FIU Golden Panthers vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FIU Golden Panthers vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Jerry Richardson Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: FIU (+7.5)
Stone Norton and the FIU Golden Panthers (0-5) head to Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Charlotte 49ers (2-3). Charlotte opens this contest as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 56.5.
In their last contest, the FIU Golden Panthers faced the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and took the loss by a score of 38-21. Max Bortenschlager went 8/18 with 106 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick for the game. D'vonte Price led the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 100 yards via 24 carries which meant he averaged 4.2 yards per carry. JJ Holloman was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 54 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 27.0 yards per catch in this contest.
In terms of scoring points, the FIU Golden Panthers have an average of 22.4 points per contest. As a team they have an average of 156.4 yards in the run game which is 73rd in college football. The Golden Panthers have tallied 1,399 total yards for the year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, FIU has earned 5 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns on the ground. The Golden Panthers rank 100th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 32.4 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 5.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 235.6 rushing yards per game so far this season. For the season, they have given up 1,178 yards via the ground game in 5 outings. In terms of passing yards, the Golden Panthers are giving up 936 yds which ranks them 38th in Division 1. In their 5 games played, they have allowed 187.2 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.6%. During this campaign, they have surrendered 422.8 yards per contest ranking them 88th in Division 1.
For his career, Stone Norton has thrown for a total of 252 yds with 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the ball 17 different times totaling -71 yds. His QB rating is 107.8 with a touchdown percentage of 5.8% and an interception rate of 0.0%. He is averaging 50.4 yards per contest. Stone Norton has completed 25 of his attempted career 52 passes for a completion percentage of 48.1%.
In their last game, the Charlotte 49ers faced the Duke Blue Devils and took the loss by a score of 53-19. Chris Reynolds went 18/34 with 171 yards by way of passing and threw 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Tre Harbison III paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 7 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this outing. He ran for a total of 57 yards via 13 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per tote. Micaleous Elder was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 86 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 14.3 yards per catch for the game.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the 49ers currently rank 68th in the nation by scoring 28.6 points per outing. For the year thus far, the 49ers have earned 1,118 passing yards as well as an average of 223.6 passing yards per game, which is ranked 75th in college football. They hold an average of 168.0 run yards per game and have run for 840 yards for this season. The Charlotte 49ers maintain an average of 391.6 yards/contest ranking them 71st in Division 1. Charlotte has allowed a total of 1,066 yards via the ground game (213.2 yards per game) and 13 touchdowns via the rush this year. The 49ers are relinquishing 31.6 points per game, which has them ranked 96th in the country. Overall, they have allowed 158 total points. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns through the air and 203.0 yards per contest, which has them in 42nd in the country.
In 24 contests in his college career, Chris Reynolds has completed 363 of 586 tries for a total of 4,837 yds. He averages 201.5 yds per contest through the air with a 145.3 quarterback rating. Reynolds has passed for 34 TD's while tossing 15 picks in his career. He has rushed for 762 yds on 237 tries. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 5.8% and his interception rate is 2.6%.
Who will win tonight's Golden Panthers/49ers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Panthers +7.5
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