The UCF Knights (2-0) face an FCS opponent, the Villanova Wildcats (2-0) on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at FBC Mortgage Stadium.

UCF ranks 36th in points scored this year (37.0 points per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best in the FBS with 11.0 points allowed per game. Villanova has been top-25 on both offense and defense this season, as it ranks eighth-best in points per game (40.0) and 10th-best in points surrendered per game (14.5).

We provide more info below, and that includes how to watch this matchup on ESPN+.

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UCF vs. Villanova Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Orlando, Florida
  • Venue: FBC Mortgage Stadium

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UCF vs. Villanova Key Statistics

UCF Villanova
626.5 (7th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 437.0 (25th)
312.0 (42nd) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 271.0 (33rd)
323.5 (1st) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 218.0 (16th)
303.0 (27th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 219.0 (41st)
5 (104th) Turnovers (Rank) 0 (1st)
2 (74th) Takeaways (Rank) 0 (53rd)

UCF Stats Leaders

  • John Rhys Plumlee has thrown for 553 yards, completing 70.4% of his passes and tossing three touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He's also run for 163 yards (81.5 ypg) on 19 carries with one rushing touchdown.
  • This season, Johnny Richardson has carried the ball 23 times for 162 yards (81.0 per game).
  • Kobe Hudson's team-leading 178 yards as a receiver have come on nine catches (out of 11 targets).
  • Javon Baker has hauled in eight passes while averaging 66.0 yards per game.
  • Xavier Townsend has compiled six receptions for 86 yards, an average of 43.0 yards per game. He's scored one time as a receiver this season.

Villanova Stats Leaders

  • Connor Watkins has compiled 429 yards (214.5 ypg) while completing 61.8% of his passes and collecting four touchdown passes with one interception this season.
  • Jalen Jackson is his team's leading rusher with 20 carries for 201 yards, or 100.5 per game. He's found the end zone three times on the ground, as well.
  • DeeWil Barlee has collected 156 yards (on 17 attempts) with two touchdowns.
  • Rayjoun Pringle has collected six receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 208 (104.0 yards per game). He's been targeted zero times and has three touchdowns.
  • Jaylan Sanchez has four receptions (on zero targets) for a total of 153 yards (76.5 yards per game) this year.
  • TD Ayo-Durojaiye's two catches (on zero targets) have netted him 22 yards (11.0 ypg).

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