UCF vs Pitt: Can UCF Extend Their Winning Streak to 17?

Well here we are another Saturday in college football, and another team will line up and try to stop UCF.  This weeks victim is the Pitt Panthers as they travel to Orlando. This is UCF’s first opportunity to play a “power 5” school this season. Due to their game against UNC being washed out by hurricane Florence.  Pitt comes in off a 38-35 loss to UNC last Saturday while UCF comes off a 56-36 victory over FAU. Having already exceeded their longest win streak of all time the Knights will look to push the envelope and win number 17 in a row. If they manage to do that and some teams in front of them fall we could see the UCF Knights in the top 10 when the new polls come out.

Keys to Victory

The QB play of McKenzie Milton as always is vital for UCF’s success. If he can move around and move the pocket as he did against UConn and FAU, then they will have success. If he plays like he did against South Carolina State, it could certainly be trouble for the Knights.

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UCF continues to get production out of guys like Tre Nixon, and Dredrick Snelson and teams still have to worry about Adrian Killins Jr. Pitt will have their hands full, and I don’t see them being able to stop the UCF offense.

Pitt’s run game has been sporadic depending on how the game is going for them. So UCF’s defense, who struggled to contain Devin Singletary last week, should have a bit easier go this week. Pitt’s offense is averaging 24.8 Points per Game and about 361 yards per game. UCF, on the other hand, is averaging 50 points per game and is 5th in the nation in Total Yardage with 587.7 yards per game.

Prediction

This game will go much like the FAU or the UConn game. It will be close early on as the teams feel each other out. But in the long run, Pitt does not have the firepower nor staying power to hang with UCF. Final score UCF 51- Pitt 21.

 

See you at the game!

 

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