(This game has been postponed as FAU is dealing with a coronavirus outbreak)
Owls Hoping To Repeat As Conference ChampionsThe Owls won the Conference USA title last season, giving them the conference crown for the second time in three seasons. They will try to win the title for the second year in a row, starting with a win over the Eagles.
Florida Atlantic was a good offensive team last season, averaging 36.3 points per game. They averaged 282.6 passing yards and 166 rushing yards per game. They lost head coach Lane Kiffin and their starting quarterback, so their offense likely won’t be as potent this season.
The Owls also played well on the defensive end, giving up 22.3 points per game. They lost three of their four starters on the defensive line and also lost their starting cornerbacks. They have only one returning linebacker and will probably be worse than they were last season.
Eagles Need To Avoid Slow StartThe Eagles fell behind early in their last game and needed a fourth quarter rally to get past lowly Campbell. They will need to get off to a better start against a good Florida International team if they do not want to be handed their first loss of the season.
Georgia Southern played well offensively in their last game scoring 27 points. The team’s ground game remains very good, with the team finishing with 284 yards and two touchdowns.
Shai Werts completed seven of 13 passes for 53 yards and one touchdown, and also led the team with 155 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Defensively, the Eagles didn’t play well in their last game giving up 26 points. They will need to do a better job, especially against the pass, if they want to get past the Owls.
Florida Atlantic is:
- 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Georgia Southern is:
- 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games.
- 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games played on a Saturday.