Indiana vs. Western Kentucky - 9/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (2-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look to build on their impressive and quick 2-0 start. Brandon Doughty is completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 650 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Doughty has a touchdown pass in 16 straight games. Tyler Higbee and Taywan Taylor have combined for more than 320 receiving yards and two touchdowns while senior Antwane Grant has nine receptions. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers ground game is averaging 93 yards per contest, and D'Andre Ferby leads the way with 53 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, WKU is allowing 25 points and 482.5 yards per game. TJ McCollum leads the Hilltoppers with 17 tackles, Marcus Ward has three tackles for loss and Nick Holt has two pass deflections.
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The Indiana Hoosiers also look to improve to 3-0 and remain unbeaten at home. Nate Sudfeld is completing 58.5 percent of his passes for 583 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Sudfeld has six touchdown passes in his last four games. Ricky Jones and Simmie Cobbs Jr. have combined for more than 360 receiving yards and one touchdown while junior Mitchell Paige has six receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 225.5 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 304 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 34.5 points and 532.5 yards per game. T.J. Simmons leads the Hoosiers with 17 tackles, Nick Mangieri has two tackles for loss and Jameel Cook Jr. has an interception. Chase Dutra, Isaac James, Rashard Fant and Tegray Scales are questionable.
The Hilltoppers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The Hoosiers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in September and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. win.
We have two teams that don't enjoy playing defense but have offenses that can match each score with a TD of their own. However, Indiana is at home and is far more balanced offensively with one of the better running backs in the country.
The Hoosiers get the job done and cover the small chalk.