Southern Miss vs FIU Prediction, Game Preview

Southern Miss vs FIU prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win this Saturday.

Southern Miss vs FIU prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 27


Southern Miss vs FIU How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 27
Game Time: 3:00 ET
Venue: M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: Southern Miss (2-9), FIU (1-10)
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Why FIU Will Win

Southern Miss is one of the few teams that has a harder time moving the chains than FIU does.

The Golden Eagles pulled off a win over Louisiana Tech for the first victory of the year over an FCS team, but the five takeaways had a whole lot to do with that.

The USM offensive front has a nightmare of a time keeping teams out of the backfield, the offense is the second-worst in America averaging just 250 yards a game, and turnover as a huge issue.

The O has given it up 28 times on the year – the second most in America – with 13 in the last four games. But …

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Why Southern Miss Will Win

Southern Miss is taking the ball away.

The defense hasn’t been bad overall. It’s okay against the run, it’s second in Conference USA against the pass, and considering there’s little to no pass rush, it’s not the problem.

Again, the five takeaways against Louisiana Tech were the difference in the win last week, and the D has 12 takeaways in the last four games.

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What’s Going To Happen

FIU doesn’t do anything to generate takeaways.

Even with a good passing game that hits a slew of shots down the field, the Golden Panthers have been obliterated in each of the last four games and haven’t come within 11 points of anyone since the 31-27 loss at Central Michigan.

The woeful and painfully disappointing FIU season comes to a merciful end.

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Southern Miss vs FIU Prediction, Lines

Southern Miss 27, FIU 17
Line: Southern Miss -13, o/u: 46
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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North Texas vs FIU Prediction, Game Preview

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North Texas vs FIU prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 20


North Texas vs FIU How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 20
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Riccardo Silva Stadium, Miami, FL
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: North Texas (4-6), FIU (1-9)
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Why North Texas Will Win

Where did this come from?

All of a sudden, North Texas went from being mired in a lost season to being two wins away from a bowl appearance. The regular season finale is against UTSA – there might be a hard stop to the fun next week – but it can make this interesting by getting though the free space game.

FIU is a total mess. Head coach Butch Davis is done, interim head man Ron Cooper has to try piecing things together for a team on a nine-game losing streak. The last six losses have all been ugly blowouts, there are too many turnovers, nothing is happening on defense, and the scoring pop from earlier in the year has gone away.

North Texas has cranked up the offensive efficiency, the ground game should be able to go off, and …

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Why FIU Will Win

Maybe the change in coaches and the drama could serve as something of a positive.

It’s been one of the strange phenomenons over the season. With the distractions and pressure gone, teams have been playing well in the first game after losing the head coach.

There are some positives with FIU. The passing game can push the ball down the field, the North Texas defense is hardly a rock, and if the O can chill on the turnovers after giving it up eight times in the last three games, this might be close.

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What’s Going To Happen

FIU will play a little bit better, but it won’t quite be enough.

There’s a reasonable chance FIU can pull off a win next week against a miserable Southern Miss team, and this will be a step towards that. The Mean Green offense will be too solid and too productive in the second half, but FIU will have its chances to make this interesting.

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North Texas vs FIU Prediction, Lines

North Texas 38, FIU 24
Line: North Texas -10, o/u: 57.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5

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FIU vs Middle Tennessee Prediction, Game Preview

FIU vs Middle Tennessee prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win this Saturday.

FIU vs Middle Tennessee prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 13


FIU vs Middle Tennessee How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 13
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: FIU (1-8), Middle Tennessee (4-5)
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Why FIU Will Win

The offense continues to be fun.

It’s not consistent, and it doesn’t move the chains well enough, but there’s a passing game Middle Tennessee has to worry about. The Golden Panthers have thrown for 260 yards or more in five of the last six games, and they’re about to push for 300 yards because they’ll have to.

They bomb deep – they’re averaging close to 17 yards per throw – and Middle Tennessee doesn’t have the pop with a new quarterback after losing Chase Cunningham a few weeks ago.

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Why Middle Tennessee Will Win

Just win the turnover battle.

