South Dakota Coyotes vs Youngstown State Penguins Prediction, 3/20/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Dakota Coyotes vs Youngstown State Penguins
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, OH
Odds/Point Spread: South Dakota (+1)
The Youngstown State Penguins (0-4) play the South Dakota Coyotes (1-2) at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday. South Dakota opens this game as 1-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 41.5.
In their last contest the Coytoes faced the Missouri State Bears and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-24. Carson Camp went 22/34 with 339 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception during the game. Kai Henry led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for 76 yards by way of 23 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.0 yards per carry. Carter Bell was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 106 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 17.7 yards per catch during the game. The South Dakota Coyotes ended up rushing 39 times and racked up 101 yards giving them an average of 2.6 yards per carry. On the day, they ran 73 plays for a total of 440 yards. For the game, the Coyotes had a total of 26 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 32 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, South Dakota gave up 18 catches on 28 attempts for a total of 167 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. On the ground, the Coyotes gave up 163 yards on 39 tries which gave them an average of 4.2 yards per run allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 330 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
South Dakota has accrued 61 points and has 7 TDs, while coming in with an average of 27:45 minutes of ball control per outing. Regarding getting in the endzone, the South Dakota Coyotes have an average of 20.3 points per game. When it comes to resetting the downs, South Dakota has compiled 34 first downs through the air and 24 rushing first downs.
In their last game the Penguins played the South Dakota State Jackrabbits and were defeated 19-17. Jaleel McLaughlin paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 42 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for a total of 122 yards on 26 carries which had him averaging 5.0 yards per run. C.J. Charleston was the receiving yardage leader by earning 31 yards on 1 catch. He earned an average of 31.0 yards per catch for that contest. Mark Waid went 7/13 with 55 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 2 interceptions on the day. The Youngstown State Penguins ended up running the ball 46 times and racked up a total of 196 yards earning them an average of 4.3 yards per carry. In the game, the Penguins had a total of 13 1st downs and they had a total of 4 infractions for 34 yards. On the day, they ran 59 plays for 251 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Youngstown State gave up 12 catches on 28 throws for a total of 158 yards, and a completion percentage of 43.0%. Overall, they conceded a total of 301 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Penguins gave up 143 yards on 34 tries which means they had an average of 4.2 yards per run allowed.
Averaging 31:59 mins per game when it comes to time of possession, the Penguins have accumulated 6 TDs as well as 46 points so far this season. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Penguins are averaging 11.5 points per contest. They have a tally of 34 first downs by way of the rush as well as 16 first downs via the pass this year.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take South Dakota (+1)
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