Sam Houston State Bearkats (0-0) at Incarnate Word Cardinals (0-0)
College Football: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium)
The Line: Incarnate Word +12 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Sam Houston State Bearkats and Incarnate Word Cardinals meet Saturday in week 2 FCS college football action at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats are coming off a 7-5 season that included a 2-3 record on the road. The Sam Houston State Bearkats averaged 31.9 points and 428 yards while allowing 17.8 points and 330 yards. Eric Schmid will replace Ty Brock at quarterback, and he threw for 1,733 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Chandler Harvin and Ife Adeyi return at wide receiver, a duo that combined for 10 touchdowns last season while Donovan Williams returns at running back after leading the Bearkats with 925 yards and 14 touchdowns. Defensively, lost its top three tacklers, but Trevor Williams returns after 58 tackles, Jevon Leon had 8.5 sacks and Jaylen Thomas had three interceptions. The Sam Houston State Bearkats return a ton of key players from last season and have to like their chances to build on their seven wins from last year.
The Incarnate Word Cardinals are coming off a 5-7 season that included a 3-3 record at home. The Incarnate Word Cardinals averaged 29.8 points and 417.3 yards while allowing 34.7 points and 462.8 yards. Kevin Yeager should take become the starting quarterback, replacing Jon Copeland, and he had 10 pass attempts last year. CJ Hardy and Kamden Perry return at wide receiver, a duo that combined for over 700 receiving yards while Kevin Brown is back after leading Incarnate Word with 720 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, the Incarnate Word Cardinals lost their top three tacklers, but Tre Richardson is back after 53 tackles, Kelechi Anyalebechi had five sacks and Jerick Pitre had three interceptions. Incarnate Word return more than enough playmakers on the offensive side and have experience on defense. There’s potential for this to be a productive season for the Incarnate Word Cardinals.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats were the better team last season and return more than enough production on both sides to like their chances here. However, the Incarnate Word Cardinals have potential for improvement, as they have guys who can make plays on offense and the defense has players who can make plays in the backfield and create turnovers. Sam Houston State should win, but Incarnate Word can do just enough to hang around.
Give me the points.