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10 Over/Under Picks for Miami vs. FIU

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The Miami Hurricanes will be in familiar territory when they take on the FIU Panthers in Marlins Park.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 09 Louisville at Miami Photo by Aaron Gilbert/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

When the Miami Hurricanes take the field on Saturday night, it will be for the first time in 13 days. The struggles after a bye weeks this season have been eyebrow-raising. However, a return to the site of the old Orange Bowl might be the spark the Miami Hurricanes need to get off to a hot start. The Hurricane’s 52-27 explosive dismantling of the Louisville Cardinals featured Jarren Williams’ 328 yards passing, 75 yards on the ground from both DeeJay Dallas and Cam’Ron Harris, 3 sacks, interceptions by DJ Ivey and Al BladesJr., and a fumble recovery by the legend Jimmy Murphy. Linebackers Shaquille Quarterman and Michael Pinckney also put on a show in front of the Senior Day crowd. The Canes can only hope the momentum of those players’ big game, along with those of Michael Harley and Dee Wiggins, will provide them with a springboard for sustained success over the next two games. Up next, is the Florida International Panthers. Since there are only two games left, let’s revamp the over/under post this week and take a look at the 2018 matchup.

2018 Stat line: 224 Yards Passing & 3 TDs

In the 2018 31-17 victory, N’Kosi Perry was 17-25, for 224 yards, 3 TDs, and threw 1 interception. Michael Harley, Brevin Jordan, and current Georgia Bulldog Lawrence Cager also had solid performances. So far this season, the FIU Panthers have allowed an average of 180 yards passing (13th in NCAA) per game. They’ve also played the likes of Old Dominion, Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, and others. Jarren Williams has been racking up good performances during this three-game win streak. What chances do you give him to pass Perry’s stat line?

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Jarren Williams: 224 Yards Passing

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  • 91%
    Over
    (143 votes)
  • 3%
    Under
    (6 votes)
  • 5%
    Even
    (8 votes)
157 votes total Vote Now

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Jarren Williams: 3 TDs

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  • 44%
    Over
    (70 votes)
  • 10%
    Under
    (16 votes)
  • 45%
    Even
    (72 votes)
158 votes total Vote Now

2018 Stat Line: 248 Yards Rushing & 1 TD

Travis Homer got things going with a 35-yard scamper for a TD with 2:52 left in the first quarter. Homer finished with 13 carries for 114 yards. Lorenzo Lingard also added 50 yards on the ground. The current backfield of DeeJay Dallas and Cam’Ron Harris netted 28 and 24 yards respectively. The Panthers give up an average of 205 yards per game on the ground. Harris and Dallas combined for 174 yards against the Louisville Cardinals two weeks ago. Jarren Williams also took off running seven times in the game. In total, the Canes had 197 yards on the ground in a game that was an aerial slaughter.

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248 Total Yards Rushing

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  • 27%
    Over
    (41 votes)
  • 62%
    Under
    (94 votes)
  • 10%
    Even
    (16 votes)
151 votes total Vote Now

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1 Team Rushing TD

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  • 85%
    Over
    (123 votes)
  • 2%
    Under
    (3 votes)
  • 12%
    Even
    (18 votes)
144 votes total Vote Now

2018 Stat Line: 240 Yards Receiving & 3 TDs

The good games for Harley, Jordan, and Cager has already been hinted at. In 2018, Harley finished with 7 catches for 76 yards, including a 42-yard grab. Jordan had 5 catches for 67 yards and a TD. Against the Cardinals, the explosive plays from Harley and Dee Wiggins were in abundance. Both had a pair of TDs and helped the skill position group put up 252 yards on the ACC rival. TDs by Will Mallory and DeeJay Dallas through the air also added to the passing attack. Those numbers came a week after putting up 313 yards against the yawn-inspiring Florida State Seminoles. The Canes’ consistency in the offensive line, execution of plays, and QB performance has been paying dividends on the field. A matchup against FIU will not stop that.

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240 Total Yards Receiving

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  • 79%
    Over
    (111 votes)
  • 7%
    Under
    (10 votes)
  • 13%
    Even
    (19 votes)
140 votes total Vote Now

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3 Team Receiving TDs

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  • 45%
    Over
    (62 votes)
  • 7%
    Unde
    (10 votes)
  • 47%
    Even
    (64 votes)
136 votes total Vote Now

2018 Stat Line: 170 Yards Passing Allowed & 2 TDs

The Canes will once again face FIU quarterback James Morgan. In the previous contest, Morgan went 12 for 24, for 168 yards, 2 TDs, and an INT. Morgan has 10 TDs on the year and has helmed an offense that averages 208 yards passing per game. The Canes allow an average of 208 yards through the air per game. During the win streak, Miami has held starting QBs to 500 yards passing combined (Micale Cunningham 219 yards, Alex Hornibrook 135 yards, and Kenny Pickett 146 yards). The pass defense has really progressed through the season.

