UCF UCF Knights 37
UCF Knights UCF Overall (7-0)
ATS (5-1)
O/U (2-4)
October 20 2018
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Clear 64F
Humidity: 94%
Wind: N 0 mph
ECU East Carolina Pirates 10
East Carolina Pirates East Carolina Overall (2-5)
ATS (2-4)
O/U (3-3)
Final
Money Line Total: 65 Spread ATS
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315 UCF Knights -2000 Under -110 -22 Cover: 5
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316 East Carolina Pirates +1000 Over -110 UNDER: 47
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Final
Money Line Total: 65 Spread ATS
315 UCF -2000 Under: -110 -22 Cover: 5
316 ECU +1000 Over: -110 UNDER: 47
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
10/20/2018
5:30 PM
UCF
-2000
ECU
+1000
10/20/2018
3:03 PM
UCF
-2000
ECU
+1000
10/20/2018
2:42 PM
UCF
-2000
ECU
+1000
10/17/2018
11:51 PM
UCF
-2000
ECU
+1000
10/17/2018
6:57 PM
UCF
-2000
ECU
+1000
10/17/2018
2:12 PM
UCF
-2000
ECU
+1000
10/17/2018
11:30 AM
UCF
-2000
ECU
+1000
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
10/20/2018
5:30 PM
UCF(-22)
-110
ECU
-110
10/20/2018
3:03 PM
UCF(-21.5)
-110
ECU
-110
10/20/2018
2:42 PM
UCF(-21.5)
-110
ECU
-110
10/17/2018
11:51 PM
UCF(-21.5)
-110
ECU
-110
10/17/2018
6:57 PM
UCF(-21.5)
-110
ECU
-110
10/17/2018
2:12 PM
UCF(-21.5)
-110
ECU
-110
10/17/2018
11:30 AM
UCF(-21.5)
-110
ECU
-110
10/17/2018
11:03 AM
UCF(-21.5)
-110
ECU
-110
10/15/2018
2:45 PM
UCF(-21.5)
-110
ECU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
10/20/2018
5:30 PM
65
-110
65
-110
10/20/2018
3:03 PM
65
-110
65
-110
10/20/2018
2:42 PM
65½
-110
65½
-110
10/17/2018
11:51 PM
64½
-110
64½
-110
10/17/2018
6:57 PM
65
-110
65
-110
10/17/2018
2:12 PM
65½
-110
65½
-110
10/17/2018
11:30 AM
66
-110
66
-110
10/17/2018
11:03 AM
66
-110
66
-110
Recap

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — No. 10 UCF made it through its first close call of the season. The Knights figure to have an easier time with East Carolina.

UCF looks to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 20 games Saturday night when it visits the struggling Pirates.

Memphis gave the Knights their best shot last week, and first-year UCF coach Josh Heupel is counting on the same thing from ECU — a three-touchdown underdog.

"Expect that same type of output from East Carolina this Saturday," Heupel said. "You've got to match it when things aren't going well. Just staying the course."

The Knights (6-0, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) appeared headed for their first loss since 2016 when Memphis jumped out to a 16-point lead. But UCF held the Tigers scoreless in the second half while scoring the final 17 points of a 31-30 victory that kept their perfect season intact but perhaps didn't come with enough style points.

As a result, they held steady at No. 10 following a tumultuous weekend for some other Top 25 teams.

"We talked about adversity, we talk about being in tough situations," Heupel said. "If you go win championships, you look back and there's going to be a couple ball games for sure, they're just going to be tight ball games."

It's been a rougher couple of years for the Pirates (2-4, 0-3), who enter having lost three of four, haven't beaten a Top 25 team in four years and haven't beaten a ranked conference opponent since they joined the American.

They'll start Holton Ahlers at quarterback for the first time, with the highly regarded freshman earning his shot at a position where there hast been little separation all season between three candidates.

"Holton does not have a leash this week. I am taking it off," coach Scottie Montgomery said. "He will play as long and hard as he can. With Holton, we all have to realize that there will be some bad plays in there but also some really good ones. We will have to work through it, as he is a true freshman starting at quarterback. I am looking forward to him playing a lot."

Some things to look for when No. 10 UCF travels to East Carolina.

ONE-TWO PUNCH

This is quite a two-game stretch for East Carolina, which had to deal with the American's best defensive player — Houston's Ed Oliver — last week and now must handle its top offensive player in UCF QB McKenzie Milton. "When you play against two of the top players in the country in Ed Oliver and McKenzie Milton, it's definitely not something you look forward to doing," Montgomery said, adding that he hopes for some turnabout. "In a few weeks, I am hoping you all ask me questions in regard to what it is like going against Holton Ahlers and I can tell you that it's not good."

KEY STAT

Turnovers will once again be critical. UCF ranks seventh nationally with a turnover margin of plus-1.33. The Pirates rank next to last in the American in turnover margin, with an average of minus-1.17. They've thrown eight interceptions in six games while the Knights have picked off eight passes.

STREAKING

The Knights' 19-game winning streak is already a school and conference record. A win would give them eight consecutive road victories, which would be another school record.

PIRATES VS. RANKED TEAMS

East Carolina's last victory over a Top 25 opponent came against No. 25 North Carolina in 2014. Its last league victory over a ranked team came in 2009, when the Pirates were in Conference USA and beat No. 18 Houston in the league championship game. Their last top-10 win came a year earlier, when they knocked off No. 8 West Virginia a week after stunning 17th-ranked Virginia Tech in Charlotte.

