Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs FIU Panthers Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs FIU Panthers
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Riccardo Silva Stadium in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (+10)
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (6-5) are on their way to Riccardo Silva Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2023 where they will meet the FIU Panthers (4-7). Western Kentucky is 10-point favorites. The over/under is set at 55.5.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers step onto the field holding a record of 6-5 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Hilltoppers played against the Sam Houston State Bearkats and walked away with a win by a score of 28-23. Elijah Young was the rushing leader for the Hilltoppers with 15 carries for 55 yards (3.7 yds per attempt). Austin Reed connected on 28/41 with 392 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 153.2 and ended the contest with 4 interceptions. On the ground, the Hilltoppers gave up 86 yards on 31 attempts, which is 2.8 yds per rush surrendered. Western Kentucky relinquished 25 completions on 45 attempts for a total of 271 yards, and a completion rate of 55.6%. On the day, they tallied 72 plays which gave them 465 yards. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers ended up rushing 31 times and amassed 73 yds, which is an average of 2.4 yds per attempt.
When it comes to scoring, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are sitting at 28.8 points per game. As a unit they have an average of 111.2 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 112th in the nation. The Hilltoppers currently have 4,345 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring, Western Kentucky has totaled 28 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Western Kentucky has a total of 213 first downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 50 infractions for 417 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 17 different times.
The Hilltoppers are ranked 91st in the country in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 28.2 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per run and 202.0 rushing yards per game for the year. For the season, they have allowed 2,222 running yards through 11 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Hilltoppers are conceding 2,614 yards which puts them in 88th in college football. They have allowed 237.6 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 58.9%. In total, they are granting 439.6 yards per outing which ranks them 122nd in college football. They have granted 17 touchdowns through the air and 21 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Panthers head into this matchup 4-7 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Panthers walked away with a loss by a score of 44-20 when they faced the Arkansas Razorbacks. Keyone Jenkins (2 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 265 yards on 21/36 passing while his quarterback rating was 127.4. He had 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 7.4. Kejon Owens carried the football 6 times for 59 yards, ending the contest with 9.8 yds per attempt for FIU. FIU rushed the ball for 3.3 yards per carry, totaling 76 yards on 23 attempts. The Panthers finished the game with a total of 341 yards while they ran 59 plays (5.8 yards per play). The Panthers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 55.2%, relinquishing 187 yards on 16 out of 29 through the air. FIU gave up 54 running attempts for 323 yds (6.0 yards per carry).
The FIU Panthers hold an average of 321.3 yards per game, ranking them 110th in the nation. The FIU offense has racked up 593 penalty yards on 67 infractions, which is 60th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. They average 93.7 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,031 yards for the season. They have tossed 10 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 8 fumbles and they have been able to tally 169 1st downs. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Panthers are sitting 118th in the nation maintaining an average of 19.4 PPG. For the season so far, the Panthers have earned 2,503 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 227.5 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 66th in the nation.
FIU has allowed a total of 2,217 yards via the ground game (201.5 yards/game) as well as 17 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have allowed the opposition 21 touchdowns through the air in addition to 237.9 yards/outing, which has them ranked 90th in the nation. Their defense has totaled 6 fumbles and 6 picks for the season. The Panthers defense has taken part in 803 plays, which is 121st in the country. The Panthers are surrendering 31.0 PPG, ranking them 108th in the country. This season, they have relinquished 341 points.
Who will win tonight's Hilltoppers/Panthers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hilltoppers -10
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