Tulane Green Wave vs UCF Knights Prediction, 11/6/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs UCF Knights
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: Bounce House in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Knights (-14.5)
The UCF Knights (5-3) are hosting the Tulane Green Wave (1-7) at Bounce House on Saturday. UCF opens this game as 14.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58.5.
The Tulane Green Wave come into this matchup with a record of 1-7 for this season. In their last matchup, the Green Wave took on the Cincinnati Bearcats and took a loss by a score of 31-12. Kai Horton went 7/16 with 79 yards through the air. He had a QB rating of 60.2 and ended the game with 2 interceptions. Tyjae Spears was the rushing leader for the Green Wave with 19 attempts for 106 yards (5.6 yds per carry). The Tulane Green Wave ran the ball 45 times and compiled 187 yards, which is an average of 4.2 yds per carry. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 63 plays which totaled 280 yards. Tulane allowed 17 completions on 27 tries for 227 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. When it came to stopping the run, the Green Wave conceded 124 yds on 37 tries, which averages out to 3.4 yds per run surrendered.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Tulane Green Wave are sitting at 29.4 points per game. As a unit they hold an average of 152.8 yards on the ground which has them sitting 80th in the nation. The Green Wave have attained 3,100 total yards this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Tulane has compiled 18 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Tulane has accumulated 165 1st downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 53 penalties for 454 yards. They have turned the football over 20 different times.
Regarding passing yards, the Green Wave have given up 2,328 yds which puts them in 132nd in college football. They are conceding 291.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 67.8%. Overall, they are conceding 476.8 yards/outing which puts them 137th in the nation. They have yielded 22 touchdowns through the air and 21 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rush and 185.8 rushing yards per contest for the year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,486 rushing yards through 8 outings. The Green Wave are sitting in 139th in D-1 in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 40.9 points per game.
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The Knights head into this game 5-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Knights took home the win by a final score of 49-7 against the Temple Owls. Isaiah Bowser carried the ball 19 times for 89 yds, finishing the game with 4.7 yards per carry for UCF. Mikey Keene (5 TDs) finished the contest with 229 yards on 15/21 through the air while his quarterback rating was 232.1. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.9. UCF relinquished 33 attempts on the ground for 130 yards (3.9 yds per rush). The Knights passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 54.3%, relinquishing 167 yards on 19 out of 35 passing. The Knights finished the game with 431 yds while they ran 63 plays (6.8 yds per play). UCF ran for 4.9 yards per carry, finishing with 202 yds on 41 carries.
The UCF Knights hold an average of 421.6 yards per game, ranking them 51st in Division 1. The UCF offense has racked up 431 penalty yards on 52 infractions, which is 57th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign thus far, the Knights have thrown for a total of 1,729 passing yards as well as holding an average of 216.1 passing yards per contest, which ranks 85th in Division 1. In relation to their ability to score points, the Knights currently sit 28th in the country holding an average of 34.8 points per outing.
The Knights are giving up 25.9 PPG, which has them ranked 81st in the nation. UCF has given up a total of 1,272 yards on the ground (159.0 yards per outing) as well as 14 touchdowns on the ground this year. In total, they have conceded 207 points in total. They have conceded 9 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 203.4 yards/game, which puts them in 50th in college football. The Knights defense has taken part in 568 plays, which is good for 99th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Green Wave +14.5
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