The UCF Knights vs. Florida International Golden Panthers picks are some of the toughest to make on the 2013 NCAA football schedule, and today, we are making our college football picks and predictions and trying to beat the CFB odds here at Cappers Info.
Week 2 CFB Picks: UCF Knights @ Florida International Golden Panthers
Date: Friday, August 6th, 8:00 ET
Location: FIU Stadium, Miami, FL
Week 2 Betting Odds: UCF -22.5 (51)
UCF vs. Florida International Live TV Coverage: CBS Sports Network
An easy call here for sure in the Sunshine State between two teams that are clearly headed in opposite directions. The argument could be made that UCF really isn’t quite as good as a 38-7 win over the Akron Zips suggests. We don’t believe that argument to be the case, as we really do think that this team is flat out one of the better teams in the AAC this season and is one of the few that really could challenge the Louisville Cardinals. There is no argument though, that FIU has any business being on the same field as a number of these other significantly better teams, and the truth of the matter is that the final score against the Maryland Terrapins should have been significantly worse than 43-10 last week.
The first team offense for the Golden Panthers, one which has very few returners from a season ago, was atrocious, and the defense wasn’t much better last week. FIU only has five returning starters from last year and it is definitely already showing. The team was outgained by 405 yards in the loss. UCF really took its foot off of the gas pedal after going up 21-0 on the Zips in the second quarter last Thursday night. It will eventually slow it down in this one a well, but not before opening up that three-touchdown lead once again. QB Blake Bortles is coming off of a tremendous first game of the season, and he’ll build on that with another three or four touchdowns. The Knights will simply outclass what might be the worst team in FBS football right now.
UCF vs. Florida International Pick: UCF Knights -22.5
UCF @ Florida International Score Prediction: UCF 44 – Florida International 7