The UCF Knights attempt to get off to a 2-0 start for the sixth consecutive season when they host the Louisville Cardinals on Friday. UCF (1-0) opened the 2022 campaign with a 56-10 home victory against South Carolina State, while Louisville (0-1) suffered a 31-7 loss at Syracuse in its opener. The Cardinals defeated the Knights 42-35 at home last year to take a 2-1 lead in the all-time series. Kickoff from FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando, Fla. is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Knights are 6-point favorites in the latest UCF vs. Louisville odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 61.5. (See the latest college football lines for all of this week's games on our college football odds page.)
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The model knows UCF's offense recorded seven touchdowns in the season opener, with John Rhys Plumlee producing a total of five in his team debut. The transfer from Ole Miss threw for 308 yards and four scores while rushing for 86 yards and a TD. Senior running back Isaiah Bowser ran for the other two touchdowns as he racked up 109 (83 rushing) of the Knights' 600 total yards in the victory.
The model also knows Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham failed to throw or run for a touchdown against Syracuse, ending his streak of 30 consecutive games with a score. The senior set the school record for starts by a signal-caller (39) last week and will establish another mark Friday as he makes his 37th in a row. Running back Tiyon Evans and wide receiver Tyler Hudson had solid debuts after transferring from Tennessee and Central Arkansas, respectively, with the former rushing for 89 yards and a TD and the latter making eight catches for 102 yards.
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