FIU Panthers vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FIU Panthers vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Chippewas (-11.5)
The FIU Panthers (1-2) are on their way to Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-2). FIU opens this contest as 11.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 57.5.
The FIU Panthers head into this matchup 1-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Panthers faced the Texas Tech Red Raiders and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 54-21. Max Bortenschlager went 12/27 with 185 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 119.0 and ended the game with 1 interception. D'Vonte Price was the rushing leader for the Panthers with 15 attempts for 51 yards (3.4 yds per attempt). The FIU Panthers rushed the ball a total of 29 different times and accounted for 55 yards, which earned them an average of 1.9 yds per carry. On the day, they tallied 58 plays which totaled 246 yds. FIU gave up 27 completions on 37 tries for 407 yds, and a completion percentage of 73.0%. Against the run, the Panthers gave up 177 yds on 37 attempts, which is an average of 4.8 yds per run allowed.
When talking about scoring points, the FIU Panthers are averaging 28.7 points per game. As a team they're averaging 172.3 yards rushing which has them sitting 62nd in the country. The Panthers have racked up 1,243 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, FIU has earned 6 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns via the ground. FIU has compiled 54 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 19 penalties for 175 yds. They have turned the ball over 4 times.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Panthers are allowing 767 yds which has them ranked 115th in college football. They have given up 255.7 yards per contest through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 61.5%. During the season, they are conceding 403.7 yards per outing putting them 101st in D-1. They are giving up an average of 3.8 yards per rush and 148.0 yards on the ground per game on the year. In total, they have conceded 444 yards via the ground game in 3 games. The Panthers are ranked 107th in the nation in terms of team defense, giving up 29.0 points per game.
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The Chippewas head into this game 1-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Chippewas took a loss by a score of 49-21 when they faced the LSU Tigers. Jacob Sirmon (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 156 yds on 17/24 passing while his QB rate was 130.9. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 6.5. Lew Nichols ran the ball 12 times for 18 yds, ending the game with 1.5 yards per carry for Central Michigan. Central Michigan rushed the ball for 1.8 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 56 yards on 31 attempts. The Chippewas finished the contest with a total of 284 yards while running 70 plays (4.1 yds per play). The Chippewas passing defense gave up a completion rate of 69.2%, relinquishing 400 yards on 27 out of 39 through the air. Central Michigan conceded 24 attempts on the ground for 84 yards (3.5 yards per carry).
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Chippewas rank 66th in Division 1 averaging 30.0 points per outing. Over the course of the season thus far, the Chippewas have racked up 757 passing yards along with holding an average of 252.3 passing yards per contest, ranking them 54th in the country. The Central Michigan Chippewas average 424.7 yards/contest, which is good for 52nd in D-1. The Central Michigan offense has compiled 149 yards of penalties on 17 infractions, which has them ranked 81st in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards.
The Chippewas are conceding 27.7 points per contest, ranking them 100th in D-1. Central Michigan has surrendered a total of 391 rushing yards (130.3 yards/game) as well as 3 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. This year, they have surrendered 83 total points. They have yielded 7 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 223.3 yards per contest, which has them sitting 90th in the country. The Chippewas defense has participated in 169 plays, which is good for 22nd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Chippewas college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chippewas -11.5
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