Florida Atlantic at Alabama Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/3/2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
BryantDenny Stadium in Tuscaloosa
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On Saturday afternoon, the Florida Atlantic Owls will play their second consecutive ranked team when they face the Alabama Crimson Tide. These two teams last played each other back in 2012 when the Crimson Tide cruised to a 40-7 win.
Florida Atlantic were only able to score one touchdown against Nebraska last Saturday and they ended up losing the game by a score of 55-7. Even though Florida Atlantic had very little chance of beating Nebraska, they certainly didn't expect to give up 498 yards on the ground in the game. The one positive that they can take from the opener was that they didn't turn the ball over.
Wide receiver Lucky Whitehead had five catches for 40 yards and one touchdown for the Owls, while running back Jay Warren rushed fir 77 yards on 14 carries in the loss. Quarterback Jaquez Johnson was 6-for-12 in the game for 61 yards and a touchdown pass.
Alabama played in a much tighter game than most people expected over the weekend when they beat West Virginia 33-23 at home. The Crimson Tide were only up by three points at the half in the game, but they outscored West Virginia 13-6 down the stretch to hold on for the win.
Alabama's T.J. Yeldon had 23 carries in the game for 126 yards and two touchdowns, while fellow running back Derrick Henry had 113 yards and one score.
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Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
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Injuries to Watch
Florida Atlantic Owls
09/02/14 QB Jaquez Johnson Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Alabama
08/31/14 DB D'Joun Smith Shoulder injured last game, questionable Saturday vs. Alabama
Alabama Crimson Tide
09/02/14 LB Trey DePriest Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
09/01/14 DB Jarrick Williams Foot out indefinitely
08/31/14 WR DeAndrew White Shoulder out indefinitely
08/30/14 TE Kurt Freitag Toe questionable Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama
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