Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (2-1) vs. North Dakota State Bison (2-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 22, 2018, 2:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: North Dakota State Bison -27 -- Over/Under: 41.5
The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens and North Dakota State Bison meet Saturday in college football action at the Fargodome.
The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens look for a statement road victory to build on their strong 2-1 record. The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens have lost seven of their last 11 road games. Pat Kehoe is completing 55.7 percent of his passes for 735 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Kehoe gives Delaware a chance here if he continues to take care of the football. Joe Walker and Vinny Papale have combined for 396 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Charles Scarff has eight receptions. The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens ground game is averaging 139 yards per contest, and Kani Kane leads the way with 225 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Delaware is allowing 10.3 points and 226.7 yards per game. Troy Reeder leads the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens with 27 tackles, Frank Burton III has two sacks and Nasir Adderley has one interception.
The North Dakota State Bison look to improve to 3-0 on the season while remaining the best FCS team in the country. The North Dakota State Bison haven’t lost a home game since 2016. Easton Stick is completing 53.8 percent of his passes for 210 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Stick has to improve his completion percentage to help take the Bison to the next level offensively. Dallas Freeman and Darrius Shepherd have combined for 167 receiving yards and one touchdown while Brock Robbins has two receptions. The North Dakota State Bison ground game is averaging 325 yards per contest, and Bruce Anderson leads the way with 241 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, North Dakota State is allowing five points and 208.5 yards per game. Robbie Grimsley leads the North Dakota State Bison with 18 tackles, Cole Karcz has three sacks and Jabril Cox has one interception.
The North Dakota State Bison are clearly the best team in the country in FCS play and have been lights out defensively through the first two games. However, Delaware has held its own on the defensive side this season as well, which includes six sacks and three interceptions while allowing just 35 percent of third downs to be converted. The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens are also an experienced team that played at Virginia Tech last year and Wake Forest the year before. Playing in North Dakota State won't be as scary as it has been for teams in the past. I like the points in this contest with the Blue Hens, as defense should takeover and help result in somewhat of a competitive game.