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    One of the top wide receivers in college football will be featured when Rashee Rice and the SMU Mustangs (2-2) visit the UCF Knights (3-1) on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

    The Knights are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3.5), against the Mustangs. The over/under for this game is 64 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for UCF vs. SMU

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Orlando, Florida
    • Stadium: FBC Mortgage Stadium
    Knights vs Mustangs Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Knights -3.5 -111 -111 64 -110 -110 -167 +135

    UCF Betting Insights

    • SMU is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • One of SMU’s four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    UCF Stats & Insights

    • UCF is putting up 481.3 yards per game on offense this season (26th in the FBS), and are giving up 315.0 yards per game (35th) on the other side of the ball.
    • UCF ranks 56th in points scored this season (34.3 points per game), but has been thriving on defense, ranking 15th-best in the FBS with 13.5 points allowed per game.
    • UCF sports the 103rd-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (206.8 passing yards per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 18th-best with only 168.3 passing yards allowed per game.
    • UCF ranks 74th in run defense this season (146.8 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on offense, ranking fourth-best in the FBS with 274.5 rushing yards per game.
    • On defense, UCF has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 18th-best by giving up a 26.8% third-down conversion rate. The team’s offense ranks 40th (46.2% third-down conversion rate).
    • UCF has forced four total turnovers (84th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over six times (80th in the FBS) for -2a turnover margin of -2, 100th-ranked in college football.

    UCF’s Best Players

    • John Rhys Plumlee has been a dual threat for UCF so far this season. He has 827 passing yards, completing 59% of his passes and tossing five touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 390 yards (97.5 ypg) on 68 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Isaiah Bowser has been handed the ball 70 times this year and racked up 237 yards (59.3 per game) with five touchdowns.
    • Javon Baker has hauled in 18 catches for 257 yards (64.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone two times as a receiver.
    • Ryan O’Keefe has put together a 136-yard season so far, hauling in 15 passes on 24 targets.
    • Alec Holler has hauled in four receptions for 115 yards, an average of 28.8 yards per game..
    • Tre’mon Morris-Brash paces the team with 2.0 sacks, and also has 3.0 TFL and 11 tackles.
    • Jason Johnson, UCF’s top tackler, has 24 tackles this year.
    • Divaad Wilson has a team-leading one interception to go along with nine tackles and one pass defended.

    SMU Betting Insights

    • SMU has covered the spread once in four games this season.
    • SMU has gone over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    SMU Stats & Insights

    • SMU’s offense has been thriving, compiling 506.3 total yards per game (14th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 89th by giving up 400.0 total yards per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, SMU is accumulating 38.5 points per game (35th-ranked). It ranks 70th in the FBS defensively (25.5 points given up per game).
    • SMU’s pass offense has been excelling, racking up 353.0 passing yards per contest (seventh-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 66th by surrendering 219.5 passing yards per game.
    • SMU has been struggling in run defense, ranking 25th-worst with 180.5 rushing yards surrendered per game. It has been better offensively, regstering 153.3 rushing yards per contest (81st-ranked).
    • SMU’s third-down offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 18th-best in the FBS with a 51.5% third-down conversion rate. In terms of defense, it is ceding a 30.5% third-down rate, which ranks 36th.
    • With seven forced turnovers (27th in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (124th in the FBS) this season, SMU ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -3.

    SMU’s Best Players

    • Tanner Mordecai has compiled 1,385 yards (346.3 yards per game) while completing 58.4% of his passes and tossing 12 touchdown passes with five interceptions this season.
    • Tre Siggers has rushed for 200 yards on 50 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground.
    • Velton Gardner has taken 25 carries and totaled 161 yards.
    • Rice has collected 34 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 565 (141.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 57 times and has four touchdowns.
    • Jake Bailey has 12 receptions (on 13 targets) for a total of 205 yards (51.3 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Jordan Kerley’s seven targets have resulted in six catches for 133 yards and one touchdown.
    • Nelson Paul, the team’s tackle and sacks leader, has amassed 3.0 sacks, 1.0 TFL and 17 tackles.
    • Stephon Wright has a team-high one interception to go along with 0.5 sacks and one pass defended.

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