Why Florida Atlantic Will Win
So Florida Atlantic isn’t Marshall this year – that’s okay. This is still among the best teams in Conference USA, it was able to pound past a not-awful UTSA, and it’s playing enough defense to hold down most offenses.
Date: Saturday, November 7
Game Time: 6:00 ET
Venue: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
WKU’s O isn’t like most offenses.
It’s awful at converting on third downs, it averages just 275 yards per game, and scoring is optional, failing to get past 14 points in any of the last four games. The FAU pass rush and defensive front should be able to keep WKU being WKU. But …
Why WKU Will Win
It’s not like Florida Atlantic’s offense is going off.
The Owls have been able to run a little bit, but there’s no real passing game to worry about and not enough of a downfield attack.
The WKU defense hasn’t been bad. It hasn’t been enough to overcome the lack of an offensive punch, but the secondary is fine and the pass rush that’s been a bit disappointing – being very kind here – should be able to rise up from time to time.
Place your legal, online sports bets in CO, IN, NJ, TN and WV at BetMGM. New customer offer, terms and conditions apply. Bet now!
What’s Going To Happen
Be absolutely stunned if this is anything like a fun shootout.
The FAU running game will be okay, the pass rush will come up with stop after stop, and it’ll survive what will be a surprisingly entertaining – but low scoring – game.