Coastal Carolina at UMass NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
Randall West and the UMass Minutemen host the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Saturday, September 21, 2019. UMass opens this contest as 16-point underdogs. The total has been set at 62. The Chanticleers are 2-1-0 ATS and 1-2-0 when betting on the total. The Minutemen are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-3-0 against the spread.
Key Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
No key injuries to report
The last time they played, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers went up against the Norfolk State Spartans and ended up getting the win by a score of 46-7. CJ Marable paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 28 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 101 yards via 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.3 yards per run. T'Qele Holmes led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 22 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 11.0 yards per reception during the game. Running the show from under center for the Chanticleers was Fred Payton who went 7/19 with 65 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with no picks. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers ended up running the ball 59 times and earned 401 yards earning them an average of 6.8 yards per run. Overall, the Chanticleers racked up a total of 30 1st downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 10 yards which tells us that we had a very focused team on our hands. On the day, they totaled 89 plays for a total of 521 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Coastal Carolina allowed 11 completions on 20 throws for a total of 75 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.0%. Against the run, the Chanticleers allowed 42 yards on 21 carries which gave the opponent an average of 2.0 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they gave up 117 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Chanticleers head into this matchup 2-1 for this season. For total yards, they sit in 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference and 61st in college football with 1,190 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 27 points per game, putting them 84th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 215.7 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the conference. The Chanticleers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 14.7 points per game which has them at 1st in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Chanticleers have conceded 543 yards. Teams are completing 72.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.1 yards per attempt. In terms of yards rushing, Coastal Carolina is allowing 106 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference and 42nd in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per rush putting them 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference and 45th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 318 yards rushing through 3 games.
In the last game they played, the UMass Minutemen played the Charlotte 49ers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 52-17. Cam Roberson led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 29 yards but he wasn't able to get into the 49er's endzone. He rushed for 73 yards via 10 carries which meant he averaged 7.3 yards per carry. Jermaine Johnson Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 38 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 7.6 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Minutemen was Andrew Brito who went 18/27 with 127 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 interception on the day. The UMass Minutemen ran the ball a total of 36 times and racked up a total of 135 yards which had them averaging 3.8 yards per rush. In the game, they ran 63 plays for a total of 262 yards. In the game, the Minutemen earned a total of 15 1st downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 64 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, UMass allowed 13 completions on 16 throws for a total of 195 yards, and a completion percentage of 81.3%. On the ground, the Minutemen allowed 338 yards on 40 tries allowing their opponent an average of 8.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 533 yards and earned 0 turnovers.
The Minutemen head into this game 0-3. In discussing the offensive production, the Minutemen have one of the worst offenses in the country. UMass is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 147 rushing yards per game, which has them at 84th in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 441 rushing yards through 3 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Minutemen average 295.7 yards per game overall putting them 120th in the country and 4th among Independent teams. The Minutemen are allowing 48.3 points per game which puts them at 5th among Independent teams and 128th in college football. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the country. They are giving up 269.3 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Minutemen sit in 6th among Independent teams. When talking about points given up, they have given up 145 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are conceding 260.3 yards per contest ranking them 127th in D-1 and 5th among Independent teams. For this season, they have conceded 781 yards rushing and 9 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Chanticleers/Minutemen college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chanticleers -16
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