Massachusetts vs. Coastal Carolina
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12:01 PM (McGuirk Stadium )
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The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the UMass Minutemen will match up on the college football circuit Saturday.
The Chanticleers are 2-1 this year after an opening-week loss to Eastern Michigan 30-23 and consecutive victories over Kansas 12-7 and Norfolk State 46-7.
In the Week 3 game, Chanticleers QB Fred Payton threw for 65 yards while Torrance Marable rushed for 101 yards and a TD. T’qele Holmes led the receiving game on 22 yards from two catches for Coastal Carolina.
Over on the UMass side, they’re 0-3 so far this year. The Minutemen fell to Rutgers 48-21 in the opener, then Southern Illinois 45-20 and Charlotte 52-17.
In the 49ers loss, UMass QB Andrew Brito logged 127 yards, one TD and one pick, while Cam Roberson had 73 rush yards. Jermaine Johnson led the way for the Minutemen in receiving with 38 yards and one TD.
The Chanticleers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven on turf and 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games. Coastal Carolina is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Minutemen are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 after a straight-up loss and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 non-conference games. UMass is 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall.
The Chanticleers have settled into a steady diet of the running game over their last two outings, and it’s served them well with a pair of (quite different) victories.
UMass is capable of putting up a reasonable amount of points, but if Coastal can keep them off the field the Minutemen will have trouble finding the end zone. I’m going to go Chanticleers in this one.