Florida A&M vs. South Carolina State - 9/17/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Carolina State Bulldogs (1-1) vs. Florida A&M Rattlers (0-2)
College Football: Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Oliver C. Dawson Stadium)
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The Florida A&M Rattlers and South Carolina State Bulldogs meet Thursday at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.
The Florida A&M Rattlers play their third straight road game and are still looking for their first victory. Carson Royal is completing 50 percent of his passes for 178 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Royal and Kenneth Coleman have combined for five picks in two games. Brandon Norwood and Montavious Williams have combined for more than 170 receiving yards while Kareem Smith has eight receptions. The Florida A&M Rattlers ground game is averaging 99 yards per contest, and Devin Bowers leads the way with 144 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Florida A&M is allowing 54.5 points and 354 yards per game. Akil Blount leads the Rattlers with 10 tackles, Elijah Price has a sack and Jacques Bryant has an interception.
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The South Carolina State Bulldogs look to get a game above .500 and bounce back from a loss to Coastal Carolina. Caleb York is completing 55.1 percent of his passes for 306 yards, one touchdown and one interception. York and Adri Kollock Jr have combined for 346 passing yards. Taquan West and Temarrick Hemingway have combined for 190 receiving yards and one touchdown while Quan Caldwell has six receptions. The South Carolina State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 112 yards per contest, and Justin Taylor leads the way with 59 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, South Carolina State is allowing 24 points and 348.5 yards per game. Dayshawn Taylor leads the Bulldogs with 14 tackles, Javon Hargrave has 2.5 sacks and Marquise Jones has an interception.
South Carolina State has a solid defense that's already come away with four picks and has put a lot of pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Florida A&M has been rocked out of the gate and has shown little life on either side of the ball.
Look for the Bulldogs to improve to 2-1 on the season and send the Rattlers back home with a third straight loss.