Chattanooga at Central Michigan Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 8/24/2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant
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The Southern Conference's Chattanooga Mocs are expected to do well in the FCS this year, but they will have a tough opponent in the Central Michigan Chippewas to open up their 2014 campaign.
Chattanooga was good on both sides of the ball in 2013 and finished the year with an 8-4 overall record and was 6-2 in the Southern Conference. The Mocs focused on their running game last season, led by quarterback Jacob Huesman, who had 894 rushing yards to go along with his 1,637 passing yards.
Along with a couple of the best recruits that the Mocs have ever had, they will also have quite a few of their starters from last season returning this year. Defensive lineman Davis Tull is Chattanooga's key defensive player after leading the team in tackles (52) and sacks (9) last season.
Central Michigan had a young team going into the 2013 season and, after a rough start, finished with a 6-6 record after winning their final three games. The Chippewas scored 23.3 points per game last year, while the defense surrendered 28.6 points per game.
The Chippewas are expected to focus on the run in 2014 as they wait to develop their quarterbacks. They will be lead by Saylor Lavallii, who had 807 yards and five touchdowns on the ground last year. Maurice Shoemaker-Gilmore and Anthony Garland will also get plenty of carries.
Injuries to Watch
No Injuries to report at this time
Central Michigan Chippewas
08/23/14 WR Andrew Flory Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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