CFB: Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina: 10/3/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-1) at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Brooks Stadium)
The Line: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +3 -- Over/Under: 64 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Arkansas State faces Coastal Carolina on Saturday, October 3rd at Brooks Stadium for week five of NCAA football action.
Arkansas State did not play in week four, as the team had its bye week. Arkansas State is currently 1-1 on the year, and the team's one win was quite the upset. Arkansas State took down a Power Five school in Kansas State on the road by the final score of 35-31. This win has recently become a bigger deal than it already was, as Kansas State just upset #3 Oklahoma in week three of the season. This shows that Arkansas State can play with the big boys, despite being one of the smaller schools in college football FBS. Arkansas State will look for another road victory against Coastal Carolina, and this will be the first conference game for both teams this season.
Coastal Carolina is a perfect 2-0 heading into this game with Arkansas State. Coastal Carolina started the season with a 38-23 win over a Power Five conference school in Kansas. Coastal Carolina then took down the FCS' Campbell by the final score of 43-21 in Coastal Carolina's home opener. Coastal Carolina has been strong on both sides of the ball this season, but especially on defense. Coastal Carolina will have to be sharp on defense in this game, as Arkansas State earns 456 yards per game. Coastal Carolina is averaging 40.5 points per game this season, so it will be interesting to see if this game could turn into an offensive shootout.
Last season, Arkansas State defeated Coastal Carolina by the final score of 28-27 at Arkansas State.
I expect yet another close game between these two strong Sun-Belt schools. Both teams have taken down Big 12 schools, which is always an impressive feat for a small team. I expect both teams to score a decent amount in this game, but towards the end of the game, I see Arkansas State pulling away with a road victory. Arkansas State seems to be the more well-rounded team in this matchup, and I think that will show in the fourth quarter of this game. I will take Arkansas State by 10 points.