Tulsa vs. North Carolina A&T - 9/17/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina A&T Aggies (2-0) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Chapman Stadium)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -30 -- Over/Under: 66.5 See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina A&T Aggies and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Saturday at Chapman Stadium.
The North Carolina A&T Aggies look for another victory after getting off to a quick 2-0 start. Lamar Raynard is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Raynard must make more plays through the air to give his offense a chance here. Tarik Cohen and Denzel Keyes have combined for 233 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Elijah Bell has five receptions. The North Carolina A&T Aggies ground game is averaging 177.5 yards per contest, and Cohen leads the way with 198 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, North Carolina A&T is allowing 18 points and 217 yards per game. Jeremy Taylor leads the Aggies with 21 tackles, Joshua Patrick has two sacks and Timadre Abram has one interception.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane look for a nice home victory to get a game above a .500 record. Dane Evans is completing 49.1 percent of his passes for 325 yards, one touchdowns and four interceptions. Evans has seven touchdown passes in his last four games. Keevan Lucas and Josh Atkinson have combined for 245 receiving yards on 18 catches while Justin Hobbs has six receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 183 yards per contest, and D'Angelo Brewer leads the way with 222 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 29 points and 352 yards per game. Trent Martin leads the Golden Hurricane with 18 tackles, Petera Wilson Jr. has 1.5 sacks and Jesse Brubaker has one interception.
This is a lot of points to give a North Carolina AT&T team that's pretty good and has been battle tested. The Aggies just beat Kent State on the road last week and beat a respectable Alcorn State in last year's Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl. The Aggies have 16 seniors on their roster and won't be scared heading into this big matchup against a team that's more talented.
Tulsa wins, but North Carolina AT&T can hang within the number.