Southern Jaguars vs Alabama State Hornets Prediction, 2/26/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southern Jaguars vs Alabama State Hornets
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Location: ASU Football Stadium in Montgomery, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Southern (-7)
The Southern Jaguars (0-0) travel to ASU Football Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Alabama State Hornets (0-0). Alabama State opens this contest as 7-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 52.5.
In their last contest Southern played the Alcorn State Braves and were beaten 39-24. Ladarius Skelton went 18/30 with 159 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 3 interceptions in the game. Jarod Sims paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 32 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He scurried for 149 yards via 20 carries which had him averaging 7.5 yards per run. Brandon Hinton was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 40 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 8.0 yards per catch for that contest. The Southern Jaguars ran the football 50 times and added 251 yards earning them an average of 5.0 yards per carry. In all, they ran 85 plays which gave them a total of 419 yards. For the contest, the Jaguars earned 27 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 56 yards.
When discussing the defense, Southern allowed 12 catches on 26 tries totaling 226 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.0%. Against the run, the Jaguars allowed 121 yards on 33 carries which means they had an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 347 yards and forced 3 turnovers.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Southern Jaguars were sitting at 53.2 points per contest. Southern had a tally of 691 points and accumulated 57 touchdowns, while sporting an average of 31:08 minutes of ball control per game. Southern totaled 115 passing first downs and 172 first downs on the ground.
In their last contest Alabama State faced the Prairie View A&M Panthers and took the loss by a score of 20-17. Ezra Gray led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 60 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.3 yards per carry. Michael Jefferson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 67 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 9.6 yards per reception in the game. KHA'Darris Davis went 25/46 with 207 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He threw 2 picks on the day. The Alabama State Hornets rushed the ball a total of 24 times and earned 101 yards giving them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. In the game, the Hornets earned 19 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 39 yards. On the day, they ran 75 plays which gave them a total of 314 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, Alabama State gave up 15 completions on 31 throws totaling 149 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.0%. On the day, they gave up 468 yards and earned 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Hornets gave up 319 yards on 48 tries which is an average of 6.6 yards per carry allowed.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Hornets scored 22.6 points per outing. Averaging 30:34 minutes per game when it comes to time of possession, the Hornets tallied 33 TDs as well as 249 points over the course of last season. They amassed 68 first downs via the rush in addition to 104 passing first downs in the previous season.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Southern (-7)
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