Analysis & Predictions: Houston vs UCF 11/25/2023

Analysis & Predictions: Houston vs UCF 11/25/2023

November 21, 2023


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The UCF Knights (5-6) and the Houston Cougars (4-7) will square off at FBC Mortgage Stadium on Saturday, November 25th. In the programs’ 11-year history, Houston and UCF will compete for the eleventh time, starting in 2005. Even though both schools were co-members of the American Athletic Conference until entering the Big 12 on July 1, this Saturday is their first game after a 1,120-day break, which occurred on October 31, 2020.


The UCF Knights must triumph in this game to qualify for the bowl. Last week, the UCF Knights fell to Texas Tech by a single point. John Rhys Plumlee has completed 1,820 yards, 12 touchdowns, as well as 8 interceptions on 61% of his throws. Xavier Townsend boasts 26 receptions, while Javon Baker and Kobe Hudson have accounted for 1,662 receiving yards along with 13 touchdowns. RJ Harvey leads the UCF Knights running offense having 1,160 yards along with 14 touchdowns, for an average of 234.1 yards per contest. UCF is giving up 404.9 yards and 26.5 points per match on defense. Tre’mon Morris-Brash boasts 8.5 sacks, Nikai Martinez features a trio of interceptions, and Jason Johnson paces the UCF Knights in tackles with 94.



Houston has to prevail because they’ve dropped their previous four games. Houston has suffered back-to-back losses against OK State and Cincinnati. Donovan Smith has completed 2,640 yards, 21 touchdowns, along with 12 interceptions on 64.7% of his throws. Matthew Golden had 38 receptions, while Joseph Manjack IV and Samuel Brown worked together for 1,318 yards of reception alongside 9 touchdowns. Parker Jenkins tops the Houston Cougars rushing game with 456 yards and three touchdowns, for an average of 121 yards per contest. Houston’s defense gives up 419.2 yards and 31.9 points per match. Isaiah Hamilton boasts 4 interceptions, Nelson Ceaser possesses 9.5 sacks, and Adari Haulcy tops the Houston Cougars in tackles with 84.


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Houston vs UCF Game Information


  • Date: 11/25/2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Location: Bright House Networks Stadium.
  • How to Watch Houston vs UCF: ESPN
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