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Kent State vs. Howard - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Howard Bison (0-1) at Kent State Golden Flashes (0-1)
Date & Time Saturday September 8, 2018, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -7 -- Over/Under: 57
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CFB | Howard Bison (0-1) at Kent State Golden Flashes (0-1)
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The Howard Bison travel to the Kent State Golden Flashes in FCS versus FBS college football.

The Howard Bison are looking to rebound from a 38-32 defeat at Ohio as a 30 point underdog on opening day. Howard dominated total yards 645-425 but were done in by four turnovers and a pair of botched PAT’s with Ohio returning a kickoff 99 yards for six.

Bison quarterback Caylin Newton connected on 26-52 for 439 yard and three touchdowns with a pair of interceptions with Jequez Ezzard was Howard’s top target with 223 yards on eight catches including a 55 yard TD reception. Newton gave the Bison some production on the ground with 93 yards on 21 totes with a trip to the end zone.

The Kent State Golden Flashes gave Illinois all they could handle in a 31-24 loss as an 18 point underdog in the opener for both squads. Kent State led 17-3 at the half but struggled on both sides of the football over the final two quarters. The Golden Flashes saw Woody Barrett go 28-41 for 270 yards and two touchdowns and a pair of picks.

Barrett provided Kent State with muscle on the ground with 117 yards on 18 touches including a TD while Antwan Dixon and Mike Carrigan combined for 110 receiving yards and a touchdown apiece.

Howard are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in September. Under is 4-0 in Kent State last 4 games in September and Kent State are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
The Golden Flashes have not been a great offensive team for a long time but I think that might change in 2018. Howard will score here and so will Kent State and the total will go over…

Pick:
over 57

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