UCF @ No. 17 Memphis
Current Records: UCF 2-1; Memphis 1-1
What to Know
The UCF Knights are 4-0 against the Memphis Tigers since September of 2017, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. UCF will take on Memphis at 3:30 p.m. ET at Liberty Bowl Memorial after a week off. If the contest is anything like the Knights' 56-41 victory from their previous meeting December of 2018, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.
UCF was hampered by 134 penalty yards against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane two weeks ago. UCF came up short against Tulsa, falling 34-26. UCF was up 16-2 at the end of the first quarter but couldn't hold on to the lead. QB Dillon Gabriel put forth a good effort for the losing side as he passed for one TD and 330 yards on 51 attempts.
Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for the Tigers as they fell 30-27 to the SMU Mustangs two weeks ago. No one had a standout game offensively for Memphis, but they got scores from WR Calvin Austin III, TE Sean Dykes, and WR Tahj Washington. QB Brady White ended the matchup strong with a streak of 13 complete passes.
This next game is expected to be close, with UCF going off at just a 2.5-point favorite. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
With the two teams each stumbling in off of a defeat, both will be hungry for the win. With a combined 1,,040 yards of offense in their previous games, we can expect a fast-paced matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial -- Memphis,, Tennessee
- TV: ABC
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $35.00
The Knights are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Tigers, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Knights as a 3-point favorite.
UCF have won all of the games they've played against Memphis in the last six years.
- Dec 01, 2018 - UCF 56 vs. Memphis 41
- Oct 13, 2018 - UCF 31 vs. Memphis 30
- Dec 02, 2017 - UCF 62 vs. Memphis 55
- Sep 30, 2017 - UCF 40 vs. Memphis 13