Central Florida and Navy Clash in AAC Football Action

Central Florida Knights Football

Central Florida and Navy Should be a Shootout

The 20th-ranked Central Florida Knights and the Navy Midshipmen meet on Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. These American Athletic Conference rivals will kick-off at 3:30 pm EST. CBS Sports Network will have all the action.

High-scoring and Eastern Division Leader, Central Florida and  West division foe Navy have offenses that are enough to create plenty of sleepless nights for opposing defensive coordinators. Navy and its option-oriented offense and Central Florida with its spread option attack are expected to put up a lot of points today.

Oddsmakers have Central Florida at 10-point favorites. The total is at 65.5. This line opened at UCF as 6-point favorites.

Navy Poses Special Challenges for Central Florida

The Midshipmen, under 10th-year coach Ken Niumatalolo, are averaging 6.2 yards per carry as a team. They lead the nation with an average of 397.5 rushing yards.

Navy is averaging 35.5 points per game. Navy was ranked 25th last week before falling 30-27 on Saturday at Memphis. Quarterback Zach Abey lost three fumbles and had two passes intercepted.

It was the most turnovers for Navy since making six against Boston College nearly 15 years ago.

Abey is a definitive threat on the ground. He has carried 183 times for 1,016 yards and 12 scores.

Central Florida Looks to Keep Offense Rolling

Central Florida is averaging a nation’s best 50.6 points per game. They are coming off a 63-21 home shellacking of East Carolina on Saturday.

Quarterback McKenzie Milton completed 21 of 27 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns. Greg McCrae ran six times for 67 yards. Mike Hughes returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown against ECU. Milton’s passing efficiency rating of 203.6 ranks second nationally behind Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield.

 

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Central Florida5-05-050.6016.8033.83-02-03-22-11-1
Navy5-14-235.5028.007.51-23-02-42-10-3
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
UCF10.819.83-9.03
NAVY13.514.22-0.72
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
UCF15.4711.154.32
NAVY28.8813.7215.16
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
UCF5.763.672.09
NAVY6.194.521.67
Team Records

Central Florida Knights

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall5-03-02-05-03-02-050.6016.8033.80
vs Conf3-02-01-03-02-01-051.3319.0032.33
Last 33-02-01-03-02-01-051.3319.0032.33
Navy Midshipmen
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall5-13-02-14-21-23-035.5028.007.50
vs Conf3-12-01-13-11-12-030.7526.004.75
Last 32-11-01-12-10-12-035.3332.003.33

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense50.60128.0082
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense276.0027244.3396
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense195.5039196.3399
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense35.503016.8014
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense90.33127216.5049
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense411.33177.5013

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Central Florida
Navy

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
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NCAA Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Central Florida Knights

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 14, 2017E.CAR63-21W-35/70W/O2353656001871603470H
Oct 7, 2017CINCIN51-23W-15/52.5W/O141374515113278391-1A
Sep 30, 2017MEMPHS40-13W-5.5/68.5W/U35025360375321396-3H
Sep 23, 2017MARYL38-10W5/61.5W/U25017842842155197-2A
Aug 31, 2017FIU61-17W-17/56W/O148439587134201335-2H

Navy Midshipmen

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 14, 2017MEMPHS27-30L3.5/73W/U314203341182793974A
Oct 7, 2017AIRFOR48-45W-9.5/52L/O47186557340281621-2H
Sep 30, 2017TULSA31-21W-8.5/70.5W/U421905112291153441A
Sep 23, 2017CINCIN42-32W-7/52W/O56953622583814390H
Sep 9, 2017TULANE23-21W-8/48.5L/U194132326191712622H

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Next up:
UCF home to Austin Peay Saturday, October 28
Navy at Temple Thursday, November 2

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