VMI Keydets vs James Madison Dukes Prediction, 4/24/2021 FCS Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VMI Keydets vs James Madison Dukes
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, VA
Odds/Point Spread: VMI (+17.5)
Bridgeforth Stadium is the site where and the James Madison Dukes (5-0) will take on the VMI Keydets (6-1) on Saturday. James Madison opens this contest as 17.5-point favorites. The total opens at 49.5.
In their last game the Keydets played the The Citadel Bulldogs and won by a score of 31-17. Seth Morgan went 25/34 with 328 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Rashad Raymond led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 44 yards via 10 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per carry. Jakob Herres led the team in receiving yardage by earning 123 yards on 11 receptions. He earned an average of 11.2 yards per reception for that contest. The VMI Keydets ran the ball a total of 26 times and racked up a total of 80 yards which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they totaled 61 plays which gave them a total of 424 yards. On the day, the Keydets earned a total of 21 first downs and they had 8 penalties for 61 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, VMI conceded 2 catches on 8 tries totaling 16 yards, and a completion percentage of 25.0%. On the ground, the Keydets conceded 271 yards on 65 tries which means they had an average of 4.2 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded 287 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
VMI has recorded 210 total points and has accumulated 26 touchdowns, while sporting an average of 30:14 minutes when it comes to time of possession per outing. When talking about putting points on the board, the VMI Keydets are averaging 30.0 points per game. When it comes to getting first downs, VMI has compiled 106 passing first downs and 55 first downs via the ground.
The last time they took the field the Dukes played the Richmond Spiders and earned the win by a score of 23-6. Percy Agyei-Obese paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 13 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown during the game. He rushed for a total of 78 yards by way of 20 carries which gave him an average of 4.0 yards per carry. Antwane Wells Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 92 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 23.0 yards per catch for the game. Cole Johnson went 16/25 with 235 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game with no interceptions. The James Madison Dukes ran the ball 42 times and racked up 150 yards giving them an average of 3.6 yards per attempt. For the game, the Dukes racked up a total of 19 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 36 yards. Overall, they ran 67 plays which gave them a total of 385 yards.
When it comes to their defensive performance, James Madison allowed 9 completions on 24 tries for a total of 125 yards, and a completion percentage of 38.0%. On the day, they conceded 200 yards and earned 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Dukes allowed 75 yards on 24 tries which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per run allowed.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Dukes are maintaining an average of 33.8 points per game. Holding an average of 33:12 minutes per game of ball control, the Dukes have notched 20 touchdowns and 169 points so far this season. They have a total of 59 first downs by way of the rush and 48 first downs via the pass on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's FCS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take VMI (+17.5)
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