Rice at Florida International Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/28/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
FIU Stadium in Miami
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The Rice Owls (4-3) will be going for their four straight win when they face the Florida International Golden Panthers (3-5) on Saturday afternoon. The Owls defeated the Golden Panthers 18-14 at home last year.
Last Saturday, Rice scored over 40 points for the third time in four games when they beat North Texas 41-21 at home. They had 421 offensive yards in that win while their defense was able to hold North Texas to just 26 rushing yards.
The Owls are scoring 31.4 points per game this season while giving up 30 points per game to their opponents. Quarterback Driphus Jackson has thrown for 1,418 yards with 12 touchdown passes and just three interceptions. Running back Darik Dillard has averaged 5.6 yards per carry this season and has 487 yards with a team-leading seven touchdowns.
FIU lost their second game in a row two weeks ago when they were blown out 45-13 by Marshall. They gave up 457 yards in that game, including 243 yards on the ground.
The Golden Panthers have one of the worst rushing attacks in the nation this season by only averaging 113.6 yards per game on the ground. Quarterback Alex McGough has only been able to complete 48.7 percent of his throws this season for 1,129 yards with eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Running back Alex Gardner has 582 rushing yards with just one score through eight games.
Rice Owls Betting Trends
Rice Owls are 5-2-0 Against the Spread
Rice Owls are 5-2-0 against the Over/Under
Florida International Golden Panthers Betting Trends
Florida International Golden Panthers are 5-2-1 Against the Spread
Florida International Golden Panthers are 2-4-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/24/14 WR Zach Wright Leg out indefinitely
10/21/14 TE Connor Cella Ankle out for season
09/26/14 DT Cody Henessee Shoulder out indefinitely
08/28/14 WR Derek Brown Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/28/14 DL Stuart Mouchantaf Knee out for season
Florida International Golden Panthers
10/15/14 LB Anthony Wint Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take FIU
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