Day: Saturday, September 24
Time: 2:30PM CST
Location: Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium
Network: CBS Sports Network
Betting line: WKU -31.0 | O/U: 65.5
History: WKU leads the matchup 9-6 and are 3-0 since 2019.
Now with three games under his belt, Austin Reed has proven to be an efficient, reliable, and explosive playmaker. In the IU heartbreaker, Reed went 33-of-43 (76.7%) for 329 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and 1 interception. He added 10 carries for 18 yards and 1 touchdown. Since the home opener, Reed has bettered his game-to-game accuracy with completion rates of 58.8%, 71.0%, and 76.2% most recently against IU. Within the league, Reed has the highest efficiency rating.
FIU hasn’t had the same success or consistency at the quarterback position. During the third quarter of Game 1, Gunnar Holmerg suffered a concussion. Grayson James took over and went 16-of-31 (51.6%) for 207 yards, 6.7 yards per pass attempt, and 4 touchdowns. James’ efforts helped the Panthers come back and defeat Bryant 38-37 in overtime. However, in Game 2 against Texas State, James went 30-of-47 (63.8%) for 196 yards, 4.2 yards per pass attempt, and threw 2 interceptions. Then, during the final drive, Haden Carlson went 5-of-9 for 55 yards.
With 465 total rushing yards, WKU is averaging 155 rushing yards per game: 52.5 more yards per game compared to 2022. It seems like the Tops have opted for a running back by committee approach, and last week, it was Kye Robichaux who shined with 14 carries, 135 yards, and 9.6 yards per carry. Through three games, Robichaux also leads the ground attack with 26 carries, 202 yards, 7.8 yards per carry, and 1 touchdown. The shifty Davion Ervin-Poindexter has 30 carries for 103 yards, 3.4 yards per carry, and 1 touchdown while Jakairi Moses has 13 carries for 76 yards and 5.8 yards per carry.
Through two games, FIU is averaging 24 carries and 64.5 yards per game. EJ Wilson Jr. accounts for 17 carries, 61 yards,…
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Publish date : 2022-09-23 19:55:06
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