Florida International vs. Toledo Rockets, Bahamas Bowl. Critics and experts say that this will be one of the most difficult bowls to predict this week. No team is favorite to win, but some say the Rockets are superior to Bowl Record. The FIU Panthers have disadvantages in offense. The Panthers had a better record in the regular season and the defense has done a good job in most of the games.
Florida International: Best record.
The Golden Panthers closed the regular season with eight wins and four losses. The team was in third place in the conference with 6-2 in the EAST Division of the C-USA Conference. The Panthers’ record in the Bowl is negative, just one win in three 1-2 appearances. The Panthers are scoring an average of 34.6 points per game, 36.5 rushes, 170.8 rush yards and up to 19.4 complete passes per game. The defense allows an average of 24.7 points per game.
The bad news for the Panthers is that the running back Shawandarrius Phillips will not be available for the bowl because of problems related to an arrest less than a week ago on charges of domestic violence.
James Morgan won’t be available for this game. QB backup Christian Alexander in his first year with FIU has been a effective backup QB with 65.5% in completed passes, 218 yards, 0 touchdowns and only one interception. This season has had 11 personal rushes with only 90 yards.
Toledo Rockets: Bowl record.
The Rockets have the advantage for this game by having a positive 10-7 record in Bowling victories. But the Rockets in the regular season barely had a positive record with 7-5, they were second in the WEST Division of the MAC Conference with 5-3. The last five games in the regular season were four victories and only one loss against NIU 38-15.
Eli Peters this year with 54.6% in completed passes, 1573 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Peters is in his second year, but this is the first year as a starting quarterback. 18 personal rushes with only one yard of profit. The best game for Peters this year was against Kent State with 78.6% and two touchdowns.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Florida International vs. Toledo Rockets 12/21/2018 is: take the OVER 57 (Totals).
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