Florida Atlantic Owls 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick, Odds and Prediction
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Breaking Down the Florida Atlantic Owls Win Total
2020 College Football Season
Florida Atlantic Owls: 8 Wins -- Title Odds: 500/1
Florida Atlantic had a pretty darn good football season in 2019. The Owls went 11-3 overall and 7-1 in Conference USA play, beating UAB in the conference championship game 49-6. Florida Atlantic then earned an invite to the Boca Raton Bowl, where they took out SMU 52-28. This season, Florida Atlantic will look to repeat as C-USA champions and bag another bowl victory. Get Free College Football Picks and College Football Predictions for every game all season long at Sports Chat Place.
Let’s take a closer look at Florida Atlantic’s current status and break down their chances at hitting nine wins in 2020.
There’s really not a whole lot to be disappointed with when it comes to the Owls’ 2019 campaign. The team was projected to finish third in the division prior to the season, but shattered pretty much everybody’s expectations. FAU dropped their first two games to Ohio State and UCF but impressively went 11-1 the rest of the way, an October 18 loss to Marshall being their only blemish. The scoring was on point for pretty much the entire season, as the Owls boasted a pretty stout offense.
This season, Florida Atlantic will hit the reset button on the coaching staff, as Lane Kiffin is gone and it’s Willie Taggart’s team now. Clint Trickett and Drew Mehringer will run the offense, while Jim Leavitt takes over as defensive coordinator. The new crew will need to tweak things a little on the defensive side, but should be pretty well set up offensively with guys like QB Chris Robison and running back Malcolm Davidson. The returning players in impact spots will be a great lift for this newly-installed coaching staff.
Schedule-wise, Florida Atlantic opens up with a pretty rough-looking road trip versus Minnesota, but other than that it seems like a pretty manageable slate of games. The Owls do have a few bullet points for big matchups however, like going to Southern Miss and Marshall, as well as a late-season trip to FIU. That said, if the team can play consistently the whole season, the potential for double-digit wins here is pretty good.
Pick: This is a tough one, but I’m going over. Sure, a lot of things have to go right for FAU this season, which isn’t always a given under a new coaching staff. That said, Taggart and the gang have a lot of pieces to work with, and a few guys stepping up as reliable role-players—and a reasonable defensive performance—will go a long way toward the Owls’ success this season. I think nine wins is doable in this case.
2020 Florida Atlantic Owls Football Schedule
Day, Date Opponent
Thursday, September 3 at Minnesota
Saturday, September 12 Stony Brook
Saturday, September 19 at Georgia Southern
Saturday, September 26 USF
Saturday, October 3 Charlotte
Saturday, October 10 at Southern Miss
Saturday, October 17 OPEN
Saturday, October 24 at Marshall
Saturday, October 31 UTSA
Saturday, November 7 Western Kentucky
Saturday, November 14 at FIU
Saturday, November 21 Old Dominion
Saturday, November 28 at Middle Tennessee
Saturday, December 5 C-USA Championship