Rice vs. FIU fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, October 20
Game Time: 7: 30 ET
Venue: FIU Stadium, Miami, FL
Rice (1-6) vs. FIU (4-2) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
This is when FIU has to make a big move in the Conference USA race.
With this, and then WKU up next – along with UTSA, Charlotte and Marshall to go – it’s an easy run surrounded by a key home game against Florida Atlantic. But the Golden Panthers can’t take anything for granted.
They’ve had to fight to get past Old Dominion and Middle Tennessee State, and now they get a desperate Rice team.
A desperate Rice team that can’t score.
The Owls have managed just three points in the last two games and has yet to score 30 points against an FBS team.
Rice can only run the ball, and it’s not even doing that well. Defenses have figured it out, load up against the run, and daring the O to start throwing.
Over the last two games, the Owls have gained just 97 yards and averaged 1.3 yards per carry.
The FIU run defense isn’t a brick wall, but it’s more than good enough to hold firm. The offense will get a few early scores, and the defense will come up with enough takeaways to keep it comfortable.
Fearless Prediction & Line
FIU 38, Rice 20
Line: FIU -23.5, o/u: 53.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 1.5
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