The Blue Raiders couldn’t force enough mistakes to matter against WKU in a 48-21 loss, and it was the opposite. They lead the nation with 25 takeaways, but they didn’t come up with any last week and they turned it over seven times.
Fortunately, they’re going against a defense that never, ever takes the ball away – FIU has only come up with six takeaways.

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What’s Going To Happen

Can this be when FIU finally gets its first win over an FBS team?

Middle Tennessee has turned the ball over 11 times in the last two games, but the D was able to make up for it in the win over Southern Miss. In this, run, run, run, don’t take any deep shots, and assume the pass defense will come up with enough takeaways to matter.

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FIU vs Middle Tennessee Prediction, Lines

Middle Tennessee 34, FIU 27
Line: Middle Tennessee -10, o/u: 56
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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Old Dominion vs FIU Prediction, Game Preview

Old Dominion vs FIU prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win this Saturday.

Old Dominion vs FIU prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 6


Old Dominion vs FIU How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 6
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Riccardo Silva Stadium, Miami, FL
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: Old Dominion (2-6), FIU (1-7)
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Why Old Dominion Will Win

The Monarchs are overcoming issues with enough takeaways to get by.

The defense has been good enough to keep the team in games – there was close loss after close loss before finally getting over the hump with a win over Louisiana Tech.

The run defense has been outstanding, and it should be able to stuff FIU to a dead stop. The Golden Panther offense has failed to hit 300 yards in each of the last two games as the season keeps getting worse.

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Why FIU Will Win

FIU has to overcome its problems with lots and lots of takeaways.

Old Dominion has turned the ball over two or more times in five straight games and has yet to win the turnover margin. There’s a whole lot going right as the team is starting to play better, but it all goes away if it makes a slew of mistakes.

FIU doesn’t generate turnovers with just four takeaways, but the defense can get behind the line and there are just enough stops against the mediocre attacks to potentially be okay.

The passing game will push the ball down the field, Old Dominion has no downfield attack, and the hope has to be for the O to be more explosive.

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What’s Going To Happen

Can Old Dominion make it two in a row? It’s playing a team its own size without the defensive toughness to hold up. More importantly in this, FIU doesn’t take the ball away enough to matter.

It’ll be close, it’ll be entertaining, and it’ll come down to Old Dominion being better than third downs and in the final moments.

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Old Dominion vs FIU Prediction, Lines

Old Dominion 31, FIU 27
Line: Old Dominion -3, o/u: 50.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5

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FIU vs Marshall Prediction, Game Preview

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FIU vs Marshall prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 30


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Date: Saturday, October 30
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Joan C Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV
How To Watch: Stadium
Record: FIU (1-6), Marshall (4-3)
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Why FIU Will Win

The passing game continues to be fun.

The wins aren’t there, and the defense is letting the team down, but the Golden Panthers have the ability to keep up and bomb away against just about anyone with one of the best downfield passing attacks in college football.

FIU will throw for over 300 yards, and then it comes down to whether or not Marshall goes Marshall and turns the ball over enough to matter. The Thundering Herd have given it up multiple times in every game but one with ten giveaways over the last three games. But …

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Why Marshall Will Win

This FIU team just doesn’t do a thing on defense.

It might throw for a ton of yards, but it gives them up just as fast, allowing 382 passing yards or more in four of the last five games.

It’s the second-worst pass defense in the country, there’s no ball control with the O struggling in the time of possession battle, and when it comes to those pesky Thundering Herd giveaways, the FIU D has only come up with four turnovers.

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What’s Going To Happen

Marshall has to do everything possible to not turn the ball over four times. It can get away with its normal two, but the only way FIU pulls this off is if there’s a total meltdown like the Herd’s loss to Middle Tennessee.

Expect over 600 passing yards between the two teams and a lot of offensive fun, but Marshall will come up with a few stops, and FIU won’t.

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FIU vs Marshall Prediction, Lines

Marshall 48, FIU 24
Line: Marshall -22, o/u: 64
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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WKU vs FIU Prediction, Game Preview

WKU Hilltoppers vs FIU Golden Panthers prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines: Saturday, October 23

WKU vs FIU prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 23


WKU vs FIU How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 23
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Riccardo Silva Stadium, Miami, FL
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: WKU (2-4), FIU (1-5)
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Why WKU Will Win

The passing game will be amazing.

