FIU Panthers vs MTSU Blue Raiders Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FIU Panthers vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Raiders (-11)
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium is the location where the MTSU Blue Raiders (4-5) will take on the FIU Panthers (1-8) on Saturday. FIU opens this matchup as 11-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 57.
The FIU Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 1-8 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Panthers played the Old Dominion Monarchs and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 47-24. Max Bortenschlager finished 18/32 with 315 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 153.3 and ended the game with 1 pick. Lexington Joseph was the leader on the ground for the Panthers with 11 carries for 54 yds (4.9 yds per carry). In the game, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 435 yds. The FIU Panthers ran the ball a total of 32 different times and accumulated 107 yards, which is an average of 3.3 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Panthers conceded 282 yards on 41 attempts, which is 6.9 yds per run allowed. FIU allowed 22 pass completions on 42 tries for a total of 283 yds, and a completion rate of 52.4%.
Regarding putting points on the board, the FIU Panthers have an average of 23.3 points per game. As a unit they maintain an average of 104.8 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 120th in Division 1. The Panthers have attained 3,619 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, FIU has totaled 18 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns on the ground. FIU has earned 158 1st downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 58 infractions for 541 yds. They have turned the football over 12 times.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Panthers are giving up 2,646 yards which puts them in 137th in college football. They have given up 294.0 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 68.2%. In total, they are giving up 493.7 yards per outing ranking them 140th in the country. They have surrendered 22 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 19 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.0 yards per rush and 199.7 yards on the ground per contest for the year. In total, they have conceded 1,797 rushing yards through 9 games. The Panthers sit in 136th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 37.8 points per game.
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The Blue Raiders come into this game with a record of 4-5 for this year. For their last game, the Blue Raiders took a loss by a score of 48-21 when they faced the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Frank Peasant carried the football 18 times for 78 yds, finishing the game with 4.3 yds per carry for MTSU. Nicholas Vattiato (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 205 yds on 24/41 passing while his QB rating was 92.2. He threw 5 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.0. MTSU surrendered 23 run attempts for 71 yards (3.1 yds per rush). The Blue Raiders pass defense gave up a completion rate of 58.0%, surrendering 281 yds on 29 for 50 through the air. The Blue Raiders finished with a total of 349 yds on 81 plays (4.3 yds per play). MTSU ran the football for 3.5 yards per carry, finishing with 123 yards on 35 carries.
When looking at their scoring prowess, the Blue Raiders are ranking 57th in D-1 with 29.2 PPG. During the season thus far, the Blue Raiders currently sit at 2,122 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 235.8 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 61st in college football. The MTSU Blue Raiders are averaging 342.4 yards per contest, ranking them 107th in the country. The MTSU offense has 541 yards of penalties on 61 infractions, which ranks them 43rd in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards.
MTSU has conceded a total of 1,307 yards rushing (145.2 yards/game) and 14 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns through the air and 245.1 yards per contest, which has them ranked 105th in the nation. The Blue Raiders defense has been on the field for 683 plays, which is 130th in the nation. The Blue Raiders are allowing 28.8 points per game, which has them ranked 96th in D-1. This year, they have allowed 259 points.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders -11
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