Austin Peay Governors vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Prediction, 2/21/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin Peay Governors vs Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Tucker Stadium in Cookeville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Austin Peay (-6.5)
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (0-0) play the Austin Peay Governors (0-3) at Tucker Stadium on Sunday. The line on this matchup has Austin Peay as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 64.5.
In their last contest the Governors played the Cincinnati Bearcats and lost 55-20. Jeremiah Oatsvall went 20/34 with 202 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 interception in the game. CJ Evans Jr. led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 64 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the contest. He scurried for 88 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he was running for 7.0 yards per run. Baniko Harley was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 94 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 23.5 yards per catch in the game. The Austin Peay Governors ended up rushing 37 times and earned 140 yards giving them an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they totaled 76 plays which gave them a total of 353 yards. Overall, the Governors racked up a total of 18 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 53 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Austin Peay gave up 17 completions on 26 attempts totaling 249 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. On the ground, the Governors gave up 276 yards on 41 attempts which gave them an average of 6.7 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they allowed 525 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Austin Peay Governors were sitting at 34.5 points per contest. Austin Peay recorded 518 total points and finished with 69 touchdowns, while averaging 30:23 mins when it comes to time of possession per outing. Austin Peay earned 151 first downs through the air and 130 rushing first downs.
In their last game the Golden Eagles went up against the Tennessee State Tigers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 37-27. David Gist led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 26 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 107 yards via 18 carries which meant he was running for 6.0 yards per carry. David Gist led the team in receiving yardage by earning 54 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 27.0 yards per catch for the game. Bailey Fisher went 12/23 with 171 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles ended up running the ball 50 times and racked up a total of 262 yards earning them an average of 5.2 yards per attempt. For the game, the Golden Eagles got 20 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 50 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 73 plays which gave them a total of 433 yards.
When discussing the defense, Tennessee Tech gave up 23 completions on 30 tries totaling 225 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.0%. Overall, they gave up 423 yards and forced 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Golden Eagles gave up 198 yards on 42 runs which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per carry allowed.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Golden Eagles were putting up 40.2 points per outing. Holding an average of 32:11 minutes per game when it comes to time of possession, the Golden Eagles accumulated 43 touchdowns and 482 points over the course of the prior season. They amassed 107 first downs through the run game in addition to 120 passing first downs last season.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Austin Peay (-6.5)
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