Louisiana Monroe at Florida State NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Doak Campbell Stadium
Caleb Evans and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks go to Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Florida State Seminoles. The spread on this game has Florida State as 21-point favorites. The total is set at 63.
In their last contest, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks took the field against the Grambling Tigers and ended up getting the win by a score of 31-9. Running the show from under center for the Warhawks was Caleb Evans who went 19/25 with 183 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick for this game. Josh Johnson led the team on the ground in this outing. He tore off a long run of 51 yards and he ran for 2 TD's in this contest. He rushed for a total of 173 yards by way of 10 carries which had him averaging 17.3 yards per run. Xavier Brown was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 68 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 11.3 yards per reception in this outing.
The Warhawks head into this game 1-0 this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 31 points per game, putting them 67th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 315 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the Sun Belt Conference. For total yards, they are currently ranked 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference and 35th in the nation with 501 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Warhawks have compiled a total of 1 passing TD and 3 rushing TDs. They are one of the dangerous teams in the Sun Belt Conference and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
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The Warhawks have one of the top tier defenses in D-1 giving up 9 points per game, which has them at 2nd in the Sun Belt and 24th in D-1. When it comes to passing yards, the Warhawks have conceded 186 yards. Opponents are completing 55.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.8 yards per try. They have conceded 1 passing TD and 0 rushing TDs. In terms of yards rushing, Louisiana Monroe is giving up 243 yards per game putting them 9th in the Sun Belt and 120th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 6.6 yards per carry putting them 10th in the Sun Belt and 123rd in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 243 rushing yards through 1 game.
In their last contest, the Florida State Seminoles played the Boise State Broncos and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 36-31. Cam Akers paced the team in rushing in this outing. He broke a long run for 38 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this outing. He ran for a total of 116 yards via 15 carries which gave him an average of 7.7 yards per run. Tamorrion Terry was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 99 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 24.8 yards per reception in this outing. Leading the way at QB for the Seminoles was James Blackman who went 23/33 with 327 yards by way of passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Seminoles come into this matchup with a record of 0-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Seminoles have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Seminoles are ranked 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 61st out of all the teams in the country with an average of 31 points per contest. Florida State is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 99 yards per contest, ranking them 98th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 99 yards rushing through 1 game, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Seminoles average 426 yards per contest overall ranking them 65th in D-1 and 7th in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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The Seminoles are conceding 36 points per contest ranking them 12th in the conference and 104th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the most anemic groups in D-1. They are giving up 407 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Seminoles are ranked 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They have allowed 1 passing touchdown for 2019. In terms of points given up, they have given up 36 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are conceding 214 yards per game ranking them 111th in the country and 12th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For 2019, they have allowed 214 rushing yards and 2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Warhawks/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Warhawks +21
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