East Tennessee State Buccaneers at VMI Keydets
College Football: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:30 pm (Alumni Memorial Stadium)
The Line: VMI -1.5-- Over/Under: 47.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The VMI Keydets and East Tennessee State Buccaneers face off on Saturday in a week 8 FCS college football showdown at Alumni Memorial Field.
The VMI Keydets have played five games so far this spring and they have been impressive winning each of the last five games. Each of the last two games for VMI have been close, but they were able to come out on the right side of each of those games. In the last game against Wofford, it was the offense that was strong putting 36 points and even though the defense gave up 31 points, it was enough to come away with the victory. Quarterback Seth Morgan has had a good season and in the last game he was strong putting up 375 yards and four touchdowns through the air. Running back Seth Morgan also looked good having 14 carries for 76 yards.
On the other side of this matchup is the East Tennessee State Buccaneers who sit with a 3-1 record overall and they have won two games in a row. Each of the last two wins have been seven points and although the offense hasn’t been elite, the defense has stepped up enough in a big way. In the last game against Western Carolina the defense gave up 17 points and that led to the victory. East Tennessee tate is a run first team and they only had 55 passing yards in the last game. In the last game it was Quay Holmes who was the star of the show rushing for 193 yards and two touchdowns. In this game it’s going to be about controlling the game with their rushing game.
I think East Tennessee State will control the pace of the play with their running game and that will be the difference in this game. Back East Tennessee State to come away with a win and a cover of the spread.