FIU Panthers vs New Mexico State Aggies Prediction, 10/4/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: FIU Panthers vs New Mexico State Aggies
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Location: Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, NM
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (-5)
Aggie Memorial Stadium is the location where the New Mexico State Aggies (2-3) will attempt to beat the FIU Panthers (3-2) on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. New Mexico State is 5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 51.5.
The FIU Panthers head into this game 3-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Panthers faced off with the Liberty Flames and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 38-6. Kejon Owens was the leader on the ground for the Panthers with 11 totes for 42 yards (3.8 yds per carry). Keyone Jenkins went 9/21 with 133 yards passing. He had a quarterback rate of 86.5 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. On the ground, the Panthers gave up 364 yards on 44 tries, which averages out to 8.3 yards per run allowed. FIU gave up 11 completions on 21 tries for a total of 156 yds, and a completion percentage of 52.4%. At the end of the game, they ran 57 plays which gave them 211 yds. The FIU Panthers ran the ball a total of 33 different times and amassed 64 yards, which is an average of 1.9 yds per attempt.
When talking about scoring points, the FIU Panthers are sitting at 21.4 points per game. As a team they average 111.6 yards rushing which ranks them 113th in college football. The Panthers have earned 1,576 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, FIU has earned 5 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. FIU has accumulated 69 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 32 infractions for 292 yds. They have turned the football over 9 different times.
The Panthers rank 75th in D-1 concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 25.6 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.0 yards per rush and 212.6 rushing yards per contest this year. For the year, they have given up 1,063 yards via the ground game in 5 outings. Regarding yards through the air, the Panthers have given up 1,173 yards which puts them in 89th in D-1. They have conceded 234.6 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 58.0%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 447.2 yards/outing ranking them 127th in the nation. They have relinquished 7 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Aggies step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 for this season. For their last game, the Aggies walked away with a loss by a score of 20-17 against the Hawaii Warriors. Diego Pavia ran the ball 12 times for 97 yds, walking away from the contest with 8.1 yards per attempt for New Mexico State. Diego Pavia (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 155 yds on 9/15 through the air while his QB rating was 190.8. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.3. New Mexico State gave up 30 running attempts for 101 yards (3.4 yds per carry). The Aggies passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 70.3%, surrendering 245 yards on 26 for 37 passing. The Aggies finished the game with a total of 335 yards and they ran 47 plays (7.1 yds per play). New Mexico State rushed the ball for 5.6 yds per attempt, totaling 180 yards on 32 carries.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Aggies are sitting 65th in the country holding an average of 29.8 points per outing. The New Mexico State Aggies hold an average of 435.8 yards per outing, ranking them 38th in D-1. The New Mexico State offense has 277 yards of penalties on 25 violations, which has them sitting 89th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 4 picks while losing 3 fumbles and they have tallied 96 first downs. During the season to this point, the Aggies have earned 1,172 passing yards as well as an average of 234.4 passing yards per game, ranking them 67th in college football. They average 201.4 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,007 yards overall.
New Mexico State has conceded a total of 734 yards on the ground (146.8 yards per game) as well as 9 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns through the air and 235.0 yards/game, ranking them 82nd in Division 1. They have totaled 3 fumbles recovered and 0 picks on the campaign. The Aggies defense has taken the field for 327 plays, which is 74th in the nation. The Aggies are surrendering 26.4 PPG, which has them ranked 81st in the nation. Overall, they have allowed 132 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Panthers/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Aggies -5
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