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How and what to watch for UTSA vs. Florida Atlantic

Saturday’s game is about as unbalanced as it gets with Florida Atlantic heading into its third game, while UTSA will play game No. 8.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 24 Florida Atlantic at Marshall

The Florida Atlantic Owls will finally play their third game of the season, while the UTSA Roadrunners head into their eighth contest when the two teams matchup on Saturday.

FAU has had issues with postponed games this season, and has only played in two games in 2020, new head coach Willie Taggart’s first in Boca Raton. The Owls started their season at the beginning of the month in a 21-17 home win over Charlotte, but they suffered their first loss last week 20-9 against a ranked Marshall team. Junior Nick Tronti completed 18 of 30 passes for 148 yards and an interception against the Thundering Herd, while junior running back Malcolm Davidson scored the lone touchdown and finished with 62 yards on eight carries.

UTSA snapped a three-game losing streak when it came back from down two touchdowns against Louisiana Tech on Saturday. The Roadrunners trailed 26-13 midway through the third quarter and scored twice in the fourth quarter, both by running back Sincere McCormick. He finished with three touchdowns and carried the ball 37 times for 165 yards. Frank Harris threw two interceptions and finished with 189 yards passing.

Florida Atlantic has won the only two games in this series, including a 40-26 road win in 2019.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch UTSA vs. Florida Atlantic on Saturday, October 31st at 12:00 p.m. ET on Stadium, or you can stream it via the Watch Stadium website.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: UTSA (+4) vs. Florida Atlantic
Point Total: O/U 48
Money line: UTSA (+145), Florida Atlantic (-186)

  • UTSA is 9-4 against the spread in its last 13 games.
  • The point total went under in five of UTSA’s last six games.
  • Florida Atlantic is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games.
  • Florida Atlantic is 6-1 straight up in its last seven games.

The Best Bet

Florida Atlantic is playing its second weekend in a row for the first time this season, and that sense of routine should be beneficial. While UTSA very well could be exhausted as it is in competing in a season where it is scheduled to play 12 games with no weekends off. Florida Atlantic held its own against a Marshall team that is the star of Conference USA in 2020. Let’s ride with the Owls as the home favorites.

Pick: Florida Atlantic -4

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