USF at UCF - 11/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (6-4) at Central Florida Knights (0-11)
College Football: Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Bright House Networks Stadium)
The Line: Central Florida Knights +22.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Florida Bulls and UCF Knights square off Thanksgiving night at Bright House Networks Stadium.
The South Florida Bulls hope to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last seven games. Quinton Flowers is completing 60.4 percent of his passes for 1,841 yards, 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Flowers has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Rodney Adams and Sean Price have combined for 939 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while D'Ernest Johnson has 21 receptions. The South Florida Bulls ground game is averaging 240 yards per contest, and Marlon Mack leads the way with 1,171 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, USF is allowing 22.7 points and 375.5 yards per game. Auggie Sanchez leads the Bulls with 96 tackles, Deatrick Nichols has four interceptions and Jamie Byrd has five sacks. Deadrin Senat is questionable with a knee injury.
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The UCF Knights have one last chance to stop what is now a 12-game losing streak. Justin Holman is completing 52.2 percent of his passes for 1,263 yards, seven touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Holman has three passing touchdowns in his last three games. Tre'Quan Smith and Tristan Payton have combined for 886 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Jordan Franks has 19 receptions. The UCF Knights ground game is averaging 80.7 yards per contest, and C.J. Jones leads the way with 329 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, UCF is allowing 37.1 points and 464.9 yards per game. Domenic Spencer leads the Knights with 89 tackles, Shaquill Griffin has two interceptions and Jamiyus Pittman has 4.5 sacks. Tristan Payton is questionable.
The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games on grass. The Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games.
This is a rivarly game and UCF has actually beaten South Florida the last two meetings. Even with the Knights stinking up the joint all season long and the Bulls stepping it up lately, I can't lay this many points in a rivarly game. UCF should show up and make this somewhat of a game.