True Hoop Drew

I breakdown basketball constantly in my mind and occassionaly translate it into blog form

Category: UCF Football

Some things I’d like to see from UCF today

The UCF Knights (2-0) will face a tough road test today as they travel to Miami to play Florida International. FIU has also started the season 2-0 including a 24-17 win last week over Louisville, the biggest win in school history.

UCF is still the favorite and probably a heavy one. Lee Corso called UCF “the best team in the country that no one knows about” this morning on College Gameday. I think he’s right and also think that I know a lot about UCF, especially the offense.

For the first two games I watched each 3-4 times each and tried to really break down the offense (I have only taken notes on the offense with Jeff Godfrey on the field so all statistics are only from those plays).

I haven’t looked at the defense as much but my expert opinion is that they have been pretty damn good giving up just three points in two games. So let’s say I’m not worried at all about our defense and care more about the offense,

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A closer look at UCF’s dominant 2-0 start

UCF has started the 2011 season about as dominant as possible, outscoring their opponents in the first two games 92-3. It wasn’t much of a surprise the way UCF handled Charleston Southern in their home opener but their dominance over ACC-opponent Boston College was something that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

Coming into this season after 2010 being such a successful one the expectations were definitely high but after losing some key players on defense it looked like maybe UCF would take a step back on that side of the ball. So far that has not even close to been the case as the defense has obviously been amazing giving up just three points so far this season and the offense has also done its job led by sophomore quarterback Jeffrey Godfrey.

UCF’s offense, while disguised by some spread and pistol formations, is pretty basic and straightforward with what it tries to accomplish: running the ball downfield to set up the play action pass. Here’s a closer look at how UCF has been effective on offense this year.

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