ATS Picks: Florida International vs Jacksonville State College Football Picks,Predictions 10/23/20
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Jacksonville State Gamecocks (2-1) at Florida International Panthers (0-2)
College Football: Friday, October 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Riccardo Silva Stadium)
The Line: Florida International -10.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Florida International Panthers meet Friday in week 8 college football action at Riccardo Silva Stadium.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks look to build on back-to-back wins and improve to 3-1 on the season. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have lost two of their last seven road games. Zerrick Cooper is completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 615 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Cooper has to be more of a difference maker for the Gamecocks to have a successful season. Trae Barry and Dave Russell have combined for 361 receiving yards on 24 catches while Uriah West has seven receptions. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks ground game is averaging 122 yards per contest, and Pat Jackson leads the way with 91 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Jacksonville State is allowing 28.7 points and 364.7 yards per game. Darius Joiner leads the Jacksonville State Gamecocks with 24 tackles, DJ Coleman has two sacks and Kolbi Fuqua has one interception.
The Florida International Panthers need a victory here to rebound from a slow 0-2 start to the CFB season. The Florida International Panthers have won six of their last seven home games. Stone Norton is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 141 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Norton enters this game with 18 career pass attempts under his belt. Bryce Singleton and Sterling Palmer have combined for 102 receiving yards and one touchdown while JJ Holloman has two receptions. The Florida International Panthers ground game is averaging 219 yards per contest, and D'vonte Price leads the way with 260 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, FIU is allowing 33.5 points and 465.5 yards per game. Richard Dames leads the Florida International Panthers with 16 tackles, Tevin Jones has two sacks and Rishard Dames has one interception.
The Florida International Panthers haven't looked great through two games and the constant postponed games has made it very tough for them to find a rhythm on either side of the ball. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are a team that's covered for us a few times this season, and they've been other impressive overall, hanging around with Florida State in their season opener and getting better defensively in their last two games.
FIU is the better team obviously with the better athletes, but I'll take a shot with Jacksonville State and the points.