Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs UCF Knights Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs UCF Knights
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Bounce House in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Knights (-18)
The UCF Knights (2-1) host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-2) at Bounce House on Saturday. UCF is 18-point favorites. The over/under is 56.5.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets come into this matchup with a record of 1-2 for this season. In their last game, the Yellow Jackets faced off with the Ole Miss Rebels and took a loss by a score of 42-0. Jeff Sims finished 18/32 with 161 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 98.5 and finished the game with no picks. Hassan Hall led the offense in rushing for the Yellow Jackets with 8 totes for 27 yards (3.4 yds per attempt). On the day, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 214 yards. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ran the rock 34 different times and accrued 53 yards, which had them averaging 1.6 yards per tote. When it came to stopping the run, the Yellow Jackets conceded 316 yds on 62 tries, which averages out to 5.1 yards per rush surrendered. Georgia Tech gave up 12 pass completions on 19 tries for 231 yds, and a completion rate of 63.2%.
The Yellow Jackets currently have 794 total yards for the year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Georgia Tech has totaled 1 touchdown through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 2 times. Georgia Tech has tallied 41 1st downs, and they have committed 18 infractions for 161 yds. As a team they are averaging 123.0 yards on the ground which is 98th in Division 1. Regarding scoring, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have an average of 15.0 points per game.
The Yellow Jackets rank 106th in the nation regarding team defense, conceding 33.3 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.9 yards per run and 184.7 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. For the season, they have allowed 554 running yards through 3 contests. Regarding passing yardage, the Yellow Jackets have allowed 761 yds which has them ranked 92nd in the nation. They have given up 253.7 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 64.2%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 438.3 yards per outing putting them at 112th in college football. They have allowed 4 touchdowns via the pass as well as 9 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Knights step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for this year. When they last played, the Knights walked away with a victory by a final of 40-14 when they faced the Florida Atlantic Owls. John Rhys Plumlee (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 339 yds on 25/36 through the air while his quarterback rating was 152.2. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 9.4. John Rhys Plumlee ran the ball 20 times for 121 yds, walking away from the contest with 6.1 yards per attempt for UCF. The Knights finished the contest with 653 yds on 92 plays (7.1 yds per play). UCF rushed for 5.6 yards per carry, finishing with 314 yds on 56 carries. UCF allowed 30 run attempts for 188 yards (6.3 yards per rush). The Knights pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 44.8%, surrendering 108 yards on 13 for 29 passing.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Knights currently sit 48th in Division 1 averaging 36.7 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Knights have racked up 778 passing yards not to mention an average of 259.3 throwing yards per game, ranking them 48th in D-1. The UCF Knights average 532.3 yards/contest, ranking them 7th in the country. The UCF offense has 226 penalty yds on 24 violations, which ranks 28th in college football in terms of helping out the other team.
UCF has given up a total of 449 yards on the ground (149.7 yards/game) and 3 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. They have allowed the opposition 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 119.7 yards per contest, which puts them in 7th in D-1. The Knights defense has taken the field for 189 plays, which is 33rd in Division 1. The Knights are giving up 14.7 points per game, ranking them 29th in college football. In total, they have given up 44 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Yellow Jackets/Knights college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Knights -18
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