This game has been canceled. The Virginia Cavaliers and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers meet Saturday in college football action from Scott Stadium. Coastal Carolina played Southern Miss over the weekend. The Chanticleers ended up with a three-point victory. As for Virginia, they’re coming off a matchup versus Pittsburgh. In that game the Cavaliers fell in blowout fashion. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.
Coastal Carolina hit a six-game winning streak out of the gate this year, beating Army, Gardner-Webb, Buffalo, Georgia State, Georgia Southern and LA-Monroe. After a loss to Old Dominion the Chanticleers beat Marshall and Appalachian State.
In the Southern Miss game, the Chanticleers jumped out to a 17-0 lead but quickly gave it up. After a back-and-forth game Coastal emerged with a win 26-23. Jarrett Guest managed 163 yards with two picks. CJ Beasley rushed four times for 68 yards.
Over on the Virginia side, they went 2-4 over the first six games, beating Richmond and Old Dominion with losses otherwise to Illinois, Syracuse, Duke and Louisville. The Cavaliers then beat Georgia Tech before losses to Miami-FL and North Carolina.
Matched up against Pitt, the Cavaliers coughed up 28 points in the first quarter alone. Virginia scored once in the third quarter but that was it in a 37-7 blowout loss. Brennan Armstrong put up 152 yards with one TD and two picks during the defeat.
Coastal is 20-9 ATS in their last 29 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five in November. The Chanticleers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven on grass.
Meanwhile, the Cavs are 25-12 versus a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up loss. Virginia is 2-6 ATS in their last eight at home.
PICK: I suppose I’m taking Coastal Carolina. Probably not going near it, though. The Chanticleers didn’t exactly impress in their close win versus an average Southern Miss squad. Coastal Carolina posted just 18 first downs and a 4-of-12 run on third-down tries in that one but they did a good enough job on defense to get the victory.
As for Virginia, they were buried quickly by Pitt in their last game. The Cavaliers have lost their luster over this three-game losing streak, even though two of the defeats were very close. All the same, I don’t think Virginia will keep a cover pace in this one.