Old Dominion @ Middle Tenn.
Current Records: Old Dominion 4-6; Middle Tenn. 5-5
What to Know
The Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders and the Old Dominion Monarchs are set to square off in a Conference USA matchup at 3:30 p.m. ET Nov. 20 at Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium. The Blue Raiders are out to keep their four-game home win streak alive.
Middle Tenn. ran circles around the FIU Panthers last week, and the extra yardage (414 yards vs. 155 yards) paid off. Middle Tenn. was completely in charge, breezing past FIU 50-10 at home. The matchup was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 34-3. Middle Tenn.'s RB Martell Pettaway looked sharp as he punched in one rushing touchdown. That touchdown -- a 57-yard rush in the third quarter -- was one of the highlights of the game.
Meanwhile, the Florida Atlantic Owls typically have all the answers at home, but last week Old Dominion proved too difficult a challenge. The Monarchs picked up a 30-16 victory. Their RB Blake Watson did his thing and rushed for one TD and 164 yards on 23 carries.
Special teams collected ten points for Old Dominion. K Nick Rice delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
This next contest is expected to be close, with Middle Tenn. going off at just a 3-point favorite. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (4-0), so they might be worth a quick bet.
Middle Tenn. is now 5-5 while Old Dominion sits at 4-6. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: The Blue Raiders are 220th worst in the nation in thrown interceptions, having thrown 11 on the season. The Monarchs are completely their equal: they are stumbling into the matchup with the 220th most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown 11 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium -- Murfreesboro, Tennessee
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Blue Raiders are a 3-point favorite against the Monarchs, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Blue Raiders as a 3.5-point favorite.
Middle Tenn. have won all of the games they've played against Old Dominion in the last seven years.
- Nov 23, 2019 - Middle Tenn. 38 vs. Old Dominion 17
- Oct 27, 2018 - Middle Tenn. 51 vs. Old Dominion 17
- Nov 25, 2017 - Middle Tenn. 41 vs. Old Dominion 10