W KEN­TUCKY over Fla At­lantic by 4

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 2-minute Handicap -

That Lane Kif­fin… layin’ in the weeds just like a snake last week to spoil our 5* news­let­ter call on North Texas. Re­gard­less of what you think of Kif­fin, though, he’s sure got the FAU of­fense run­ning at full tilt: af­ter post­ing only 33 to­tal points in sea­son-open­ing losses to Navy and Wis­con­sin, the Owls at­tack is gen­er­at­ing over 48 PPG in its last five games (4-1 SU). Yes, Kif­fin’s kids will be anx­ious to hit the field this af­ter­noon af­ter pro­duc­ing a school record 69 points and 804 yards in last week’s rout of an un­sus­pect­ing North Texas team. Ahhh, but one blowout does not a road fa­vorite make… even though this year’s Hill­top­pers un­der HC Mike San­ford are cer­tainly nowhere near the Jeff Brohm squads that ter­ror­ized CUSA for the pre­vi­ous three sea­sons. Granted, they are 5-2 SU on the year but just 1-6 In The Stats, and they had to rally from a 14-point 4th quar­ter deficit to beat Old Do­min­ion last week. The WKU de­fense hasn’t helped much, ei­ther, al­low­ing sea­son-high yards in two of the last three con­tests. Still, we can’t ig­nore West­ern’s 19-2 SU and 14-5 ATS mark at home since 2014, along with an 8-2 ATS con­fer­ence home dog log. Thus, we won’t chase an in­flated line with a team off a record-set­ting per­for­mance.

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