Eastern Kentucky Colonels (2-5) at Central Arkansas Bears (4-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Estes Stadium)
The Line: Central Arkansas Bears -8 -- Over/Under: 60.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Central Arkansas Bears meet Saturday in week 11 college football action at Estes Stadium.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels need a feel good victory here to rebound from a 2-5 record. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have split their last eight road games. Parker McKinney is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 1,358 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. McKinney and Dakota Allen have combined for 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Jacquez Jones and Keyion Dixon have combined for 940 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Matt Wilcox Jr. has 20 receptions. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels ground game is averaging 106.1 yards per contest, and Alonzo Booth leads the way with 406 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Eastern Kentucky is allowing 35 points and 491.7 yards per game. Matthew Jackson leads the Eastern Kentucky Colonels with 62 tackles, Joseph Sayles has one interception and Kabbash Richards has one sack.
The Central Arkansas Bears look for back-to-back wins to get a game above a .500 record. The Central Arkansas Bears have won six of their last eight home games. Breylin Smith is completing 56.1 percent of his passes for 1,861 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Smith has to take better care of the ball for the Bears to have success. Tyler Hudson and Lujuan Winningham have combined for 1,136 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Mitchell Perkinson has 24 receptions. The Central Arkansas Bears ground game is averaging 118.9 yards per contest, and Kierre Crossley leads the way with 529 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Central Arkansas is allowing 29.5 points and 383.5 yards per game. Cameron Godfrey leads the Central Arkansas Bears with 46 tackles, Logan Jessup has 5.5 sacks and Deandre Lamont has two interceptions.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels just aren't really a good football team, and they've had issues on both sides of the ball, especially defensively where opposing offenses have their way. The Central Arkansas Bears have spent much of this season on the road, and they've more than held their own, which includes hanging around with North Dakota State and giving UAB a run for its money, a place where the Blazers never lose. Central Arkansas is the clear better team here and has the offense to eventually pull away in the second half.
I'll take the Central Arkansas Bears in a double-digit victory.