Luke Altmyer, Top Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic Players to Watch – Week 4

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2023

On Saturday at 3:30 PM ET, the Illinois Fighting Illini (1-2) will host the Florida Atlantic Owls (1-2).

Last time out, the Fighting Illini picked up the win over the Toledo Rockets, 30-28. The Owls came up short by a final score of 48-14 last time out against the Clemson Tigers.

In that last outing for the Fighting Illini, Luke Altmyer completed 15 of 28 passing attempts (53.6%) and totaled 163 yards through the air while throwing four interceptions. Reggie Love III had 12 rushing attempts and wound up with 55 yards and one touchdown. Isaiah Williams ended the contest with five catches for 63 yards.

For the Owls in their last game, Daniel Richardson completed 18 of 32 passing attempts (56.2%) and totaled 120 yards through the air while throwing one interception. Kobe Lewis had 14 rushing attempts and finished with 49 yards. LaJohntay Wester ended the contest with 12 catches for 108 yards.

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Illinois Players to Watch

  • This year, Altmyer has recorded 576 passing yards (192 yards per game) while going 52-for-82 (63.4% completion percentage) and throwing three touchdowns and seven interceptions. He has added 145 rushing yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns, averaging 48.3 yards per game.
  • Love III has rushed for a team-high 158 yards on 32 attempts (52.7 yards per game) and one touchdown.
  • This season Williams has 16 receptions for a team-high 213 receiving yards (71 per game).
  • Casey Washington has tacked on 90 yards on nine catches. He averages 30 receiving yards per game this year.
  • Pat Bryant has 82 receiving yards on eight receptions, with two touchdowns, averaging 27.3 yards per game.

Florida Atlantic Players to Watch

  • This year, Casey Thompson has collected 509 passing yards (169.7 yards per game) while going 50-for-79 (63.3% completion percentage) and throwing five touchdowns and five interceptions.
  • Larry McCammon III has taken 20 attempts for a team-leading 148 rushing yards (74 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown. He’s also caught seven passes for 75 yards .
  • So far this year Zuberi Mobley has rushed for 62 yards on 22 carries (20.7 ypg).
  • Wester has 30 catches, leading his team with 264 yards (88 ypg) while scoring one touchdown this season.
  • Tony Johnson has also added 132 yards on 11 catches and two touchdowns. He puts up 44 receiving yards per game this year.

Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Illinois -15.5 -110 -110 45.5 -110 -110

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Team Stat Comparison

Illinois Florida Atlantic
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 22 (104) 22 (104)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 30.7 (100) 28.3 (87)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 8 (119) 8 (119)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 3 (84) 5 (44)

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