Free College Football Picks Today: South Florida Bulls vs University of Central Florida Knights 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: South Florida Bulls vs University of Central Florida Knights 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The No. 25 University of Central Florida Knights (8-3, 5-2 AAC) and University of South Florida Bulls (1-10, 0-7 AAC) face off Saturday at Raymond James Stadium for their regular season finales. The Knights are 19.5-point favorites, and the total is 68.

UCF is coming off a tight 17-14 loss to Navy at FBC Mortgage Stadium last Saturday. Mikey Keene was 8 of 15 for 123 yards and a touchdown. Isaiah Bowser ran 10 times for 64 yards. Javon Baker caught six passes for 101 yards and a touchdown.

South Florida dropped a ninth straight game last Friday, falling 48-42 to Tulsa at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. Byrum Brown threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns.

Brian Battie carried 19 times for 169 yards and a touchdown. Sean Atkins also scored once. He hauled in nine receptions for 115 yards.


The Knights won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 17-13 victory in November, their fifth straight win against South Florida. Mikey Keene threw one touchdown for UCF.


The Knights are averaging 33.9 points per game for the season, 31st in FBS, and they are facing a Bulls defense that has surrendered 40.7 PPG (130th). Meanwhile, South Florida has scored 27.0 points a game this season, 77th in the country, and UCF is allowing 19.7 PPG (21st).

The Knights rank as one of the country’s top teams in rushing yards per game (234.5, 7th), while they are 49th in passing yards (246.6). They will look to take advantage on the ground, as the Bulls are 128th in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (224.7).

Against the pass, South Florida is 128th (289.3).South Florida is 105th in the country in passing yards per game (197.7) and 39th in rushing (188.8), while the Knights are allowing 218.6 passing yards (55th) and 135.7 rushing yards per game (48th).


Through 10 games, John Rhys Plumlee has thrown for 12 touchdowns (7 INT) and 212.2 yards per game to lead UCF in passing. In three away games this season, he has two TDs (4 INT) and an average of 255.7 yards passing.

John Rhys Plumlee also leads the team in rushing with an average of 71.5 yards per game. He has nine touchdowns on the ground. Javon Baker is the Knights’ leading receiver with 59.9 yards a game and five TDs.

Gerry Bohanon has six passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 152.9 yards per game through seven games to lead South Florida. In four home games this season, he has thrown for four TDs (2 INT) and an average of 188.2 yards.

Brian Battie has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 94.7 yards a game through 11 games. He has seven touchdowns. Xavier Weaver has been the primary target in the Bulls’ passing game. He has six touchdowns and a 79.8 yard per game average through nine appearances.


South Florida is looking to end a three-game losing run at home this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

UCF -20 (-110)

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