Jackson State Tigers (0-0) vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (0-1)
September 18, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -17.5 / Jackson State Tigers +17.5 ; Over/Under: 54.5
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The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks meet the Jackson State Tigers in week 3 college football action from Malone Stadium on Saturday night.
The Jackson State Tigers will look to build on their 38-16 win over Tennessee State to improve to 2-0 on the year up to this point. Shedeur Sanders leads the Tigers with 583 passing yards and 3 touchdowns on 75% passing while Peytton Pickett has 117 rushing yards as well this season. Joshua Lanier leads the Tigers with 11 catches, logging 107 receiving yards while Trevonte Rucker has 155 receiving yards as well this season to lead Jackson State in that regard.
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks will try to bounce back from their season opening 45-10 loss to Kentucky in their last game. Rhett Rodriguez led the Warhawks with just 56 passing yards on 9 of 17 passing while Chandler Rogers had a team-high 11 rushing yards on 7 carries while Kadyn Roach added a touchdown rush as well for the Warhawks this season. Jeremiah Knight also contributed 6 catches for 58 yards to far and away lead ULM’s receiving group. Defensively, Jabari Johnson led the way with 7 total tackles while Ty Shelby had a team-high 4 solo tackles and a pair of sacks. Johnson also recorded an interception for the ULM defense this season.
Jackson State is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. Louisiana-Monroe is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games played in September while the under is 8-1 in their last 9 games as a favorite.
I have to keep the joke running that ULM doesn’t stand for Louisiana-Monroe, it stands for U Lose Money because the Warhawks will burn a hole in your pocket any time you back them. Jackson State isn’t a world-beater, but I’m not laying this number with a ULM team that struggles to do anything right and would an outright loss by the Warhawks shock me? Not at all. Give me Jackson State and the points here.