FIU Panthers vs Sam Houston Bearkats 10/18/2023 – FIU Panthers will host Sam Houston State Bearkats for a midweek college football showdown at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, Texas. FIU hopes to bounce back after suffering an unexpected 27-14 loss to UTEP Miners last week that left them at 3-4 overall and 0-4 in Conference-USA play – they previously enjoyed three winning streaks before succumbing to consecutive losses this month against both opponents (UTEP generated 363 yards total offense compared to their 441 allowed against). Take a look at the latest college football betting website odds and predictions updated below for this exciting game.
FIU Panthers vs Sam Houston Bearkats 10/18/2023 Game Info
|When:||Wednesday, October 18, 2023|
|Time:||7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Elliott T. Bowers Stadium|
Mike MacIntyre vs K.C. Keeler
Keyone Jenkins has amassed 1,474 yards this season while throwing for five touchdowns and seven interceptions, as well as 388 rushing yards from Shomari Lawrence with three touchdowns on three attempts rushing, 636 receiving yards from Kris Mitchell with four touchdown receptions, 72 tackles from Donovan Manuel as a linebacker and 12 quarterback sacks and five interceptions made up their impressive statistics this season for FIU defense.
Sam Houston State Bearkats remain winless so far this season and have an 0-6 overall and Conference-USA record. Their most recent loss came against New Mexico State where they managed only 367 yards of offense while surrendering 458 yards against.
Keaton Shoemaker’s Top Performance
Keaton Shoemaker has amassed 1,016 passing yards this season for the Bearkats, delivering six touchdowns while facing five interceptions. Additionally, John Gentry leads their rush game with 141 yards; Noah Smith leads their receiving game with 308 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions; Trevor Williams excels on defense with 71 tackles while their defense has produced seven quarterback sacks and two interceptions – making this season one to remember!
FIU Panthers will play Sam Houston State Bearkats with odds favoring Sam Houston State as 5-point favorites. Kickoff for this matchup will take place at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, Texas, and be broadcast live by CBSSN.
Panthers Search for Their First Win
FIU is in need of its first Conference USA win of the season to rebound from recent struggles. Though they’ve held on to three victories – including victories over FBS opponents like North Texas and UConn – so far this season, their fortunes have taken a downward turn against Conference-USA teams.
Sam Houston State, however, has yet to secure its first win of 2019. While they faced an exceptionally challenging schedule – which included losing to Liberty by five points – Sam Houston State has struggled to overcome obstacles on its journey toward its first FBS win since claiming an FCS National Championship two seasons prior. They hope Conference-USA provides ample opportunity for success as Sam Houston State looks for ways to establish itself.
Sam Houston State’s struggles can be traced to their senior quarterback Keegan Shoemaker. Unfortunately, Shoemaker has had difficulty reaching the end zone this season with just six touchdown passes in six games and an average 51.3-yard average per game over his six starts for only three touchdowns recorded this season averaging 51 yards per game with Noah Smith as his favorite target; yet their offense leaves much to be desired with leading rusher John Gentry accruing only 141 yards of offense which equals approximately 23.5 yards per game on average over six games so far this season.
NCAAF Latest Odds: SAMHO -5 ; O/U 39.5
Sam Houston State’s offensive struggles have been well documented; ranking last in NCAA scoring with an average of just 11.2 points per game. Defensively, however, they’ve held their own, allowing 24.7 points per game on average and placing fourth overall in Conference USA. Linebacker Trevor Williams has been an impressive performer for Sam Houston State; third among linebackers with 71 tackles while their defense has managed five takeaways–three being recovered fumbles!
FIU Panthers Betting Trends
Florida International are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida International’s last 7 games.
Florida International are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games.
Florida International are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
Florida International are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games played in October.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida International’s last 5 games played in week 8.
Sam Houston Betting Trends
Sam Houston State are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Sam Houston State’s last 7 games.
Sam Houston State are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
FIU Panthers vs Sam Houston Bearkats Betting Picks
Given Sam Houston State’s clear advantage and their long history between them, this midweek college football matchup promises to be an intriguing showdown. FIU looks for its inaugural conference win while Sam Houston State searches for its inaugural win of the season – college football fans will eagerly watch to see which team can seize the moment and come out victorious from this testing showdown. Take the Bearkats to win this game as per the top sports betting sites.
Score Prediction: Bearkats 20, Panthers 13.