Jacksonville State Gamecocks 2-1, FCS Ohio Valley Conference vs FIU Panthers 0-2, 0-1 Conference USA.Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs FIU Panthers: Preview & Prediction, TV, Radio.saw the most action in FIU’s 31-28 loss to Middle Tennessee two weeks ago,Watch Now Live. going 5-of-15 for 37 yards with an interception as a passer and added 20 yards on the ground. Following the game, Davis stated that Wiggins saw the bulk of the action because of false-positive COVID tests during the week.
Date/Time: Friday, October 23th, 7:00 PM EST
TV: ESPN 3 (Play-By-Play: AJ Ricketts/Analyst: Cam Lynch)
Radio: WSUA Caracol 1260 Miami (Play-By-Play: Patrick Murray)/Jacksonville State Radio
Network WVOK FM 97.9 Oxford (Play-By-Play: Mike Parris/Analyst: Eric Mims)
Location: Riccardo Silva Stadium, Miami, FL
Betting Line: FIU – 10.5 O/U 59.5
All-Time Series Record: First meeting between both schools
JSU Head Coach John Grass tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday and was forced to miss the team’s 24-17 victory over North Alabama last weekend. His status for Friday’s game is unknown. Should Grass not make the trip, veteran offensive coordinator Jimmy Ogle will again serve as head coach.
saw the most action in FIU’s 31-28 loss to Middle Tennessee two weeks ago, going 5-of-15 for 37 yards with an interception as a passer and added 20 yards on the ground. Following the game, Davis stated that Wiggins saw the bulk of the action because of false-positive COVID tests during the week.Butch Davis revealed to us in his postgame presser that FIU had 17 false-positive COVID tests. The reason Kaylan Wiggins saw the majority of the snaps was because he had the most practice time, as the other QBs couldn’t practice late in the week.
It’s make or break time for the Panthers. The key will be them not playing down to the level of competition, because Jacksonville State has enough talent to pull off the upset. Friday’s game provides a chance for one of the three quarterbacks to pull away from the pack, especially with Marshall slated to come to Riccardo Silva next Friday.
Cooper and Barry will make things interesting for Jacksonville State, but Florida State showed that an efficient run game can be enough to secure a victory. Expect Price and Peterson Jr. top 100 yards again and FIU will pick up their first win.A lot of people told me I was only a linebacker in high school and my mindset was I know I can be a running back, so it’s nice to see the results showing that I am one,” said Peterson Jr.
Defensively, the Panthers have been a much-improved unit against the run, compared to their struggles the past two seasons, allowing 355 yards through two games. If you subtract four chunk plays on the ground (67, 33, 31, 20), Jeff Copp’s unit are allowing a stifling 2.5 yards per carry.Cornerback Josh Turner is coming off an excellent performance against MTSU, recording five tackles, an interception and forcing three incompletions in the loss.FIU 31, Jacksonville State 17
While FIU’s two losses this season have been by a combined five points, the Panthers seemingly enter Friday’s game against Jacksonville State at a crossroads. Butch Davis’ team has yet to play a complete football game in all phases. However, bringing the three-man quarterback carousel to a halt is of the utmost importance for FIU to keep the season from careening squarely into the Atlantic Ocean.