FEARLESS PREDICTIONS: 2013 Week Two - FAU vs East Carolina
The Owls officially open their C-USA era on Thursday against arguably the best league opponent they will face all year.
Last Friday's inaugural 2013 contest showed glimpses of promise in certain areas, and one of those was in the secondary. Given the Pirates' passing game, that will be an area looked upon to shine. However, the offense is going to have to show more progress to be in this one.
The lined opened up at +14.5 before quickly shooting up to +20.5
From this end:
FAU 17 ECU 33
What says you??
ECU 33 FAU 20
The Special Teams looks outstanding. A
The Defense is doing well especially considering the opponent. B
The Offense is a travesty. D-
If Pelini's "vanilla" playbook is what's really holding this team back then he better open up the floodgates.
Runs up the middle every play is what nearly lost us the opening game to Wagner last season.
BUT these QB's can't communicate with the WR's and get a rhythm (which is what honestly looks to be partly to blame in that game). There were MANY overthrown passes which were uncatchable - some were very catchable and the WR just developed butterfingers.
FAU wins 30-27
If we come out rushing up the middle nearly every play into a handful of defenders at the line…
ECU wins 27-12
FAU - 31 CC - 10
FAU - 27 ECU 25 (ECU misses last second field goal)
I'm pretty sure that's going to be the correct score.
Seriously though, I have it at ECU 35 - FAU 17.