Maine Black Bears (9-3) at Weber State Wildcats (10-2)
|Date & Time||Friday December 7, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Weber State Wildcats -7 -- Over/Under: 48.5
The Maine Black Bears and Weber State Wildcats meet Friday in the college football FCS quarterfinals at Stewart Stadium.
The Maine Black Bears are riding a five-game winning streak and are coming off a win over Jacksonville State. The Maine Black Bears have won three of their last four road games. Chris Ferguson is completing 57.8 percent of his passes for 1,877 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The Maine Black Bears must do a better job of taking care of the football to have a chance in this contest. Earnest Edwards and Jaquan Blair have combined for 1,214 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Micah Wright has 42 receptions. The Maine Black Bears ground game is averaging 134.3 yards per contest, and Jefferson Ramon leads the way with 884 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Maine is allowing 21.5 points and 295.3 yards per game. Deshawn Stevens leads the Maine Black Bears with 103 tackles, Sterling Sheffield has 8.5 sacks and Richard Carr has three interceptions.
The Weber State Wildcats are riding a seven-game winning streak and are fresh off a win over Southeast Missouri. The Weber State Wildcats have won all six home games this season. Jake Constantine is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,933 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Constantine has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last five games. Rashid Shaheed and Darryl Denby have combined for 810 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Devon Cooley has 29 receptions. The Weber State Wildcats ground game is averaging 152.3 yards per contest, and Josh Davis leads the way with 1,350 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Weber State is allowing 21 points and 320.3 yards per game. Legrand Toia leads the Weber State Wildcats with 79 tackles, Adam Rodriguez has six sacks and Landon Stice has five interceptions.
The Weber State Wildcats have been on quite a roll lately and nine of thier 10 wins this season have been decided by at least seven points. The Maine Black Bears have the defense that's going to keep them in games, but they're also a team that's had their fair share of struggles on the road this season and they do have a habit of hurting themselves with turnovers and penalties. Weber State is a team that does a lot of the little things well and has difference makers at the skill positions who can really help open up the game. I'm going to lay the touchdown with the Wildcats at home.