FAU vs. Florida International - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
FAU vs. Florida International
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 6:01 PM (FAU Stadium)
FAU -10 O/U 61.5
The Florida International Panthers are set to visit FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida for a C-USA clash against the Florida Atlantic Owls. The Florida International Panthers come into this matchup with a 5-4 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Old Dominion Monarchs, 24-17. QB James Morgan had an efficient game through the air for Florida International as he threw for 252 yards. WR Shemar Thornton was the top target for Morgan and the Panthers as he hauled in 6 catches for 125 yards.
The Florida International Panthers were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Old Dominion Monarchs as they held them to 17 points and a total of 233 yards of offense. Junior DB Rishard Dames led the way for the Florida International defense with 5 tackles and 2 TFL. Senior DL Teair Tart was able to get into the Monarchs backfield a handful of times as he pitched in 3 TFL while forcing a fumble. Senior DB Olin Cushion III hauled in the lone interception of the game for the Panthers.
The Florida Atlantic Owls come into this matchup with a 6-3 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 35-24. QB Chris Robinson had a big game through the air for Florida Atlantic as he connected on 18 of his 29 pass attempts for 208 yards and 2 TDs. TE Harrison Bryant was the top target for Robinson and the Owls as he hauled in 6 catches for 74 yards.
The Florida Atlantic Owls struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers as they allowed them to score 24 points and rack up a total of 444 yards of offense. Junior LB Akileis Leroy led the way for the Florida Atlantic defense with 12 tackles, 2 TFL, and 2 sacks while also forcing a fumble. Junior safety Zyon Gilbert had a productive game from the secondary as he pitched in 7 tackles and 2 pass deflections while also hauling in an interception.
The Florida Atlantic Owls have been rolling ever since their losses to UCF and Ohio State as they are 4-1 in conference play, and they get to bring that confidence into a home game against their in-state rival FIU. Florida Atlantic has been solid on the offensive side of the ball this season as they are scoring an average of 33.1 PPG, and Oklahoma transfer QB Chris Robinson has been a big reason behind that as he has thrown 17 TDs to 4 interceptions. FIU has been unable to generate as much success on the offensive side of the ball this season as they rank 73rd in college football in points scored, and FAU has 13 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball which shows their turnover abilities.