Written and authored by College Football Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.
The (1-0) Pittsburgh Panthers of the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division will travel to the Northeast part of the “BUCKEYE STATE” for a week two matchup. Pitt will take on the (0-1) Akron Zips of the Mid-American East Division in Football action. The game will be at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field in Akron, Ohio. The Best Sports Handicapper knows for a fact the Pitt Panthers are seeking revenge of last season’s home upset at the hands of the Akron Zips. Akron looks to bounce back after a road loss to the Oklahoma Sooners. The upside is the Zips received a nice payday. The opening betting line has Akron as a thirteen point Home Underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is 49-points for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Pitt Panthers beat Youngstown State 45-37 last Saturday in their opener. Pitt won the game but lost a key component when All-Conference running back James Conner was lost for the season. First-year head coach Pat Narduzzi had his hands full with the Bo Pelini coached Penguins, but his team got it done. Starting quarterback Chad Voytik has to become more of a presence on offense both as a passer and a runner. Narduzzi also plans to get University of Tennessee transfer Nate Peterman some snaps under center. The Panthers offense had some big plays but lacked the consistency needed to sustain long drives. Wideout Tyler Boyd must be more assertive going forward, helping out in the passing game and disguises. The Panthers defense gave up 35-points to an FCS team that is unacceptable in the eyes of Narduzzi. Safety Reggie Mitchell got injured in the opener and his status for Saturday is uncertain. Offensively the Panthers can score on just about any team in the country. Akron can play on the defensive side of the football. The defense must step up and do their part.
The Akron Zips have lost six of seven football games dating back the 2014 season. A home upset of a power conference team would go a long way in forgetting the loss at Oklahoma. The Zips gave up twenty-four unanswered points in the second half as Oklahoma pulled away. Akron head coach Terry Bowden must get his offense clicking if they have a chance to pull the home upset on Saturday. It took Akron 70 plays to get their 226 yards on offense. The Oklahoma defense is better than Pittsburgh’s defense, and the home crowd will be an advantage. The Akron offense returns seven starters from the 2014 season. Senior quarterback Kyle Pohl must rise to the occasion Saturday. The Zips defense will have their hands full with a potent Pittsburgh offense. The Akron offense must match the production of their opponents. The Zips downward spiral continues from last season; a home upset will heal the wounds and give the team confidence going forward.
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