Miami vs. FIU fearless prediction and game preview.
Miami vs. FIU Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 23
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: FIU Stadium, Miami, FL
Network: CBS Sports Network
Miami (6-4) vs. FIU (5-5) Game Preview
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Why FIU Will Win
The Miami offense is just … weird.
It might have exploded for 52 points last week, and it’s have a few outbursts here and there, but it’s just … weird.
It can’t keep the chains moving – it’s AWFUL on third downs – it can’t score well enough when it gets its chances at the end of long drives, and it isn’t getting the production it needs from an offensive line that’s way too leaky in all ways.
FIU doesn’t have enough of a pass rush to worry about, and this might be the game the porous run defense finally gets a little bit of a break.
The Golden Panther secondary is solid enough to get by, the offensive line is fantastic in pass protection, and there’s just enough offensive punch to generate a balanced attack that doesn’t turn the ball over all that much.
Don’t give Miami chances to pull out the Turnover Chain, and reduce the energy level on the other side.
Why Miami Will Win
Okay you weird Miami offense and mediocre line, blast away for the running game and at least give it a shot.
The Golden Panthers don’t have a pass rush, they don’t come up with enough big plays or takeaways, and they can get pounded on by anyone committing to the ground attack.
FAU ran for 261 yards two weeks ago in the easy, blowout win, and MIddle Tennessee – who has done next to nothing for long stretches this year – ran for 471 yards and six scores.
There are times when the line steps up and shuts things down, but it’s allowing over five yards per carry on the year and gave up over 200 yards five times.
The Canes pushed for close to 200 yards against Louisville in their last game for their best output of the year against an FBS team. Jarren Williams and the passing game might be too good – and he’ll get plenty of time to work – but again, this is the time to try grinding a bit and controlling the clock.
What’s Going To Happen
FIU will be fired up for the local rivalry – especially getting the game at home – to keep this from getting too out of hand, at least for a little while. It lost 31-17 last year, but its offense is too mediocre and the pass rush isn’t there to bother the Hurricane backfield.
On a three-game winning streak – and with wins in four of the last five games – Miami will keep the momentum going with just the date at Duke to go. It’ll come up with a balanced attack to grind through this.
It’ll be close for a half, but Miami will pull away in the second half.
Miami vs. FIU Prediction, Line
Must See Rating: 2
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