QB Bailey Zappe and the Hilltoppers attack won’t have any problem ripping through a shockingly awful FIU secondary that allowed an average of over 400 yards per game over a three-game stretch before allowing 199 yards against Charlotte.

Third in the nation in total offense, the Hilltoppers are exploding or over 500 yards on a consistent basis, and they should let it rip without any worry against a D that’s dead last in the nation in turnovers forced.

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Why FIU Will Win

FIU can wing it around, too.

There might not be a whole lot of success overall, but former Maryland QB Max Bortenschlager has been fantastic with 14 touchdown passes – two or more in every game – five picks, and he’s coming off a 466-yard day against Charlotte.

WKU has several outstanding parts on defense, but it’s having a tough time holding up. It’s allowing close to 500 yards per game with a secondary that’s allowing 327 yards or more in each of the last four games.

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What’s Going To Happen

This is going to be fun.

Both teams are going to throw and throw some more, but WKU does it better.  The pass rush, though, hasn’t shown up this season like it was supposed to, but it will this week against a Golden Panther O line that’s having problems.

The Hilltoppers lines will be stronger.

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WKU vs FIU Prediction, Line

WKU 44, FIU 30
Line: WKU -15, o/u: 77
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
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Charlotte vs FIU Prediction, Game Preview

Charlotte vs FIU prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 9

Charlotte vs FIU prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 9


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Date: Friday, October 8
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Riccardo Silva Stadium, Miami, FL
How To Watch: CBS Sports Network
Record: Charlotte (3-2), FIU (1-4)
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Why Charlotte Will Win

The 49ers are fantastic at controlling games.

They’ve got a nice running game – even if it’s not consistent – and Chris Reynolds and the passing attack have done well enough to come up with wins over Duke and Middle Tennessee, but it’s all about one key thing with this team.

Time of possession.

The 49ers don’t beat themselves with bad penalties and a ton of turnovers, and they’re okay on third downs. What they’re great at is keeping the ball, holding on to it for over 33 minutes a game.

FIU has a slew of issues, and one of the biggest is ball control. It keeps it for just over 26 minutes a game.

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Why FIU Will Win

The passing game has perked up.

It was fine over the first part of the season, and despite the losses over the last two weeks on the road, the offense cranked up close to 400 yards through the air against Central Michigan and 319 in last week’s loss to Florida Atlantic.

Former Maryland starter Max Bortenschlager has settled in, and the 1-2 receiving punch of Tyrese Chambers and Bryce Singleton are making big play after big play.

Charlotte doesn’t allow a ton of shots down the field, but it doesn’t generate enough of a pass rush to be a problem.

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What’s Going To Happen

FIU is having too many defensive issues.

Charlotte is hardly a brick wall on D, but at least the group takes the ball away and is fully rested late with all the time the O spends controlling the clock.

Charlotte’s problem is stopping the run, and FIU doesn’t do that.

FIU will be tough at home for the first time since September 11th, but Charlotte will be too consistent for a full four quarters.

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Charlotte vs FIU Prediction, Line

Charlotte 34, FIU 27
Line: Charlotte -3.5, o/u: 60.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5

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Florida Atlantic vs FIU Prediction, Game Preview

Florida Atlantic vs FIU prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 2

Florida Atlantic vs FIU prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 2


Florida Atlantic vs FIU How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 2
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
How To Watch: Stadium
Record: Florida Atlantic (2-2), FIU (1-3)
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Why FIU Will Win

FIU has lost a few tough games, and the defense might be having some problems, but the offense is starting to play well enough to keep up against almost anyone in Conference USA.

The downfield passing game is great – Max Bortenschlager is averaging close to ten yards per throw – and Florida Atlantic doesn’t have the pass rush to be a bother.

Florida Atlantic has been too inconsistent over the first four games offensively – at least on the ground – and the Golden Panthers have had a few decent moments defensively early in the season, but …

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Why Florida Atlantic Will Win

The Golden Panthers have been lit up over the last two weeks. Not being able to stop Texas Tech is one thing, but Central Michigan also pushed for 400 yards through the air to go along with over 200 on the ground.

