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#22 UCF vs. UConn: Preview and Prediction

UCF looks to start a new streak as they take on the Huskies at home.

NCAA Football: Connecticut at Central Florida Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time in nearly three years, UCF is going to have to take the field after a regular season loss. The Knights most certainly have a sour taste in their mouth after the Pitt game. Unfortunately for UConn, they’re going to be on the receiving end of UCF’s fury. How will the Knights bounce back as conference play begins?


Kickoff: 7:00 pm

Location: Spectrum Stadium - Orlando, Florida

TV: ESPN2

Commentary: Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Lauren Sisler

Radio: FM 96.9 The Game

Series: UCF leads 4-2

Odds: UCF -44, O/U 64.5 (OddsShark)


UConn Coming In

It’s no secret that UConn has been one of the worst programs over the last four seasons. Since 2016, the Huskies are just 8-31 including three losses to UCF. While they played Illinois strong earlier in the season, they were completely steamrolled by Indiana last week in a 38-3 loss moving them to 1-2 on the season.


#UCFierce vs. UConn’s Offense

UConn is averaging a mere 16.7 points per game on offense which is 125th in the nation. They’re also 127th in total yards per game, 128th in yards per play, and 122nd in yards per carry. I don’t believe that UConn is going to put up any better of a fight than FAMU did earlier in the season. Through three games, the Huskies have yet to even throw for a touchdown. This will be a good chance for the UCF defense to get their feet back under them and gain some confidence back after a disappointing performance last week.


#UCFast vs. UConn’s Defense

UConn’s defense has definitely been the strongest unit of that football team. Even though they’re giving up 30 points per game, they’re top 40 in yards allowed. With Wagner, Illinois, and Indiana being the only teams the Huskies have faced this year, they really haven’t been tested by a good offense. UCF’s offense is going to have their way with this team and I can potentially see all four quarterbacks getting playing time at some point throughout this game.


Prediction

UCF 62, UConn 10