UMass Minutemen vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 11/20/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UMass Minutemen vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
Location: FAU Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: UMass (+30)
Javion Posey and the Florida Atlantic Owls (4-1) host the UMass Minutemen (0-2) at FAU Stadium on Friday, November 20, 2020. The odds on this matchup have Florida Atlantic as 30-point favorites. The total has been set at 49.5.
In their last contest, the UMass Minutemen took the field against the Marshall Thundering Herd and left there with a loss by a score of 51-10. Ellis Merriweather led the team on the ground in this contest. He had a long run of 12 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 31 yards on 10 carries which meant he was running for 3.1 yards per run. Taylor Edwards led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 38 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 19.0 yards per reception in this contest. Will Koch went 12/18 with 99 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
In terms of scoring points, the UMass Minutemen hold an average of 5.0 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 76.0 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 121st in D-1. The Minutemen have tallied 381 total yards for the season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, UMass has totaled 1 touchdown through the air and 0 touchdown on the ground. In terms of yards via the pass, the Minutemen are conceding 356 yds which has them ranked 19th in the nation. In total, they have allowed 465.5 yards/outing putting them 120th in D-1. The Minutemen are ranked 137th in the nation regarding team defense, conceding 46.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 6.9 yards per tote and 287.5 yards on the ground per game this year. In their 2 games played this season, they have conceded 178.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 66.7%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 575 yards via the ground game in 2 games.
Will Koch has completed 12 of his career 18 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. He is averaging 49.5 yards per game. For his career, Koch has thrown for 99 yds with 1 TD and 0 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 131.2 with a TD rate of 5.6%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the ball 13 times totaling 46 rushing yds.
The last time they played, the Florida Atlantic Owls went up against the FIU Golden Panthers and went home with the win by a score of 38-19. Javion Posey paced the team on the ground in this contest. He tore off a long run of 36 yards and he added 1 TD for this contest. He rushed for a total of 182 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he was running for 10.1 yards per carry. TJ Chase was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 28 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 14.0 yards per reception in this contest. Javion Posey went 10/16 with 80 yards by way of the pass and tossed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Owls currently sit 108th in D-1 holding an average of 20.4 PPG. For the year to this point, the Owls have a total of 570 passing yards as well as holding an average of 114.0 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 122nd in the nation. They have an average of 209.0 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 1,045 yards for this year. The Florida Atlantic Owls average 323.0 yards/game which has them ranked 111th in the country. Florida Atlantic has conceded a total of 570 yards via the ground game (114.0 yards/game) in addition to 2 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. The Owls are surrendering 13.0 points per contest, which has them ranked 18th in college football. In total, they have given up 65 total points. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns through the air and 209.2 yards/outing, ranking them 52nd in college football.
During the 3 games in his career, Javion Posey has connected on 10 of 17 attempts for a total of 80 yards. He is averaging 26.7 yards per game through the air with a 125.4 QB rating. Posey has thrown 2 TD's while tossing 1 pick in his career. He has run for 242 yds on 27 attempts. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 11.8% and his interception rate is 5.9%.
Who will win tonight's Minutemen/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls -30
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