LIU Sharks (0-2) vs. Miami-OH RedHawks (0-2)
September 18, 2021 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Miami-OH RedHawks -39.5 / LIU Sharks +39.5 ; Over/Under: 54.5
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The Miami (OH) RedHawks meet the Long Island University Sharks Saturday in week 3 college football action at Yager Stadium. The Long Island University Sharks look for a win after losing to FIU and West Virginia. The Miami (OH) RedHawks need a win after losses to Cincinnati and Minnesota.
The Long Island University Sharks have lost four of their last six games overall. Camden Orth is completing 52 percent of his passes for 257 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Derick Eugene and Owen Glascoe have combined for 176 receiving yards and one touchdown while Steven Chambers has two receptions. The Long Island University Sharks ground game is averaging 65.5 yards per contest, and Keyon Mozee leads the way with 80 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Long Island is allowing 57 points and 568 yards per game. Jerome Brooks III leads the Long Island University Sharks with 11 tackles, Matthew Molina has one sack and Tariq Snead has one interception.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks look to avoid their first 0-3 start since the 2018 CFB season. AJ Mayer is completing 36.7 percent of his passes for 145 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jack Sorenson and Mac Hippenhammer have combined for 236 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jack Coldrion has four receptions. The Miami (OH) RedHawks ground game is averaging 136.5 yards per contest, and Keyon Mozee leads the way with 99 yards on 26 carries. Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing 40 points and 417 yards per game. Ivan Pace Jr. leads the Miami (OH) RedHawks with 14 tackles, Lonnie Phelps has two sacks and Sterling Weatherford has one interception.
The Long Island University Sharks have been absolutely dominated on both sides of the ball through two games, and while this may be easier than their first two games, they don’t have the talent to hang for 60 minutes. The Miami (OH) RedHawks will only get better by playing Cincinnati, and they took a decent Minnesota team down to the wire last week on the road. This is a game the Redhawks can take out some frustration and win rather easily. I’m not backing LIU with the way its looked. Give me Miami (OH) in a beatdown.