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At 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, the UCF Knights (4-1) are at home against the Temple Owls (2-3).
The Knights are very big favorites (currently -24.5) in their game versus the Owls, with the over/under being 46 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Knights are -4833 and the Owls are +1400.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for UCF vs. Temple
- Game Day: Thursday, October 13, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Stadium: FBC Mortgage Stadium
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UCF Betting Insights
- So far this year, Temple has put together a 3-2-0 record against the spread.
- One of Temple’s five games with a set total has hit the over (20%).
UCF Stats & Insights
- UCF ranks 43rd in total defense this year (347.2 yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on offense, ranking 17th-best in the FBS with 481.8 total yards per game.
- UCF owns the 32nd-ranked offense this year (35.6 points per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 13th-best with only 14.6 points allowed per game.
- On offense, UCF ranks 82nd in the FBS with 230.2 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 45th in passing yards allowed per contest (207.2).
- UCF ranks 66th in run defense this season (140.0 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on offense, ranking fourth-best in the FBS with 251.6 rushing yards per game.
- UCF ranks 46th in third-down conversion rate this season (44.3%), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking seventh-best in the FBS with a 26.4% third-down conversion rate allowed.
- UCF owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at even, forcing six turnovers (96th in the FBS) while turning it over six times (38th in the FBS).
UCF’s Best Players
- John Rhys Plumlee leads UCF with 1,143 yards (228.6 ypg) on 89-of-146 passing with seven touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He also has 417 rushing yards on 79 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
- Isaiah Bowser has been handed the ball 85 times this year and racked up 299 yards (59.8 per game) with eight touchdowns.
- Javon Baker has hauled in 24 catches for 395 yards (79.0 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 caught 21 passes for 253 yards (50.6 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
- Alec Holler’s seven grabs have yielded 123 yards.
- Tre’mon Morris-Brash has 3.0 sacks to lead the team, and also has 3.0 TFL and 18 tackles.
- Jason Johnson, UCF’s top tackler, has 32 tackles this year.
- Divaad Wilson has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 15 tackles and two passes defended.
Temple Betting Insights
- Temple’s ATS record is 3-2-0 this year.
- Temple has hit the over in one of five games with a set total (20%).
Temple Stats & Insights
- Offensively, Temple is bottom-25, accumulating just 282.8 total yards per game (ninth-worst). Fortunately, it is thriving on the other side of the ball, giving up 280.2 total yards per contest (14th-best).
- Offensively, Temple is bottom-25, generating only 15.0 points per game (fifth-worst). Fortunately, it is dominating on the other side of the ball, ceding just 16.8 points per contest (20th-best).
- While Temple’s pass offense has had trouble moving the chains, ranking 23rd-worst with 199.0 passing yards per game, its defense ranks third-best with only 149.0 passing yards surrendered per contest.
- Temple’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling 83.8 rushing yards per game, which ranks sixth-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 50th with 131.2 rushing yards allowed per contest.
- Temple ranks fifth-worst in third-down conversion percentage (26.5%), but at least it has been shutting down opposing offenses on defense, ranking sixth-best in third-down rate allowed (25.0%).
- With three forced turnovers (123rd in the FBS) and 13 turnovers committed (121st in the FBS) this season, Temple ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -10.
Temple’s Best Players
- E.J. Warner has compiled 806 yards on 56.9% passing while tossing five touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Darvon Hubbard, has carried the ball 32 times for 125 yards (25.0 per game) with one touchdown.
- Edward Saydee has run for 119 yards across 42 attempts, scoring one touchdown.
- Jose Barbon has hauled in 317 receiving yards on 21 receptions to pace his squad so far this season.
- Adonicas Sanders has caught 21 passes and compiled 293 receiving yards (58.6 per game) with one touchdown.
- Jordan Smith’s 11 targets have resulted in eight grabs for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
- Layton Jordan has 4.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 8.0 TFL, 18 tackles, and one interception.
- Kobe Wilson is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s collected 31 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks.
- Alex Odom has a team-high one interception to go along with 22 tackles and one pass defended.