Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (2-1) at Kentucky Wildcats (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -30 -- Over/Under: 55 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Kentucky Wildcats meet Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels look for an impressive road victory that would get them to 3-1 on the year. Bennie Coney is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 493 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Coney Kyle Romano have combined for four touchdown passes. Joel Brown and Jeff Glover have combined for 280 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Devin Borders has nine receptions. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels ground game is averaging 99 yards per contest, and Kentayvus Hopkins leads the way with 76 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, EKU is allowing 19.3 points and 304.3 yards per game. D'Vonta Derricott leads the Colonels with 18 tackles, Noah Spence has three sacks and Stanley Absanon has three pass deflections.
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The Kentucky Wildcats look for a victory to head into SEC play with a solid 4-1 record. Patrick Towles is completing 58.8 percent of his passes for 824 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Towles has thrown for a touchdown in five of his last 10 games. Garrett Johnson and Dorian Baker have combined for 443 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jeff Badet has seven receptions. The Kentucky Wildcats ground game is averaging 155 yards per contest, and Stanley Boom Williams leads the way with 343 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kentucky is allowing 20.5 points and 369.8 yards per game. Josh Forrest leads the Wildcats with 39 tackles, J.D. Harmon has two interceptions and A.J. Stamps has three pass deflections. Regie Meant is doubtful.
Of course Kentucky is going to win this game, but the Wildcats aren't explosive enough to blow teams out. Sure, Eastern Kentucky has its hiccups as well, but the Colonels also have some talented players who transferred from big name schools. (Spence from Ohio State and Derricott from Kansas State) EKU isn't your typical paycheck team.
I'm taking the points here.