Thursday’s Free College Football Picks: Rutgers vs Central Florida (11/21/13)

Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Central Florida Knights
Date and Time: Thursday 11/21/13 at 7:30pm on ESPN

Game Line: Central Florida -17 (from JustBet)
Over/Under: 57.5
Thursday NCAA Football Analysis: After their latest thrilling comeback, the 17th ranked Knights will try to remain on top of the AAC and keep their BCS Bowl hopes alive when they host Rutgers on Thursday night.  UCF appeared it might suffer a big loss to the American Athletic Conference’s worst team, Temple, on Saturday until pulling out a 39-36 win late in the fourth quarter.  UCF’s fourth second half comeback this season moved their team to 8-1 for the first time in school history and they’re now 5-0 in conference with Louisville and Cincinnati both 5-1.  Their offense has been constantly improving this season, they gained a season high 657 yards against Temple and quarterback Blake Bortles passed for a career best 404 yards and four touchdowns.  Running back Storm Johnson has had back-to-back 100 yard rushing games making UCF one of the most well balanced offensive teams in the conference.  Rutgers has given up more than 600 yards in two of their last three games and they need one more win to become bowl eligible.  Rutgers is also going through some off the field issues, freshman defensive back Jevon Tyree left the team last week after accusing defensive coordinator Dave Cohen of verbal abuse and physical threats which has become a theme in Rutgers athletics in the last eight months.  Rutgers run and pass balance is not far behind UCF’s but their defense is significantly worse.  They’ve allowed 49 or more points 5 times this season and they don’t have the offensive weapons to keep up when their opponents are scoring at will.  There’s no reason to think this won’t be the case in this game.  These two teams are headed in polar opposite directions and UCF wants to win the AAC in their inaugural season they should march all over the Scarlet Knights on Thursday night.
Rutgers at Central Florida Free NCAA Football Picks: Central Florida -17 and over 57.5
Rutgers at Central Florida Game Prediction: 41-20 Central Florida
What to expect in this week 13 NCAA Football match up: Rutgers is not a team built to come from behind, especially on the road in a big conference game.  If Central Florida can get a few scores on the board early in this one it will be a long night for a Rutgers defense that gives up too many points.  Rutgers doesn’t have any big play weapons on the outside and they’re going to need some quick strike ability to stay with in this number at UCF.  The Knights have been one of the most under rated teams all season and they continue to get value only laying 17 points against a Rutgers team that has gotten worse as the season has gone on.

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