FIU Golden Panthers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FIU Golden Panthers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: L. T. Smith Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: FIU (+9.5)
Stone Norton and the FIU Golden Panthers (0-4) head to L. T. Smith Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (3-6). The odds on this matchup have Western Kentucky as 9.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 44.
In their last outing, the FIU Golden Panthers took the field against the Florida Atlantic Owls and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 38-19. D'vonte Price paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 77 yards and he notched 1 TD for this contest. He scurried for 178 yards on 26 carries which meant he was running for 6.8 yards per tote. Rivaldo Fairweather led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 116 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 16.6 yards per reception for that game. Max Bortenschlager went 11/21 with 149 yards by way of the pass and completed 1 TD. He walked away with no picks.
The Golden Panthers have racked up 1,136 total yards for this campaign. As a team they have an average of 166.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 67th in Division 1. In terms of scoring touchdowns, FIU has amassed 4 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 22.8 points per game. The Golden Panthers are ranked 85th in college football regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 31.0 PPG. They are giving up 5.3 yards per rush and 255.3 rushing yards per game so far this year. For the season, they have allowed 1,021 yards via the running game in 4 contests. Concerning yards through the air, the Golden Panthers have given up 815 yards which has them sitting in 52nd in Division 1. In their 4 games, they have given up 203.8 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.3%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 459.0 yards per outing ranking them 113th in college football.
Stone Norton has connected on 24 of his attempted career 44 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5%. He is averaging 62.5 yards per contest. For his collegiate career, Norton has thrown for 250 yards with 3 TD's and 0 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 124.8 with a TD rate of 6.8%. Since his college career started, he has taken off and run 15 different times totaling -71 yds.
In their last contest, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers took the field against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and left there with a win by a score of 10-7. Tyrrell Pigrome went 19/30 with 183 yards via the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Jakairi Moses led the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 21 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 40 yards via 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.3 yards per run. Xavier Lane was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 90 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 18.0 yards per reception in this contest.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Hilltoppers are ranked 121st in Division 1 by tallying 14.7 points per outing. Over the course of the season thus far, the Hilltoppers have compiled 1,465 passing yards along with holding an average of 162.8 passing yards per outing, putting them at 110th in the country. They average 114.3 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,029 yards for the year. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers hold an average of 277.1 yards/game which is good for 121st in the country. Western Kentucky has surrendered a total of 1,619 yards rushing (179.9 yards per game) in addition to 18 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. The Hilltoppers are surrendering 25.0 points per game, which has them ranked 58th in D-1. This year, they have relinquished 225 points in total. They have conceded 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 167.2 yards per game, which has them in 19th in the country.
In 42 games in his career, Tyrrell Pigrome has connected on 274 of his 480 attempts for 2,873 yds. He averages 68.4 yards per contest through the air with a 114.9 quarterback rating. Pigrome has passed for 17 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has rushed for 895 yards on 254 attempts. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 3.5% and his interception rate is 2.1%.
Who will win tonight's Golden Panthers/Hilltoppers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hilltoppers -9.5
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