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Matchup
UCF Overall
W/L 7-0
ATS 5-1
Pts For 44.4
Pts Against 18.1
Total 2-4
UCF Away
W/L 3-0
ATS 2-1
Pts For 41.3
Pts Against 19.0
Total 1-2
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
East Carolina Overall
W/L 2-5
ATS 2-4
Pts For 21.4
Pts Against 32.9
Total 3-3
East Carolina Home
W/L 2-3
ATS 1-3
Pts For 26.2
Pts Against 32.2
Total 2-2
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
Avg. Points For
Avg. Points Against
ATS
Over/Under
Scoring
1st Quarter
ECU 6:26 9-J.Verity 34 yards Field Goal is Good.UCF 0 ECU 3
2nd Quarter
UCF 12:15 11-M.Wright 39 yards Field Goal is Good.UCF 3 ECU 3
UCF 9:49 11-M.Wright 41 yards Field Goal is Good.UCF 6 ECU 3
UCF 8:33 12-Q.Jones complete to 9-A.Killins. 9-A.Killins runs 42 yards for a touchdown. (11-M.Wright extra point is good.)UCF 13 ECU 3
UCF 4:50 8-D.Mack runs 7 yards for a touchdown. (11-M.Wright extra point is good.)UCF 20 ECU 3
3rd Quarter
ECU 6:04 12-H.Ahlers complete to 88-T.Brown. 88-T.Brown runs 29 yards for a touchdown. (9-J.Verity extra point is good.)UCF 20 ECU 10
UCF 2:54 11-M.Wright 46 yards Field Goal is Good.UCF 23 ECU 10
4th Quarter
UCF 10:07 12-H.Ahlers to UCF 6, FUMBLES (25-K.Gibson). 44-N.Evans recovers at the UCF 6. 44-N.Evans runs 94 yards for a touchdown. (11-M.Wright extra point is good.)UCF 30 ECU 10
UCF 6:14 30-G.McCrae runs 74 yards for a touchdown. (11-M.Wright extra point is good.)UCF 37 ECU 10
Box Score
UCF
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Darriel Mack Jr. 12/206900
Quadry Jones 1/14210

Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Darriel Mack Jr. 22120127
Greg McCrae 599174
Adrian Killins 1544014
Taj McGowan 529016
Otis Anderson 72706
(Team) 1-30-3

Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Tre Nixon 42106
Michael Colubiale 328012
Adrian Killins 238142
Greg McCrae 111011
Otis Anderson 1808
Dredrick Snelson 1707
Taj McGowan 1-20-2

Fumbles FUM LOST
Darriel Mack Jr. 10

Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Matthew Wright 3/3464/413

Punt Returns NO AVG TD LG
Otis Anderson 25.5013

Defense T-A SCK INT FF
Kyle Gibson 9-3001
Nate Evans 8-2100
Eric Mitchell 5-1000
Rashard Causey 5-0001
Titus Davis 4-4000
Brendon Hayes 3-2000
Pat Jasinski 3-1001
Richie Grant 3-1001
A.J. Wooten 3-1000
Brandon Moore 3-0000
Nevelle Clarke 2-1010
Trysten Hill 2-0100
Jermaine McMillian 2-0000
Eriq Gilyard 1-1000
Randy Charlton 1-1000
Keenan Johnson 1-0000
Antwan Collier 1-0000
Matthew Wright 1-0000
Joey Connors 1-0000
Gabriel Davis 1-0000
Kalia Davis 1-0000
Kenny Turnier 1-0100
Shawn Burgess-Becker 0-2000
Darriel Mack Jr. 0-0000
Gabriel Luyanda 0-0000
East Carolina
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Holton Ahlers 29/5340611
(Team) 0/3000

Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Holton Ahlers 2769014
Anthony Scott 621011
Darius Pinnix 4002
Trace Christian 1000

Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Trevon Brown 10145129
Deondre Farrier 5109041
Darius Pinnix 454022
Anthony Watley 444015
Hussein Howe 31909
Terrell Green 117017
Leroy Henley 113013
Anthony Scott 1505

Fumbles FUM LOST
Trevon Brown 11
Deondre Farrier 11
Holton Ahlers 22

Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Jake Verity 1/2341/14

Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG
Anthony Scott 211.5012

Defense T-A SCK INT FF
Devon Sutton 10-2100
Bruce Bivens 7-3100
Nate Harvey 6-0000
Aaron Ramseur 5-5000
Cannon Gibbs 5-2000
Jalen Price 4-1000
Alex Turner 3-4100
Colby Gore 3-0000
Daniel Charles 3-0000
Raequan Purvis 2-1000
Ray Tillman 2-0000
Chandon Hickerson 2-0000
Jonathan Johnson 2-0000
Davondre Robinson 1-2000
Chance Purvis 1-2000
Nolan Johnson 1-2000
Mike Witherspoon 1-1000
Gerard Stringer 1-0000
Warren Saba 1-0000
Myles Berry 1-0000
Marcus Holton Jr. 0-0000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
10/20/2018
6:03 PM
UCF(-13)
-110
ECU
-110
10/20/2018
5:30 PM
UCF(-13)
-110
ECU
-110
10/19/2018
8:36 AM
UCF(-12.5)
-110
ECU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
10/20/2018
6:03 PM
35
-110
35
-110
10/20/2018
5:30 PM
34½
-110
34½
-110
10/19/2018
8:36 AM
34
-110
34
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
10/20/2018
8:00 PM
UCF(-7.5)
EVEN
ECU
-120
10/20/2018
7:57 PM
UCF(-7.5)
-110
ECU
-110
10/20/2018
7:51 PM
UCF(-8)
-110
ECU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
10/20/2018
8:00 PM
29½
-110
29½
-110
10/20/2018
7:57 PM
29½
-110
29½
-110
10/20/2018
7:51 PM
28½
-110
28½
-110
Props
COLL FOOTBALL INGAMELineOVERUNDER
CFB IN-GAME WAGERING 46.5 -110 -120