Jacksonville State vs Sam Houston Prediction NCAAF 9/28

Jacksonville State vs Sam Houston Prediction NCAAF 9/28



Jacksonville State vs Sam Houston: College Football Preview

Get ready for an exciting clash as the Jacksonville State Gamecocks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats. This highly anticipated game is set for September 28, 2023, at 5:00 PM in Huntsville, TX, and will be broadcasted on ESPNU. 


Team Analysis

Jacksonville State Gamecocks

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks enter this game with an impressive 3-1 record and are looking like a force to be reckoned with in the conference. Quarterback La'Darius Smothers has been stellar, passing for 277 yards and two touchdowns.

In their recent victory against EMU, the Gamecocks displayed their dominance, winning 21-0. Their defense was particularly outstanding in that game, showcasing their ability to shut down opponents.

Offensively, Jacksonville State has been potent, averaging 355.0 total yards per game, with a strong rushing attack that averages 231.5 yards per game.


Sam Houston Bearkats

The Sam Houston Bearkats come into this matchup seeking their first win of the season with a 0-3 record. Quarterback Kaden Shoemaker has faced challenges, passing for 191 yards and three interceptions.

In their most recent game against Houston, the Bearkats struggled, losing 38-7. Their offense has yet to find its rhythm this season, averaging only 147.7 total yards per game.

Defensively, Sam Houston has allowed an average of 351.0 total yards per game, indicating vulnerabilities that Jacksonville State can exploit.



Our prediction for this game is that Jacksonville State will not only secure the victory but also cover the -6.5 points spread. Several factors play into this prediction:

Firstly, Jacksonville State's strong start to the season showcases their ability to perform under pressure. Smothers' leadership on the field has been instrumental, and the Gamecocks have displayed a well-rounded game.

Secondly, Sam Houston's struggles in the early season indicate that they are still finding their footing. The Bearkats' offensive challenges, coupled with Jacksonville State's strong defense, are likely to create opportunities for the Gamecocks to capitalize on.

Considering these factors, betting on Jacksonville State to not only win but also cover the -6.5 points spread appears to be a wise choice for those looking to wager on this exciting college football matchup.

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Pick: Jacksonville State -6.5

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