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Kent State vs. Kennesaw State - 9/7/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kennesaw State Owls at Kent State Golden Flashes
Date & Time Saturday September 7, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Dix Stadium
Kent, OH
The Line
The Line: Kent State -1.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5
TV Channel
ESPN3
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Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Kennesaw State Owls and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Saturday in college football action at Dix Stadium.

The Kennesaw State Owls look for another victory after smoking Point University in their season opener. The Kennesaw State Owls have won four of their last five road games. David Daniel is completing 80 percent of his passes for 114 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Daniel threw just five passes in the Owls season opener. Ryan Pontrelli and KJ Hancock have combined for 102 receiving yards and one touchdown while Shaquil Terry has one reception. The Kennesaw State Owls ground game is averaging 433 yards per contest, and Antavius Grier leads the way with 56 yards on five carries. Defensively, Kennesaw State is allowing zero points and 129 yards per game. Kareem Taylor leads the Kennesaw State Owls with five tackles, Demetric Barnes has one sack and Markeith Montgomery has one interception.

The Kent State Golden Flashes look for a bounce back performance after getting waxed last week by the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Kent State Golden Flashes have lost each of their last four home games. Woody Barrett is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 83 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Barrett has one or less touchdown passes in 10 of his last 12 games. Antwan Dixon and Isaiah McKoy have combined for 70 receiving yards and one touchdown while Joachim Bangda has one reception. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 120 yards per contest, and Jo-El Shaw leads the way with 67 yards on 16 carries. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 30 points and 455 yards per game. Qwuantrezz Knight leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 10 tackles, Theo Majette has two sacks and Jamal Parker has one pass deflection.

The Kennesaw State Owls aren't your typical FCS program, as they've won double-digit games the last two years and nearly beat Georgia State in last years season opener. Oddsmakers are clearly showing the Owls the respect they deserve. However, in a near pick em between a FCS and FBS, I'm going to choose the FBS school nine times out of 10, especially when we're getting that team at home. It's just better players and a deeper roster overall. Don't let me down, Kent State.

Pick:
Kent State -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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