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Knights look to continue undefeated streak against Tigers

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Memphis Tigers face the No. 8 UCF Knights on Saturday afternoon. The game will kickoff at 3:30 pm on ABC at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

The Tigers are 8-4. They are just 2-3 on the road.

The Knights are 11-0. They are a perfect 7-0 at home.

UCF Knights running back Adrian Killins Jr. running the ball against the Auburn Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Adrian Killins Jr. running the ball against the Auburn Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Getty Images)

This is the second straight year that these two teams have played each other for the American Athletic Conference Championship game. Last year, the Knights won 62-55.

According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Knights have a 60% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. Their expert poll; however, gives UCF a 73% chance to win this game.

The Knights won every game in the series. They are 11-0 all-time against the Tigers. This year, UCF barely escaped by with a 31-30 win on October 13th.

The Tigers have won four straight games. They defeated the East Carolina Pirates, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, SMU Mustangs, and the Houston Cougars in these four games.

Memphis has not lost since October 20th when they were defeated 65-33 by the Missouri Tigers.

UCF has won 23 straight games. Their last loss was to the Arkansas State Red Wolves, 48-31, on December 17th, 2016, in the Cure Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

The Tigers are scoring 43.8 points per game. They are giving up 29.5 points.

The Knights are scoring 43.1 points. They are giving up 19.5 points.

Tigers quarterback Brady White has gone 214 of 336 for 2,947 yards. He also has 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Darrell Henderson leads the Tigers back with 198 carries for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns. Damonte Coxie leads the Tigers receivers with 63 receptions for 1,062 yards and seven touchdowns.

Knights quarterback McKenzie Milton has gone 171 of 289 for 2,663 yards. He also has 25 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Milton will not play in this game after suffering a season-ending knee injury on November 24th in a 38-10 win over the USF Bulls. Darrell Mack Jr. came in and finished the win after Milton was hurt.

Mack Jr. has gone 21 of 43 for 174 yards.

Greg McCrae leads the Knights backs with 99 carries for 895 yards and eight touchdowns. Gabriel Davis leads the Knights receivers with 44 receptions for 655 yards and six touchdowns.

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