Troy Trojans vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Prediction, 10/28/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Brooks Stadium in Conway, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Chanticleers (-18)
The Troy Trojans (4-3) are hitting the road to Brooks Stadium on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (6-1). Troy opens as 18-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 52.5.
The Troy Trojans step onto the field holding a record of 4-3 for this season. In their last game, the Trojans took the field against the Texas State Bobcats and earned the victory with a final of 31-28. Kimani Vidal led the offense in rushing for the Trojans with 25 carries for 162 yards (6.5 yds per carry). Gunnar Watson went 22/29 with 182 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 140.0 and walked away from the contest without throwing an interception. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Trojans gave up 91 yds on 39 attempts, which is an average of 2.3 yards per run allowed. Troy gave up 22 pass completions on 32 tries for a total of 279 yds, and a completion percentage of 68.8%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 69 plays which gave them a total of 387 yds. The Troy Trojans ran the ball a total of 40 times and amassed 205 yards, earning them an average of 5.1 yards per attempt.
The Trojans have attained 2,465 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring, Troy has earned 10 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 10 times. Troy has a total of 138 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 41 penalties for 361 yds. As a team they're averaging 114.3 yards in the run game which has them sitting 107th in D-1. When talking about putting points on the board, the Troy Trojans are averaging 25.3 points per game.
In terms of passing yards, the Trojans have allowed 1,340 yards which puts them in 30th in the country. They have given up 191.4 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.8%. Over the course of this year, they are giving up 286.0 yards/game which has them sitting 19th in D-1. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns by air as well as 5 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.6 yards per running attempt and 94.6 rushing yards per contest for the season. During this campaign, they have allowed 662 yards via the ground game in 7 games. The Trojans are sitting in 40th in the country in terms of team defense, allowing 19.6 points per game.
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The Chanticleers head into this game 6-1 this season. The last time they took the field, the Chanticleers went home defeated by a final of 30-27 against the Appalachian State Mountaineers. Grayson McCall (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 291 yds on 15/23 passing while his quarterback rating was 185.8. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 12.7. Shermari Jones carried the ball 10 times for 28 yds, finishing the game with 2.8 yds per attempt for Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers finished the game with a total of 346 yards while they ran 52 plays (6.7 yards per play). Coastal Carolina rushed for 1.9 yards per carry, finishing with 55 yds on 29 attempts. Coastal Carolina conceded 41 attempts on the ground for 228 yards (5.6 yds per carry). The Chanticleers passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 64.3%, relinquishing 347 yards on 18 for 28 passing.
When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Chanticleers currently rank 3rd in Division 1 by scoring 45.7 points per contest. For the season to this point, the Chanticleers have thrown for a total of 2,035 passing yards in addition to an average of 290.7 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 19th in college football. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers maintain an average of 523.0 yards per outing, which ranks them 6th in college football. The Coastal Carolina offense has totaled 340 yards of penalties on 37 violations, which ranks 103rd in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Chanticleers are conceding 17.1 points per game, which has them 25th in D-1. Coastal Carolina has allowed the opposition a total of 1,012 rushing yards (144.6 yards/game) in addition to 11 touchdowns on the ground on the season. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 120 points. They have allowed 4 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 180.1 yards per game, which puts them in 29th in college football. The Chanticleers defense has taken part in 431 plays, which is good for 24th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Chanticleers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chanticleers -18
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