FIU Panthers vs North Texas Mean Green Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: FIU Panthers vs North Texas Mean Green
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Apogee Stadium in Denton, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mean Green (-21)
Apogee Stadium is the site where the North Texas Mean Green (5-4) will take on the FIU Panthers (4-4) on Saturday. FIU is 21-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is 62.
The FIU Panthers come into this game with a record of 4-4 for this season. In their last matchup, the Panthers played the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and went home with a win by a final score of 42-34. Grayson James went 31/48 with 321 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 141.4 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Lexington Joseph was the rushing leader for the Panthers with 12 carries for 37 yards (3.1 yards per attempt). The FIU Panthers ended up rushing 26 different times and accumulated 57 yds, which had them averaging 2.2 yards per tote. At the end of the game, they tallied 74 plays for 378 yds. FIU conceded 28 pass completions on 40 tries for 256 yards, and a completion rate of 70.0%. Against the run, the Panthers conceded 184 yds on 41 tries, which averages out to 4.5 yards per rush surrendered.
When talking about scoring, the FIU Panthers have an average of 21.1 points per game. As a team they're averaging 105.8 yards rushing which ranks them 115th in the nation. The Panthers have earned 2,782 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, FIU has amassed 12 touchdowns through the air and 9 touchdowns via the ground. FIU has a total of 159 first downs, and they have been called for 53 penalties for 449 yds. They have surrendered the football 10 different times.
The Panthers are ranked 119th in the country concerning team defense, allowing 33.8 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 163.5 yards on the ground per contest for the campaign. For the season, they have allowed 1,308 running yards through 8 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Panthers are allowing 2,137 yds which has them ranked 101st in the country. They have allowed 267.1 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 65.4%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 430.6 yards per game which ranks them 110th in Division 1. They have given up 15 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 18 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Mean Green head into this matchup 5-4 for this year. In their last game, the Mean Green took home the win by a final score of 40-13 when they faced the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Austin Aune (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 322 yards on 20/28 through the air while his quarterback rating was 203.4. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 11.5. Ayo Adeyi carried the football 10 times for 72 yards, ending the contest with 7.2 yards per carry for North Texas. North Texas ran the football for 5.4 yards per attempt, totaling 196 yds on 36 carries. The Mean Green finished the game with a total of 541 yds while running 66 plays (8.2 yds per play). The Mean Green passing defense allowed a completion rate of 59.2%, relinquishing 320 yds on 29 for 49 through the air. North Texas relinquished 30 rushing attempts for 146 yards (4.9 yards per carry).
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Mean Green are ranked 25th in the nation maintaining an average of 35.6 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Mean Green have thrown for a total of 2,438 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 270.9 throwing yards per contest, putting them at 39th in college football. The North Texas Mean Green have an average of 490.6 yards/outing, which is good for 14th in college football. The North Texas offense has racked up 457 penalty yards on 53 violations, which is 60th in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
The Mean Green are conceding 32.1 points per game, ranking them 112th in college football. North Texas has allowed a total of 1,652 yards rushing (183.6 yards per game) in addition to 15 touchdowns via the rush for the season. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 289 points. They have yielded 17 touchdowns from the passing game and 287.4 yards/game, which has them in 124th in the country. The Mean Green defense has participated in 698 plays, which ranks 131st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mean Green -21
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