Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs FIU Panthers Prediction, 10/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs FIU Panthers
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Location: Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+4)
The FIU Panthers (4-4) will take on the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (6-2) at Riccardo Silva Stadium on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. FIU is 4-point underdogs. The over/under is 44.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks head into this game 6-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Gamecocks played the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and notched a win by a score of 20-17. Zion Webb went 22/39 with 218 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 98.2 and finished the contest with 1 pick. Zion Webb was the rushing leader for the Gamecocks with 28 attempts for 146 yards (5.2 yards per attempt). The Jacksonville State Gamecocks ran the ball 55 different times and accumulated 262 yds, which came out to an average of 4.8 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 95 plays which gave them a total of 484 yards. Jacksonville State allowed 24 pass completions on 48 tries for 250 yds, and a completion rate of 50.0%. On the ground, the Gamecocks conceded 89 yards on 24 attempts, which calculates to 3.7 yds per run allowed.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks have an average of 27.0 points per contest. As a unit they average 211.3 yards in the run game which is 13th in college football. The Gamecocks have earned 3,022 total yards this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Jacksonville State has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 19 touchdowns via the ground. Jacksonville State has accounted for 167 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 41 infractions for 348 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 9 times.
Regarding passing yards, the Gamecocks are giving up 1,868 yards which puts them in 107th in college football. They are allowing 233.5 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 57.6%. Overall, they have relinquished 359.8 yards per outing which puts them 55th in Division 1. They have conceded 10 touchdowns via the pass as well as 9 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for 3.0 yards per rush on the ground and 126.3 rushing yards per contest on the season. During the season, they have conceded 1,010 rushing yards through 8 games. The Gamecocks are ranked 24th in D-1 regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 19.1 PPG.
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The Panthers come into this matchup with a record of 4-4 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Panthers went home victorious with a score of 33-27 when they played the Sam Houston State Bearkats. Kejon Owens carried the ball 9 times for 60 yards, finishing the contest with 6.7 yds per attempt for FIU. Keyone Jenkins (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 190 yards on 26/38 passing while his QB rating was 119.1. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 5.0. FIU conceded 25 attempts on the ground for 104 yards (4.2 yards per rush). The Panthers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 64.6%, surrendering 306 yards on 31 for 48 passing. The Panthers finished the contest with a total of 331 yds on 81 plays (4.1 yards per play). FIU ran the ball for 3.4 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 141 yds on 42 attempts.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Panthers are sitting 107th in the country with 21.4 points per outing. The FIU Panthers hold an average of 333.4 yards per contest, which has them ranked 105th in college football. The FIU offense has totaled 404 yards of penalties on 47 violations, which ranks 47th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. They have tossed 8 picks while allowing opponents to recover 6 fumbles and they have been able to tally 126 first downs. For the season thus far, the Panthers have racked up 1,790 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 223.8 passing yards per outing, ranking them 74th in college football. They average 109.6 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 877 yards for this year.
The Panthers are surrendering 27.0 points per game, ranking them 83rd in Division 1. FIU has surrendered a total of 1,489 yards rushing (186.1 yards per game) in addition to 12 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. In total, they have relinquished 216 points. They have allowed 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 254.6 yards per outing, which has them in 112th in the nation. The Panthers defense has been on the field for 583 plays, which is 129th in the country. Their defense has 5 fumbles recovered and 6 interceptions for the year.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Gamecocks -4
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