Saturday, October 15, 2016
Jerry Richardson Stadium
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The Florida International Golden Panthers take on the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Jerry Richardson Stadium. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 1 point favorites. This season the Golden Panthers are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The 49ers have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
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Alex McGough finished with 241 yards through the air for Florida International last week. He completed 21 passes out of 31 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Golden Panthers were led in rushing by Alex Gardner, who finished with 141 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Thomas Owens was the team leader in receiving with a total of 125 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Florida International got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 499 yards for the game. The Golden Panthers ran for 258 yards on 43 attempts.
Kevin Olsen finished with 145 yards passing for Charlotte last week. He went 14 for 31, resulting in a 45% completion percentage. The 49ers were led on the ground by Matt Johnson, who finished with 61 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Kalif Phillips led the team in receiving with 52 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. Charlotte had 22 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 85 total plays for 354 yards for the contest. The 49ers ran for 178 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Florida International scores 20.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 114th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.5 passes on 32.3 attempts for a 54.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 194.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 98th in college football. The Golden Panthers run for an average of 168.3 yards per game on 37 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 70th in the nation. They also run 69.3 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 362.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 103rd overall this season. The Golden Panthers average 18.3 first downs per game which ranks them 107th in the country. They accumulate 56.3 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, which ranks 62nd in the nation.
Florida International allows 210.7 passing yards per game, ranking 42nd in D-1, and they allow 33.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 102nd. They give up 16.5 completions on 28.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.9. The Golden Panthers allow 208.7 rushing yards per game on 41.5 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 101st in the country. Florida International allows 419.3 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 82nd in terms of yards per game. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 59.3 yards per game, ranking them 83rd among D-1 teams.
Charlotte averages 24.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 102nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 34.2 attempts for a 55.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 203.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 92nd in Division 1. The 49ers run for an average of 177.5 yards per game on 40.7 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 62nd on the ground. They also run 74.8 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 380.8 yards per game, ranking them 93rd in the country on offense. The 49ers get an average of 20.3 first downs per game, which ranks 82nd in the nation. They average 66 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, ranking them 30th in college football.
Charlotte allows an average of 296.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 119th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 40.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 123rd in the nation. They give up 22.5 completions on 36.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.6 per game. The 49ers allow 172 rushing yards per contest on 35.8 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 76th in the country. Charlotte allows 468.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.5 yards per play, which ranks 111th in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 6.7 penalties for 54.7 yards in each contest, ranking 64th in the nation.
Florida International Betting Trends
Florida International is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Florida International has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Charlotte Betting Trends
Charlotte is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Charlotte has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/23/16 RB Napoleon Maxwell Knee out indefinitely
09/11/16 WR Shug Oyegunle Ankle out indefinitely
09/07/16 WR Trent Bostick Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Florida International
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