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No. 25 UCF @ Memphis

Current Records: UCF 6-2; Memphis 4-4

What to Know

After two games on the road, the Memphis Tigers are heading back home. Their week off comes to an end as they meet up with the UCF Knights at 3:30 p.m. ET at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium Saturday. The Tigers have some work to do to even out the 1-5 series between these two since September of 2017, but a win here would be a good start.

Memphis came up short against the Tulane Green Wave two weeks ago, falling 38-28. Memphis was down 35-14 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. A silver lining for them was the play of QB Seth Henigan, who passed for three TDs and 312 yards on 41 attempts in addition to picking up 42 yards on the ground. Henigan's 55-yard touchdown toss to WR Eddie Lewis in the fourth quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the afternoon.

Meanwhile, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, UCF beat the Cincinnati Bearcats 25-21 last week. RB RJ Harvey was the offensive standout of the game for UCF, punching in two rushing touchdowns. One of those touchdowns came with 0:54 left to play to put UCF in the lead for good.

The Knights' defense was a presence as well, as it got past the Bearcats' offensive line to sack QB Ben Bryant four times for a total loss of 41 yards. Leading the way was DL Tre'mon Morris-Brash and his two sacks. Morris-Brash now has six sacks this season.

The Tigers are expected to lose this next one by 3. Currently 2-5 against the spread, they haven't been a good investment; on the other hand, UCF is 4-2 ATS.

UCF's victory lifted them to 6-2 while Memphis' loss dropped them down to 4-4. Giving up four turnovers, Memphis had had trouble holding onto the ball. We'll see if the Knights can exploit that vulnerability.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium -- Memphis, Tennessee
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $15.00


The Knights are a 3-point favorite against the Tigers, according to the latest college football odds.

Bettors have moved against the Knights slightly, as the game opened with the Knights as a 5.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

UCF have won five out of their last six games against Memphis.

  • Oct 22, 2021 - UCF 24 vs. Memphis 7
  • Oct 17, 2020 - Memphis 50 vs. UCF 49
  • Dec 01, 2018 - UCF 56 vs. Memphis 41
  • Oct 13, 2018 - UCF 31 vs. Memphis 30
  • Dec 02, 2017 - UCF 62 vs. Memphis 55
  • Sep 30, 2017 - UCF 40 vs. Memphis 13