Saturday, November 21, 2015
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers take on the Florida International Golden Panthers on Saturday at FIU Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 14 point favorites and the over/under was set at 65.
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Western Kentucky was led in passing last game by Brandon Doughty, who finished with 273 yards through the air. He went 24 for 29 on the game, good for a 83% completion percentage. Anthony Wales was the rushing leader for the Hilltoppers last game. He carried the ball 17 times for an average of 8 yards per carry and ended with 135 yards. Taywan Taylor was the team leader in receiving with a total of 87 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Western Kentucky got a total of 26 first downs by way of 14 rushing, 10 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 69 total plays for 513 yards for the game. The Hilltoppers ran for 233 yards on 39 attempts.
Florida International was led in passing last game by Alex McGough, who finished with 98 yards through the air. He went 11 for 25 on the game, good for a 44% completion percentage. Anthony Jones was the rushing leader for the Golden Panthers last game. He carried the ball 16 times for an average of 5 yards per carry and ended with 73 yards. Akil Dan-Fodio was the team leader in receiving with a total of 45 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Florida International got a total of 13 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 3 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 63 total plays for 209 yards for the game. The Golden Panthers ran for 111 yards on 36 attempts.
Western Kentucky is averaging a total of 41.8 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 39.5 passes per game and completing 28.9 of them for a 73.2 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 373.9 yards per game through the air as well. The Hilltoppers are running for an average of 147.4 yards per game on 31.4 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. They also run 70.9 plays per contest and average 7.4 yards per play for an average of 521.3 yards per game. The Hilltoppers are averaging 24.4 first downs per game and they accumulate 55.6 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties.
Western Kentucky allows 252.4 passing yards per game and 26.5 points per contest on defense. They give up 18.6 completions on 33.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.9. The Hilltoppers allow 174.9 rushing yards per game on 39.4 carries for a 4.4 average per play. Western Kentucky allows 427.3 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 43.1 yards per game.
Florida International is accumulating 27.2 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 37 passes per game and complete 23.5 of them for a 63.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 250.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Golden Panthers run for an average of 113.3 yards per game on 32.4 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season. They also run 69.4 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 364.1 yards per game. The Golden Panthers get an average of 19.7 first downs per game and they average 51 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties.
Florida International allows an average of 220.7 passing yards and 26.8 points per contest. They give up 19.5 completions on 31.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3 per game. The Golden Panthers allow 178.9 rushing yards per contest on 40.4 carries for a 4.4 average per rush. Florida International allows 399.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 51.6 yards in each contest.
Western Kentucky Betting Trends
Western Kentucky is 7-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Western Kentucky has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Florida International Betting Trends
Florida International is 5-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
Florida International has an ATS record of 6-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/15/15 TE Tyler Higbee Knee "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
09/14/15 DB Wonderful Terry Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/13/15 RB Leon Allen Knee out for season
08/13/15 OL Matt Nord Foot out indefinitely
11/15/15 TE Jonnu Smith Knee "?" Saturday vs. Western Kentucky
11/12/15 TE Ya'Keem Griner Foot out for season
09/30/15 LB Davison Colimon Pectoral out for season
09/17/15 S Shermarke Spence Arm out for season
08/22/15 RB Napoleon Maxwell ACL out for season
08/21/15 OL Jordan Budwig Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Western Kentucky
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