Free College Football Picks Today: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers (7-5, 5-2 CUSA) and Florida Atlantic University Owls (5-6, 4-3 CUSA) face off Saturday at FAU Stadium for their regular season finales. The Hilltoppers are 7.5-point favorites, and the total is 61.

Western Kentucky is coming off a tough 41-17 loss at the hands of Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium last Saturday. Austin Reed threw for 289 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Markese Stepp ran seven times for 33 yards.

Malachi Corley caught 12 passes for 99 yards. Florida Atlantic lost 49-21 to Middle Tennessee at Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium last Saturday. N’Kosi Perry was 19 of 36 for 325 yards and a touchdown. Larry McCammon III carried 14 times for 35 yards and a touchdown. Jahmal Edrine also scored once. He hauled in six receptions for 109 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Hilltoppers won the only game between the teams last season, a 52-17 victory in November. Bailey Zappe threw six touchdowns for Western Kentucky, as Mitchell Tinsley scored twice.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Hilltoppers are averaging 36.2 points per game for the season, 17th in FBS, and they are facing an Owls defense that has surrendered 26.1 PPG (64th). Meanwhile, Florida Atlantic has scored 29.6 points a game this season, 58th in the nation, and Western Kentucky is allowing 22.8 PPG (41st).

The Hilltoppers rank as one of the country’s top teams in passing yards per game (333.1, 3rd), while they are 75th in rushing yards (142.9). The Owls are 77th in passing yards allowed per game (230.8) and 101st against the run (180.6).

Florida Atlantic is 77th in the country in passing yards per game (222.0) and 43rd in rushing (185.1), while the Hilltoppers are allowing 220.3 passing yards (62nd) and 153.8 rushing yards per game (76th).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through 12 games, Austin Reed has thrown for 33 touchdowns (9 INT) and 319.8 yards per game to lead Western Kentucky in passing. In six away games this season, he has 17 TDs (5 INT) and an average of 324.8 yards passing.

Kye Robichaux leads the team in rushing with an average of 62.0 yards a game over eight games. He has three touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Malachi Corley is the Hilltoppers’ leading receiver with 87.7 yards a game and seven TDs.

N’Kosi Perry has 23 passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 220.7 yards per game through 11 games to lead Florida Atlantic. In five home games this season, he has thrown for nine TDs (2 INT) and an average of 189.2 yards.

Larry McCammon III has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 79.2 yards a game through 11 games. He has six total touchdowns, five rushing and one receiving. LaJohntay Wester has been a key target in the Owls’ passing game. He has eight touchdowns and a 59.5 yard per game average through 11 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

WKU -7.5 (-110)

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