Furman Paladins at The Citadel Bulldogs
College Football: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Johnson Hagood Memorial Stadium)
The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs +9.5 -- Over/Under: 42 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Furman Paladins and The Citadel Bulldogs meet Saturday in week 9 FCS college football action at Johnson Hagood Memorial Stadium.
The Furman Paladins look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. Hamp Sisson is completing 55.3 percent of his passes for 1,134 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Ryan DeLuca and Ryan Miller have combined for 579 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Zach Peterson has seven receptions. The Furman Paladins ground game is averaging 163.7 yards per contest, and Devin Wynn leads the way with 480 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Furman is allowing 19.5 points and 329.7 yards per game. Nick Kuzemka leads the Furman Paladins with 43 tackles, Adrian Hope has two sacks and Darius Kearse has three interceptions.
The Citadel Bulldogs need a win here to rebound from a brutal 1-9 record. Jaylan Adams is completing 47.8 percent of his passes for 263 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Adams and Brandon Rainey have combined for four touchdowns and seven interceptions. Raleigh Webb and Cole Owens have combined for 354 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Ryan McCarthy has four receptions. The Citadel Bulldogs ground game is averaging 234.6 yards per contest, and Adams leads the way with 561 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Citadel is allowing 32.2 points and 362.7 yards per game. Anthony Britton Jr. leads The Citadel Bulldogs with 81 tackles, Marquise Blount has three sacks and Andy Davis has three interceptions.
Neither of these teams have been world beaters up to this point, but it's fair to say The Citadel Bulldogs have been one of the worst teams in the FCS ranks and things aren't getting much better. The Citadel Bulldogs can't finish drives offensively, they turn the ball over a lot and the defense suffers because of the odd situations they're put in every week. The Furman Paladins have issues of their own, mainly with the turnovers, but they're solid on the defensive side of the ball and they have great success running the football, two things that helps teams win on the road.
I'll take Furman in a comfortable road win.