Temple +14 3.3% play / Temple +447 1% play
Temple needs this game big time if they are going to go to a bowl game with 5 wins and they have an extra day to prepare. Central Florida is undefeated and playing with a ton of pressure. Not only do they have a bit of a look ahead with South Florida next week waiting for them, but their head coach Scott Frost is being rumored for the Florida head coaching jobs and others. We have seen this before before Justin Fuente and Tom Herman the last two years took on bigger jobs at Virginia Tech and Texas their team were big favorites and lost outright.
Temple is playing their best football right now and it's the offense that is playing well over the last 3 games 6.6 yards per play which would put them top 20. It's no surprise that happened when they went to Frank Nutile at QB who is playing well and the run game also benefited with two 200+ rushing yard games out of their last 3. Defensively they are the best defense that Central Florida has faced all year.
UCF has not faced a top 60 defense all year. Temple is a defense that can get to the QB they currently rank 15th in sack rate and are even better at home. That's something that QB that Central Florida could struggle with here. They have faced just one team in the top 50 in sack rate (SMU) and they forced UCF into 3 TO's. Central Florida +11 on the season relies on winning the turnover margin to win games. Their defense has shown holes in their last two games, and in their last two road games the offense only put up 31 points in each. Who did they face in those road games? The 112th, and 118th ranked defense form a yards per play allowed perspective. Temple comes in ranking 56th.
Subscribe on iTunes