|Game||LA Tech Bulldogs vs FIU Golden Panthers|
|Date & Time||Friday September 20, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
Joe Aillet Stadium Ruston, Louisiana
LT -9 Total 52
On Friday, the Florida International Golden Panthers visit Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana to play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. FIU improved to 1-2 with its first win of the season on Saturday by defeating New Hampshire 27-17. Kaylan Wiggins rushed for 187 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win. The Golden Panthers are 0-1 in Conference-USA play.
Louisiana Tech improved to 2-1 on Saturday with a 35-7 rout of Bowling Green. J’Mar Smith threw two touchdown passes for the Bulldogs and Jaqwis Dancy rushed for two more. Defensively, Amik Robertson had a pick-6 helping to propel the Bulldogs to the lopsided victory on the road.
James Morgan leads FIU with 233 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception. The leading rusher for the Golden Panthers is Kaylan Wiggins with 29 carriers for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Austin Maloney leads all receivers with 5 receptions for 94 yards. Sage Lewis is the leading tackler for FIU with 22.
J’Mar Smith leads Louisiana Tech with 818 yards passing, five touchdowns and one interception. Justin Henderson is the leading rusher with 20 carries for 126 yards and one touchdown. Adrian Hardy leads all receivers with 12 receptions for 164 yards. James Jackson leads the Bulldogs in tackles with 25.
Recent Betting Trends
- FIU is 6-1 in its last 7 on the road
- The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Golden Panthers last 5 on the road
- Louisiana Tech is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 at home
- The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Bulldogs last 5 played on fieldturf
The offenses for both can move the ball and put points on the board. While Louisiana Tech has more talent and depth in skill positions, FIU will keep the game close and cover on the road. The Golden Panthers have covered the number in 7 of their last 10 non-Conference-USA games and 9 of the last 13 following a loss straight up. Final Score Prediction, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs win, but fall short ATS 30-24.