Central Arkansas at Arkansas State: 10/10/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Central Arkansas at Arkansas State: 10/10/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Central Arkansas Bears (0-1) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Centennial Bank Stadium)

The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves -17 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Central Arkansas Bears will travel to Centennial Bank Stadium to take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.

The Central Arkansas Bears dropped to 2-2 on the season after being defeated by the North Dakota State Bison, 39-28, this past Saturday. Central Arkansas gave one of the best FCS teams a run for their money as the Bears took a 28-25 lead early in the 4th quarter, however, the Bison’s Trey Lance was too much to overcome and Central Arkansas couldn’t fight back after a 23-yard TD pass by Lance gave North Dakota State a 32-28 lead with 7:35 left in the 4th quarter. Central Arkansas was outgained by North Dakota State by a 424-297 margin and committed two turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Bears was QB Breylin Smith who completed 25 of 38 passes for 226 yards, 3 TD, and 2 INT.

On the season, Central Arkansas is averaging 28.5 ppg on 306.8 total yards per game (195.3 passing yds/g; 111.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Central Arkansas has been led by QB Breylin Smith who has completed 54.1% of his passes for 781 yards, 8 TD & 4 INT. The top receiving threats for the Bears have been Tyler Hudson (15 rec, 225 yards, 2 TD), Lujuan Winningham (16 rec, 188 yards, 5 TD), and Jarrod Barnes (12 rec, 77 yards). Leading the way for the Central Arkansas backfield has been the duo of Kierre Crossley (45 att, 269 yards, 2 TD), and Cameron Myers (37 att, 174 yards, TD).

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Defensively, Central Arkansas is allowing their opponents to average 30.3 ppg on 376.8 total yards (201.3 passing yds/g; 175.5 rushing yds/g).

The Arkansas State Red Wolves dropped to 1-2 (0-1 Sun Belt) on the season after being defeated by the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 52-23, this past Saturday. Arkansas State held a 14-7 lead after the 1st quarter, however, the Red Wolves struggled on both sides of the ball for the remainder of the game and couldn’t fight back after 24 unanswered points by the Chanticleers gave Coastal Carolina a 31-14 lead with 6:57 left in 3rd quarter. Arkansas State was outgained by a 539-385 margin and committed two turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Red Wolves was WR Brandon Bowling who had 7 receptions for 115 yards and 2 TD’s.

On the season, Arkansas State is averaging 27.3 ppg on 432.7 total yards per game (326.0 passing yds/g; 106.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Arkansas State has been led by WR Jonathan Adams Jr. who had 261 receiving yards and 3 TD’s on 20 receptions. The other top receivers for the Red Wolves have been Dahu Green (10 rec, 153 yards, TD), Brandon Bowling (9 rec, 150 yards, 2 TD), and Roshauud Paul (8 rec, 128 yards, TD). Arkansas State uses two QB’s in Logan Bonner (65.3 Comp %, 502 yards, 5 TD, 3 INT) & Layne Hatcher (60.8 Comp %, 411 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT). Leading the way for the Arkansas State backfield has been Jamal Jones (33 att, 167 yards) & Lincoln Pare (15 att, 116 yards).

Defensively, Arkansas State is allowing their opponents to average 40.0 ppg on 471.7 total yards per game (295.0 passing yds/g; 176.7 rushing yds/g).

The Bears are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games, however, are just 1-10 SU in their last 11 Saturday games. The Red Wolves are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games, however, just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 October games.

Arkansas State had one of the bigger statement wins in program history against Kansas State, however, after two weeks off due to postponed games, looked like a different team against Costal Carolina who had no trouble putting up points against the Red Wolves. Central Arkansas is a solid FCS program which looked decent agianst a very North Dakota State team, however, I think the Red Wolves are far better team here and that they bounce back with a 3-TD victory at home in this one. Take Arkansas State to cover. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Arkansas State Red Wolves -17

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