Early betting look for Week 2: Jump on UCF bandwagon

UCF Knights quarterback McKenzie Milton's ball security improvement is key for his team's chances in 2017. David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports

Every Monday throughout the college football season, an early betting look provides the essential grab bag of numbers, trends, reads and concepts. Join us for Week 2 as we tell you which position groups hold the key to the big Oklahoma-Ohio State clash and which in-state rivalry has a widening talent gap. We'll also touch on road warrior coaches and Nick Saban trends you can set your watch to, plus profile an ACC program in decline amidst stiffening competition in its division and zoom out for the big picture view on one of the weekend's biggest national matchups.

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Central Florida Knights

An opening night rout of Florida International showcased how well this team can pitch and catch down the field. Unfortunately, sophomore quarterback McKenzie Milton still has major ball security issues, but he showed improved accuracy and appears poised to take a big step forward in 2017 for what should be an increasingly explosive attack.