Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Tennessee State Tigers
College Football: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Hale Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee State Tigers +8.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks and Tennessee State Tigers meet Sunday in week 9 FCS college football action at Hale Stadium.
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks look for a win to get back to a .500 record. Andrew Bunch is completing 56.8 percent of his passes for 1,188 yards, seven touchdowns and nine interceptions. Zack Smith and Johnny King have combined for 699 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Aaron Alston has 15 receptions. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks ground game is averaging 122.1 yards per contest, and Geno Hess leads the way with 579 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Southeast Missouri is allowing 22.6 points and 353.9 yards per game. Lawrence Johnson leads the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks with 49 tackles, Bryant Pirtle has one sack and Izeal Terrell has two interceptions.
The Tennessee State Tigers need a win here to rebound from a rough 2-4 record. Isaiah Green is completing 57.6 percent of his passes for 916 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Cam Wyche and Dayron Johnson have combined for 626 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Zaire Thornton has 13 receptions. The Tennessee State Tigers ground game is averaging 120.5 yards per contest, and Devon Starling leads the way with 544 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee State is allowing 28 points and 367 yards per game. Nyle Love leads the Tennessee State Tigers with 36 tackles, Davoan Hawkins has five sacks and Josh Green has three interceptions.
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks haven't had the easiest schedule this season and they've more than held their own, which includes taking Southern Illinois and Austin Peay down to the wire. However, Southeast Missouri State has also had issues in its victories putting teams away and the offense has been very turnover prone this season. The Tennessee State Tigers have had issues finishing drives this season and can be spotty defensively, but they hung around with Austin Peay and Jacksonville State, and you should expect this team to be up for this game with it being the last contest on the schedule.
The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks should win, but the Tigers can do just enough to keep it competitive.