Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs FIU Panthers 10/25/2023 – Riccardo Silva Stadium will play host to an epic college football battle between Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Florida International Panthers as both sides vie to take down Conference USA foes Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Florida International Panthers respectively in an action-packed midweek clash. To prepare you for all this excitement, here is our run-through of key details and players you should keep an eye out for this matchup. The college football betting lines are updated below with all the details on this exciting game.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs FIU Panthers 10/25/2023 Game Info
|When:||Wednesday, October 25, 2023|
|Time:||7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Riccardo Silva Stadium|
Rich Rodriguez vs Mike MacIntyre
The Gamecocks, boasting an impressive 6-2 record this season in their inaugural FBS football campaign, have made quite an impression in their inaugural year of FBS play. While known for their potency on offense, they have shown strength both defensively and on special teams; indeed their total defense ranks second amongst FBS opponents- an unexpected but welcome addition.
Recently against Western Kentucky, South Carolina Gamecocks staged a dramatic comeback and secured a 20-17 win with Alen Karajic’s 41-yard field goal at time expired. Quarterback Zion Webb played an instrumental role in this victory; his dual-threat ability saw him rush for 146 yards and score while carrying 28 times himself and also complete 22 out of 39 passing attempts for 218 yards passing completions.
Anwar Lewis’ Excellent Performance
Anwar Lewis added an impressive 85 rushing yards and one touchdown run for the South Carolina Gamecocks during their success over Western Kentucky in rushing, outgaining them 262-89 on the ground and providing the foundation of their success.
Jacksonville State’s defense proved itself when it mattered most in the second half, holding Western Kentucky to just 69 total yards during those two quarters and managing to shut them out completely with three tackles for loss including one sack by Fred Perry as well as an interception he made himself.
However, their defense has proven itself as the cornerstone of their success this season. Already with six wins under their belts and facing Florida International tomorrow night, the Gamecocks appear poised to extend their streak.
Florida International Panthers Remain the Underdog
On the other side of the field, Florida International Panthers come into this matchup boasting a 4-4 record and fresh off an exciting double-overtime win against Sam Houston State. After suffering four losses in their initial five Conference USA matches, this victory has given renewed hope to their season.
In their dramatic double-overtime win against Sam Houston State, the Panthers showed resilience and clutch performance. On their final drive, they successfully converted a key 4th and 18 to set up a game-tying 36-yard field goal that brought a tie with just five seconds remaining on the clock.
Sam Houston State scored on their first play of overtime, yet Florida International held strong. Keyone Jenkins proved crucial to their victory as he helped draw Florida International even with a one-yard touchdown run by Keyone Jenkins, drawing Florida International closer before eventually sealing it on Kris Mitchell with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Jenkins to him on the first play of the second overtime.
Florida International’s ability to find success through double overtime victory showcases both their resilience and potential, showing they now pose an even more formidable opponent than before.
First Meeting Between Two Programs
One intriguing element of this matchup is that it marks the inaugural meeting between Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Florida International Panthers. Without previous experiences between these teams, this encounter promises an unpredictable encounter as both will learn more about each other’s strengths and weaknesses for the first time.
Jacksonville State was expected to bring an explosive uptempo offense into Conference USA, yet they’ve proven themselves as a balanced team with a focus on defense in their first FBS season – winning six wins already! Jacksonville State looks poised for further success this Saturday against South Alabama; perhaps this matchup can help solidify that position even further.
NCAAF Latest Odds: JVST -8 ; O/U 44
While Jacksonville State may be considered the favorite to win this matchup, Florida International should not be forgotten as they recently emerged victorious after an extra-time win and this match promises to be highly competitive and riveting!
Jacksonville Betting Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Jacksonville State’s last 12 games.
Jacksonville State are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Jacksonville State are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville State’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Conference USA conference.
Jacksonville State are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in October.
Florida Betting Trends
Florida International are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
FIU are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games at home.
Florida International are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games played in October.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International’s last 6 games played in week 9.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs FIU Panthers Betting Pick
Riccardo Silva Stadium and those tuning in remotely can anticipate an exciting matchup between two teams with distinct strengths and contrasting journeys this season, who come together for what promises to be an incredible contest. Football enthusiasts cannot wait for Wednesday night to kick off and witness all the action, passion, and determination between these two sides – surely Wednesday will go down in college football history as one of its memorable nights. Take the Gamecocks to win with the best sports betting app and the college football money line on their side.