Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Prediction, 9/23/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Burgess-Snow Field in Jacksonville, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Gamecocks (-4)
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-1) are hitting the road to Burgess-Snow Field on Saturday, September 23, 2023 where they will compete against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (2-1). Eastern Michigan opens as 4-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 51.5.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles come into this game with a record of 2-1 for this year. In their last matchup, the Eagles played the UMass Minutemen and went home with a win by a final score of 19-17. Samson Evans was the best rusher for the Eagles with 8 carries for 89 yards (11.1 yards per attempt). Austin Smith finished 13/26 with 157 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 113.4 and ended the game with no picks. Against the run, the Eagles conceded 124 yds on 34 attempts, which calculates to 3.6 yards per run allowed. Eastern Michigan surrendered 23 completions on 41 attempts for 340 yds, and a completion percentage of 56.1%. Overall, they tallied 52 plays which converted into 371 yds. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ended up rushing 26 times and totaled 214 yards, which earned them an average of 8.2 yards per attempt.
The Eagles have tallied 808 total yards this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Eastern Michigan has compiled 2 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 3 different times. Eastern Michigan has accounted for 39 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 25 penalties for 269 yards. As a team they have an average of 135.0 yards on the ground which is 92nd in college football. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Eastern Michigan Eagles are sitting at 19.3 points per game.
The Eagles are sitting in 63rd in D-1 regarding team defense, allowing 21.7 points per game. They are giving up 4.7 yards per rushing attempt and 208.0 yards on the ground per contest on the campaign. During the season, they have allowed 624 yards on the ground through 3 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Eagles have given up 651 yds which has them sitting in 74th in college football. They have conceded 217.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 54.9%. In total, they are surrendering 425.0 yards per contest which puts them 111th in college football. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns via the pass as well as 4 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Gamecocks come into this game with a record of 2-1 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Gamecocks went home defeated by a final of 30-16 against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Malik Jackson carried the ball 18 times for 73 yards, ending the contest with 4.1 yds per carry for Jacksonville State. Zion Webb ended the contest with 150 yards on 9/18 through the air while his QB rating was 120. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 8.3. Jacksonville State gave up 45 rush attempts for 131 yds (2.9 yards per carry). The Gamecocks pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 72.4%, relinquishing 268 yards on 21 out of 29 passing. The Gamecocks finished with 393 yards and they ran 73 plays (5.4 yards per play). Jacksonville State ran the football for 4.1 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 186 yds on 45 attempts.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Gamecocks currently sit 79th in the nation with 27.3 points per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks maintain an average of 344.0 yards/outing, ranking them 97th in college football. The Jacksonville State offense has racked up 162 penalty yds on 18 infractions, which has them sitting 67th in college football in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 0 picks while surrendering 1 fumbles and they have earned 61 first downs. Over the course of the season to this point, the Gamecocks have thrown for 401 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 133.7 passing yards per game, ranking them 128th in the country. They are averaging 210.3 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 631 yards for the year.
The Gamecocks are giving up 15.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 34th in college football. Jacksonville State has allowed a total of 374 yards on the ground (124.7 yards per contest) and 3 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. This year, they have given up 47 points in total. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns from the passing game and 197.7 yards/game, which puts them in 47th in the nation. The Gamecocks defense has taken the field for 202 plays, which has them ranked 80th in Division 1. Their defense has tallied 3 fumbles and 4 interceptions for the season.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Gamecocks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Gamecocks -4
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