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Tennessee Tech vs. Kennesaw State - 9/6/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kennesaw State Owls (0-1) vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (0-1)
Date & Time Thursday September 6, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +16.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5
TV Channel
ESPNU
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CFB | Kennesaw State Owls (0-1) vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (0-1)
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The Kennesaw State Owls and Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles meet Thursday in college football action at Tucker Stadium.

The Kennesaw State Owls look for a victory after losing their season opener to Georgia State, 20-24. The Kennesaw State Owls have won five of their last eight road games. Chandler Burks is completing 63.1 percent of his passes for 201 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Burks has to be more of a difference maker in this contest for the Owls to win. Justin Sumpter and Shaquil Terry have combined for 158 receiving yards and one touchdown while Darnell Holland has one reception. The Kennesaw State Owls ground game is averaging 181 yards per contest, and Terry leads the way with 61 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kennesaw State is allowing 24 points and 315 yards per game. Anthony Gore leads the Kennesaw State Owls with nine tackles, McKenzie Billingslea has one sack and LeVonte Larry has one forced fumble.

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles also look for their first win after losing to Chattanooga, 10-34. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have are currently riding a four-game losing streak. Bailey Fisher is completing 38.5 percent of his passes for 117 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Fisher and Luke Ward have combined for 177 passing yards this season. Andrew Goldsmith and Jeremiah Edwards have combined for 107 receiving yards on four receptions while Hunter Coleman has one reception. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles  ground game is averaging 151 yards per contest, and Fisher leads the way with 78 yards on 11 carries. Defensively, Tennessee Tech is allowing 29.8 points and 410.9 yards per game. Josh Poplar leads the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles with eight tackles, Tim Collins has two sacks and Randy Lewis has one tackle for loss.

It's no secret the Kennesaw State Owls are the better team here, as they won 12 games last year and nearly just beat an FBS team on the road last week. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have lost four straight games dating back to last season, have just one win over since the start of last season and have had issues scoring at times. However, Tennessee Tech has managed to keep games close during these losses, as five of their last 10 defeats have been decided by 14 or less points, which includes last years meeting against Kennesaw State, a game in which the Golden Eagles had 10 more first downs. Give me the points and the home team.

Pick:
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +16.5

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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