UCF Knights vs Temple Owls Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCF Knights vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (+11.5)
The UCF Knights (4-3) are on their way to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday where they will take on the Temple Owls (3-4). Temple is 11.5-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 54.5.
The UCF Knights head into this matchup 4-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Knights went up against the Memphis Tigers and notched a win by a score of 24-7. Mikey Keene connected on 11/19 with 63 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 92.6 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Isaiah Bowser led the offense in rushing for the Knights with 26 totes for 111 yds (4.3 yds per carry). The UCF Knights ran the ball a total of 40 different times and totaled 217 yards, which came out to an average of 5.4 yds per carry. When all was said and done, they ran 61 plays which gave them a total of 297 yards. UCF allowed 31 completions on 48 tries for 215 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.6%. When it came to stopping the run, the Knights conceded 82 yards on 30 attempts, which averages out to 2.7 yds per run surrendered.
The Knights have tallied 2,942 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, UCF has amassed 16 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 10 different times. UCF has accumulated 152 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 48 penalties for 397 yds. Offensively they average 206.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 27th in Division 1. Concerning putting points on the board, the UCF Knights have an average of 32.7 points per contest.
Regarding passing yardage, the Knights have conceded 1,460 yards which ranks them 48th in the country. They are allowing 208.6 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.1%. In total, they have allowed 371.7 yards/game which has them ranked 71st in college football. They have given up 8 touchdowns by air in addition to 14 touchdowns via the ground game. They are giving up 4.3 yards per tote and 163.1 rushing yards per contest on the season. For the season, they have given up 1,142 running yards through 7 outings. The Knights are ranked 99th in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 28.6 points per game.
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The Owls head into this game 3-4 this season. The last time they took the field, the Owls took a defeat with a final score of 34-14 against the USF Bulls. Edward Saydee carried the rock 6 times for 27 yards, ending the contest with 4.5 yards per attempt for Temple. D'Wan Mathis (1 TD) finished the game with 183 yds on 12/21 through the air while his QB rate was 127.0. He threw 2 picks and his Y/A was 8.7. Temple conceded 73 attempts on the ground for 421 yards (5.8 yds per rush). The Owls pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 71.4%, surrendering 105 yards on 15 out of 21 passing. The Owls finished the contest with a total of 231 yards while they ran 35 plays (6.6 yards per play). Temple ran for 3.4 yards per attempt, finishing with 48 yards on 14 attempts.
In relation to how much they score, the Owls are sitting 108th in Division 1 with an average of 22.0 points per outing. For the season so far, the Owls have earned 1,511 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 215.9 passing yards per outing, putting them at 80th in the nation. The Temple Owls average 327.3 yards per outing, ranking them 114th in the nation. The Temple offense has totaled 309 penalty yds on 42 infractions, which is good for 83rd in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
Temple has yielded a total of 1,556 yards rushing (222.3 yards per game) in addition to 19 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. They have yielded 11 touchdowns through the air and 154.1 yards per game, ranking them 16th in college football. The Owls defense has been on the field for 498 plays, which has them ranked 81st in the country. The Owls are relinquishing 33.9 points per contest, ranking them 127th in the nation. This season, they have surrendered 237 points.
Who will win tonight's Knights/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Knights -11.5
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