FIU @ Central Michigan
Current Records: FIU 1-2; Central Michigan 1-2
What to Know
The FIU Panthers are staring down a pretty large 11.5-point disadvantage in the spread for Saturday's game. They are on the road again Saturday and play against the Central Michigan Chippewas at noon ET Sept. 25 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. Neither team wants a repeat from their last game since each was dealt a considerable defeat.
FIU found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 54-21 punch to the gut against the Texas Tech Red Raiders last week. The Panthers were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 35-14.
Meanwhile, CMU suffered a grim 49-21 defeat to the LSU Tigers last week. The Chippewas were down 42-14 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. WR JaCorey Sullivan put forth a good effort for the losing side as he caught five passes for one TD and 114 yards. One of the most thrilling moments was Sullivan's 78-yard TD reception in the first quarter.
The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 1-2. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: FIU is 188th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with six on the season. CMU has experienced some passing struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the contest with the 215th most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up seven on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Kelly/Shorts Stadium -- Mount Pleasant, Michigan
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $31.49
The Chippewas are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Panthers, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Chippewas as a 10.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.