Florida Atlantic (@21.0) vs Ohio State (@1.006)

Our Prediction:

Ohio State will win

Florida Atlantic – Ohio State Match Prediction | 24-08-2019 12:00

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Leading receiver Jovon Durante also decided to test his luck in the pros, leaving the cabinets somewhat bare. That didnt happen, and the Owls are in worst shape this year after losing some of their best playmakers. A year ago, I thought the Florida Atlantic offense might have enough to keep up with Oklahoma. Running backs Devin Singletary and Kerrith Whyte, who combined for over 2,200 yards, both left for the NFL.

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It wasnt the offense that scored 568 points in 2017. So what was the problem? The offense still worked.The problems werent necessarily on that side of the ball, leading Conference USA with 479 yards per game and scoring 31 points per outing. The passing game wasnt efficient enough, but with Devin Singletary, the ground attack led the league and was 13th in the nation averaging 242 yards per game.

The Buckeyes took some losses at wide receiver, but K.J. Dobbins returns after rushing for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. To be fair, the offensive line lost some key players after last season, which could hinder OSUs up-tempo offense. 1 option in the passing game after hauling in 70 passes for 885 yards in 2018. J.K. Hill is ready to step in as the no. Itll also help that Fields will have plenty of talented playmakers around him, so it wont be all on his shoulders. But the Buckeyes will be strong enough upfront to allow Fields to make plays with both his arm and legs.

Days counterpart on Saturday knows a thing or two about big expectations at major programs. In his first season at FAU, Kiffin led the Owls to a Conference-USA title and an 11-3 record, leading many to think that Florida Atlantic would become the next great mid-major program. Lane Kiffin is entering his third season as the head coach at Florida Atlantic.

The best thing to happen to Day this offseason was landing Georgia transfer Justin Fields, who will be eligible to play right away and earned the starting quarterback job in training camp. But Fields has plenty of arm strength and his mobility could actually make him a better fit for the OSU offense than Haskins. There will be massive shoes for Fields to fill after Dwayne Haskins threw for over 4,800 yards and 50 touchdowns last year.

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But Im not making the same mistake this year. If theres a difference between the Meyer era and the Day era, were not going to see it in Week 1. Admittedly, I drank the Kool-Aid with Kiffin and FAU before last years opener. I expect the Buckeyes to be business as usual against an inferior opponent in their opener. Ill lean toward Ohio State to win by four touchdowns and cover.

You heard that were better than this and we have to tighten everything up, but things kept happening. It was really frustrating, safety Jordan Fuller said. It wasnt fun. It was bad vibes all around. Every week you prepared so far, but it wasnt panning out for whatever reason. You wanted to play well.

If they couldnt stop Conference-USA teams, the odds are slim that theyll give the Buckeyes trouble. Day will also like that his new quarterback will face an FAU defense that was dreadful last season. The Owls finished 2018 with a losing record because they couldnt stop anybody. For what its worth, Florida Atlantic brings back most of their starters on defense, but that doesnt mean there will be a big improvement, especially against OSUs explosive playmakers.

Including a five-game ATS losing streak. Led by starting QB Dwayne The Rock Johnson Haskins, Ohio State ranked 2nd in total and passing yards per game. Head coach Ryan Day, that is. The Heisman Trophy finalist threw for 4831 yards with 50 TDs. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Its a new Day for the Buckeyes. However, and this is what matters to USA sport betting sites users, OSU went 6-8 against the spread. Pope Urban Meyerss final season as OSU coach in 2018 saw the Buckeyes finish go 13-1 (8-1 in conference play). The Buckeyes won the Big Ten East Division, the Big Ten Championship, and the Rose Bowl. To the surprise of absolutely no one, Haskins was the No.