Coastal Carolina at Troy: 11/14/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Coastal Carolina at Troy: 11/14/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Troy Trojans (4-3) vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-0)

Game Info: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium)

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The 15th ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will travel to Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL) to take on the Troy Trojans this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.

The 15th ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers stayed perfect on the season, improving to 7-0 (5-0 Sun Belt) on the year, after defeating the South Alabama Jaguars, 23-6, this past Saturday. Coastal Carolina was outstanding defensively agianst South Alabama and had no trouble securing the victory after a 30-yard FG by the Chanticleers Massimo Biscardi gave Coastal Carolina a 20-6 lead early in the 4th quarter. Coastal Carolina outgained South Alabama by a 445-336 margin and forced the Jaguars into committing two turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Chanticleers was QB Grayson McCall who completed 17 of 24 passes for 209 yards & 1 TD.

On the season, Coastal Carolina is averaging 37.9 ppg on 442.0 total yards per game (238.7 passing yds/g; 203.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Coastal Carolina has been led by QB Grayson McCall who has completed 69.6% of his passes for 1,393 yards, 16 TD, & 1 INT. Grayson is also the 3rd leading rusher for the Chanticleers as he has 271 rushing yards & 3 TD’s on 56 carries. The top receiving threats for McCall and the Chanticleers have been Jaivon Heiligh (35 rec, 610 yards, 6 TD), Isaiah Likely (10 rec, 232 yards, 3 TD), and Sam Denmark (12 rec, 231 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Chanticleers backfield has been the duo of CJ Marable (98 att, 370 yards, 5 TD; 20 rec, 154 yards, 5 TD) and Reese White (48 att, 309 yards, 3 TD).

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Defensively, Coastal Carolina is holding their opponents to an average of 16.3 ppg on 309.6 total yards per game (174.9 passing yds/g; 134.7 rushing yds/g).

The Troy Trojans dropped to 4-3 (2-2 Sun Belt) on the season after being defeated by the Georgia Southern Eagles, 20-13, this past Saturday. Troy struggled to get their offense going agianst the Georgia Southern defense on the road and allowed the Eagles to pull away for the victory after scoring 14 unanswered points over the final 7:37 of regulation. Troy was outgained by Georgia Southern by a 411-235 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Trojans was WR Kaylon Geiger who had 49 receiving yards on 6 receptions.

On the season, Troy is averaging 29.6 ppg on 405.9 total yards per game (302.3 passing yds/g; 103.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Troy has been led by QB Gunner Watson who has completed 69.5% of his passes for 1,159 yards, 10 TD, & 3 INT. The top receiving threats for the Trojans have been Kaylon Geiger (41 rec, 523 yards, TD), Reggie Todd (25 rec, 358 yards, 5 TD), Tray Eafford (23 rec, 259 yards, TD), and Khalil McClain (21 rec, 233 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Trojans backfield has been the duo of Kimani Vidal (67 att, 393 yards, 3 TD) and B.J. Smith (59 att, 208 yards, 2 TD).

Defensively, Troy is allowing their opponents to average 24.9 ppg on 393.3 total yards per game (230.6 passing yds/g; 162.7 rushing yds/g).

The Chanticleers are 5-1-1 ATS on the season and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Trojans are 3-4 ATS on the season and just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games on turf.

Coastal Carolina continues to pile up wins and looks to be the clear-cut favorite at this point of the season to win the Sun Belt as the Chanticleers are strong on both sides of the ball. Troy has some weapons on the offense end, however, I’m not convince that they will be able to have success agianst the Coastal Carolina 14th ranked defense and as I think Coastal Carolina will be able to put a few scoring drives together, I think Coastal Carolina wins this one by about 10 points and covers this road spread. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -8

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