East Carolina Pirates VS UCF Knights

College Football 12:00 PM ET

Saturday

09/26/2020

ESPN+

Spread: UCF Knights -24.5

Over/Under: 76

UCF Knights vs East Carolina Pirates 9/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

UCF Knights vs East Carolina Pirates 9/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

UCF Knights vs East Carolina Pirates 9/26/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The UCF Knights will be tackling ball carriers against the East Carolina Pirates at the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 12:00 PM ET. No.14 UCF comes into this American Athletic Conference showdown after dominating the game versus Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets with a score of 49-21. QB Dillon Gabriel was the main man in that victory, as the quarterback threw for 417 yards and scored 4 TDs.

QB Dillon Gabriel passed for 417 yards and scored 4 touchdowns with one interception in leading UCF to victory. Running Back Otis Anderson rushed for 88 yards and nailed 1 TD, while Wide Receiver Marlon Williams caught 10 passes at a range of 154 yards. WR Williams added two touchdowns in the winning effort. The Knights posted 8 key players who will not play in this game. Quarterback M. Milton (knee), Running Backs G. McCrae (foot), T. Coles (Achilles), Offensive Lineman P. Boudreaux (concussion), Defensive Backs E. Benoit (personal reason), D. Dawson (personal reason), Defensive Lineman K. Wilson (personal reasons), and Wide Receiver T. Nixon (collarbone) will not be rushing to touchdown today.

UCF Knights vs East Carolina Pirates Predictions 9/26/2020

Meanwhile, East Carolina will be playing versus UCF in the American Athletic Conference after the postponement of their game 1 against Marshall because of COVID 19 problem. QB Holton Ahlers is back to play with the Pirates, and the strong-armed quarterback will always be a threat to the opponent’s secondary defense. Wide Receivers CJ Johnson, Blake Proehl, and Tyler Snead are among the top six of East Carolina’s receiving corps who are back from last season. The three receivers contributed a combined 174 catches and scored 13 TDs last year. RB Demetrius Mauney was the leader in rushing for 446 yards.

On defense, the Panthers don’t have the luxury of having a big man (averaging 270 lbs.) in their walls. Linebacker Xavier Smith recorded 81 tackles to lead the defensive wall. LB Gerald Stringer will be playing outside in support of Smith. In the secondary, Sophomore Ja’Quan McMillian and CB Nigel Knott are back to guard both corners for East Carolina. Safeties DaVondre Robinson and Juan Powell are also back in the secondary defense. The Pirates will be missing Offensive Lineman A. Jones in this match-up due to eligibility problems. 

UCF Knights vs. East Carolina Pirates. The NCAAF Pick for this match-up is UCF -24.5. The UCF Knights are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 contests against East Carolina, and the OVER has cashed in 4 of the Knights’ last 5 outings in September. Meanwhile, the East Carolina Pirates are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games at home. The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Pirates’ last 6 assignments. The UFC Knights will trample the Pirates to a predicted score of 52-26.

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NCAAF Starting Time: 12:00 PM ET

Location: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020

TV: ESPN+

NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: UCF Knights -24.5

NCAAF Totals: 76

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