TCU vs Tarleton Prediction, Game Preview

TCU vs Tarleton game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 2 game on Saturday, September 10

TCU vs Tarleton prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


TCU vs Tarleton How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
How To Watch: Big 12 Network/ESPN+
Record: TCU (1-0), Tarleton (1-0)
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TCU vs Tarleton Game Preview

Why Tarleton Will Win

The Texans put up a nice first game against Mississippi Valley State. They got off to a hot start, made a late push, and got through 29-13.

They’re going to bring the fight.

Beau Allen and the passing game should push the Horned Frog secondary a bit, the defensive side missed Chandler Morris – the TCU starting QB is out with a knee injury – and …

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Why TCU Will Win

This is the game to get everything else up to speed.

Yes, the Horned Frogs will be missing Morris, but Max Duggan is hardly a No. 2 quarterback – he could’ve easily have been the starter.

The offense that roared in the second half of the 38-13 win over Colorado will run as much as it wants – Mississippi Valley State was able to rip off 200 yards on the Texans – but it’ll be Duggan and the passing attack that should put this away fast.

The defensive front should live in the Tarleton backfield, the secondary will hold up fine against Allen, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

The Sonny Dykes era will continue with the good start.

His offense didn’t wing it around against Colorado, but it didn’t have to. This will be the game to get the passing attack working, the defense will clean up anything it has to, and this will be a nice, easy day at the office to get ready for the trip up the road to SMU.

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TCU vs Tarleton Prediction, Line

TCU 48, Tarleton 3
Line: TCU -37, o/u: 63
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
TCU vs Tarleton Must See Rating (out of 5): 1

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Washington State vs Idaho Prediction, Game Preview

Washington State vs Idaho game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Saturday, September 3

Washington State vs Idaho prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Saturday, September 3


Washington State vs Idaho How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 9:30 pm ET
Venue: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
How To Watch: Pac-12 Network
Record: Washington State (0-0), Idaho (0-0)
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Washington State vs Idaho Game Preview

Why Idaho Will Win

The Vandals have to get the pass rush going early and keep it rolling. That’s hard to do considering how the Washington State passing game works, but the pressure has to be there from the start.

Top pass rusher Charles Akanno might be done, but the Vandals have parts from several spots that can get into the backfield.

Get the pass rush working, use the rotation of running backs to work the clock a little bit – averaging 4.5 yards per carry like the O did last year would be wonderful – and …

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Why Washington State Will Win

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Washington State was able to get the former Incarnate Word star quarterback to come in and run the attack, and now, look out.

Idaho might have a pass rush, but it won’t be consistent enough to bother Ward.

Idaho might have a running game, but it almost certainly won’t be enough to control the tempo.

The Vandal secondary will be iffy – to be nice about it – and after a quarter or so to get the timing down, Wazzu’s offense should get into a nice groove.

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What’s Going To Happen

Idaho won’t be a total pushover.

It doesn’t have the talent or personnel to pull this off, but this is one of those neighborhood games – the two schools are only about ten miles apart – that brings out a little more fight than normal.

But Washington State usually annihilates that team to the east.

That will last about ten minutes, and then the Washington State will pick apart the Vandal secondary clean. A few Idaho turnovers will turn this into a rout in the second half.

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Washington State vs Idaho Prediction, Line

Washington State 52, Idaho 14
Line: Washington State -28.5, o/u: 57
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3

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Toledo vs LIU Prediction, Game Preview

Toledo vs LIU game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Thursday, September 1

Toledo vs LIU prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Thursday, September 1


Toledo vs LIU How To Watch

Date: Thursday, September 1
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: Toledo (0-0), LIU (0-0)
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Toledo vs LIU Game Preview

Why LIU Will Win

The Sharks will be careful with the ball.

Toledo led the nation in fewest turnovers – they only gave it away seven times – and isn’t likely to give away a slew of easy chances. It’s going to be a hard enough game for LIU, and forget about it if it’s -2 or worse in turnover margin.

The offense can work around the running of Jonathan DeBique to try controlling the clock a bit. Toledo’s defense might have been among the best in the MAC last year – and should be strong again – but time of possession didn’t matter to the team. It’s up to the Shark offense to work the clock, shorten the game, and keep the ball for at least 35 minutes.

