The Florida Atlantic Owls (1-2) visit the Illinois Fighting Illini (1-2) at Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL) on Saturday, September 23, 2023.
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When is Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic and when does it start?
This contest between the Fighting Illini and Owls is scheduled on Saturday, September 23, 2023. You can expect the kickoff at 3:30 PM ET.
Where to watch Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic
The Fighting Illini and Owls will hit the field at Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL) for this matchup on September 23, and if you would like to catch the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
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Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic Game Preview
Illinois Stats & Insights
- The Fighting Illini head into this matchup following a 30-13 loss to the Penn State Nittany Lions in their last outing.
- Despite having a bottom-25 defense that ranks 14th-worst in the FBS (446.0 yards allowed per game), Illinois has had more success on offense, ranking 88th in the FBS offensively putting up 356.3 yards per game.
- The Fighting Illini are averaging 235.0 passing yards per game on offense (68th in the FBS), and they rank 97th defensively with 242.0 passing yards allowed per game.
- With 204.0 rushing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 14th-worst in the FBS, Illinois has been forced to ask their 105th-ranked running game (121.3 rushing yards per contest) to keep them in games.
- The Fighting Illini are averaging 22.0 points per game on offense this year (103rd in the FBS), and they are giving up 30.7 points per game (105th) on the defensive side of the ball.
Florida Atlantic Stats & Insights
- The Fighting Illini head into this matchup after a 30-13 loss to the Penn State Nittany Lions in their most recent game.
- Florida Atlantic’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, registering 323.7 total yards per game, which ranks 24th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 72nd with 360.7 total yards allowed per contest.
- The Owls are generating 223.3 passing yards per contest on offense this season (78th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering 218.7 passing yards per game (78th-ranked) on defense.
- Florida Atlantic’s rushing offense has been bottom-25 this season, generating 100.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 14th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 82nd with 142.0 rushing yards allowed per contest.
- The Owls are generating 22.0 points per game on offense this season (103rd-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering 28.3 points per contest (93rd-ranked) on defense.
Illinois Key Players to Watch
- Luke Altmyer has thrown for 576 yards (192.0 ypg) to lead Illinois, completing 63.4% of his passes and tossing three touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. He’s also run for 145 yards (48.3 ypg) on 26 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
- The team’s top rusher, Reggie Love III, has carried the ball 32 times for 158 yards (52.7 per game), with one touchdown this year.
- Isaiah Williams’ team-high 213 receiving yards (71.0 yards per game) have come on 16 receptions.
- Casey Washington has put up a 90-yard season so far (30.0 receiving yards per game), hauling in nine passes.
- Pat Bryant’s eight catches have netted him 82 yards (27.3 ypg) and two touchdowns.
Florida Atlantic Key Players to Watch
- Casey Thompson leads Florida Atlantic with 509 passing yards (169.7 ypg) on 50-of-79 passing with five touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season.
- Larry McCammon III has carried the ball 20 times for a team-high 148 yards (74.0 per game), with one touchdown this year. He has also caught seven passes for 75 yards (37.5 per game).
- This season Zuberi Mobley has racked up 22 carries for 62 yards (20.7 per game).
- LaJohntay Wester’s 264 receiving yards (88.0 yards per game) lead the team. He has 30 receptions with one touchdown.
- Tony Johnson has put up a 132-yard season so far (44.0 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns, hauling in 11 passes.