Hampton vs. North Carolina A&T - 9/29/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina A&T (2-1) vs. Hampton (1-2)
College Football: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Aggie Stadium)
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The Hampton Pirates and North Carolina A&T Aggies meet Thursday night at Aggie Stadium on ESPNU.
The Hampton Pirates could use a big road win to get back to a .500 record on the season. Jaylian Williamson is completing 50.5 percent of his passes for 582 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Williamson has to do a better job of taking care of the football in this game. Rashawn Proctor and Twarn Mixson have combined for 334 receiving yards and one touchdown while Shakim Alonzo has six receptions. The Hampton Pirates ground game is averaging 127.7 yards per contest, and Yahkee Johnson leads the way with 230 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Hampton is allowing 28.3 points and 389.3 yards per game. Devin Vandyke leads the Pirates with 24 tackles, Tyler Holmes has one sack and Kurtis Coleman has three pass deflections.
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The North Carolina A&T Aggies haven’t lost back-to-back games since October of 2013. Lamar Raynard is completing 62.7 percent of his passes for 380 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. The Aggies have three players with at least two touchdown passes this season. Tarik Cohen and Elijah Bell have combined for 267 receiving yards and one touchdown while Denzel Keyes has 10 receptions. The North Carolina A&T Aggies ground game is averaging 160 yards per contest, and Cohen leads the way with 214 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, North Carolina A&T is allowing 31.3 points and 309 yards per game. Jeremy Taylor leads the Aggies with 24 tackles, Joshua Patrick has 2.5 sacks and Marquis Willis has one interception.
North Carolina A&T has beat up Hampton the last two seasons and enter this matchup as the much better team, as the playmakers offensively are too much for the Pirates to keep up with. The Pirates have had issues moving the ball this season and that's not going to fly against the Aggies on the road. Not to mention Hampton has lost four of its last six road games.
North Carolina A&T should win this game by at least two touchdowns.