The Citadel vs. Eastern Kentucky - 9/26/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Eastern Kentucky Colonels (0-2) at The Citadel Bulldogs (0-2)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Johnson Hagood Stadium)
The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs -10 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and The Citadel Bulldogs meet Saturday in week 4 college football action at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels look for their first win of the season after a rough 0-2 start to the year. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have lost five of their last nine road games. Parker McKinney is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 202 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. McKinney has to be more accurate with the ball for the Colonels to have a chance moving forward. Keylon Dixon and Jacquez Jones have combined for 143 receiving yards and one touchdown while Tyris Dickerson has three receptions. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels ground game is averaging 80.5 yards per contest, and Alonzo Booth leads the way with 78 yards on 22 carries. Defensively, Eastern Kentucky is allowing 57.5 points and 625.5 yards per game. Matthew Jackson leads the Eastern Kentucky Colonels with 18 tackles, Jaylen Herrud has one sack and Joseph Sayles has two pass deflections.
The Citadel Bulldogs also look for their first win of the season after a quick 0-2 start. The Citadel Bulldogs have split their last six home games. Brandon Rainey is completing 22.2 percent of his passes for 122 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Rainey has to be better if the Bulldogs are going to win this game. Ryan McCarthy and Keefe White have combined for 122 receiving yards on five catches while Raleigh Webb has one reception. The Citadel Bulldogs ground game is averaging 143 yards per contest, and White leads the way with 61 yards on 14 carries. Defensively, Citadel is allowing 38 points and 404.5 yards per game. Willie Eubanks III leads The Citadel Bulldogs with 21 tackles, Chris Beverly has one sack and Destin Mack has one pass deflection.
Will update with trends once they're released.
Neither of these teams have had the easiest schedule in the world, so this will give us a much better feel about where both team stands in the college football ranks. With that said, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels have looked worse off in both games, as they did little on either side of the ball and their offense didn't come close to finishing a drive. The Citadel Bulldogs also played the toughest team of the two with a recent trip to Clemson, so you'd think they'd be more prepared for this contest facing possibly the best team in college football.
I'll lay the chalk with The Citadel.