Free College Football Picks Today: Florida International Panthers vs Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Florida International Panthers vs Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders (6-5, 3-4 CUSA) and Florida International University Panthers (4-7, 2-5 CUSA) face off Saturday at Riccardo Silva Stadium for their regular season finales. The Blue Raiders are 19.5-point favorites, and the total is 55.

Middle Tennessee is coming off a dominant 49-21 win over Florida Atlantic at Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium last Saturday. Chase Cunningham threw for 448 yards with five touchdowns and an interception.

Frank Peasant ran 13 times for 59 yards and a touchdown. He added eight receptions for 107 yards and two touchdowns. FIU dropped a third straight game last Saturday, falling 40-6 to UTEP at Sun Bowl. Grayson James was 6 of 16 for 56 yards and an interception. Lexington Joseph carried eight times for 10 yards.


The Blue Raiders won the only game between the teams last season, a 50-10 victory in November, their third straight win against FIU. Nicholas Vattiato threw two touchdowns for Middle Tennessee.


The Blue Raiders are averaging 28.8 points per game for the season, 64th in FBS, and they are facing a Panthers defense that has surrendered 37.6 PPG (127th). Meanwhile, FIU has scored 17.8 points a game this season, 122nd in the country, and Middle Tennessee is allowing 28.1 PPG (89th).

The Blue Raiders rank 35th in the country in passing yards per game (266.1) and 106th in rushing (119.3). Look for them to exploit a matchup advantage on the ground, as the Panthers are 115th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (193.9).

Against the pass, FIU is 107th (258.5).FIU has been one of the country’s least productive rushing teams, averaging 107.0 yards per game (117th), while ranking 103rd in passing yards (201.0). The Blue Raiders are allowing 280.2 passing yards (123rd) and 125.5 rushing yards per game (33rd).


Through 10 games, Chase Cunningham has thrown for 19 touchdowns (9 INT) and 264.1 yards per game to lead Middle Tennessee in passing. In six away games this season, he has 10 TDs (6 INT) and an average of 230.2 yards passing. Frank Peasant leads the team in rushing with an average of 62.9 yards a game over 11 games.

He has nine touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Jaylin Lane is the Blue Raiders’ leading receiver with 85.4 yards a game and four TDs. Grayson James has 11 passing touchdowns (11 INT) with 178.4 yards per game through 11 games to lead FIU.

In five home games this season, he has thrown for seven TDs (5 INT) and an average of 202.8 yards. Lexington Joseph has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 47.1 yards a game through 11 games.

He has seven total touchdowns, five rushing and two receiving. Tyrese Chambers has been a key target in the Panthers’ passing game. He has four touchdowns and a 54.4 yard per game average through 10 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

MTSU -19.5 (-110)

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