Florida Atlantic Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 12/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Location: M. M. Roberts Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Florida Atlantic (-8)
Javion Posey and the Florida Atlantic Owls (5-2) travel to M. M. Roberts Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (2-7). The spread on this contest has Florida Atlantic as 8-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42.5.
In their last game, the Florida Atlantic Owls faced the Georgia Southern Eagles and took the loss by a score of 20-3. Javion Posey paced the team on the ground in this outing. He had a long run of 22 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 61 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he was running for 7.6 yards per carry. Jordan Merrell was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 67 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 22.3 yards per catch in this outing. Posey went 7/15 with 107 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 2 picks for the contest.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 18.4 points per game. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 188.3 yards via the ground game ranking them 42nd in Division 1. The Owls have tallied 2,305 total yards for this campaign. In terms of notching touchdowns, Florida Atlantic has totaled 6 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns. The Owls sit in 15th in Division 1 regarding team defense, conceding 12.4 points per game. They are allowing an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt and 128.7 rushing yards per game so far this season. Overall, they have allowed 901 rushing yards through 7 contests. Regarding passing yards, the Owls have conceded 1,196 yards which ranks them 44th in the country. In their 7 games played, they are allowing 170.9 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 52.3%. Overall, they have surrendered 299.6 yards per game which puts them 18th in the country.
For his career, Posey has passed for 390 yards with 2 TD's and 3 picks. Over the course of his time in college, he has left the pocket to run 54 times totaling 393 rushing yds. He has a QB rating of 107.4 with a TD rate of 3.4% and an interception rate of 5.1%. He is passing for 78.0 yds per outing. Javion Posey has connected on 30 of his career 59 passes for a completion percentage of 50.8%.
In their last contest, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles faced the UTSA Roadrunners and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 23-20. Frank Gore Jr. led the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 24 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries which gave him an average of 5.4 yards per tote. Tim Jones was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 65 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 13.0 yards per catch in this contest. Tate Whatley went 22/39 with 272 yards by way of the pass and tossed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 pick for the contest.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Golden Eagles rank 98th in the nation maintaining an average of 23.1 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Golden Eagles have compiled 1,921 passing yards in addition to an average of 213.4 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 78th in D-1. They hold an average of 142.8 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,285 yards for this season. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles maintain an average of 356.2 yards/outing which has them ranked 98th in D-1. The Golden Eagles are giving up 32.4 PPG, which has them 98th in the country. In total, they have given up 292 total points. Southern Miss has allowed a total of 1,648 yards on the ground (183.1 yards/game) in addition to 15 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have surrendered 23 touchdowns via the pass and 227.3 yards per game, which has them ranked 67th in D-1.
In the 13 games in his college career, Tate Whatley has been successful on 91 of his 169 attempts for a total of 1,110 yds. He averages 85.4 yds per game through the air with a 116.8 quarterback rating. Whatley has thrown 7 touchdowns while giving up 5 picks in his career. He has scampered for 217 yds on 98 attempts. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 4.1% and his interception percentage is 3.0%.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls -8
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