Florida vs. Towson - 9/28/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Towson at Florida
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3:01 PM (Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium)
Florida -33 -- O/U: Off
TV: SEC Network
The Towson Tigers and the Florida Gators meet in a week 5 college football matchup from Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Towson Tigers will look to rebound from their first loss of the season, coming in the form of a 52-45 overtime loss to Villanova in their last outing. Tom Flacco has thrown for 1,092 yards, 6 touchdowns and 1 interception on 57.4% passing while also leading the Tigers in rushing with 227 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. Shane Simpson has 162 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns as well while Yeedee Thaenrat has 8 rushing touchdowns for the Tigers this year. Shane Leatherbury leads the Tigers with 19 catches for 299 yards and 3 touchdowns while Darien Street, Caleb Smith and Chris Clark are all 100-yard receivers for the Tigers this season. Defensively, Robert Hayward leads Towson with 35 total tackles including 20 solo tackles while S Brown has 31 total tackles and Christian Dixon is right behind with 30 total tackles, including 22 solo tackles, 4 tackles for a loss and a pair of sacks. As a team, Towson is averaging 423.8 yards of total offense and 40 points per game while allowing 419.3 yards of total defense and 24.7 points per game against this season.
The Florida Gators will look to remain unbeaten with their 4-0 start to the year after a 34-3 beatdown of Tennessee in their last outing. Kyle Trask has thrown for 459 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 71.7% passing while Lamical Perine leads Florida in rushing with 182 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns this season. Van Jefferson leads the Gators’ receiving corps with 16 catches for 232 yards while Trevon Grimes, Kyle Pitts, Josh Hammond, Freddie Swain and Tyrie Cleveland are all 100+-yard receivers for the Gators this season. Defensively, Davis Reese II leads the Gators with 29 total tackles including 15 solo tackles while Jonathan Greenard leads the Gators with 3.5 sacks and Jabari Zuniga has 3 sacks this season. As a team, Florida is averaging 432 yards of total offense and 33 points per game while allowing 287 yards of total defense and 11 points per game against this season.
Towson has shown the ability to put points on the board, but the fact is that Florida is on a completely different level than the FCS opposition that Towson has faced up to this point. Florida has been shutting teams down left and right and Trask has shown that he’s more than a suitable starter for the Gators the rest of the way. I think this is a game that Florida names their score, and with Towson having some skill offensively, laying a line like this is asking for a backdoor cover, but I think that if Florida can stifle Tennessee and lay a beating, there’s no reason it shouldn’t happen to Towson so I’ll lay the points with the Gators in this spot.