Troy vs Coastal Carolina NCAA Football Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Brooks Stadium is the venue where Fred Payton and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will take on the Troy Trojans on Saturday. Coastal Carolina opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The Trojans are 2-5-0 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Chanticleers are 4-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Troy Trojans faced the Georgia State Panthers and were beaten 52-33. DK Billingsley led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 53 yards and he ran for 3 TD's in the game. He ran for 81 yards by way of 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.0 yards per run. Khalil McClain was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 128 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 16.0 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Trojans was Kaleb Barker who went 34/45 with 421 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Trojans ended up rushing 23 times and earned 96 yards which earned them an average of 4.2 yards per rush. In the game, the Trojans racked up a total of 25 1st downs and they had 2 infractions for 20 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. In the game, they ran 69 plays which gave them a total of 517 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Troy allowed 18 completions on 25 tries totaling 189 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 579 yards and forced 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Trojans allowed 390 yards on 57 runs which is an average of 6.8 yards per run allowed.
The Trojans head into this matchup 3-4 for 2019. For total yards, they rank 4th in the Sun Belt Conference and 64th in the nation with 3,212 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 34.7 points per contest, which has them at 32nd in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 151.6 yards on the ground per game which is 7th in the conference. The Trojans have one of the worst defenses in the nation, giving up 32.1 points per game ranking them 7th in the Sun Belt. When it comes to passing yards, the Trojans have allowed 2,151 yards. Teams are completing 63.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.9 yards per attempt. In discussing rushing yards, Troy is allowing 135.7 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference and 41st in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rush putting them 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference and 41st in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 950 yards rushing through 7 contests.
In their last game, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers took on the Georgia Southern Eagles and were beaten 30-27. Leading the way at QB for the Chanticleers was Bryce Carpenter who went 11/14 with 96 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Bryce Carpenter led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 61 yards via 23 carries which meant he averaged 2.7 yards per run. Isaiah Likely was the receiving yardage leader by earning 35 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 17.5 yards per catch in the game. The Chanticleers rushed the ball a total of 47 times and racked up a total of 132 yards which earned them an average of 2.8 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 61 plays for 228 yards. For the game, the Chanticleers racked up a total of 13 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 76 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In terms of defense, Coastal Carolina allowed 4 catches on 8 tries for a total of 61 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the game, they conceded 361 yards and forced 1 turnover. On the ground, the Chanticleers allowed 300 yards on 64 attempts which is an average of 4.7 yards per attempt allowed.
The Chanticleers step onto the field holding a record of 3-4. In discussing the offensive production, the Chanticleers have one of the best offenses in college football. Coastal Carolina has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 195.9 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 37th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,371 rushing yards through 7 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Chanticleers average 395.6 yards per game overall ranking them 77th in Division 1 and 7th in the Sun Belt. The Chanticleers are allowing 27 points per game ranking them 3rd in the Sun Belt and 64th in Division 1. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 189 points in total. In regard to yards on the ground, they are allowing 180.1 yards per game ranking them 89th in Division 1 and 5th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have conceded a total of 1,261 yards rushing and 14 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the top groups in college football. They are giving up 145.6 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Chanticleers sit in 1st in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Chanticleers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chanticleers -1
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