North Texas @ FIU
Current Records: North Texas 4-6; FIU 1-9
What to Know
A Conference USA battle is on tap between the North Texas Mean Green and the FIU Panthers at 7 p.m. ET Saturday at Riccardo Silva Stadium. North Texas won't have the home-field advantage, but they do enjoy a 10-point advantage in the spread.
The UTEP Miners typically have all the answers at home, but last week the Mean Green proved too difficult a challenge. North Texas narrowly escaped with a win as the team sidled past UTEP 20-17. Having forecasted a close victory for North Texas, the oddsmakers were right on the money. North Texas QB Austin Aune was slinging it as he passed for one TD and 240 yards on 33 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 44 yards.
Meanwhile, it's never fun to lose, and it's even less fun to lose 50-10, which was the final score in FIU's tilt against the Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders last week. FIU was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 34-3. Their only offensive touchdown came from RB Maleek Williams.
This next game looks promising for the Mean Green, who are favored by a full 10 points. They are currently four-for-four against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
North Texas' win brought them up to 4-6 while the Panthers' defeat pulled them down to 1-9. Two defensive stats to keep an eye on: North Texas is 221st worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with 21 on the season. FIU has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the contest with the 243rd most touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 46 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 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Riccardo Silva Stadium -- Miami, Florida
- TV: ESPN3.com
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Mean Green are a big 10-point favorite against the Panthers, 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 Mean Green as a 9.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.