FIU Panthers vs New Mexico State Aggies 10/4/2023 – As the college football season unfolds, the spotlight shifts to Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where the FIU Panthers are set to lock horns with the New Mexico State Aggies. This midweek showdown within the Conference USA (C-USA) promises to deliver thrilling gridiron action. Let’s delve into the critical aspects, standout players, and game statistics that could shape the outcome of this compelling encounter. The best college football website picks are updated below with the latest betting odds and trends.
FIU Panthers vs New Mexico State Aggies 10/4/2023 Game Info
|When:||Wednesday, October 4, 2023|
|Time:||8:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Aggie Memorial Stadium|
Mike MacIntyre vs Jerry Kill
The FIU Panthers enter this contest sporting a 3-2 overall record. However, their C-USA journey has been marked by adversity, with a 0-2 standing following a tough 38-6 loss to the Liberty Flames in their most recent outing. In that game, FIU struggled to find an offensive rhythm, mustering a mere 211 total yards while conceding an imposing 520 yards to Liberty. The Panthers fell short of expectations, and they are determined to rebound strongly.
At the helm of FIU’s offensive charge is quarterback Keyone Jenkins, who has already amassed 1,000 passing yards, accompanied by five touchdowns and four interceptions. In the ground game, Shomari Lawrence has been a driving force, contributing 312 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Kris Mitchell leads the receiving corps with an impressive 459 yards and four touchdown receptions.
On the defensive front, linebacker Donovan Manuel is a stalwart, leading the team with an impressive 54 tackles. FIU’s defense has displayed promise, registering eight quarterback sacks and securing four interceptions.
On the flip side, the New Mexico State Aggies approach this matchup with a 2-3 overall record, including a 0-1 start in C-USA play. In their previous contest, the Aggies engaged in a hard-fought battle against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, resulting in a 20-17 loss. New Mexico State showcased resilience, accumulating 335 total offensive yards. However, they faltered in the second half, conceding 17 unanswered points after leading 17-10 at the end of the third quarter.
New Mexico State’s offensive aspirations largely rely on quarterback Diego Pavia, who has amassed an impressive 1,073 passing yards, accompanied by ten touchdowns and four interceptions. Pavia also doubles as the team’s leading rusher, contributing 268 yards on the ground. Running back Star Thomas has added 233 rushing yards and three touchdowns to the mix, while Jonathan Brady leads the receiving corps with 252 yards and three touchdown receptions.
Defensively, linebacker Keyshaun Elliott takes the lead with 32 tackles. The Aggies’ defense has displayed strength in generating eight quarterback sacks, though they have yet to record an interception.
NCAAF Latest Odds: NMSU -5.5 ; O/U 50.5
As the Panthers prepare to face the Aggies, they carry a significant advantage in their ground game. FIU has been averaging a robust 111.6 rushing yards per game, complemented by 203.6 passing yards per game. Conversely, New Mexico State’s defense has struggled against the run, allowing an average of 203.8 rushing yards per game. Furthermore, the Aggies’ total defense currently ranks 81st in the nation, permitting an average of 26.4 points per game.
The forthcoming clash between FIU’s potent rushing offense and New Mexico State’s defensive challenges against the run sets the stage for a captivating showdown. Should the Panthers capitalize on this advantage, victory will be within reach.
Panthers Betting Trends
Florida International are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida International’s last 5 games.
Florida International are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
Florida International are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida International’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Independents (FBS) conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida International’s last 7 games played in October.
Florida International are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in week 6.
Aggies Betting Trends
New Mexico State are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico State’s last 6 games.
New Mexico State are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico State’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico State’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Conference USA conference.
New Mexico State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in October.
New Mexico State are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games played in week 6.
FIU Panthers vs New Mexico State Aggies Betting Pick
In this midweek C-USA spectacle, the FIU Panthers and the New Mexico State Aggies will vie fiercely for redemption and supremacy. FIU’s well-rounded offensive strategy and steadfast defense will collide with New Mexico State’s resolute quarterback and evolving offense. As the game unfolds, all eyes will be on the ground game, where the Aggies may possess the key to victory. The online sportsbook has predicted a victory for the Aggies in this game.
Score Prediction: Aggies 33, Panthers 16.