Fresno State vs. Sacramento State - 9/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sacramento State Hornets at Fresno State Bulldogs
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Bulldog Stadium)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -25.5 -- Over/Under:
The Sacramento State Hornets and Fresno State Bulldogs meet Saturday in college football action at Bulldog Stadium.
The Sacramento State Hornets look for a statement victory to build on their solid 2-1 start to the season. The Sacramento State Hornets have lost five of their last six road games. Kevin Thomson is coming 65.8 percent of his passes for 927 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Thomson is coming off a five-touchdown performance against Northern Colorado. Pierre Williams and Elijah Dotson have combined for 620 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Marshel Martin has nine receptions. The Sacramento State Hornets ground game is averaging 211 yards per contest, and Thomson leads the way with 141 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Sacramento State is allowing 12.7 points and 305.7 yards per game. Allen Perryman leads the Sacramento State Hornets with 18 tackles, George Obinna has one sack and Marcus Hawkins has one interception.
The Fresno State Bulldogs need a victory here to rebound from a slow 0-2 start to the season. The Fresno State Bulldogs have won six of their last seven home games. Jorge Reyna is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 544 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Reyna has six touchdown passes on 86 career pass attempts. Derrion Grim and Zane Pope have combined for 277 receiving yards and one touchdown while Chris Coleman has six receptions. The Fresno State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 131.5 yards per contest, and Ronnie Rivers leads the way with 129 yards on 29 carries. Defensively, Fresno State is allowing 34.5 points and 413.5 yards per game. Mykal Walker leads the Fresno State Bulldogs with 24 tackles, Kevin Atkins has two sacks and Jaron Bryant has one interception.
We've seen nothing from the Fresno State Bulldogs that suggest they should be laying these type of numbers, especially with an offense that's turned the ball over and sloppy play overall. The Sacramento State Hornets should enter this game with some confidence after a 2-1 start, which includes going toe-to-toe with Arizona State on the road as massive underdogs. Let's also not forget that Sacramento State hung around with San Diego State last year and actually had a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Give me the points.