South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs North Dakota State Bison Prediction, 4/17/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs North Dakota State Bison
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Gate City Bank Field at the Forgodome in Fargo, ND
Odds/Point Spread: South Dakota State (+3.5)
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (4-1) are headed to Gate City Bank Field at the Forgodome on Saturday where they'll take on the North Dakota State Bison (6-1). North Dakota State opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The total is set at 45.5.
In their last outing the Jackrabbits faced the Southern Illinois Salukis and took the defeat by a score of 44-3. Mark Gronowski went 7/11 with 63 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game with no interceptions. Isaiah Davis led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 45 yards and he ran for 3 touchdowns in the game. He racked up a total of 150 yards by way of 22 carries which had him averaging 6.8 yards per carry. Jaxon Janke led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 36 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 18.0 yards per reception for the game. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits rushed the ball a total of 46 times and totaled 306 yards which had them averaging 6.7 yards per run. On the day, they finished with a total of 58 plays for a total of 376 yards. Overall, the Jackrabbits racked up a total of 26 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 17 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, South Dakota State gave up 14 completions on 25 attempts totaling 92 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. Against the run, the Jackrabbits gave up 121 yards on 33 attempts which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 213 yards and forced 4 takeaways.
South Dakota State has a tally of 149 total points and has accumulated 18 TDs, while coming in with an average of 31:20 minutes of ball control per game. When talking about scoring, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits have an average of 29.8 points per game. In terms of moving the sticks, South Dakota State has totaled 35 passing first downs and 55 first downs via the ground.
In their last game the Bison went up against the Northern Iowa Panthers and earned the victory by a score of 23-20. Hunter Luepke paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 26 yards and he tallied 1 TD during the game. He ran for 95 yards via 19 carries which meant he was running for 5.0 yards per run. Christian Watson led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 86 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 43.0 yards per reception for the game. Zeb Noland went 8/16 with 154 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The North Dakota State Bison ran the ball 39 times and earned 165 yards which had them averaging 4.2 yards per run. Overall, the Bison had a total of 15 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 75 yards. In all, they totaled 56 plays which gave them a total of 319 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, North Dakota State gave up 14 catches on 27 throws totaling 193 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.0%. On the day, they allowed a total of 291 yards but weren't able to force a turnover. On the ground, the Bison gave up 98 yards on 39 carries which means they had an average of 2.5 yards per attempt allowed.
Averaging 30:07 mins per game of ball control, the Bison have a tally of 23 TDs in addition to 181 points for the season. In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Bison are maintaining an average of 25.9 PPG. They have amassed 75 rushing first downs as well as 42 passing first downs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take North Dakota State (-3.5) and over 45.5 points
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