Kent State Golden Flashes vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 9/23/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bulldogs (-24)
The Kent State Golden Flashes (1-2) are hitting the road to Bulldog Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2023 where they will attempt to beat the Fresno State Bulldogs (3-0). Fresno State is 24-point favorites. The over/under is 51.
The Kent State Golden Flashes step onto the field holding a record of 1-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Golden Flashes went up against the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils and walked away with a win by a score of 38-10. Michael Alaimo went 12/16 with 172 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 173.4 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. Gavin Garcia was the leader on the ground for the Golden Flashes with 21 carries for 125 yards (6.0 yards per attempt). The Kent State Golden Flashes ended up running the ball 54 times and had 295 yards, which is an average of 5.5 yds per attempt. When the final whistle blew, they ran 70 plays which gave them a total of 467 yds. Kent State allowed 6 pass completions on 17 tries for 50 yards, and a completion percentage of 35.3%. On the ground, the Golden Flashes gave up 103 yds on 36 attempts, which is an average of 2.9 yards per run surrendered.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Kent State Golden Flashes have an average of 16.7 PPG. As a team they're averaging 138.3 yards rushing which ranks them 87th in college football. The Golden Flashes have tallied 906 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Kent State has totaled 1 touchdown through the air and 4 touchdowns via the ground. Kent State has tallied 49 1st downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 16 penalties for 133 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 3 different times.
The Golden Flashes rank 114th in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 31.3 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per rush and 221.3 rushing yards per contest on the season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 664 yards via the ground game in 3 outings. In terms of passing yards, the Golden Flashes have conceded 520 yds which puts them in 25th in D-1. They have conceded 173.3 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 62.0%. During this campaign, they have relinquished 394.7 yards per contest which puts them 105th in D-1. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns by air in addition to 7 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Bulldogs come into this matchup with a record of 3-0 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 29-0 when they faced the Arizona State Sun Devils. Mikey Keene (2 TDs) finished the contest with 281 yards on 32/49 passing while his QB rate was 126.9. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 5.7. Elijah Gilliam ran the ball 18 times for 69 yds, ending the game with 3.8 yards per carry for Fresno State. The Bulldogs finished the contest with a total of 350 yds while running 83 plays (4.2 yards per play). Fresno State ran the ball for 2.0 yds per carry, finishing with 69 yards on 34 attempts. Fresno State relinquished 27 rush attempts for 42 yds (1.6 yards per rush). The Bulldogs passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 45.9%, relinquishing 188 yds on 17 out of 37 passing.
In terms of the points being put on the board, the Bulldogs rank 47th in D-1 holding an average of 34.0 points per outing. The Fresno State Bulldogs maintain an average of 398.7 yards per outing, which ranks them 64th in Division 1. The Fresno State offense has 171 penalty yards on 23 violations, which ranks them 27th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. They have given away 2 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 0 fumbles and they have obtained 72 1st downs. For the season to this point, the Bulldogs have a total of 879 yards through the air along with holding an average of 293.0 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 27th in the nation. They have an average of 105.7 yards per game via the rush and have run for 317 yards for the season.
The Bulldogs are giving up 22.0 points per game, which has them sitting 65th in Division 1. Fresno State has allowed the opposition a total of 284 yards via the ground game (94.7 yards per game) and 4 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the year. Over the course of the season, they have given up 66 total points. They have allowed 4 touchdowns via the pass as well as 225.0 yards/outing, ranking them 82nd in the country. The Bulldogs defense has participated in 208 plays, which is 92nd in the country. Their defense has earned 4 fumbles and 6 picks for the year.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -24
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