Yeah, the FIU passing game makes things happen down the field, but FAU’s secondary – despite the lack of pressure from the front line – has been great when the ball is in the air.

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What’s Going To Happen

FIU isn’t taking advantage of the opportunities in the red zone, and it can’t afford to miss any shots in this.

The real problem is the lack of a consistent running game to take advantage of the struggling Owl defensive front. To be fair, FAU has faced a slew of amazing ground games, but this week it gets a break.

This is always a weird rivalry game that seems to defy expectations, but the Owls should be in control of this after the first quarter.

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Florida Atlantic vs FIU Prediction, Line

Florida Atlantic 27, FIU 17
Line: Florida Atlantic -10.5, o/u: 51.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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FIU vs Central Michigan Prediction, Game Preview

FIU vs Central Michigan prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, September 25

FIU vs Central Michigan prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, September 25


FIU vs Central Michigan How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 25
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: FIU (1-2), Central Michigan (1-2)
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Why FIU Will Win

There are just enough good parts to make this a bit of a fight.

The offensive line has ben solid, the running game has shown a little burst, and the passing attack is averaging close to nine yards per throw. The potential is there for a breakout performance against a Central Michigan secondary that got lit up but both Missouri and LSU.

The Chippewas offensive line hasn’t been consistent and the defensive front doesn’t have any real pass rush. However …

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Why Central Michigan Will Win

Former Washington QB Jacob Sirmon has been okay. He hasn’t turned it loose deep on a regular basis, but he hit close to 75% of his passes over the last two games and he’s not making a whole slew of mistakes.

It’s part of a puzzle.

Central Michigan doesn’t take a whole lot of chances – it has a formula.

Control the ball, go with the short-range plays, try not to mess up, dominate the clock. CMU holds the ball for close to 34 minutes per game, and FIU is keeping it for just 26.

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What’s Going To Happen

Neither team has a win over an FBS team, but FIU is losing to Texas Tech and Texas State and Central Michigan is losing at LSU and Missouri.

Again, FIU has a few good parts with the talent to win plays and keep this from getting ugly, but Central Michigan is way too sound on both sides of the ball.

The Chippewa D gets a break this week.

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FIU vs Central Michigan Prediction, Line

Central Michigan 34, FIU 21
Line: Central Michigan -11, o/u: 56
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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Texas Tech vs FIU Prediction, Game Preview

Texas Tech vs FIU prediction and game preview. Saturday, September 18

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Texas Tech vs FIU Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 18
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX
Network: Big 12 Network/ESPN+
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Why FIU Will Win

You can throw on Texas Tech.

The Red Raiders slept through a 28-22 win over Stephen F. Austin as Lumberjack QB Trae Self threw for 343 yards and made it a fight until the end.

Texas Tech has too much experience on defense to be this mediocre, and the offense wasn’t nearly as sharp as it should’ve been – Oregon transfer QB Tyler Shough struggled – and FIU has to take advantage of both things.

The pass rush has been great so far – it has to at least make Shough rush – and Maryland transfer Max Bortenschlager has been solid, throwing for 259 yards and two scores last week, and …

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Why Texas Tech Will Win

Yeah, FIU lost to Texas State.

The Golden Panthers have more of an offense than it did last season, and the secondary has playmakers, but get up fast on this group and it might be over.

Chalk up last week against SFA as a weirdly unfocused scrimmage. Shough was great in the opener against Houston, the defense has been great at generating tackles for loss and ending drives with a big play, and the run D should stuff FIU to a dead stop.

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What’s Going To Happen

After last week’s weird performance, Texas Tech has to get the machine going.

It’ll win, and this will mostly be about trying to tighten everything up, but the team has three road games in four weeks right after this starting with a date at Texas.

FIU is an almost perfect team to play in the third game. It’s going to bring enough pass rush to throw something big at the Red Raider O, and it’s going to turn the ball over enough to spoil any hope at an upset.

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Texas Tech vs FIU Prediction, Line

Texas Tech 38, FIU 16
Line: Texas Tech -20, o/u: 53.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3

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