East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs VMI Keydets Prediction, 4/3/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs VMI Keydets
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Alumni Memorial Field in Lexington, VA
Odds/Point Spread: East Tennessee State (+1)
The VMI Keydets (5-0) play the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (3-1) at Alumni Memorial Field on Saturday. East Tennessee State opens this contest as 1-point dogs. The over/under opens at 47.5.
The last time they took the field the Buccaneers faced the Western Carolina Catamounts and won 24-17. Brock Landis went 8/16 with 55 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. Quay Holmes paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 40 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He ran for a total of 197 yards on 30 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.0 yards per carry. Quay Holmes was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 26 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 8.7 yards per catch for the game. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers ran the football 53 times and earned 367 yards which earned them an average of 6.9 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 69 plays which added up to 422 yards. In the game, the Buccaneers racked up a total of 28 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 40 yards.
When discussing the defense, East Tennessee State allowed 15 catches on 24 attempts totaling 212 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. On the ground, the Buccaneers allowed 66 yards on 27 attempts which is an average of 2.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 278 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
Regarding scoring, the East Tennessee State Buccaneers have an average of 22.2 PPG. East Tennessee State has recorded 89 total points and has 10 TDs, while averaging 28:59 minutes when it comes to time of possession per contest. When it comes to moving the sticks, East Tennessee State has amassed 25 first downs via the pass and 39 first downs on the ground.
In their last outing the Keydets faced the Wofford Terriers and earned the win by a score of 36-31. Morgan led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 32 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 76 yards via 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.0 yards per carry. Jakob Herres was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 207 yards on 15 receptions. He averaged 13.8 yards per catch during the game. Seth Morgan went 25/34 with 375 yards through the air and tossed 4 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. The VMI Keydets ran the ball a total of 33 times and earned 127 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per run. Overall, the Keydets got 28 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 40 yards. Overall, they ran 67 plays which gave them a total of 502 yards.
In terms of defense, VMI gave up 10 catches on 22 tries totaling 170 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.0%. For this contest, they conceded a total of 440 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. In the running game, the Keydets gave up 270 yards on 48 attempts which is an average of 5.6 yards per attempt allowed.
Holding an average of 31:11 mins per game when it comes to time of possession, the Keydets have a total of 29 touchdowns in addition to 213 points so far this year. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Keydets hold an average of 42.6 PPG. They have accumulated 46 first downs via the rush as well as 74 passing first downs on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take East Tennessee State (+1)
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