But …

Why Toledo Will Win

In theory the Sharks will control the ball and slow things down, but they won’t be good enough on third downs to make that happen.

LIU isn’t going to do much to push the ball down the field, and the O in general will have a hard time consistently moving the ball.

Toledo’s offense should be able to treat this as a live scrimmage.

It needs to get a slew of new receivers in sync with QB Dequan Finn, and O line has to be better in pass protection, and …

It’s all going to work just fine. Toledo should have enough offense to name its score.

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What’s Going To Happen

The Rockets will do whatever they want to.

Going back to 2014, Toledo has averaged 51 points in the six games against FCS teams. It’s about to hit that with ease as it gets out to a hot start and keeps on rolling through the third. LIU won’t have nearly enough offense to keep up.

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Toledo vs LIU Prediction, Line

Toledo 54, LIU 10
Line: Toledo -45.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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Memphis vs Boise State Prediction, Game Preview: NCAA Tournament First Round

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Date: Wednesday, March 17
Game Time: 1:45 pm
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR
How To Watch: TNT
Records: Memphis (9 seed, 21-10)
Boise State (8 seed, 27-7)
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Date: Friday, March 11
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
How To Watch: SEC Network
Record: Kentucky (25-6), Vanderbilt (17-15)
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FCS Championship North Dakota State vs Montana State Prediction, Game Preview

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FCS Championship: North Dakota State vs Montana State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, January 8
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
How To Watch: ESPN
Record: North Dakota State (13-1), Montana State (12-2)
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FCS Championship: North Dakota State vs Montana State Game Preview


Why Montana State Will Win

Montana State did the work for the North Dakota State, taking out a South Dakota State team that handed the Bison their only loss of the year.

The Bobcats got a massive day from QB Tommy Mellott in his amazing run through the FCS playoffs.

Starting quarterback Matt McKay entered the transfer portal just before the playoff started, Mellott stepped in and has been brilliant with four touchdown passes and no picks to go along with 339 rushing yards and six scores over the three games.

His job is to keep on running – and not turn the ball over.

The Montana State offense was among the best in the FCS in turnover margin helped by a fantastic offensive front that doesn’t allow much of anything in the backfield.

The formula is simple for the Bobcats. Don’t make mistakes – they don’t get penalized – rely on the defense, make tons of timely plays in the backfield, and capitalize on everything.

However …

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Why North Dakota State Will Win

North Dakota State can play that game, too.

Turnovers aren’t a problem for the Bison. There aren’t enough flags to get into a twist over, and the defense led the nation in points allowed throughout the FCS season.

The formula for North Dakota State is simple. Own third downs on both sides of the ball. Repeat.

The offense can put up points in bunches, but it’s the other side of the ball that should be able to take over. The D allowed over 24 points just once all year – the 27-19 loss to South Dakota State – and allowed 20 or fewer in 13 games.

The D has been on a dominant run in the FCS playoffs – allowing 24 points over the three games – and now it gets to focus on stopping Mellott, unless …

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What’s Going To Happen

Can Montana State get healthy again?

It was able to get by South Dakota State without a few key parts, but the one guy it needs to have back is leading rusher Isaiah Ifanse – who ran for over 1,500 yards and ten scores, but missed the South Dakota State game.

The Bobcats have been able to find ways all year to push through bumps and bruises, and they got through the late-season quarterback change.

However, North Dakota State is too good defensively to let anyone in the Montana State backfield go off.

Mellott has been great, but he’s not going to be able to bomb away quite like he did against South Dakota State. He’ll be fine, though, and the defense will keep this game in range throughout.

North Dakota State will control things just a wee bit more.

FCS Championship: North Dakota State vs Montana State Prediction, Lines

North Dakota State 23, Montana State 17
Line: North Dakota State -7.5, o/u: 42.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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FCS National Championship: Montana State vs North Dakota State

12:00, ESPN2
Line: North Dakota State -7, o/u: 47.5

Gill Alexander, VSIN: NDSU
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Jackson State vs South Carolina State: Cricket Celebration Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

Jackson State vs South Carolina State: Cricket Celebration Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might or might not win.

