Florida Atlantic Owls vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 9/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Paulson Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Florida Atlantic (-6)
Nick Tronti and the Florida Atlantic Owls travel to Paulson Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Georgia Southern Eagles. The odds on this game have Florida Atlantic as 6-point favorites. The total opens at 50.5.
In their last game of 2019, the Florida Atlantic Owls went up against the SMU Mustangs and added a win to their record by a score of 52-28. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Owls was Chris Robison who went 27/37 with 305 yards via the pass and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. BJ Emmons paced the team on the ground in this contest. He had a long run of 14 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this outing. He scurried for 72 yards on 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Brandon Robinson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 78 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 15.6 yards per catch in this contest.
The Owls head into this game after finishing 11-3 for the 2019 season. They were one of the dangerous teams in the conference and they were capable of putting up big points on any given night. For total yardage, they sat in 1st in the conference and 12th in college football with 6,292 yards. They were one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 36.4 points per contest, which had them at 14th in college football. As a unit, they averaged 166.8 rushing yards per contest which was 5th in the conference.
The Owls had one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1 allowing 22.7 points per contest, ranking them 4th in the conference and 40th in the country. When it comes to passing yards, the Owls conceded 3,956 yards. Opponents completed 58.7% of the throws attempted against them and averaged 7.0 yards per attempt. When it comes to yards on the ground, Florida Atlantic gave up 136.4 yards per contest putting them 4th in the conference and 34th in Division 1. They allowed teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per carry putting them 5th in the conference and 46th in D-1 overall. Overall, they allowed 1,910 yards rushing through 14 games.
Last week the Georgia Southern Eagles played the Campbell Fighting Camels and went home with the win by a score of 27-26. Shai Werts paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 41 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this outing. He scurried for 155 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he was running for 11.1 yards per run. D.J. Butler was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 22 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 7.3 yards per catch for that game. Running the show from under center for the Eagles was Werts who went 7/13 with 53 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions.
The Eagles come into this game after finishing 2019 with a record of 7-6. Georgia Southern made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 252.8 yards per contest, which had them at 8th in the nation. As a team, they compiled a total of 3,286 rushing yards through 13 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball aggressively. The Eagles averaged 327.2 yards per contest overall putting them 118th in the nation and 10th in the Sun Belt Conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Eagles were ranked 8th in the conference and 69th out of all the teams in the country with an average of 28.2 points per contest.
The Eagles conceded 28.2 points per game ranking them 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference and 70th in college football. Their passing defense was one of the middle of the road groups in D-1. They gave up 242.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Eagles ranked 9th in the Sun Belt. In discussing points given up, they allowed 367 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they gave up 136.7 yards per game which put them at 35th in Division 1 and 2nd in the conference. For last year, they allowed 1,777 yards on the ground.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls -6
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