James Madison Dukes vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: James Madison Dukes vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Brooks Stadium in Conway, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Chanticleers (+7)
Brooks Stadium is the site where the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-4) will take on the James Madison Dukes (10-1) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Coastal Carolina opens as 7-point dogs. The over/under is 51.5.
The James Madison Dukes come into this matchup with a record of 10-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Dukes played the Appalachian State Mountaineers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 26-23. Jordan McCloud connected on 27/46 with 289 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 114.3 and finished the contest with 1 interception. Ty Son Lawton led the offense in rushing for the Dukes with 13 totes for 37 yds (2.8 yards per carry). The James Madison Dukes rushed the ball a total of 33 different times and accumulated 61 yds, earning them an average of 1.8 yds per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they had 79 plays for 350 yds. James Madison relinquished 28 completions on 46 tries for a total of 318 yds, and a completion percentage of 60.9%. When it came to stopping the run, the Dukes gave up 48 yds on 27 attempts, which is 1.8 yards per run allowed.
Regarding scoring, the James Madison Dukes have an average of 33.3 points per outing. As a team they're holding an average of 140.7 yards rushing ranking them 89th in college football. The Dukes have attained 4,682 yards in total for the year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, James Madison has compiled 28 passing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns via the ground. James Madison has accumulated 233 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 61 infractions for 449 yards. They have turned the football over 13 times.
The Dukes rank 20th in the country concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 18.9 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 2.0 yards per rush on the ground and 60.4 rushing yards per contest so far this year. Overall, they have allowed 664 yards on the ground through 11 outings. Concerning passing yards, the Dukes are conceding 2,951 yds which has them ranked 125th in the nation. They have conceded 268.3 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 59.8%. During the season, they are allowing 328.6 yards/contest ranking them 30th in Division 1. They have allowed 15 touchdowns through the air in addition to 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Chanticleers head into this game 7-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Chanticleers took a loss by a score of 28-21 against the Army Black Knights. Jared Brown carried the rock 2 times for 69 yards, walking away from the game with 34.5 yds per carry for Coastal Carolina. Jarrett Guest (3 TDs) finished the contest with 279 yds on 26/36 passing while his quarterback rating was 159.3. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 7.8. Coastal Carolina surrendered 62 rush attempts for 365 yards (5.9 yards per rush). The Chanticleers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 0.0%, relinquishing 0 yds on 0 out of 2 passing. The Chanticleers finished the game with a total of 384 yds on 51 plays (7.5 yards per play). Coastal Carolina rushed for 7.0 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 105 yards on 15 carries.
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers maintain an average of 431.5 yards/game, which has them sitting 33rd in the country. The Coastal Carolina offense has 600 penalty yds on 61 infractions, which has them ranked 87th in college football in terms of helping out the opposition. They are averaging 163.5 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 1,799 yards for the season. They have thrown 9 picks while surrendering 6 fumbles and they have been able to earn 239 first downs. When looking at the points being put on the board, the Chanticleers are ranking 52nd in the country by scoring 29.3 PPG. For the year thus far, the Chanticleers have thrown for 2,948 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 268.0 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 34th in D-1.
The Chanticleers are allowing 21.8 PPG, which has them 41st in Division 1. Coastal Carolina has allowed the opposition a total of 1,865 yards on the ground (169.5 yards per game) and 11 touchdowns rushing so far this season. This year, they have conceded 240 points in total. They have yielded 15 touchdowns through the air as well as 201.3 yards/game, which puts them in 31st in D-1. The Chanticleers defense has been on the field for 729 plays, which has them sitting 61st in the nation. They have earned 7 fumbles and 13 picks on the season.
Who will win tonight's Dukes/Chanticleers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dukes -7
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