Florida Atlantic Owls (3-1) at FIU Panthers (0-3)
College Football: Friday, November 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Riccardo Silva Stadium)
The Line: FIU Panthers +9.5 -- Over/Under: 42.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls and Florida International Panthers meet Friday Night in week 11 C-USA college football action at Riccardo Silva Stadium in South Florida.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are 3-1 on the season and look for their first road victory. The Florida Atlantic Owls have won five of their last six road games. Nick Tronti is completing 54 percent of his passes for 490 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Tronti enters this game with 109 career pass attempts under his belt. TJ Chase and Jordan Merrell have combined for 256 receiving yards and one touchdown while Aaron Young has four receptions. The Florida Atlantic Owls ground game is averaging 166 yards per contest, and Malcolm Davidson leads the way with 195 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, FAU is allowing 11.5 points and 317 yards per game. Chase Lasater leads the Florida Atlantic Owls with 34 tackles, Jaylen Joyner has five sacks and Teja Young has one interception.
The Florida International Panthers haven’t played in three weeks and are a rough 0-3 on the CFB season. The Florida International Panthers haven’t won a home game since November 23 of last year. Stone Norton is completing 53.1 percent of his passes for 207 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Norton enters this game with 32 career pass attempts under his belt. Bryce Singleton and Nate Jefferson have combined for 161 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Sterling Palmer has five receptions. The Florida International Panthers ground game is averaging 172.6 yards per contest, and D'vonte Price leads the way with 311 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, FIU is allowing 28.7 points and 458.3 yards per game. Richard Dames leads the Florida International Panthers with 24 tackles, Tevin Jones has two sacks and Rishard Dames has one interception.
The Owls are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 conference games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Owls last 4 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Panthers last 6 games overall. The Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are quietly 3-1 on the season and have one of the better defenses in the country, as they're 20th in total yards, 15th in rushing yards and fourth in points scored. The Florida International Panthers have yet to win a game this season and constantly having games canceled due to COVID-19 reasons has prevented them from finding any rhythm. It's hard to expect FIU to improve when games aren't being played and the team likely can't even get a consistent practice schedule. This is also a rivalry game that FAU has dominated over the years both SU and ATS. The Florida International Panthers are fade material until further notice.
Hard not to take FAU and the chalk.