Holy Cross Crusaders vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Prediction, 4/24/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Holy Cross Crusaders vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings, SD
Odds/Point Spread: Holy Cross (+21.5)
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (5-1) play the Holy Cross Crusaders (3-0) at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium on Saturday. South Dakota State opens this game as 21.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 45.5.
In their last game the Crusaders went up against the Bucknell Bison and won by a score of 33-10. Matthew Sluka went 8/11 with 78 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. Peter Oliver led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 37 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He ran for a total of 67 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he was running for 8.4 yards per tote. Jalen Coker was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 34 yards on 1 catch. He averaged 34.0 yards per catch for that contest. The Holy Cross Crusaders ended up running the ball 45 times and added 195 yards giving them an average of 4.3 yards per rush. On the day, they totaled 58 plays for a total of 292 yards. For the contest, the Crusaders earned a total of 14 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 76 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Holy Cross gave up 23 catches on 46 attempts for a total of 195 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the running game, the Crusaders gave up 32 yards on 27 attempts which is an average of 1.2 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they allowed 227 yards and forced 5 turnovers.
Holy Cross has recorded 87 points and a total of 10 TDs, while having an average of 30:38 mins of ball control per game. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Holy Cross Crusaders have an average of 29.0 points per outing. When it comes to resetting the downs, Holy Cross has earned 12 first downs via the pass and 29 rushing first downs.
In their last game the Jackrabbits took on the North Dakota State Bison and notched a win by a score of 27-17. Mark Gronowski led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 55 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 126 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 8.0 yards per run. Pierre Strong Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 50 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 12.5 yards per catch for the game. Mark Gronowski went 10/14 with 149 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits ran the football 44 times and racked up 309 yards which earned them an average of 7.0 yards per carry. For the contest, the Jackrabbits had a total of 23 first downs and they totaled 8 infractions for 68 yards. In all, they ran 58 plays which added up to 458 yards.
When discussing the defense, South Dakota State gave up 9 completions on 17 tries for a total of 149 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 247 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Jackrabbits gave up 98 yards on 36 tries which is an average of 2.7 yards per carry allowed.
With an average of 31:36 minutes per game when it comes to time of possession, the Jackrabbits have earned 21 TDs in addition to 176 points on the season. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Jackrabbits score 29.3 points per game. They have accumulated 70 first downs on the ground as well as 43 passing first downs so far this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take South Dakota State (-21.5) and over 45.5 points
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