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Week 2: Central Michigan vs South Alabama 9/10/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

South Alabama Jaguars (1-0) vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (0-1)
September 10, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -4.5 / South Alabama Jaguars +4.5; Over/Under: +59.5
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The Central Michigan Chippewas and South Alabama Jaguars clash Saturday in week 2 college football action from Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

The South Alabama Jaguars will be looking to build on their 48-7 win over Nicholls State last time out. Carter Bradley’s thrown for 260 yards and 3 touchdowns on 68% passing while La’Damian Webb’s rushed for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jalen Wayne has a team-high 98 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns for South Alabama while Caullin Lacy has a team-high 6 catches for 72 yards this season. On defense, Quentin Wilfawn has a team-high 7 total tackles with 3 solo tackles and A.J. DeShazor Jr. has an interception as well this year.

The Central Michigan Chippewas will try to bounce back from a season-opening 58-44 loss to Oklahoma State last time out. Daniel Richardson’s thrown for 424 yards, 4 touchdowns and an interception on 73.5% passing while Lew Nichols III has 72 rushing yards with a pair of TDs and Myles Bailey has 51 rushing yards as well. Jalen McGaughy has a team-high 6 catches for 126 yards and 2 TDs while Carlos Carriere has 75 receiving yards and Joel Wilson has 6 grabs as well for 64 yards. On defense, Trey Jones has a team-high 9 total tackles with 8 solo tackles while Thomas Incoom has a sack as well.

South Alabama is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 6-3 in their last 9 games overall. Central Michigan is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

I get the case to be made for the Jaguars after looking really good in their debut, but the Chips just took it to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, albeit in a losing effort. Granted, the Chips didn’t show up for much of the first half and maybe OK State coasted in the second half, but the Chippewas still had to execute and they’re going to be a team to watch with Jim McElwain patrolling the sidelines. I need to see more from the Jaguars before trusting them to go shot for shot with CMU in a game lined at just one score. Give me the Chippewas laying the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Central Michigan -4.5

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