James Madison vs. Weber State - 12/21/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Weber State Wildcats (11-3) vs. James Madison Dukes (13-1)
College Football: Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm (Bridgeforth Stadium)
The Line: James Madison Dukes -14.5 -- Over/Under: 51
The Weber State Wildcats and James Madison Dukes meet Saturday in the college football FCS Semifinals at Bridgeforth Stadium.
The Weber State Wildcats have won 11 games and are coming off an upset win over Montana. The Weber State Wildcats have split their last six road games. Jake Constantine is completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 2,037 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Constantine and Kaden Jenks have combined for 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Devon Cooley and David Ames have combined for 1,326 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Ty MacPherson has 27 receptions. The Weber State Wildcats ground game is averaging 156.6 yards per contest, and Josh Davis leads the way with 1,075 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Weber State is allowing 20.1 points and 336.6 yards per game. Conner Mortensen leads the Weber State Wildcats with 91 tackles, Adam Rodriguez has 10.5 sacks and Ja’Kobe Harris has three interceptions.
The James Madison Dukes are riding a 13-game winning streak after just beating Northern Iowa. The James Madison Dukes have won all eight home games this season. Ben DiNucci is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 2,982 yards, 25 touchdowns and five interceptions. DiNucci has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last eight games. Brandon Polk and Riley Stapleton have combined for 1,657 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Dylan Stapleton has 25 receptions. The James Madison Dukes ground game is averaging 250.9 yards per contest, and Percy Agyei-Obese leads the way with 1,098 yards and 19 touchdowns. Defensively, James Madison is allowing 14.9 points and 265.3 yards per game. Dimitri Holloway leads the James Madison Dukes with 111 tackles, John Daka has 16.5 sacks and Adam Smith has six interceptions.
The Weber State Wildcats have had their struggles on the road this season, and while we backed them last week with the points, they probably lose that game at home if Dalton Sneed doesn't throw five interceptions. The James Madison Dukes have won 13 of their last 14 home games and a lot of those wins have been complete blowouts. With a more balanced offense and a better defense, there's no reason why James Madison shouldn't role in this contest. However, I'd love to get off the hook if possible. Still, I like James Madison in a comfortable home victory as the Dukes roll to the championship game in a couple of weeks.