USF Bulls vs UCF Knights Prediction, 11/26/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs UCF Knights
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Bounce House in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Knights (-18.5)
The UCF Knights (7-4) welcome the USF Bulls (2-9) at Bounce House on Friday. USF opens this matchup as 18.5-point dogs. The betting total is set at 62.
The USF Bulls head into this game 2-9 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bulls played the Tulane Green Wave and went home with a loss by a final score of 45-14. Timmy Mcclain finished 15/27 with 132 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 89.2 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Kelley Joiner led the offense in rushing for the Bulls with 15 totes for 95 yards (6.3 yards per attempt). When all was said and done, they had 76 plays for 297 yards. The USF Bulls ran the ball 40 times and recorded 123 yds, which earned them an average of 3.1 yards per attempt. In the running game, the Bulls gave up 190 yards on 35 tries, which is 5.4 yds per run allowed. USF relinquished 19 completions on 24 attempts for a total of 311 yds, and a completion percentage of 79.2%.
When it comes to scoring, the USF Bulls are sitting at 24.1 PPG. As a unit they average 164.4 yards via the ground game ranking them 66th in Division 1. The Bulls have earned 3,895 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to getting in the endzone, USF has totaled 6 touchdowns through the air and 24 rushing touchdowns. USF has amassed 223 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 53 penalties for 508 yds. They have turned the football over 21 times.
The Bulls rank 132nd in the nation when it comes to team defense, conceding 36.3 points per game. They are allowing 5.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 210.4 yards on the ground per contest this season. Overall, they have given up 2,314 yards via the running game in 11 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Bulls are allowing 3,058 yds which has them ranked 134th in the country. They have conceded 278.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 66.6%. For the year, they have allowed 488.4 yards/contest which ranks them 137th in D-1. They have granted 25 touchdowns via the pass and 28 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Knights step onto the field holding a record of 7-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Knights got the win with a final of 49-17 against the Connecticut Huskies. Johnny Richardson carried the rock 14 times for 147 yds, ending the game with 10.5 yards per carry for UCF. Mikey Keene (2 TDs) walked away from the game with 208 yards on 23/29 passing while his QB rate was 162.3. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.2. UCF gave up 35 running attempts for 137 yards (3.9 yards per rush). The Knights secondary conceded a completion rate of 42.9%, surrendering 174 yds on 18 out of 42 passing. The Knights finished with a total of 537 yds while they ran 67 plays (8.0 yds per play). UCF ran for 8.0 yds per carry, totaling 280 yards on 35 attempts.
The UCF Knights have an average of 411.1 yards/game, which is good for 64th in D-1. The UCF offense has racked up 594 penalty yards on 69 violations, which ranks 59th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. For the year so far, the Knights currently sit at 2,424 yards through the air along with holding an average of 220.4 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 75th in the nation. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Knights are sitting 27th in the country by scoring 33.5 points per game.
The Knights are surrendering 26.3 PPG, which puts them 80th in the country. UCF has allowed a total of 1,782 rushing yards (162.0 yards/game) as well as 21 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. This year, they have relinquished 289 points in total. They have yielded 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 212.5 yards/outing, which puts them in 56th in college football. The Knights defense has been on the field for 803 plays, which is 127th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulls +18.5
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