Louisiana Tech vs. Grambling - 9/7/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Grambling Tigers at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:30 PM (Joe Aillet Stadium)
The Line: Louisiana Tech -29 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Grambling Tigers and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs meet Saturday in college football action at Joe Aillet Stadium.
The Grambling Tigers need a bounce back performance after losing their opener to Louisiana Monroe. The Grambling Tigers have lost four of their last six road games. Geremy Hickbottom is completing 58 percent of his passes for 157 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Hickbottom had 31 pass attempts in the Tigers losing effort. De’Vante Davis and Quintin Guice have combined for 78 receiving yards on six catches while Jakarie Nichols has one reception. The Grambling Tigers ground game is averaging 253 yards per contest, and Keilon Elder leads the way with 82 yards on six carries. Defensively, Grambling is allowing 31 points and 501 yards per game. Dan Fields leads the Grambling Tigers with 16 tackles, Donald Freeman has one tackle for loss and Cody Dillard has one quarterback hit.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look for a bounce back showing after getting spanked by the Texas Longhorns last week. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have won three of their last five home games. J'Mar Smith is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 331 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Smith has at least one touchdown pass in 11 of his last 14 games. Smoke Harris and Cee Jay Powell have combined for 114 receiving yards on 12 catches while Griffin Hebert has five receptions. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ground game is averaging 73 yards per contest, and Jaqwis Dancy leads the way with 25 yards on seven carries. Defensively, Louisiana Tech is allowing 45 points and 454 yards per game. James Jackson leads the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs with nine tackles, Connor Taylor has one sack and Amik Robertson has two pass deflections.
The Grambling Tigers didn't do much in their season opener last week, but this is an experienced team with 22 seniors and it wasn't that long ago when they won 11 games. Grambling isn't the worst team in the world when talking about the FCS. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are obviously a lot more talented, but they couldn't stop anything defensively against Texas and it's hard to lay this much chalk just because it's a downgrade in competition. I'll take a gamble on Grambling.