Connecticut Huskies vs FIU Panthers Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs FIU Panthers
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+4.5)
The Connecticut Huskies (2-4) are en route to Riccardo Silva Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the FIU Panthers (2-2). FIU opens as 4.5-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 51.
The Connecticut Huskies step onto the field holding a record of 2-4 for this season. In their last matchup, the Huskies stepped onto the field against the Fresno State Bulldogs and walked away with a win by a score of 19-14. Devontae Houston led the offense in rushing for the Huskies with 23 totes for 105 yds (4.6 yds per attempt). Zion Turner connected on 8/15 with 130 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 148.1 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Against the run, the Huskies conceded 30 yards on 26 attempts, which averages out to 1.2 yards per run allowed. Connecticut gave up 16 pass completions on 22 attempts for a total of 157 yards, and a completion rate of 72.7%. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 71 plays which gave them a total of 313 yds. The Connecticut Huskies rushed the ball a total of 55 different times and had 183 yds, which came out to an average of 3.3 yds per attempt.
The Huskies have tallied 1,595 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Connecticut has totaled 5 passing touchdowns and 6 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 11 times. Connecticut has 92 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 30 infractions for 247 yds. As a team they're holding an average of 167.7 yards in the run game ranking them 60th in Division 1. Concerning scoring points, the Connecticut Huskies are averaging 15.2 points per outing.
In terms of yards through the air, the Huskies are giving up 1,512 yds which ranks them 125th in the country. They are giving up 252.0 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 70.2%. Over the course of this year, they are granting 399.7 yards/game which puts them 90th in college football. They have yielded 11 touchdowns by air and 12 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 147.7 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. During the season, they have allowed 886 yards via the ground game in 6 games. The Huskies are ranked 108th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 32.7 PPG.
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The Panthers step onto the field holding a record of 2-2 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Panthers went home victorious with a score of 21-7 when they faced the New Mexico State Aggies. Lexington Joseph carried the ball 14 times for 80 yards, finishing the contest with 5.7 yards per carry for FIU. Grayson James (3 touchdowns) ended the contest with 175 yds on 13/19 passing while his quarterback rating was 197.9. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 9.2. FIU surrendered 31 attempts on the ground for 82 yds (2.6 yds per carry). The Panthers pass defense allowed a completion rate of 48.1%, surrendering 139 yds on 13 out of 27 passing. The Panthers finished the game with 335 yards while they ran 65 plays (5.2 yards per play). FIU ran the ball for 3.4 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 153 yards on 45 attempts.
The FIU Panthers average 302.5 yards/contest, ranking them 119th in college football. The FIU offense has compiled 252 yards of penalties on 27 violations, which has them ranked 93rd in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign thus far, the Panthers have thrown for a total of 867 yards through the air along with holding an average of 216.8 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 89th in the nation. When looking at how much they score, the Panthers are ranked 119th in Division 1 by tallying 17.8 points per game.
FIU has conceded a total of 639 rushing yards (159.8 yards/game) and 8 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns from the passing game and 298.5 yards per outing, which has them sitting 126th in the country. The Panthers defense has taken part in 281 plays, which has them sitting 16th in the country. The Panthers are conceding 39.5 PPG, which has them ranked 125th in the country. In total, they have allowed 158 pts.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Huskies -4.5
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