Alabama State vs. South Carolina State College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/3/21

Alabama State vs. South Carolina State College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/3/21 Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina State Bulldogs vs. Alabama State Hornets

College Football: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm (new ASU Stadium)

The Line: Alabama State -1-- Over/Under: 42 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Alabama State Hornets and South Carolina State Bulldogs face off on Saturday in a week 8 FCS college football showdown at the New ASU Stadium. 

The Alabama State Hornets have played two games so far this season and they currently sit with a 1-1 record overall. Alabama State lost their first game of the season against Southern, before winning their last game against Jackson State. The offense was strong in the last game scoring 35 points and that led to the victory. Ryan Nettles was the best player for Alabama State throwing for 257 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Extra Gray also had a big game on the ground rushing for 195 yards and three touchdowns. This is a key game for ALabama State, and not turning the ball over is going to be important. 

On the other side of this matchup is the South Carolina State Bulldogs who have played two games this year and they sit with a 1-1 record. In the first game of the season they lost to Alabama A&M 31-7 but they bounced back in the last game beating Delaware State 17-9. Corey Fields was the best player in the last game throwing for 175 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Kendrell Flowers also had a big game on the ground rushing 11 times for 54 yards and a touchdown. This isn’t an elite offensive team so it’s going to be important the defense steps up and takes some of the pressure off the defense. If the defense struggles they are going to be in trouble. 

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Alabama State is the better team and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for South Carolina State to struggle to score and that will be the difference as Alabama State comes away with a cover of the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Alabama State -1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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