How to watch East Carolina Pirates vs. UCF Knights: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Saturday’s NCAA Football game
The UCF Knights are 6-1 against the East Carolina Pirates since November of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. UCF and East Carolina will face off in an American Athletic battle at 7:30 p.m. ET at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. These two teams have set a high bar for this game after stand-out offensive performances in their previous games.
The Knights ran circles around the Temple Owls last week, and the extra yardage (738 yards vs. 304 yards) paid off. UCF put a hurting on Temple at home to the tune of 70-13. UCF’s win was all the more impressive since the Owls were averaging only 16.8 points allowed on the season. QB John Rhys Plumlee had a dynamite game for UCF; he passed for four TDs and 373 yards on 22 attempts in addition to rushing for three TDs and 37 yards. Plumlee’s 68-yard touchdown toss to WR Ryan O’Keefe in the third quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the night. Plumlee’s sharp performance set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.
Meanwhile, it may have taken quadruple overtime to finish the job, but the Pirates ultimately got the result they were hoping for last week with a 47-45 victory over the Memphis Tigers. Yes, you read that final score correctly. And yes, they were playing football. RB Keaton Mitchell had a stellar game for East Carolina as he rushed for three TDs and 149 yards on 29 carries.
The Knights are the favorite in this one, with an expected 5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (3-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.
UCF is now 5-1 while East Carolina sits at 4-3. Two offensive stats to keep an eye on: UCF ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to rushing yards per game, with 261.2 on average. The Pirates have displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they enter the game with 310 passing yards per game on average, good for 16th best in the nation.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium — Greenville, North Carolina
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
The Knights are a 5-point favorite against the Pirates, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Knights as a 4.5-point favorite.
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UCF have won six out of their last seven games against East Carolina.
- Oct 09, 2021 – UCF Knights 20 vs. East Carolina Pirates 16
- Sep 26, 2020 – Knights 51 vs. Pirates 28
- Oct 19, 2019 – UCF 41 vs. East Carolina 28
- Oct 20, 2018 – UCF 37 vs. East Carolina 10
- Oct 14, 2017 – UCF 63 vs. East Carolina 21
- Oct 01, 2016 – UCF 47 vs. East Carolina 29
- Nov 19, 2015 – East Carolina 44 vs. UCF 7