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FAU Owls Vs. Miami Hurricanes - 9/11/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Hurricanes (1-0) at Florida Atlantic Owls (0-1)

College Football: Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FAU Football Stadium)

The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls +19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Fox Sports

The Miami Hurricanes pay a visit to instate foe the Florida Atlantic Owls in week two action.

The Miami Hurricanes opened 2015 with an almost leisurely 45-0 victory versus visiting Bethune Cookman. The Hurricanes stifled the Wildcats offense and moved the ball as needed while finishing with a 379-79 edge in real estate. Brad Kanya gave the Canes 173  passing yards and a pair of touchdowns on 16-27 with no mistakes. Rayshawn Scott paced the Hurricanes receivers with six receptions for 100 yards including a 22 yard scoring catch. Miami received a combined 162 rushing yards from Mike Walton and Trayone Gray with each visiting the end zone. The special teams gave the Hurricanes a boost as well with a 72 yard punt return from Corn Elder.

FAU Owls Vs. Miami Hurricanes - 9/11/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Florida Atlantic Owls opened the season with a 47-44 overtime defeat at Tulsa where the offense looked great but the defense couldn’t buy a stop. The Golden Hurricane held a 618-580 advantage in yards and did most of their damage in the air with 424 yards. The Owls were able to both throw and run with Jaquez Johnson at the center of the success with 263 passing yards and a pair of scoring strikes while adding 97 yards on the ground on 20 carries. Jenson Stoshak led Florida Atlantic with seven catches for 114 yards including a 17 yard scoring reception. Greg Howell was the Owls workhorse on the ground with 138 yards on 22 touches with five and eleven yard scoring runs but the bottom line is the defense allowed a game tying field goal with seven ticks left in regulation to squander a game that should have been won.

The Hurricanes are looking for a return to national prominence and took the first step with a complete win versus FCS Bethune Cookman with strong offense and defense. I think this could have been worse if Miami wanted to keep the pedal down. Florida Atlantic let one get away as their defense couldn’t protect a late lead at Tulsa. I think the number is about right so pick your poison…

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Florida Atlantic +19.5

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