Samford Bulldogs (0-1) at Florida State Seminoles (0-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:20 pm (Doak Campbell Stadium)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -30 -- Over/Under: 57 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Samford Bulldogs and the Florida State Seminoles will be matching up at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, September 8.
Samford came out of the gate firing in their opening-week victory, taking out the Shorter Hawks 66-9. In that one, the Bulldogs outscored Shorter 45-0 in the first half and pretty much cruised the rest of the way.
Devlin Hodges had a nice game for the Bulldogs in their opener, as he went 25-of-36 for 330 yards and five scores. Roland Adams led Samford on the ground with 71 yards and a TD, while Kelvin McKnight added 119 yards and two scores through the air.
Over on the Florida State side, they played 20th-ranked Virginia Tech on Monday. The Seminoles could’t get much of anything going offensively and fell 24-3 in a nationally-televised game.
In the Virginia Tech loss, FSU QB Deondre Francois posted a relatively efficient 22-of-35 line for 233 yards, but also tossed three picks. Cam Akers led the Florida State rush with 82 yards on 14 carries.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win and the under is 4-1 in their last five non-conference games. The under is also 4-1 in the Bulldogs’ last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Seminoles are 4-0 ATS in the last four non-conference games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games in September. The under is 4-0 in Florida State’s last four games in September.
Pretty much everyone knew Samford would post a big victory in their first game, but the situation turned out better than expected as we saw some nice and well-balanced performances all across the board. There’s little doubt the Seminoles should take this game—despite the limp opening performance—but I think Samford can hang around long enough to cover.