Florida International (1-0) vs. Indiana (1-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 12, 2015, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Indiana -7.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5
Big Ten Network
The Florida International Panthers and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Florida International Panthers look to build on their impressive 15-14 upset win over UCF. Alex McGough is completing 76.3 percent of his passes for 260 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. McGough has six touchdown passes in his last four games. Thomas Owens and Alex Gardner have combined for more than 150 receiving yards while Ya'Keem Griner has a touchdown on four receptions. The Florida International Panthers ground game is averaging 131 yards per contest, and Gardner leads the way with 75 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, FIU is allowing 14 points and 295 yards per game. Treyvon Williams leads the Panthers with 11 tackles, Michael Wakefield has a sack and Wilkenson Myrtil has two pass deflections. Jordan Davis and Juwan Caesar are expected to miss this game.
The Indiana Hoosiers are coming off a tight 48-47 victory over Southern Illinois. Nate Sudfeld is completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 349 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Sudfeld has a touchdown pass in five of his last six games. Ricky Jones and Simmie Cobbs, Jr. have combined for 250 receiving yards and one touchdown while junior Mitchell Paige has four receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 246 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 145 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 47 points and 659 yards per game. Nick Mangieri leads the Hoosiers with 11 tackles, Dawson Fletcher has a tackle for loss and Marcus Oliver has two forced fumbles. Isaac James is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Golden Panthers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
FIU just went on the road and beat a fairly decent and well coached Central Florida club. Indiana has an offense that can light it up but doesn't play a lick of defense. I mean, the Hoosiers allowed 659 yards to Southern Illinois. Um, I can't lay chalk here. Give me all the points you can.