Arkansas State Red Wolves (4-3) at Idaho Vandals (1-6)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 1, 2014, 5:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Idaho Vandals +14.5 -- Over/Under:
The Idaho Vandals face the Arkansas State Red Wolves at the Kibbie Dome in week ten action.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves pay a visit to Idaho needing a win to stay in the Sun Belt race. They need a win because they were completely outplayed 55-40 at Louisiana-Lafayette in week nine as their defense never got off the bus. The Red Wolves owned the yardage battle 595-521 but the Ragin' Cajuns ran for over 400 yards and ripped ASU constantly for long runs. The Red Wolves were able to run and throw with Fredi Knighten completing 26-37 for 344 yards for three touchdowns and an interception with an 87 yarder to Dijon Paschal. Michael Gordon paced the rushing attack with 154 yards including a 70 yard TD while Knighten added 61 yards and a score with JD McKissic ripping off a 55 yard run.
The Idaho Vandals welcome Arkansas State to town looking for their second win of the season. The Vandals defeated New Mexico State 29-17 at the Kibbie Dome heading in to their by week so they have had an extra week to prepare for one of the conference powers. The Vandals dominated the boxscore with 536 and over 37 minutes of possession as they hit on some big plays and were able to grind it out as well. The Vandals turned up the defensive intensity as well with 314 yards allowed with a fumble recovery and three interceptions. Chad Chalich hit on 18-32 passes for 192 yards with a 49 yards scoring strike to Joshua McCain while adding 73 yards with his legs. The big gun on the ground for the Vandals was Jerrel Brown who rambled for 151 yards on 23 touches with a 14 yard touchdown.
The over is 4-0 in Red Wolves last 4 games in November while Red Wolves are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf and are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games in November. For Idaho the over is 4-0 in Vandals last 4 games following a bye week and is 4-0 in Vandals last 4 games following a ATS win while the Vandals are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in November. Head to head the underdog is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. Arkansas State has to be angry with their awful display against Louisiana-Lafayette and if they expect a postseason berth they better 'bring it' at the Kibbie Dome...