Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs Troy Trojans Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs Troy Trojans
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Coastal Carolina (-13)
Veterans Memorial Stadium is the venue where Gunnar Watson and the Troy Trojans (5-5) will take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (10-0) on Saturday. Coastal Carolina opens this contest as 13-point favorites. The total opens at 51.5.
In their last outing, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers played the BYU Cougars and ended up getting the win by a score of 22-17. CJ Marable paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 20 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns in this outing. He ran for a total of 132 yards on 23 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. Kameron Brown was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 47 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 11.8 yards per catch for that game. Grayson McCall went 10/15 with 85 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
The Chanticleers have attained 4,401 total yards this year. As a team they maintain an average of 227.9 yards rushing which ranks them 15th in the country. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Coastal Carolina has compiled 23 passing touchdowns and 26 touchdowns on the ground. In terms of putting points on the board, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have an average of 37.0 PPG. The Chanticleers rank 23rd in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 16.8 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 143.2 yards on the ground per game so far this season. During the season, they have given up 1,432 running yards through 10 games. When talking about passing yardage, the Chanticleers have conceded 1,873 yds which ranks them 86th in Division 1. In their 10 games played this year, they have yielded 187.3 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 59.8%. For the season, they are surrendering 330.5 yards per outing which puts them 34th in the nation.
For his college career, McCall has thrown for 1,857 yds with 21 TD's and 1 pick. Since his college career started, he has attempted a run 88 times for a total of 444 yards. He has a QB rating of 183.6 with a TD percentage of 10.9% and an interception rate of 0.5%. He is averaging 168.8 yards per contest. Grayson McCall has completed 131 of his career 193 throws for a completion percentage of 67.9%.
The last time they played, the Troy Trojans went up against the South Alabama Jaguars and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 29-0. Gunnar Watson went 34/41 with 297 yards via the pass and completed 3 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Kimani Vidal paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 76 yards by way of 22 carries which meant he averaged 3.5 yards per tote. Tray Eafford was the receiving yardage leader by earning 67 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 16.8 yards per catch for that game.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Trojans sit 82nd in D-1 with 26.3 points per game. During the season to this point, the Trojans have racked up 2,838 yards via the pass as well as an average of 283.8 passing yards per contest, which ranks 23rd in the nation. They have an average of 104.0 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,040 yards in total. The Troy Trojans have an average of 387.8 yards per game which has them sitting 71st in Division 1. The Trojans are giving up 24.1 PPG, which has them ranked 48th in the nation. In total, they have relinquished 241 pts. Troy has yielded a total of 1,659 yards on the ground (165.9 yards per outing) and 14 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have conceded 13 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 228.5 yards/outing, which has them in 70th in D-1.
Watson has thrown 15 touchdowns compared to 6 picks in his career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 5.0% and his interception percentage is 2.0%. He has rushed for -79 yards on 32 tries. He is averaging 143.9 yds per contest through the air with a 138.8 quarterback rating. During the 14 contests in his collegiate career, Gunnar Watson has been successful on 207 of his 298 tries for 2,015 yards.
Who will win tonight's Chanticleers/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans +13
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