Delaware Blue Hens vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Prediction, 5/2/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Delaware Blue Hens vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Burgess-Snow Field in Jacksonvill, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Delaware (+1.5)
The Delaware Blue Hens (6-0) are headed to Burgess-Snow Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (10-2). Jacksonville State opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The total is set at 43.
In their last outing the Blue Hens went up against the Sacred Heart Pioneers and earned the victory by a score of 19-10. Nolan Henderson went 17/26 with 113 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Khory Spruill paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 52 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per run. Thyrick Pitts was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 50 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 12.5 yards per catch for that contest. The Delaware Blue Hens ran the ball a total of 31 times and racked up 91 yards which earned them an average of 2.9 yards per rush. For the game, they ran 58 plays which gave them a total of 202 yards. In the game, the Fightin' Blue Hens racked up 14 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 22 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Delaware gave up 10 catches on 14 throws totaling 87 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. On the ground, the Fightin' Blue Hens gave up 156 yards on 50 tries which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they conceded 243 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
When it comes to scoring, the Delaware Blue Hens have an average of 30.5 PPG. Delaware has accounted for 183 points in total and is sitting with 22 TDs, while averaging 33:17 mins when it comes to time of possession per game. With reference to resetting the downs, Delaware has earned 46 passing first downs and 54 first downs on the ground.
In their last game the Gamecocks faced the Davidson Wildcats and won 49-14. Uriah West led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 16 yards and he added 2 touchdowns in the game. He ran for a total of 76 yards on 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.0 yards per tote. Mike Pettway was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 59 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 19.7 yards per catch for the game. Zion Webb went 9/15 with 239 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks ran the ball a total of 28 times and earned 222 yards which earned them an average of 7.9 yards per carry. For the contest, the Gamecocks earned 15 first downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 75 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 43 plays for a total of 461 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Jacksonville State gave up 7 completions on 15 tries for a total of 59 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.0%. For the game, they allowed a total of 261 yards but finished the game without a turnover. In the running game, the Gamecocks gave up 202 yards on 64 attempts which is an average of 3.2 yards per carry allowed.
Holding an average of 29:46 minutes per game when it comes to time of possession, the Gamecocks have accumulated 45 TDs in addition to 355 points this season. Regarding their ability to score points, the Gamecocks are scoring 29.6 points per game. They have tallied 110 first downs on the ground as well as 103 passing first downs for the season.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Jacksonville State (-1.5)
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