Tennessee State vs. Austin Peay Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/28/21

Tennessee State vs. Austin Peay Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/28/21 Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Peay Governors (0-1) vs.Tennessee State Tigers (0-0)

College Football: Sunday, February 28th at 3:00 PM

The Line: Austin Peay -14-- Over/Under: 56 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Tennessee State Tigers and Austin Peay Governors face off in a Week 3 FCS college football showdown at Governors Stadium. 

This is the first game of the season for the Tennessee State Tigers and the hope is this can be a bounce back year after the team really struggled during the 2019 season. Tennessee State finished the 2019 season with a 3-9 record overall including only going 2-6 during conference play. This is a Tennessee State team that is filled with all kinds of question marks, Tennessee State has a talented offensive line, but outside of that, there are a lot of question marks about the offense. On defense, Tennessee State returns seven starters and they are going to need the defense to be strong in this game. With so many questions surrounding the offense the defense needs to need to be leaned upon. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Austin Peay Governors who played three games during the fall season, and one game so far during the spring season. The first game during the spring was against Tennessee Tech, and they were competitive, but they lost by six points. Austin Peay was leading heading into the 4th quarter but the defense struggled in the 4th quarter and that led to the 27-21 defeat. At quarterback Austin Peay was led by Draylen Ellis who finished with 165 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Bryce Robinson also completed five of his eight passes for f55 yards and a touchdown. Brain Snead was the best player on the ground for Austin Peay finishing the game with 16 carries for 69 yards. In this game for Austin Peay they need a full four quarters from the defense, they can’t take their foot off the gas in the 4th quarter.

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I expect both teams are going to struggle to score in this game and that is going to lead to this game staying well under the total. Tennessee State is going to really struggle to score and that is going to lead to this game staying well under the total.

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