UCF Knights (1-0) at Michigan Wolverines (1-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 10, 2016, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -35.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5
The UCF Knights and Michigan Wolverines clash early Saturday at Michigan Stadium on ABC.
The UCF Knights look for another big win after destroying the South Carolina State Bulldogs last week. Justin Holman is completing 50 percent of his passes for 193 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Holman has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Tre'Quan Smith and Jordan Akins have combined for 100 receiving yards and one touchdown while Tristan Payton has three receptions. The UCF Knights ground game is averaging 197 yards per contest, and Jawon Hamilton leads the way with 53 yards on 14 carries. Defensively, Central Florida is allowing zero points and 223 yards per game. Mark Rucker leads the Knights with six tackles, Shaquem Griffin has one sack and Shaquill Griffin has one pass deflection.
The Michigan Wolverines also look to build on their first win after beating Hawaii by 60 points. Wilton Speight is completing 76.9 percent of his passes for 145 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Speight now has 38 career pass attempts. Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh have combined for 85 receiving yards and one touchdown while Maurice Ways has one reception. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 306 yards per contest, and Chris Evans leads the way with 112 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing three points and 232 yards per game. Mike McCray leads the Wolverines with nine tackles, Jabrill Peppers has one sack and Channing Stribling has one interception. Ben Braden, Bryan Mone and Drake Johnson are questionable.
The Knights are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Wolverines are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in September and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
UCF is now 1-12 SU dating back to last season and just 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games. Uh, no thanks. Michigan is one of those teams that plays angry and is motivated to beat the hell out of the opposing side no matter who it is. We saw it last week against Hawaii. This is the same thing.
The Wolverines win another blowout.