Stephen Nover's Top Thursday Ticket
(NCAAF) BYU vs. Central Florida, 10/09/2014 3:30 PM, Score: 24 - 31
Money Line: -135.00 Central Florida (Home)
Result: Win
This is much more important matchup for Central Florida following BYU's loss to Utah State last week.

That loss cost the Cougars a shot at an unbeaten season and bigger bowl game. They are now locked into the inaugural Miami Bowl. It also cost them dynamic quarterback Taysom Hill.

Backup Cougars QB Christian Stewart has to go into enemy territory facing a pass rush that has recorded 11 sacks in its last 2 games.

This is a cross country road trip for the Cougars on a short week into weather they are not used to - 84 degrees with high humidity.

Central Florida has covered seven of the past nine times when facing a foe with a winning record. The Golden Knights also are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games.