving up 1,941 yds which puts them in 136th in the country. They have allowed 277.3 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 66.2%. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 426.6 yards per contest which has them ranked 112th in D-1. They have yielded 16 touchdowns through the air and 11 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Knights head into this game 3-3 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Knights walked away with a loss by a score of 56-21 when they played the Cincinnati Bearcats. Mikey Keene (1 TD) ended the game with 141 yards on 16/27 passing while his quarterback rate was 100.5. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.2. Isaiah Bowser ran the football 13 times for 27 yds, ending the game with 2.1 yds per carry for UCF. UCF ran for 4.2 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 155 yards on 37 attempts. The Knights finished the contest with a total of 296 yards while running 64 plays (4.6 yards per play). The Knights pass defense allowed a completion rate of 56.5%, relinquishing 140 yds on 13 for 23 passing. UCF conceded 42 attempts on the ground for 336 yards (8.0 yards per carry).
The UCF Knights average 440.8 yards per contest, ranking them 39th in the nation. The UCF offense has 303 yds of penalties on 37 infractions, which is good for 81st in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the year thus far, the Knights have a total of 1,420 yards via the pass as well as an average of 236.7 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 63rd in college football. When discussing their ability to score points, the Knights are 31st in Division 1 holding an average of 34.2 points per outing.
UCF has given up a total of 1,060 yards rushing (176.7 yards per contest) in addition to 13 touchdowns on the ground on the year. They have conceded 8 touchdowns via the pass as well as 207.5 yards/contest, which puts them in 55th in the country. The Knights defense has taken the field for 422 plays, which ranks 62nd in the country. The Knights are conceding 32.2 points per game, ranking them 119th in college football. This season, they have surrendered 193 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +2
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