FEARLESS PREDICTIONS: 2014 Week Eleven - FAU vs North Texas
Safety Damian Parms is FAU's leading tackler (75), and that is obviously an area of concern as opposing teams are getting down field way too often.
Accordingly, this points towards the extreme need to limit the big gains from here out - as every big play will have a much larger impact - with no room to spare from a Bowl eligibility standpoint.
Head-to-head with the Mean Green, the Owls have a +30 yards per game advantage in total offense, but are giving up +70 defensively.
Where is this coming from? Offensively slight margins in both the run and the pass, and defensively almost all the opposing team's ground game.
Enter the Owls' continued need to follow this guy's lead:
STOP THE RUN.
Fortunately, there is the saving grace of UNT's 3.9 YPC average (9th C-USA) for the season to aid in that endeavor.
FAU Special Teams Coach Chris Hurd, who was the 2003 Sun Belt Conference defensive player of the year at North Texas, will be on the opposite sidelines of his alma mater for the first time in his career - something which is sure to feel odd.
Ironically, his unit's performance could also be a huge factor in how the final result plays out as the Mean Green's Darvin Kidsy is just one of just three players in the nation who has returned both a punt and kick-off for a score thus far.
Weather conditions will somewhat resemble last weekend's tilt at FAU Stadium minus the wind for a portion of the contest. However, it will be a bit nippy towards the end as temps dip into the upper 40's.
The Owls are 1-5 all-time in cold weather (50' or less), but the warm fire of desire should help them cross the finish line while slightly ahead to improve upon that mark while remaining mathematically alive for the post season.
Owls 29 Mean Green 26
What says you??
Prediction: a foot all back,e will be played in Denton, Texas tomorrow night.
FAU 31 UNT 27
FAU05 saidGood Morning fellow Owls! Are any Owls tailgating on site prior to the game? What section are we sitting in? Thanks please let me know! It should be a cold one for us south Floridians!😬 Owls 35 Mean Green 21Posted On: Nov 8th 2014, 11:03 AM
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