Florida Atlantic vs Rice Prediction, Game Preview

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Florida Atlantic vs Rice Prediction, Game Preview

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Florida Atlantic vs Rice Prediction, Game Preview

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Florida Atlantic vs Rice prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 7, Saturday, October 15


Florida Atlantic vs Rice How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 15
Game Time: 6:00 ET
Venue: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Rice (3-2), Florida Atlantic (2-4)
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Florida Atlantic vs Rice Game Preview

Why Rice Will Win

Here come the Owls.

The two losses were to USC and Houston on the road – or, as on the road as going to Houston can be for the Owls – and they’ve had two weeks to kick back and groove on a nice win over UAB.

What’s going right? The running game has been okay, but the offense didn’t work a lick against UAB. A few takeaways helped the cause, and the run defense came up huge.

Running won’t be a problem against Florida Atlantic.

The Owls gave up 300 rushing yards in a loss to North Texas, and that was a few weeks after giving up 314 yards and four scores to UCF.

Rice won’t run for 300, but 200 will do.

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Why Florida Atlantic Will Win

The Rice defense has been able to hold up, but the secondary has had a few problems over the last few games. It’s giving up a few too many midrange throws as Houston and UAB were able to move relatively easily.

Florida Atlantic might not have a consistent offense, but it’s well balanced with the passing game effective enough to take over for a bit – N’Kosi Perry should be good for about 250 yards.

The defense might not be anything special, but it’s taking the ball away forcing seven turnovers in the last three games.

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What’s Going To Happen

Is this where Florida Atlantic can turn it back around?

This is finally a team its own size coming to Boca Raton, and it should be a bit stronger offensively.

Rice, though, is too good at controlling the clock and is too strong and keeping the chains moving. The Owls will get their yards, but the O won’t be on the field enough.

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Florida Atlantic vs Rice Prediction, Line

Rice 27, Florida Atlantic 26
Line: Florida Atlantic -4, o/u: 55.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Florida Atlantic vs Rice Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5
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