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    One of the top wideouts in college football will be on display when Rashee Rice and the SMU Mustangs (2-2) visit the UCF Knights (3-1) on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

    The Knights are the favorites (-3.5) in their matchup versus the Mustangs, with the over/under at 64.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Knights are -165 and the Mustangs are +140.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for UCF vs. SMU

    • Game Day: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • 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 -110 -110 64.5 -110 -110 -165 +140

    UCF Betting Insights

    • SMU is 1-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • SMU has gone over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    UCF Stats & Insights

    • UCF sports the 26th-ranked defense this year (315.0 yards allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 22nd-best with a tally of 481.3 yards per game.
    • UCF ranks 47th in points scored this year (34.3 points per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 10th-best in the FBS with 13.5 points allowed per game.
    • UCF ranks 98th in passing yards this season (206.8 per game), but has been shining on defense, ranking 17th-best in the FBS with 168.3 passing yards allowed per game.
    • UCF sports the 73rd-ranked defense this season in terms of rushing yards (146.8 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with 274.5 rushing yards per game.
    • Defensively, UCF has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 11th-best by allowing a 26.8% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 38th (46.2% third-down conversion rate).
    • With four forced turnovers (105th in the FBS) against six turnovers committed (61st in the FBS), UCF (-2) owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    UCF’s Best Players

    • John Rhys Plumlee has thrown for 827 yards, completing 59% of his passes and collecting five touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He’s also run for 390 yards (97.5 ypg) on 68 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • This season, Isaiah Bowser has carried the ball 70 times for 237 yards (59.3 per game) and five touchdowns.
    • Javon Baker’s leads his squad with 257 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 18 receptions (out of 33 targets) and scored two touchdowns.
    • Ryan O’Keefe has reeled in 15 passes while averaging 34.0 yards per game.
    • Alec Holler has compiled four receptions for 115 yards, an average of 28.8 yards per game..
    • Tre’mon Morris-Brash has 2.0 sacks to pace the team, and also has 3.0 TFL and 11 tackles.
    • Jason Johnson, UCF’s leading tackler, has 24 tackles this year.
    • Divaad Wilson has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has nine tackles and one pass defended to his name.

    SMU Betting Insights

    • SMU is 1-3-0 against the spread this year.
    • SMU has hit the over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    SMU Stats & Insights

    • SMU’s offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 12th-best in the FBS with 506.3 total yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is giving up 400.0 total yards per game, which ranks 86th.
    • In terms of points scored SMU ranks 29th in the FBS (38.5 points per game), and it is 68th on defense (25.5 points allowed per game).
    • SMU’s pass offense has been consistently moving the chains, posting 353.0 passing yards per game (sixth-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 59th by giving up 219.5 passing yards per game.
    • SMU ranks 76th in the FBS with 153.3 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 104th with 180.5 rushing yards surrendered per contest on defense.
    • SMU’s third-down offense has been dominant, posting a 51.5% third-down conversion percentage (14th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 29th by allowing a 30.5% third-down rate.
    • With seven forced turnovers (42nd in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (114th in the FBS) this season, SMU ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -3.

    SMU’s Best Players

    • Tanner Mordecai leads SMU with 1,385 yards on 97-of-166 passing with 12 touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season.
    • Tre Siggers has carried the ball 50 times for 200 yards, with four touchdowns.
    • Velton Gardner has collected 161 yards (on 25 carries).
    • Rice paces his squad with 565 receiving yards on 34 receptions with four touchdowns.
    • Jake Bailey has caught 12 passes and compiled 205 receiving yards (51.3 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Jordan Kerley’s six catches (on seven targets) have netted him 133 yards (33.3 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Nelson Paul, the team’s tackle and sacks leader, has collected 3.0 sacks, 1.0 TFL and 17 tackles.
    • Nick Roberts has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has eight tackles and one pass defended to his name.
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