Samford Bulldogs vs Furman Paladins Prediction, 3/6/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samford Bulldogs vs Furman Paladins
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Paladin Stadium in Greenville, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Samford (+9.5)
The Samford Bulldogs (1-1) go to Paladin Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Furman Paladins (1-1). Samford opens this game as 9.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 54.
In their last game the Bulldogs faced the Western Carolina Catamounts and ended up getting the victory by a score of 55-27. Liam Welch went 26/36 with 311 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Jay Stanton led the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards and he added 1 TD in the game. He rushed for 135 yards by way of 23 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.0 yards per carry. A.J. Toney was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 77 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 8.6 yards per catch in the game. The Samford Bulldogs ended up running the ball 51 times and racked up 319 yards which earned them an average of 6.3 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they ran 87 plays which gave them a total of 630 yards. On the day, the Bulldogs earned a total of 29 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 40 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball, Samford conceded 25 completions on 43 attempts totaling 306 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. On the ground, the Bulldogs conceded 143 yards on 36 runs which is an average of 4.0 yards per run allowed. On the day, they allowed 449 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
Samford has accounted for 72 total points and has compiled 10 TDs, while holding an average of 30:23 mins of ball control per game. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Samford Bulldogs have an average of 19.0 points per contest. When it comes to resetting the downs, Samford has compiled 36 passing first downs and 18 rushing first downs.
In their last outing the Paladins faced the VMI Keydets and ended up taking the loss by a score of 14-13. Devin Wynn paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 93 yards on 21 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.0 yards per carry. Ryan DeLuca led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 149 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 21.3 yards per reception in the game. Hamp Sisson went 17/26 with 232 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Furman Paladins rushed the ball a total of 56 times and earned 126 yards giving them an average of 2.3 yards per rush. In the game, the Paladins earned 19 first downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 40 yards. For the game, they ran 82 plays which added up to 358 yards.
In terms of defense, Furman conceded 27 completions on 38 tries for a total of 248 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. In the game, they gave up a total of 268 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Paladins conceded 20 yards on 22 carries which is an average of 0.9 yards per run allowed.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Paladins score 24.0 PPG. With an average of 38:20 minutes per game of ball control, the Paladins have a total of 6 TDs and 48 points this year. They have accumulated 33 first downs by way of the rush and 19 first downs through the air for the year.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Furman (-9.5)
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