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Game: Delaware Blue Hens vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings, SD
Odds/Point Spread: Delaware (+7.5)
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (7-1) host the Delaware Blue Hens (7-0) at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium on Saturday. South Dakota State opens this game as 7.5-point favorites. The total opens at 37.5.
In their last outing the Blue Hens faced the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and ended up getting the victory by a score of 20-14. Nolan Henderson went 18/28 with 239 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 interception in the game. Henderson paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 30 yards on 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.8 yards per run. Gene Coleman II was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 129 yards on 10 catches. He averaged 12.9 yards per catch for the game. The Delaware Blue Hens ran the football 47 times and added 109 yards which earned them an average of 2.3 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they ran 77 plays which added up to 375 yards. On the day, the Fightin' Blue Hens racked up 24 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 80 yards.
When discussing the defense, Delaware gave up 9 completions on 20 throws for a total of 93 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.0%. In the running game, the Fightin' Blue Hens gave up 107 yards on 30 runs which is an average of 3.6 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 200 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
Delaware has amassed 203 points in total and a total of 24 touchdowns, while sporting an average of 34:01 mins when it comes to time of possession per contest. When talking about putting points on the board, the Delaware Blue Hens are averaging 29.0 points per outing. With reference to resetting the downs, Delaware has compiled 61 first downs through the air and 59 rushing first downs.
In their last game the Jackrabbits played the Southern Illinois Salukis and ended up getting the victory by a score of 31-26. Mark Gronowski paced the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 67 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 142 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he was running for 10.9 yards per run. Jadon Janke led the team in receiving yardage by earning 49 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 24.5 yards per catch for that game. Mark Gronowski went 9/16 with 183 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits rushed the ball a total of 32 times and earned 232 yards which earned them an average of 7.3 yards per run. Overall, the Jackrabbits totaled 16 first downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 51 yards. In all, they ran 48 plays for a total of 415 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, South Dakota State gave up 27 catches on 38 tries totaling 316 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. In the game, they allowed a total of 443 yards and forced 3 takeaways. Against the run, the Jackrabbits gave up 127 yards on 42 carries which means they had an average of 3.0 yards per run allowed.
Regarding how much they score, the Jackrabbits are scoring 29.8 points per game. Holding an average of 30:35 minutes per game when it comes to time of possession, the Jackrabbits have amassed 29 touchdowns and 238 points over the course of the season. They have tallied 90 first downs on the ground in addition to 58 first downs via the pass for the year.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Delaware (+7.5)
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