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Date: Saturday, December
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
How To Watch: ABC, Live stream on ESPN+
Record: Jackson State (11-1), South Carolina State (6-5)

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– Deion Sanders took a good Jackson State football program and made it great. The Tigers were 4-8 in 2019, went 4-3 in the 2021 spring season after Sanders took over, and then it all kicked in with an 11-1 season – the only loss in a great, low-scoring battle with ULM of the FBS world – and a SWAC championship.

South Carolina State had a bit of a disappointing season, but it managed to with the MEAC title and get here with wins in five of its last six games. Legendary head coach Buddy Pough has a solid, veteran team built around good lines and a defense that takes the ball away in bunches.

– Jackson State wins on defense, but it has a terrific passing offense led by Shedeur Sanders. Deion’s son is the first player from an HBCU to win the Jerry Rice award as the best freshman in the FCS, throwing for over 3,000 yards with 29 touchdown passes with just six picks. He ran for three scores, too.

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North Carolina vs Wofford Prediction, Game Preview

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North Carolina vs Wofford prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 20


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Date: Saturday, November 20
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: North Carolina (5-5), Wofford (1-9)
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North Carolina vs Wofford Game Preview


Why Wofford Will Win

There’s a chance North Carolina QB Sam Howell doesn’t go in this, or is limited.

He suffered what’s being termed as an upper body injury late in the overtime loss to Pitt. With or without him, with the showdown at NC State coming up next, there might not be the team’s full focus here against a Terrier team that doesn’t screw up.

There might not be a whole lot happening on the defensive side, but Wofford doesn’t get hit with a lot of penalties, there aren’t a lot of turnovers, and the running-style opens things up for big downfield plays.

However …

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Why North Carolina Will Win

North Carolina can’t mess around. It still needs to get bowl eligible.

Between needing to win this, Senior Day, and having to focus its lousy run defense on the Wofford team’s rushing style, the focus should be there.

Whether or not Howell is 100%, the Tar Heels should be able to run as much as they want to. They were stopped by the Pitt D last week, but they hit 220 yards in each of the previous four games and nailed Wake Forest for 330 on the ground.

Even with its style, Wofford doesn’t do much to control the clock thanks to a run defense that’s having a rough run.

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What’s Going To Happen

The crowd will honor the seniors, the team will want to put this away fast, and …

The Wofford running game will be annoying enough to make this interesting into the second half. And then the floodgates will open.

North Carolina will get up big, the backups will come in, and it’ll be on to the NC State game on Friday.

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North Carolina vs Wofford Prediction, Lines

North Carolina 48, Wofford 7
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING

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Virginia Tech vs Richmond Prediction, Game Preview

Virginia Tech vs Richmond prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, September 25

Virginia Tech vs Richmond prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, September 25


Virginia Tech vs Richmond How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 25
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA
How To Watch: ACC Network
Record: Richmond (2-1), Virginia Tech (2-1)
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Virginia Tech vs Richmond Game Preview


Why Richmond Will Win

The Spiders are going to bring the play on the lines.

They might be coming off a tough loss to Villanova, but so far this season they’ve been terrific up front at keeping teams out of the backfield on one side, and decent against the run on the other.

They’re going to move the chains, they’re going to come up with third down stops, and they’re going to catch a Virginia Tech team that might be moping a little bit after a stunningly mediocre performance in a loss to West Virginia.

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Why Virginia Tech Will Win

The defense that started the season so well wasn’t all that bad against the Mountaineers. It just took too long to wake up.

The pass rush has been strong and the D is taking the ball away, but more than anything else, the team isn’t beating itself.

It’s not getting flagged enough to matter, there aren’t a ton of turnovers, and outside of a few too many empty drives this early in the season, the team has been okay.

Against Richmond, now is the time to empty the passing game tank and test some things out, but …

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What’s Going To Happen

Be careful with this. Richmond is just plucky enough to keep this from being an easy paycheck game.

This isn’t just going to be for show. The Spiders can pull this off if the Hokies start making mistakes.

The Virginia Tech passing game worked okay in comeback mode against the Mountaineers, but this week it’ll get into a quick-hitting groove from the start. Richmond won’t get ripped apart, but the Hokies should have this by halftime.

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Virginia Tech vs Richmond Prediction, Line

Virginia Tech 31, Richmond 13
Line: Virginia Tech -27.5, o/u: 47.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1

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