Florida Atlantic Owls vs Air Force Falcons Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Falcons (-4.5)
The Air Force Falcons (2-1) are hosting the Florida Atlantic Owls (2-1) at Falcon Stadium on Saturday. Florida Atlantic is 4.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 50.5.
The Florida Atlantic Owls head into this matchup 2-1 this year. In their last game, the Owls played against the Fordham Rams and walked away with a win by a score of 45-14. Malcolm Davidson was the rushing leader for the Owls with 14 attempts for 63 yds (4.5 yards per attempt). N'Kosi Perry finished 27/43 with 278 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 132.4 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Against the rush, the Owls conceded 29 yds on 18 attempts, which calculates to 1.6 yards per run allowed. Florida Atlantic surrendered 16 completions on 40 tries for a total of 208 yds, and a completion rate of 40.0%. In the game, they tallied 95 plays which gave them a total of 547 yds. The Florida Atlantic Owls ended up running the ball 49 times and tallied 246 yds, which earned them an average of 5.0 yds per attempt.
When talking about scoring points, the Florida Atlantic Owls have an average of 32.3 points per outing. As a unit they're averaging 182.3 yards on the ground which ranks them 50th in the country. The Owls have tallied 1,441 yards in total for the year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Florida Atlantic has amassed 7 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. Florida Atlantic has 82 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 23 infractions for 160 yds. They have surrendered the football 5 different times.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Owls have allowed 479 yards which puts them in 35th in Division 1. They have allowed 159.7 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 50.6%. Over the course of this year, they are granting 349.0 yards/outing which puts them 76th in the nation. They are allowing an average of 5.6 yards per rush and 189.3 rushing yards per game this season. During the season, they have conceded 568 rushing yards through 3 games. The Owls are ranked 52nd in the nation concerning team defense, allowing 18.3 points per game.
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The Falcons come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Falcons walked away with a loss by a score of 49-45 against the Utah State Aggies. Haaziq Daniels (1 TD) finished the game with 182 yards on 6/12 through the air while his quarterback rating was 188.2. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 15.2. Brad Roberts carried the rock 21 times for 113 yds, ending the game with 5.4 yds per attempt for Air Force. The Falcons finished with a total of 619 yds on 75 plays (8.3 yds per play). Air Force rushed the ball for 6.9 yards per tote, totaling 437 yds on 63 attempts. Air Force surrendered 39 rushing attempts for 180 yds (4.6 yards per carry). The Falcons passing defense conceded a completion rate of 62.0%, relinquishing 448 yds on 31 out of 50 through the air.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Falcons are sitting 47th in the nation by scoring 34.3 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Falcons have thrown for a total of 281 yards through the air in addition to an average of 93.7 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 128th in the nation. The Air Force Falcons average 421.3 yards per outing, which ranks them 56th in the nation. The Air Force offense has 113 yards of penalties on 15 infractions, which ranks 101st in the nation in terms of making mistakes.
Air Force has given up a total of 260 yards on the ground (86.7 yards/game) in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. They have allowed the opposition 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 241.0 yards per outing, ranking them 105th in D-1. The Falcons defense has participated in 185 plays, which is good for 41st in the nation. The Falcons are allowing 22.0 points per game, which has them 75th in D-1. In total, they have surrendered 66 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Falcons college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Falcons -4.5
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