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One of the top running backs in college football will be featured when John Rhys Plumlee and the UCF Knights (6-2) visit the Memphis Tigers (4-4) on Saturday, November 5, 2022.
The Tigers are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3.5), versus the Knights (with an over/under of 58.5 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for UCF vs. Memphis
- Game Day: Saturday, November 5, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: Memphis, Florida
- Stadium: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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UCF Betting Insights
- Memphis has a 3-5-0 record against the spread this year.
- Memphis has a 1-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3.5 points or more this year.
- The teams have hit the over in seven of Memphis’ eight games with a set total.
UCF Stats & Insights
- UCF sports the 42nd-ranked defense this year (352.5 yards allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking fifth-best with a tally of 509.6 yards per game.
- UCF has been surging on both offense and defense, ranking 24th-best in scoring offense (35.8 points per game) and 16th-best in scoring defense (17.6 points allowed per game).
- UCF ranks 43rd in pass offense (265.9 passing yards per game) and 73rd in pass defense (234.9 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
- Offensively, UCF has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking eighth-best in the FBS by putting up 243.8 per game. The Knights rank 28th on defense (117.6 rushing yards allowed per game).
- On offense, UCF has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 21st-best in the FBS by averaging a 48.7% third-down conversion rate. The defense ranks 29th on defense (33.3% third-down conversion rate allowed).
- UCF has forced six total turnovers (122nd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 12 times (72nd in the FBS) for -6a turnover margin of -6, 100th-ranked in college football.
UCF’s Best Players
- Plumlee leads UCF with 1,883 yards (235.4 ypg) on 139-of-216 passing with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He also has 518 rushing yards on 107 carries while scoring seven touchdowns on the ground.
- This season, Isaiah Bowser has carried the ball 115 times for 445 yards (55.6 per game) and 11 touchdowns, while also racking up 121 yards through the air.
- Javon Baker’s leads his squad with 466 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 33 catches (out of 54 targets) and scored two touchdowns.
- Ryan O’Keefe has hauled in 39 receptions totaling 461 yards, finding the end zone four times as a receiver so far this campaign.
- Kobe Hudson’s 17 grabs have turned into 333 yards and two touchdowns.
- Tre’mon Morris-Brash has racked up 5.0 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up 6.0 TFL and 28 tackles.
- Jason Johnson is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 62 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 0.5 sacks.
- Divaad Wilson has a team-high two interceptions to go along with 23 tackles and three passes defended.
Memphis Betting Insights
- Memphis’ ATS record is 3-5-0 this season.
- Memphis has a 1-2 record against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this year.
- Memphis games have gone over the point total in seven out of eight opportunities (87.5%).
Memphis Stats & Insights
- In terms of total offense, Memphis ranks 52nd in the FBS (419.5 total yards per game) and 97th defensively (410.1 total yards allowed per game).
- In terms of points scored Memphis ranks 31st in the FBS (34.6 points per game), and it is 104th on defense (31.1 points allowed per game).
- Memphis has been struggling in pass defense, ranking 10th-worst with 283.5 passing yards surrendered per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, regstering 284.6 passing yards per contest (27th-ranked).
- In terms of rushing, Memphis ranks 86th in the FBS on offense (134.9 rushing yards per game) and 43rd on the other side of the ball (126.6 rushing yards allowed per game).
- Memphis ranks 56th in third-down conversion rate (40.9%) on offense, but it has been worse defensively, ranking 23rd-worst in the FBS with a 44.2% third-down percentage allowed.
- Memphis has accumulated 13 forced turnovers (42nd in the FBS) and committed 10 turnovers (42nd in the FBS) this season for a +3 turnover margin that ranks 41st in the FBS.
Memphis’ Best Players
- Seth Henigan has thrown for 2,236 yards on 64.9% passing while collecting 15 touchdown passes with five interceptions this season. He’s also run for 220 yards with three scores.
- Asa Martin has carried the ball 47 times for 282 yards, with three touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 17 catches for 151 yards and one touchdown.
- Jevyon Ducker has racked up 59 carries and totaled 264 yards with two touchdowns.
- Caden Prieskorn has collected 31 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 378 (47.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 44 times and has six touchdowns.
- Eddie Lewis has put together a 342-yard season so far with four touchdowns. He’s caught 25 passes on 42 targets.
- Gabriel Rogers’ 30 targets have resulted in 23 catches for 318 yards.
- Cormontae Hamilton paces the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has 4.0 TFL and 25 tackles.
- Xavier Cullens, Memphis’ tackle leader, has 58 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two interceptions this year.
- Quindell Johnson has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 48 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and four passes defended to his name.