Montana State vs. Austin Peay - 12/13/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Austin Peay Governors (11-3) vs. Montana State Bobcats (10-3)
College Football: Saturday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Bobcat Stadium)
The Line: Montana State Bobcats -6 -- Over/Under: 55.5
The Austin Peay Governors and Montana State Bobcats meet Friday in the college football FCS Quarterfinals at Bobcat Stadium.
The Austin Peay Governors have won seven straight games and are fresh off a win over Sacramento State. The Austin Peay Governors have won five of their last seven road games. JaVaughn Craig is completing 58.5 percent of his passes for 3,035 yards, 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Craig has two or more touchdown passes in his last four games. DeAngelo Wilson and Bank Harley have combined for 2,288 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns while Kentel Williams has 32 receptions. The Austin Peay Governors ground game is averaging 192.4 yards per contest, and Williams leads the way with 886 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Austin Peay is allowing 20.3 points and 301.9 yards per game. Jack McDonald leads the Austin Peay Governors with 110 tackles, Josephus Smith has 7.5 sacks and Kordell Jackson has seven interceptions.
The Montana State Bobcats have won their last five games and are coming off a win over Albany. The Montana State Bobcats have won six of their last seven home games. Tucker Rovig is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 1,705 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rovig has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Kevin Kassis and Travis Jonsen have combined for 1,322 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Coy Steel has 20 receptions. The Montana State Bobcats ground game is averaging 264.9 yards per contest, and Logan Jones leads the way with 807 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Montana State is allowing 21.5 points and 356.7 yards per game. Callahan O'Reilly leads the Montana State Bobcats with 74 tackles, Bryce Sterk has 15 sacks and Brayden Konkol has two interceptions.
The Austin Peay Governors have proven they can win on the road all season long, and last week was no different when they took it to the Sacramento State Hornets in a comfortable road victory. It's hard to turn down points with a hot and proven Governors squad that's been doubted a lot this season but continues to win. The problem is the Montana State Bobcats have a powerful ground game with several players capable of making plays, and that Austin Peay defense can be spotty at times. The Montana State Bobcats are more than capable of bleeding the clock and taking the life out of this game. I'll lay the touchdown with the Bobcats at home.