Recap - Knights Defeat Rice 41-14

Recap - Knights Defeat Rice 41-14

Rice couldn't hang with the Knights on Saturday as Central Florida blasted the Owls 41-14 in Week 8 action at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Central Florida was a favorite by 24 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 52.5.

Jeff Godfrey completed 13 of 18 pass attempts for 178 yards for the Knights in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Owls defense.

Sam McGuffie rushed for 65 yards for Rice, while Patrick Randolph added 35 yards. Nick Fanuzzi threw for 84 yards for the Owls, while receivers Derek Clark and Luke Willson had 44 and 31 yards respectively.

Central Florida outgained Rice 391-229 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-12 by the Knights.

Rice lost the time of possession battle 33:19/26:41, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Central Florida heads into a Week 9 battle against East Carolina. Rice, meanwhile, will have their next action against Tulsa.