Indiana vs. FIU - 9/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
FIU Golden Panthers (1-1) at Indiana Hoosiers (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium-Bloomington)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -25.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The FIU Golden Panthers and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The FIU Golden Panthers look for their first road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The FIU Golden Panthers have lost four of their last six road games. Alex McGough is completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 529 yards, one touchdown and one interception. McGough has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Julian Williams and Thomas Owens have combined for 336 receiving yards and one touchdown while Tony Gaiter IV has seven receptions. The FIU Golden Panthers ground game is averaging 135.5 yards per contest, and Alex Gardner leads the way with 122 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Florida International is allowing 35.5 points and 428 yards per game. Treyvon Williams leads the FIU Golden Panthers with 15 tackles, Josh Little has one sack and Olin Cushion III has one interception.
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The Indiana Hoosiers look for their first home victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Indiana Hoosiers have split their last six home games. Richard Lagow is completing 57.3 percent of his passes for 434 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Lagow and Peyton Ramsey have combined for five touchdown passes this season. Simmie Cobbs Jr. and Donavan Hale have combined for 327 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Luke Timian has 14 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 69 yards per contest, and Morgan Ellison leads the way with 71 yards on 19 carries. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 33 points and 455 yards per game. Tegray Scales leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 20 tackles, Robert McCray III has one sack and Rashard Fant has two pass deflections.
The Golden Panthers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Hoosiers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. CUSA. The under is 4-1 in Hoosiers last 5 games overall and the over is 8-3 in Golden Panthers last 11 games overall.
You have to be impressed with what Indiana has done out the gate, as the Hoosiers hung around with Ohio State in the opener and beat Virginia on the road, a place that has tripped good teams up over the years. FIU got waxed by UCF and barely beat Alcorn State, as it came down to a last minute touchdown. You take the way both teams have looked in their first couple of games along with the comp each team has faced, and this game shouldn't be close at all. I'll take the Hoosiers in a blowout victory.