UCF Knights (3-2) vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (1-4)
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 8:00PM EST
Line: Central Florida (UCF) -5.5
The UCF Knights come into this game after one of their best performances of the season last week against UAB. The team defeated their conference rivals 7-42, with their running game doing most of the damage. Jeffrey Godfrey had a great game, running for 80 yards and passing for 137. The team’s running back, Ronnie Weaver sealed the deal with his rushing of 50 yards for two touchdowns. The Marshall Thundering Herd are coming off a bye week. Their last game was a 41 to 16 loss to Southern Miss. The team’s leading receiver, Antavious Wilson will look to rebound after his weak outing in his last game, consisting of only three catches for 59 yards.
Keys to the Game:
- The UCF Knights’ quarterback, Jeffrey Godfrey did a much better limiting his turnovers. His two interceptions against Kansas State three weeks ago had him sitting in the bench. It looks like he’s getting it together; he should be able to continue his careful play against a struggling Marshall defense.
- Brian Anderson needs to back to his comfort zone when airing the ball out. The 6’3’’ senior has passed for 880 yards and eight touchdowns this season. His final line read for 7/16, 30 yards and a touchdown, after sharing snaps with the second string quarterback.
- Marshall is having a terrible season thus far. They’re ranked 100th in the nation in scoring, averaging only 19.2 points per game. They’ve also been allowing opponents to average 35.4 points against their defense this season.
Central Florida are coming off a fiery win last weekend, they head to Edwards Stadium to thrash a struggling Marshall squad. UCF should continue to ride off their running game and they will have no problem finding the holes in this Marshall defense.
Free Pick: Central Florida (UCF) -5.5