FIU Panthers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FIU Panthers vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (-10)
FAU Stadium is the site where the Florida Atlantic Owls (2-2) will compete against the FIU Panthers (1-3) on Saturday. FIU opens this contest as 10-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 51.5.
The FIU Panthers head into this matchup 1-3 for this year. In their last game, the Panthers played the Central Michigan Chippewas and went home with a loss by a final score of 31-27. Max Bortenschlager connected on 20/38 with 395 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 152.1 and ended the contest with 1 pick. D'Vonte Price was the rushing leader for the Panthers with 17 totes for 50 yards (2.9 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they had 70 plays which gave them a total of 437 yards. The FIU Panthers ran the football 32 times and recorded 42 yds, which is an average of 1.3 yards per carry. Against the rush, the Panthers conceded 202 yds on 40 attempts, which is an average of 5.1 yards per run surrendered. FIU surrendered 30 pass completions on 49 tries for a total of 397 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.2%.
The Panthers have earned 1,680 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, FIU has compiled 8 passing touchdowns and 6 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 6 different times. FIU has earned 72 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 25 infractions for 245 yards. As a unit they are averaging 139.8 yards rushing which has them sitting 88th in college football. In terms of scoring points, the FIU Panthers have an average of 28.3 points per game.
Concerning yards through the air, the Panthers are giving up 1,164 yds which puts them in 129th in Division 1. They have surrendered 291.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 61.6%. During the season, they are conceding 452.5 yards/game which ranks them 126th in college football. They have yielded 10 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per run and 161.5 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In total, they have conceded 646 running yards through 4 games. The Panthers are sitting in 107th in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 29.5 points per game.
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The Owls come into this game with a record of 2-2 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Owls took a loss by a final score of 31-7 against the Air Force Falcons. N'Kosi Perry finished the contest with 78 yds on 11/33 through the air while his QB rating was 47.1. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 2.4. Johnny Ford carried the rock 8 times for 66 yards, ending the contest with 8.3 yards per carry for Florida Atlantic. Florida Atlantic ran the ball for 7.1 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 141 yards on 20 attempts. The Owls finished the game with a total of 219 yards while they ran 53 plays (4.1 yards per play). The Owls pass defense allowed a completion rate of 40.0%, relinquishing 70 yards on 2 for 5 passing. Florida Atlantic allowed 73 rushing attempts for 446 yds (6.1 yards per carry).
The Florida Atlantic Owls have an average of 415.0 yards per outing, which ranks them 61st in college football. The Florida Atlantic offense has compiled 200 yards of penalties on 27 infractions, which ranks 50th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. For the season to this point, the Owls have earned 972 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 243.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 57th in college football. When discussing their ability to score points, the Owls are ranked 89th in the country with 26.0 points per contest.
Florida Atlantic has yielded a total of 1,014 yards rushing (253.5 yards per game) and 9 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. They have conceded 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 137.3 yards per outing, which has them sitting 19th in D-1. The Owls defense has taken part in 279 plays, ranking them 97th in Division 1. The Owls are conceding 21.5 points per contest, ranking them 69th in D-1. This season, they have surrendered 86 points.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Panthers +10
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