Florida Atlantic Owls (5-1) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders +6.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
This game has been canceled.
The Florida Atlantic Owls and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders meet Saturday in week 13 college football action at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium.
The Florida Atlantic Owls look to build on their 5-1 record by winning a fifth straight game. The Florida Atlantic Owls have won six of their last seven road games. Nick Tronti is completing 55.1 percent of his passes for 515 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Tronti and Javion Posey have combined for six touchdowns and two interceptions. TJ Chase and Jordan Merrell have combined for 393 receiving yards and one touchdown while LaJohntay Wester has 14 receptions. The Florida Atlantic Owls ground game is averaging 197.5 yards per contest, and Javion Posey leads the way with 332 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, FAU is allowing 11.2 points and 293.8 yards per game. Chase Lasater leads the Florida Atlantic Owls with 43 tackles, Leighton McCarthy has eight sacks and Teja Young has two interceptions.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look for a statement win to rebound from their 3-6 record. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have lost all three home games this season. Asher O'Hara is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,960 yards, 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions. O'Hara has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Jarrin Pierce and Yusuf Ali have combined for 1,041 receiving yards and five touchdowns while CJ Windham has 31 receptions. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders ground game is averaging 135.4 yards per contest, and O'Hara leads the way with 601 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Middle Tennessee is allowing 35.4 points and 446 yards per game. Reed Blankenship leads the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders with 76 tackles, DQ Thomas has 3.5 sacks and Gregory Grate Jr has four interceptions.
The Owls are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games, 35-17 ATS in their last 52 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Blue Raiders are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Owls last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Blue Raiders last 5 games overall. The Owls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Middle Tennessee and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
Outside of a loss to Marshall, the Florida Atlantic Owls have been nearly flawless and have one of the best defenses in college football. Right now, FAU is eighth in college football in total yards allowed and second in points scored. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have played some of their best ball over the last three weeks, but they're very handicapped offensively and I don't have a ton of confidence with them against above-average teams. Florida Atlantic should have a field day on the defensive side of the ball here and its far and away the more trustworthy team.
I'll lay the touchdown.