Coastal Carolina vs Arkansas State NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Centennial Bank Stadium
Layne Hatcher and the Arkansas State Red Wolves host the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Centennial Bank Stadium on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Coastal Carolina opens this contest as 10-point dogs. The Chanticleers are 5-4-0 ATS and 5-4-0 when betting on the total. The Red Wolves are 5-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-5-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers played the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and were beaten 48-7. CJ Marable paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 54 yards via 10 carries which meant he was running for 5.4 yards per carry. Sam Denmark was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 44 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 22.0 yards per reception for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Chanticleers was Bryce Carpenter who went 9/20 with 71 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Chanticleers rushed the ball a total of 32 times and earned 103 yards giving them an average of 3.2 yards per carry. For the contest, the Chanticleers had a total of 14 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 55 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they finished with a total of 55 plays for a total of 236 yards. When discussing the defense, Coastal Carolina allowed 30 completions on 37 throws totaling 339 yards, and a completion percentage of 81.1%. For the game, they allowed a total of 564 yards but didn't get any takeaways. On the ground, the Chanticleers allowed 225 yards on 36 runs which is an average of 6.3 yards per attempt allowed.
The Chanticleers step onto the field holding a record of 4-5 for this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 30.1 points per game, which has them at 61st in the nation. As a team, they have an average of 185 yards on the ground per contest which is 6th in the Sun Belt Conference. For total yards, they sit in 7th in the Sun Belt Conference and 87th in the nation with 3,481 yards. The Chanticleers have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, allowing 30.2 points per game ranking them 5th in the Sun Belt Conference. In regard to yards rushing, Coastal Carolina is giving up 177.9 yards per contest which has them at 5th in the Sun Belt and 86th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per carry which has them at 5th in the Sun Belt Conference and 84th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,601 rushing yards through 9 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Chanticleers have conceded 1,816 yards. Opponents are completing 71.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.7 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Arkansas State Red Wolves took on the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and won 48-41. Marcel Murray paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 57 yards and he added 3 TD's for the game. He racked up a total of 175 yards via 24 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.3 yards per carry. Omar Bayless was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 98 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 16.3 yards per catch in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Red Wolves was Layne Hatcher who went 21/28 with 307 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He threw 1 interception in the game. The Red Wolves ended up rushing 46 times and earned 207 yards which earned them an average of 4.5 yards per run. For the game, the Red Wolves totaled 21 first downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 45 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In all, they totaled 74 plays which gave them a total of 514 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Arkansas State allowed 24 catches on 38 tries for a total of 215 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.2%. Against the run, the Red Wolves allowed 233 yards on 38 carries which gave them an average of 6.1 yards per run allowed. Overall, they conceded 448 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Red Wolves come into this game with a record of 5-4. Arkansas State is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 140.6 rushing yards per contest, putting them 91st in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,265 rushing yards through 9 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Red Wolves average 437.3 yards per contest overall ranking them 40th in the nation and 5th in the Sun Belt Conference. The Red Wolves are giving up 36 points per contest ranking them 8th in the Sun Belt Conference and 121st in the country. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the nation. They are allowing 272 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Red Wolves sit in 11th in the Sun Belt Conference. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 324 points in total. In terms of rushing yards, they are giving up 216.3 yards per game which puts them at 122nd in the nation and 8th in the conference. For this season, they have conceded 1,947 yards on the ground and 27 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Chanticleers/Red Wolves college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chanticleers +10
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