Weber State vs. James Madison - 12/8/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Weber State Wildcats (11-2) vs. James Madison Dukes (12-0)
College Football: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Bridgeforth Stadium)
The Line: James Madison Dukes -10.5 -- Over/Under: 38 See the Latest Odds
The Weber State Wildcats and James Madison Dukes meet Friday in the college football playoff quarterfinals at Bridgeforth Stadium.
The Weber State Wildcats look to advance to the semifinals after beating Southern Utah last week, 30-14. The Weber State Wildcats have won six of their last seven road games. Stefan Cantwell is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 2,740 yards, 23 touchdowns and six interceptions. Cantwell has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last seven games. Andrew Vollert and Drew Batchelor have combined for 1,272 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Rashid Shaheed has 24 receptions. The Weber State Wildcats ground game is averaging 186.2 yards per contest, and Treshawn Garrett leads the way with 698 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Weber State is allowing 16.5 points and 327.5 yards per game. Legrand Toia leads the Weber State Wildcats with 73 tackles, Cardon Malan has 7.5 sacks and Jordan Preator has four interceptions.
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The James Madison Dukes hope to continue their perfect season after beating Stony Brook last week. The James Madison Dukes are 7-0 on their home field this season. Bryan Schor is completing 69.2 percent of his passes for 2,512 yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Schor has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Terrence Alls and David Eldridge have combined for 984 receiving yards and six touchdowns while John Miller has 35 receptions. The James Madison Dukes ground game is averaging 197.8 yards per contest, and Trai Sharp leads the way with 692 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, James Madison is allowing 8.8 points and 235.1 yards per game. Kyre Hawkins leads the James Madison Dukes with 85 tackles, Andrew Ankrah has 7.5 sacks and Jordan Brown has seven interceptions.
Weber State has had a ton of success on the road this season, but we all know James Madison is in a class by itself right now and is looking to complete a perfect season. It's going to be interesting to see how many points we're going to get with the Wildcats in this spot.
Update: We know James Madison has a great defense, but the Dukes can also do their fair share of scoring. Weber State is coming off a game in which it dropped 30 on Southern Utah, and the Wildcats have scored 21 or more points in six straight games. This total seems too low. I'll side with the over in this spot.