Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Tulane Green Wave Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/2/13
Tulane Green Wave (6-2) at Florida Atlantic Owls (2-6)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm (GEO Group Stadium)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Live
The Tulane Green Wave visit FAU Stadium to take the field with the Florida Atlantic Owls.
Sometimes it can be a bit painful to watch Tulane but in the end the only thing that really matters is the win column. After a 14-7 victory over Tulsa the Green Wave improved to 6-2 and are tied for first in the CUSA West with Rice at 4-0. The defense paced the Green Wave Saturday with the team winning number four straight by holding the Golden Hurricane to 344 yards and 4-15 on third down with a fumble recovery and a trio of interceptions. Tulane ran the ball okay at times with Orleans Darkwa and Rob Kelley combining for 116 yards on 27 carries while Devin Powell and his short passing attack being an extention of the run. Powell hit on 17-29 for 164 yards with a pair of touchdowns and two interceptions.
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Florida Atlantic has been much improved in 2013 as they have been a handful for the opposition and a cover machine. That wasn't the case in a week nine 45-10 road defeat to Auburn in which both sides of the ball had their share of problems. The Tigers had their way at the line of scrimmage with 628 yards with over 400 yards coming on the ground while the Owls managed only 247 yards. This was a game Florida Atlantic needed a viable rushing attack and simply didn't have the firepower up front with Jaquez Johnson (9-58) the only source of running with the team falling short of the century mark for around four yards per pop. Johnson and the receiving corps had about the same success through the air as he went 9-21 for 133 yards but Auburn kept most throws short and ran the ball 59 times to control the game.
To be honest I don't know how Tulane gets it done at times but they do. I think they have to be on their toes here because Florida Atlantic is dangerous but for now I'll take the points and watch the line...