Kennesaw State vs. South Dakota State - 12/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (9-2) at Kennesaw State Owls (11-1)
College Football: Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Fifth Third Bank Stadium)
The Line: Kennesaw State Owls +7 -- Over/Under: 58.5 See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits and Kennesaw State Owls meet Saturday in the college football FCS quarterfinals at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are riding a five-game winning streak and are coming off a victory against Duquesne. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits have split their last four road games. Taryn Christion is completing 59.1 percent of his passes for 2,693 yards, 29 touchdowns and six interceptions. Christion has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Cade Johnson and Adam Anderson have combined for 1,878 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns while Blake Kunz has 15 receptions. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits ground game is averaging 241.4 yards per contest, and Pierre Strong leads the way with 869 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, South Dakota State is allowing 20.8 points and 362.6 yards per game. C. Rozeboom leads the South Dakota State Jackrabbits with 80 tackles, Ryan Earith has 5.5 sacks and Zy Mosley has four interceptions.
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The Kennesaw State Owls are riding an 11-game winning streak and are coming off a victory against Wofford. The Kennesaw State Owls have won all six home games this season. Chandler Burks is completing 56.9 percent of his passes for 1,031 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Burks has to be a bigger difference maker with his arm for the Owls to advance to the semifinals. Justin Sumpter and Shaquil Terry have combined for 507 receiving yards and five touchdowns while D. Holland has nine receptions. The Kennesaw State Owls ground game is averaging 356.3 yards per contest, and Burks leads the way with 871 yards and 29 touchdowns. Defensively, Kennesaw State is allowing 14.4 points and 260 yards per game. Anthony Gore leads the Kennesaw State Owls with 73 tackles, Peyton Moore has two sacks and Dorian Walker has three interceptions.
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits are probably the better and more balanced football team, but we're getting a free touchdown with a team at home that's won 11 straight games. The Kennesaw State Owls also have one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Chandler Burks, who hasn't made a ton of big plays with his arm this season, but he does lead a ground game that's deadly and can really take the energy out of the game for the opposing team. The Kennesaw State Owls are no pushover. I'll take my free touchdown here.