Florida Atlantic Owls vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 9/3/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Peden Stadium in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bobcats (+1)
Peden Stadium is the location where the Ohio Bobcats (3-9 last year) will compete against the Florida Atlantic Owls (5-7 last season) on Saturday. Ohio opens this game as 1-point underdogs. The over/under is 48.5.
The Florida Atlantic Owls ended the year having earned a 5-7 mark. In their last contest, the Owls faced the MTSU Blue Raiders and ended up losing by a score of 27-17. Johnny Ford was the leader on the ground for the Owls with 9 carries for 53 yards (5.9 yds per carry). N'Kosi Perry connected on 32/49 with 328 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 130.9 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Against the rush, the Owls conceded 127 yds on 31 attempts, which averages out to 4.1 yards per run allowed. Florida Atlantic relinquished 24 pass completions on 39 attempts for a total of 236 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.5%. At the end of the game, they ran 79 plays which totaled 413 yds. The Florida Atlantic Owls ran the rock 29 times and had 85 yards, which came out to an average of 2.9 yards per attempt.
The Owls earned 4,825 total yards for the prior campaign. Florida Atlantic earned 20 touchdowns via the pass and 18 touchdowns on the ground. They surrendered the ball 18 different times. Florida Atlantic had 242 1st downs offensively, and they were called for 85 penalties for 718 yards. As a unit they averaged 153.6 yds via the ground game, which had them sitting 74th in the nation. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Florida Atlantic Owls averaged 25.4 points per contest.
The Owls ranked 62nd in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 25.8 PPG. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per tote and 157.1 rushing yards per contest last season. In total, they gave up 1,885 yards on the ground in 12 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Owls conceded 3,031 yds which ranked them 87th in the country. In their 12 games played last season, they allowed 252.6 yards per outing via the pass as well as relinquishing a completion percentage of 59.0%. They allowed 409.7 yards/game which put them 87th in D-1. They gave up 19 touchdowns through the air and 17 rushing touchdowns.
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The Bobcats finished the season holding a 3-9 record. The last time they took the field, the Bobcats went home defeated by a final of 21-10 when they faced the Bowling Green Falcons. Kurtis Rourke walked away from the game with 103 yards on 12/24 passing while his quarterback rating was 61.1. He tossed 3 interceptions and his Y/A was 4.3. Kurtis Rourke carried the football 9 times for 75 yds, finishing the game with 8.3 yds per attempt for Ohio. The Bobcats finished with 223 yards while running 52 plays (4.3 yds per play). Ohio rushed the football for 4.3 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 120 yards on 28 carries. Ohio allowed 43 run attempts for 94 yards (2.2 yds per carry). The Bobcats secondary allowed a completion rate of 64.9%, relinquishing 255 yds on 24 for 37 through the air.
When discussing how much they scored, the Bobcats were ranked 106th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 22.6 points per contest. Last year, the Bobcats compiled 2,208 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 184.0 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 107th in the nation. The Ohio Bobcats held an average of 371.4 yards per contest, ranking them 87th in college football. The Ohio offense compiled 703 yds of penalties on 74 violations, which had them ranked 69th in college football in terms of giving up free yards.
The Bobcats conceded 30.3 points per game, which had them ranked 96th in Division 1. Ohio gave up a total of 2,318 rushing yards (193.2 yards per contest) as well as 25 touchdowns by way of the ground game throughout last year. Last season, they gave up 364 points in total. They allowed 17 touchdowns via the pass and 238.9 yards per contest, which put them in 84th in the country. The Bobcats defense participated in 862 plays, which ranked them 70th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls -1
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