FIU at MTSU College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium
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The FIU Golden Panthers head to Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium to play the MTSU Blue Raiders on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has MTSU as 8.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 52. The Golden Panthers are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Blue Raiders are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-5-0.
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Valuable FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The FIU Golden Panthers are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 0-5-0 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
08/23/17 RB Anthony Jones Knee out indefinitely
Key MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
10/01/17 QB Brent Stockstill Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/01/17 CB Michael Minter Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/01/17 WR Richie James Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/01/17 RB Shane Tucker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/01/17 RB Terell West Knee "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/01/17 DE Walter Brady Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
Useful Offensive Statistics
The FIU Golden Panthers are 118th in the country in points scored with 77. They have run 258 plays this year for 1,549 yards, which ranks them 84th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Panthers average 6 yards per play, which is 49th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 77 1st downs this season, ranking them 109th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground FIU has run for 607 yards as a unit, which ranks 93rd in college football. They've run 139 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Panthers have been penalized on offense 29 times for 292 yards so far this year, which has them 62nd in the country in penalties. Alex McGough has passed for 701 yards this year. He's completed 56 throws while attempting 90 passes for a completion percentage of 62.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 130.5. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
FIU is 56th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 107. They have given up a total of 1,625 yards on D, which is 55th in D-1. The Golden Panthers are 89th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 80 throws on 122 attempts against the FIU Golden Panthers defense this season, ranking them 54th and 27th in the nation. The FIU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 933 yards in the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 159 attempts for 692 yards this season, putting them in 69th place in the country against the run. The Golden Panthers have had 27 penalties for 216 yards on defense this year. That places them 45th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
FIU is 89th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 24 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 84th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 252 yards on special teams, which puts them 60th in kick return yardage. The Golden Panthers average 23 yards per kick return and they are 106th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,825. The FIU Golden Panthers have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 53rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. FIU Golden Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 796 yards on 19 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 59th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Raiders have run for 531 yards as a team, which ranks 106th in college football. They've run 140 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The MTSU Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 29 times for 259 yards so far this season, which has them 66th in the country in penalties. They are 114th in the nation in points scored with 83. They have run 333 plays this season for 1,825 yards, which ranks them 32nd in Division 1 in total offense. MTSU averages 5.5 yards per play, which is 83rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 99 1st downs this year, placing them 53rd overall as an offensive unit. John Urzua averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 43 passes on 66 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.2. He has thrown for 425 yards this season.
The MTSU Blue Raiders rush defense has allowed 207 attempts for 709 yards this year, putting them in 71st place in D-1 against the run. MTSU has committed 23 penalties for 208 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 41st in college football. They are 89th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 136. They have surrendered a total of 1,779 yards on D, which is 71st in the country. The Blue Raiders are ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 101 passes on 154 attempts against the MTSU defense this season, placing them 100th and 84th in Division 1. The MTSU Blue Raiders pass defense has also given up a total of 1,070 yards through the air, which is 78th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The MTSU Blue Raiders have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 77th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. MTSU kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 9 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,068 yards on 27 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 97th in Division 1 in punting average. MTSU is ranked 34th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 30 punt return yards and average 3.3 yards per return, which is 105th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 210 yards on special teams, ranking 83rd in kick return yardage. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 21 yards per kick return and they are 78th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,065.
Who will win tonight's Golden Panthers/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Panthers +8.5
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