Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-2) vs. UCF Knights (2-1)
September 24, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: UCF Knights -17 / Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +17 ; Over/Under:
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The UCF Knights and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets do battle Saturday in week 4 college football action from Bright House Networks Stadium. Georgia Tech played Ole Miss in their last outing. The Yellow Jackets would go on to fall in a blowout. As for UCF, they just finished up against Florida Atlantic. In that one the Knights posted a dominant win. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.
Georgia Tech had an unenviable draw in their opener this year versus Clemson. The Yellow Jackets couldn’t keep up for long in that one with a 41-10 loss. In game two Georgia Tech got into the win column versus Western Carolina however, taking a 35-17 win.
In game three versus Ole Miss, the Yellow Jackets were down 21-0 at the break and didn’t get any better from there in a 42-0 blowout loss. QB Jeff Sims put up 161 yards on 18-of-32 passing. Hassan Hall rushed eight times for 27 yards and Malik Rutherford had 52 receiving yards.
Over on the UCF side, they made quick work of South Carolina State in their first game of the year. The Knights took that one 56-10. In game two versus Louisville, UCF had a seven-point halftime lead but couldn’t score after that in a 20-14 loss.
Back on Saturday versus Florida Atlantic, the Knights were down 14-7 after the first quarter. UCF hit the gas pedal from there in a 40-14 win. QB John Rhys Plumlee managed 339 yards, one TD and one interception while also leading the rush on 20 carries for 121 yards and two scores.
The Jackets are 16-36 ATS in their last 52 overall and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 in September. Georgia Tech is 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games.
Meanwhile, the Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 4-12 ATS versus a team with a losing record. UCF is 1-7 ATS in the last eight after a straight-up win.
PICK: I’m probably staying with UCF. The Knights started a little slow versus FAU on Saturday but certainly picked it up from there. UCF finished with 32 first downs, 653 total yards, 37:03 in time of possession and just three penalties. The only real complaint was the three turnovers.
As for Georgia Tech, they were simply overmatched versus Ole Miss, with only 214 total yards, 13 first downs and a 6-of-18 rate on third-down tries. The Jackets should look better in this one, but I think UCF is a better cover option.