UCF Knights vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 10/21/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCF Knights vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Memorial Stadium in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Sooners (-19)
The Oklahoma Sooners (6-0) are hosting the UCF Knights (3-3) at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2023. UCF opens this contest as 19-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 64.
The UCF Knights head into this matchup 3-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Knights stepped onto the field against the Kansas Jayhawks and took a loss by a final of 51-22. R.J. Harvey was the best rusher for the Knights with 16 totes for 133 yards (8.3 yards per attempt). Timmy Mcclain went 12/15 with 136 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 200.2 and ended the game without throwing an interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Knights gave up 399 yds on 51 attempts, which is an average of 7.8 yards per run surrendered. UCF conceded 8 completions on 12 attempts for 91 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. At the end of the game, they ran 61 plays which gave them 371 yds. The UCF Knights ran the rock 38 different times and accumulated 202 yds, which is an average of 5.3 yards per attempt.
The Knights have tallied 3,100 total yards this year. In terms of scoring, UCF has earned 12 touchdowns via the pass and 14 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 10 different times. UCF has compiled 144 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 40 infractions for 332 yds. As a team they have an average of 246.3 yards in the run game ranking this team at 3rd in college football. When talking about scoring points, the UCF Knights are sitting at 35.0 points per contest.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Knights are allowing 1,140 yds which has them ranked 13th in the nation. They are allowing 190.0 yards per contest through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 53.7%. During the season, they have relinquished 387.2 yards per contest putting them 81st in D-1. They have conceded 4 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns running the ball. They are giving up an average of 4.9 yards per run and 197.2 rushing yards per game this year. Overall, they have conceded 1,183 yards via the ground game in 6 games. The Knights rank 85th in D-1 in terms of team defense, giving up 27.8 PPG.
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The Sooners head into this game 6-0 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Sooners got the victory with a final of 34-30 against the Texas Longhorns. Dillon Gabriel carried the ball 14 times for 113 yards, ending the contest with 8.1 yds per carry for Oklahoma. Dillon Gabriel (1 TD) ended the game with 285 yards on 23/38 passing while his quarterback rating was 132.2. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.5. Oklahoma conceded 40 attempts on the ground for 156 yards (3.9 yards per rush). The Sooners pass defense conceded a completion rate of 84.2%, relinquishing 371 yards on 32 for 38 through the air. The Sooners finished with a total of 486 yds while running 81 plays (6.0 yds per play). Oklahoma ran the ball for 4.7 yds per carry, finishing with 201 yds on 43 attempts.
When looking at putting points on the board, the Sooners currently sit 4th in the nation maintaining an average of 45.2 points per game. The Oklahoma Sooners have an average of 506.0 yards per contest, which ranks them 6th in the country. The Oklahoma offense has compiled 341 yds of penalties on 39 infractions, ranking them 66th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 2 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 2 fumbles and they have earned 164 1st downs. For the season so far, the Sooners have earned 2,047 passing yards along with holding an average of 341.2 throwing yards per game, which ranks 4th in the nation. They maintain an average of 164.8 run yards per game and have run for 989 yards overall.
Oklahoma has surrendered a total of 682 rushing yards (113.7 yards/game) as well as 1 touchdown rushing this season. They have allowed 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 239.2 yards/outing, which has them sitting 87th in D-1. They have tallied 3 fumbles and 12 picks on the year. The Sooners defense has taken the field for 423 plays, which has them sitting 65th in college football. The Sooners are allowing 14.0 points per game, which has them ranked 8th in the nation. This year, they have surrendered 84 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Knights/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Knights +19
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