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170 Yards Passing Allowed

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  • 26%
    Over
    (36 votes)
  • 43%
    Under
    (60 votes)
  • 29%
    Even
    (41 votes)
137 votes total Vote Now

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2 Passing TDs Allowed

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  • 2%
    Over
    (3 votes)
  • 70%
    Under
    (94 votes)
  • 27%
    Even
    (36 votes)
133 votes total Vote Now

2018 Stat Line: 7 First Downs Allowed

I abandoned the rushing yards stat here. In 2018, the Canes stifled the Panthers and held them to 17 yards on the ground. If the over didn’t get 100% of the votes, it would be shocking. In the last game, FIU totaled 7 first downs and was held to being 3 of 14 on fourth down. Keeping a team to such a low number in a game is equally as impressive as smothering them for 17 yards on the ground. The Hurricanes gave up 18 first downs to the Louisville Cardinals, 13 first downs to the Florida State Seminoles, and 12 first downs to the Pittsburg Panthers. Currently, the Canes are 16th in the country on 3rd down defense.

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7 First Downs Allowed

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  • 54%
    Over
    (69 votes)
  • 13%
    Under
    (17 votes)
  • 31%
    Even
    (40 votes)
126 votes total Vote Now

2018 Stat Line: 2 Sacks

Joe Jackson (1.5 sacks) and Jonathan Garvin (0.5 sacks) were the only Canes to get to James Morgan last year. This year, Gregory Rousseau and the crew will surely seek to surpass that number. The Miami Hurricanes and Gregory Rousseau are both ranked 4th in the NCAA in sacks (team & individual). The FIU Panthers have only given up 11 sacks on the year. The bulk of the sacks (4) came two weeks ago against the Old Dominion Monarchs. The Panthers may be confident in their ability to protect, but they haven’t faced a pass rush like Miami’s all year.

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2 Sacks

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  • 96%
    Over
    (123 votes)
  • 1%
    Under
    (2 votes)
  • 2%
    Even
    (3 votes)
128 votes total Vote Now

2018 Stat Line: 1 INT

Sheldrick Redwine had the Canes only INT in last year’s game. In the last four games, the Miami Hurricanes claimed 2 INTs in each of the matchups. James Morgan has taken care of the ball all season. He only has two on the year. One of his interceptions came in the season opener against the Tulane Green Wave and the second was two weeks later against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. His two-month interception dry spell will be put to the test against the Canes.

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1 INT

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  • 61%
    Over
    (78 votes)
  • 1%
    Under
    (2 votes)
  • 37%
    Even
    (47 votes)
127 votes total Vote Now

Turnover Chain Appearances: 1

Redwine’s interception marked the only time the turnover chain made an appearance in the 2018 matchup. In the last three games, the Panthers have turned the ball over a total of 4 times. As pointed out in previous over/under posts, the Canes have rocked the glistening 305 chain at least once in each game. It won’t be the Florida International Panthers, in that stadium, that stops the streak.

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Turnover Chain Appearances: 1

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  • 93%
    Over
    (122 votes)
  • 0%
    Under
    (1 vote)
  • 5%
    Even
    (7 votes)
130 votes total Vote Now

Whiteboard Appearances: 1

Sheldrick Redwine’s “S/O to Momma” whiteboard antics after his interception was a true gem of the 2018 game. Against Louisville, Al Blades Jr. used the whiteboard to defend the turnover chain. The sophomore CB wrote “It’s Not Fake” after his interception. Gurvan Hall Jr. also gave a nod to Redwine on the whiteboard after his INT in the FSU game. The playmaking DB wrote “Ball Game #22” in the massive rivalry game. Night games bring the characters out in everyone. I’m sure the Canes will have something to say to the Marlins Park crowd.

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Whiteboard Appearances: 1

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  • 52%
    Over
    (64 votes)
  • 10%
    Under
    (13 votes)
  • 36%
    Even
    (45 votes)
122 votes total Vote Now

2018 Stat Line: 31 Points Scored

The Panthers allow an average of 26 points per game this season. In the last five games, they’ve given up: 37, 17, 50, 17, and 23. The 50 was surrendered to Middle Tennessee. Though we’ve come close, the Canes have put up 31 or more points in three games this year. Against, the Panthers, I believe that the number moves to four.

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31 Points Scored

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  • 92%
    Over
    (122 votes)
  • 3%
    Under
    (4 votes)
  • 4%
    Even
    (6 votes)
132 votes total Vote Now

How do you feel about the game? Beer me your game predictions and GO CANES!