Ten Points: Tulane vs. Central Florida


Freshman running back Sherman Badie runs the ball in a 31-6 loss against Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey. Badie averages 89 rushing yards per game, on 7.2 yards per carry. 

Matt Coleman, Staff Reporter

1. The Wave have lost six consecutive road games dating back to last season and haven’t won an away game outside of the state of Louisiana since beating Alabama Birmingham in 2011.

2. Central Florida has a record of 28-7 at home since 2009 and has not lost more than one home game in a season in four years. UCF lost 26-24 to Penn State in this year’s home opener.

3. UCF defensive linemen Thomas Niles and Jaryl Mamea are No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in sacks this season in the American Athletic Conference with 9 between the two players. No Green Wave player has more than 2 sacks this year.

4. Tulane outscores opponents 90-84 in the first half.

5. Opponents outscore Tulane 93-28 in the second half and overtime.

6. The Knights rush for 94.6 yards per game, while Tulane averages 170.3 yards on the ground.

7. The Wave freshmen running back Sherman Badie averages 89 rushing yards per game, 8 more yards than UCF’s top two rushers combined.

8. UCF opponents have a combined 20-10 record on the season, but the Knights outscore opponents by an average of 3.2 points per game.

9. Green Wave defensive backs, junior Lorenzo Doss, senior Sam Scofield and redshirt freshmen Parry Nickerson, each have 2 interceptions this year. The Wave’s 8 total interceptions rank in the top 25 nationally. Meanwhile, UCF quarterback Justin Holman has thrown four picks this season.

10. UCF struggles to capitalize off turnovers, scoring 20 points after forcing a turnover this season. However, UCF has surrendered 34 points after committing a turnover.

Prediction: UCF beats Tulane, 27-14

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