Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T - 12/19/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina A&T Aggies vs. Alcorn State Braves
College Football: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Georgia Dome)
The Line: Alcorn State +1.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 See the Latest Odds
The Alcorn State Braves and North Carolina A&T Aggies play Saturday in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl at the Georgia Dome.
The Alcorn State Braves look to win double-digit games for the second straight season. Lenorris Footman is completing 44.7 percent of his passes for 962 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions. Footman has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Marquis Warford and Jordan Payne have combined for 943 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Tollette George has 16 receptions. The Alcorn State Braves ground game is averaging 309 yards per contest, and Darryan Ragsdale leads the way with 1,144 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Alcorn State is allowing 21.1 points and 274.1 yards per game. Darien Anderson leads the Braves with 70 tackles, Darien Moody has 6.5 sacks and Eric Foster has four interceptions.
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The North Carolina A&T Aggies are in their first postseason game for the first time in 12 years. Lamar Raynard is completing 45.1 percent of his passes for 632 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Raynard and Kwashaun Quick have produced 11 touchdown passes. Denzel Keyes and Khris Gardin have combined for 635 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Tarik Cohen has 19 receptions. The North Carolina A&T Aggies ground game is averaging 182 yards per contest, and Cohen leads the way with 1,136 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, North Carolina A&T is allowing 15.1 points and 255.5 yards per game. Tony McRae leads the Aggies with 47 tackles, Angelo Keyes has 3.5 sacks and Zerius Lockhart has two interceptions.
Alcorn State has a terrific ground game that is very tough to stop for even the best of defenses. The Braves also do a great job of controlling the clock and pretty much dictating the pace of the game. North Carolina A&T has a good defense, but I give the slight edge to the Braves in this matchup.
Alcorn State rolls.