Campbell Fighting Camels vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Prediction, 9/18/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Campbell Fighting Camels vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Location: Brooks Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Campbell (+24.5)
Bryce Carpenter and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers play the Campbell Fighting Camels at Brooks Stadium on Friday, September 18, 2020. The odds on this contest have Coastal Carolina as 24.5-point favorites. The total opens at 57.
Last week the Campbell Fighting Camels played the Georgia Southern Eagles and left there with a loss by a score of 27-26. Leading the way at QB for the Fighting Camels was Hajj-Malik Williams who went 17/27 with 237 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Hajj-Malik Williams led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 18 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in this outing. He rushed for a total of 73 yards on 11 carries which meant he averaged 6.6 yards per carry. Jai Williams led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 72 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 18.0 yards per catch for the game. Cambell totaled 17 first downs for the day including 6 on the ground. They had 11 first downs via the pass. Campbell was 5-13 on 3rd down for a 38% 3rd down percentage. They finished 1-2 on 4th down.
In 2019 the Fighting Camels averaged 29.5 points per game and finished the year with a total of 223 first downs. Williams finished the campaign throwing for 2,022 yards on 147 of 260 through the air. He had a 56% completion percentage and averaged 7.8 yards per throw. At the end of the year he had 17 touchdowns with 9 interceptions. He was also sacked 31 times in 2019.
Last week the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers took the field against the Kansas Jayhawks and and shocked everyone by winning by a score of 38-23. Running the show from under center for the Chanticleers was Grayson McCall who went 11/18 with 133 yards through the air and added 3 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. CJ Marable led the team in rushing in this outing. He broke a long run for 12 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 75 yards on 21 carries which meant he was running for 3.6 yards per carry. Jaivon Heiligh was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 74 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 24.7 yards per reception in this outing.
The Chanticleers come into this matchup after finishing 2019 with a record of 5-7. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Chanticleers had one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Chanticleers ranked 7th in the Sun Belt and 55th out of all the teams in the country averaging 30.3 points per contest. Coastal Carolina made teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 195.9 yards per game, ranking them 34th in D-1. As a team, they compiled a total of 2,351 yards rushing through 12 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Chanticleers averaged 394.2 yards per contest overall putting them 72nd in D-1 and 7th in the conference.
The Chanticleers gave up 30.5 points per contest ranking them 4th in the Sun Belt and 84th in D-1. Their passing defense was one of the mediocre groups in Division 1. They gave up 223.3 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Chanticleers sat in 6th in the conference. When talking about points allowed, they gave up 366 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they surrendered 160.4 yards per contest which put them at 70th in the country and 4th in the Sun Belt. For the 2019 season, they gave up a total of 1,925 rushing yards.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Camels/Chanticleers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Fighting Camels +24.5
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