Kent State Golden Flashes vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 9/9/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Location: Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Razorbacks (-38)
The Arkansas Razorbacks (1-0) will play the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-1) at Razorback Stadium on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Kent State is 38-point underdogs. The total comes in at 58.5.
The Kent State Golden Flashes come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 this season. In their last contest, the Golden Flashes faced off with the UCF Knights and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 56-6. Michael Alaimo finished 12/31 with 145 yards through the air. He had a QB rate of 71.5 and ended the game with 1 interception. Gavin Garcia was the leader on the ground for the Golden Flashes with 18 totes for 45 yds (2.5 yds per carry). The Kent State Golden Flashes ran the football 36 different times and totaled 95 yds, which came out to an average of 2.6 yds per carry. In all, they tallied 68 plays which gave them a total of 240 yards. Kent State conceded 25 pass completions on 35 attempts for a total of 334 yds, and a completion rate of 71.4%. Against the run, the Golden Flashes gave up 389 yds on 46 tries, which is 8.5 yards per run surrendered.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Kent State Golden Flashes have an average of 6.0 points per contest. As a unit they're averaging 95.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 105th in Division 1. The Golden Flashes have earned 240 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Kent State has compiled no touchdowns through the air and no touchdowns on the ground. Kent State has tallied 15 1st downs, and they have committed 4 penalties for 30 yds. They have surrendered the football 1 time.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Golden Flashes have given up 334 yards which has them sitting in 108th in college football. They are conceding 334.0 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 71.4%. Over the course of this season, they have relinquished 723.0 yards per game which has them ranked 131st in college football. They have relinquished 3 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns via the ground game. They are giving up 8.5 yards per run and 389.0 rushing yards per contest this season. For the year, they have allowed 389 rushing yards through 1 game. The Golden Flashes sit in 127th in the nation concerning team defense, conceding 56.0 points per game.
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The Razorbacks head into this game 1-0 this season. When they last played, the Razorbacks went home victorious with a score of 56-13 against the Western Carolina Catamounts. K.J. Jefferson (3 TDs) ended the contest with 246 yds on 18/23 through the air while his quarterback rating was 211.1. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 10.7. Raheim Sanders ran the football 15 times for 42 yards, finishing the contest with 2.8 yds per attempt for Arkansas. Arkansas ran for 2.9 yards per carry, finishing the game with 105 yds on 36 carries. The Razorbacks finished with a total of 379 yds on 61 plays (6.2 yds per play). The Razorbacks passing defense gave up a completion rate of 62.5%, surrendering 227 yds on 25 for 40 passing. Arkansas gave up 30 running attempts for 64 yds (2.1 yards per carry).
In relation to their ability to score points, the Razorbacks rank 10th in D-1 with an average of 56.0 points per contest. The Arkansas Razorbacks average 379.0 yards per outing, ranking them 73rd in the country. The Arkansas offense has compiled 86 yards of penalties on 7 violations, which ranks them 44th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. They have tossed no picks while surrendering no fumbles and they have been able to record 21 first downs.
The Razorbacks are giving up 13.0 points per contest, which has them ranked 33rd in D-1. Arkansas has conceded a total of 64 yards rushing and 1 touchdown rushing so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 13 pts. They have allowed the opposition no TDs through the air as well as 227.0 yards per outing, which puts them in 78th in Division 1. The Razorbacks defense has been on the field for 70 plays, which has them sitting 80th in college football. They have earned 1 fumble recovery and 4 interceptions on the season.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Razorbacks college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Razorbacks -38
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