WKU Hilltoppers (2-5) at Florida Atlantic Owls (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm (FAU Stadium)
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -9.5 -- Over/Under: 41 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers visit the Florida Atlantic Owls as they meet Saturday in week 10 C-USA college football action at FAU Stadium.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for a statement road win after losing three of their last four games. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have split their last eight road games. Tyrrell Pigrome is completing 58.7 percent of his passes for 738 yards, eight touchdowns and zero interceptions. Pigrome and Kevaris Thomas have combined for 11 touchdown passes and two interceptions. Mitchell Tinsley and Xavier Lane have combined for 438 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Joshua Simon has 20 receptions. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers ground game is averaging 116.8 yards per contest, and Gaej Walker leads the way with 274 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Western Kentucky is allowing 29.7 points and 375.6 yards per game. Devon Key leads the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers with 53 tackles, Eli Brown has two sacks and Omari Alexander has one interception.
The Florida Atlantic Owls look to remain unbeaten at home while building on their 2-1 record. The Florida Atlantic Owls have won six straight home games. Nick Tronti is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 382 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Tronti enters this game with 93 career pass attempts under his belt. TJ Chase and Aaron Young have combined for 188 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jordan Merrell has six receptions. The Florida Atlantic Owls ground game is averaging 166.3 yards per contest, and Malcolm Davidson leads the way with 195 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, FAU is allowing 13.3 points and 337 yards per game. Chase Lasater leads the Florida Atlantic Owls with 27 tackles, Jaylen Joyner has 4.5 sacks and Teja Young has one interception.
The Hilltoppers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 13-5 in Hilltoppers last 18 road games. The under is 10-3 in Owls last 13 home games. The Hilltoppers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Florida Atlantic.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have been getting blasted defensively, allowing 30 or more points in five of their seven games. WKU has mainly had issues stopping the run and the offense simply isn't good enough right now to make up for those struggles. The Florida Atlantic Owls are slowly getting better offensively while the defense continues to flex its muscle, and they've covered two of their first three games. What we know about FAU is that its been one of the better home teams in college football over the last three years. With Western Kentucky's issues defensively, this is a game FAU should win comfortably.
I'll lay the chalk with FAU at home.