Aug 30, 2012; Akron, OH, USA; University of Akron Zips wide receiver Marquelo Suel (15) jumps for a pass against the Central Florida Knights linebacker Jonathan Davis (11) and defensive back Clayton Geathers (26) at InfoCision Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-US PRESSWIRE
The Akron Zips will be huge underdogs against the Sun Belt's Florida International Panthers on Saturday.
The Panthers, out of the Sun Belt, are fresh off a 20-point loss to the Duke Blue Devils, yet enter the game as heavy favorites to beat Akron. Despite their season opening loss, the FIU offense looked more than competent at scoring points, with over 500 yards of offense, compared to Duke's 420 yards.
Akron will have to slow FIU's dynamic passing offense, led by Jake Medlock, if they hope to stay within striking distance on Saturday. Medlock finished his opener with 348 yards passing, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Game time/date: Sept. 7, 6 p.m. ET
Location: FIU Stadium, Miami
TV Schedule/Streaming: ESPN3 (Streaming online)
Odds: Florida International favored by 23 points.
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