FIU at Rice College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The FIU Golden Panthers head to Rice Stadium to play the Rice Owls on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Rice as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 54. The Golden Panthers are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Owls are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-0.
Valuable FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The FIU Golden Panthers are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Rice Owls are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
08/23/17 RB Anthony Jones Knee out indefinitely
Key Rice Owls Injuries
09/18/17 OL Kenneth Thompson Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
09/18/17 CB V.J. Banks Leg "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
09/17/17 QB Sam Glaesmann Shoulder left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
09/17/17 RB Samuel Stewart Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
09/13/17 WR Aston Walter Shoulder out for season
08/25/17 DB D Angelo Ellis Wrist out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The FIU Golden Panthers are 126th in the country in points scored with 34. They have run 130 plays this year for 800 yards, which ranks them 95th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Panthers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 42nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 39 1st downs this season, ranking them 119th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground FIU has run for 271 yards as a unit, which ranks 113th in college football. They've run 66 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Panthers have been penalized on offense 19 times for 193 yards so far this year, which has them 50th in the country in penalties. Alex McGough has passed for 529 yards this year. He's completed 39 throws while attempting 62 passes for a completion percentage of 62.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 136.7. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt.
FIU is 72nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 71. They have given up a total of 873 yards on D, which is 36th in D-1. The Golden Panthers are 110th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 48 throws on 67 attempts against the FIU Golden Panthers defense this season, ranking them 44th and 23rd in the nation. The FIU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 630 yards in the air, which is 65th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 69 attempts for 243 yards this season, putting them in 14th place in the country against the run. The Golden Panthers have had 18 penalties for 146 yards on defense this year. That places them 58th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
FIU has returned 7 kicks for 165 yards on special teams, which puts them 62nd in kick return yardage. The Golden Panthers average 24 yards per kick return and they are 115th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 965. The FIU Golden Panthers have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 91st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. FIU Golden Panthers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 405 yards on 10 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 80th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls have run for 581 yards as a team, which ranks 43rd in college football. They've run 122 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rice Owls have been penalized on offense 12 times for 91 yards so far this season, which has them 110th in the country in penalties. They are 119th in the nation in points scored with 41. They have run 189 plays this season for 920 yards, which ranks them 119th in Division 1 in total offense. Rice averages 4.9 yards per play, which is 110th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 50 1st downs this year, placing them 96th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Glaesmann averages 5.1 yards per pass attempt and 3.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 22 passes on 45 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 90.1. He has thrown for 229 yards this season.
The Rice Owls rush defense has allowed 97 attempts for 443 yards this year, putting them in 80th place in D-1 against the run. Rice has committed 8 penalties for 60 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in college football. They are 119th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 114. They have surrendered a total of 1,369 yards on D, which is 107th in the country. The Owls are ranked 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opposing offenses have completed 73 passes on 108 attempts against the Rice defense this season, placing them 115th and 94th in Division 1. The Rice Owls pass defense has also given up a total of 926 yards through the air, which is 115th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Rice Owls have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 2, which is 81st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Rice kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 823 yards on 18 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 21st in Division 1 in punting average. Rice is ranked 102nd in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 38 punt return yards and average 12.7 yards per return, which is 26th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 167 yards on special teams, ranking 58th in kick return yardage. The Rice Owls average 17 yards per kick return and they are 100th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,125.
Who will win tonight's Golden Panthers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Panthers +3
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