Navy lost four of its last five games heading into Saturday’s matchup, which is the Midshipmen’s final game till Army/Navy on December 10th. They are coming off a 35-32 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish last week as quarterback Xavier Arline left the game with an injury.
UCF will go for its fourth consecutive win and is in a three-way tie for the top spot in the AAC standings along with the Cincinnati Bearcats and Tulane Green Wave. The Knights knocked off Tulane 38-31 last week on the road in the return of starting quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, who rushed for 176 yards with two touchdowns.
UCF is a 16-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, and is priced at -740 on the moneyline. That makes Navy a +540 underdog, and the over/under is set at 53.