Stanford vs UCF Live Stream: The Stanford Cardinal’s rugged early-season schedule continues on Saturday when they visit the No. 17 Central Florida Knights. Stanford (1-1) is coming off a 45-20 thumping at the hands of USC, while the Knights (2-0) have rolled to head-turning wins in the first two weeks. Kickoff from Spectrum Stadium in Orlando is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. Stanford won the only meeting between the schools, a 31-7 triumph in 2015, but Central Florida is an 8.5-point favorite in the latest Stanford vs. UCF odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 62.5. Before making any UCF vs. Stanford picks of your own, see the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The model enters Week 3 of the 2019 college football season on a blistering 18-6 run on its top-rated picks. It also called Colorado’s (+158) straight-up upset of Nebraska and was all over Army (+23) against No. 10 Michigan in a game the Black Knights pushed to overtime and covered with a ton of room to spare. Anybody who has been following it is way up.
Now, the model has dialed in on Stanford vs. Central Florida. We can tell you it’s leaning under, and it has a strong against the spread pick that cashes in well over 60 percent of simulations. That one is only available at SportsLine.
The model knows UCF has been perfect at home the past two seasons at 9-0. One of the reasons for the Knights’ success has been their quarterback play, and Central Florida has two solid options. Freshman Dillon Gabriel, who made his first start at Florida Atlantic, has split time with Notre Dame senior transfer quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who took several wicked hits in the opener. Gabriel has completed 16-of-32 passes for 372 yards and five touchdowns, while Wimbush is 12-of-23 for 168 yards and two scores.
Junior running back Greg McCrae tops the depth chart for the Knights and leads a stable of powerful backs. He has carried the ball 24 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns this season, upping his career numbers to 1,482 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.
But just because the Knights are tough to beat at home does not guarantee they will cover the Stanford vs. UCF spread on Saturday.
That’s because Stanford plays well on the road and is 4-3 away from home the past two seasons. Senior quarterback K.J. Costello will return after sitting out last week’s game due to a head injury in the opener when he took a forearm to the helmet against Northwestern. Prior to departing, he was 16-for-20 for 152 yards and a score. He also rushed five times for 12 yards.
Senior running back Cameron Scarlett leads Stanford’s running attack. In two games, he has rushed 39 times for 179 yards and one touchdown. For his career, he has rushed 247 times for 1,015 yards found the end zone 18 times. He also has 21 receptions for 337 yards and one TD.