Davidson vs Morehead State College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/27/21
The Morehead State Eagles and Davidson Wildcats meet Saturday in week 7 FCS college football action at Richardson Stadium.
The Morehead State Eagles look for another win to get back to a .500 record. Mark Pappas is completing 54.3 percent of his passes for 462 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. BJ Byrd and Thomas Campbell-Clay have combined for 345 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Matt Guilfoil has seven receptions. The Morehead State Eagles ground game is averaging 65.7 yards per contest, and Dejoun Lee leads the way with 120 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Morehead State is allowing 32.3 points and 412 yards per game. Vincent Winey leads the Morehead State Eagles with 34 tackles, Jahleel Holmes has two sacks and Brandon Barbee has two interceptions.
The Davidson Wildcats look for a third straight win to improve to 3-1 on the season. Tyler Phelps is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 279 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Jalen Staples and Pat Tabor have combined for 124 receiving yards and one touchdown while Eli Turner has five receptions. The Davidson Wildcats ground game is averaging 299 yards per contest, and Coy Williams leads the way with 327 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Davidson is allowing 23.3 points and 361.3 yards per game. Jake Alexander leads the Davidson Wildcats with 27 tackles, J. Hammond has three sacks and Miles Davis has one interception.
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The Morehead State Eagles have been rough defensively through three games and while they're coming off a win over Stetson, it's not a victory that's going to move the needle much. The Davidson Wildcats appear to be getting better each week and their only loss was their season opener against a ranked Elon squad, a game that came down to the wire. Morehead State hasn't played much defense and doesn't run the ball well, two things that need to improve before you can back this club on the road. The Davidson Wildcats should like their chances in this contest.
I'd love to get off the hook, but I'd side with Davidson in this contest anyway.
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Following a triumphant home opener for the spring 2021 season, Morehead State football is back on the road this week. The Eagles will face the Davidson Wildcats in North Carolina. Saturday's kickoff has been moved up to Noon ET.
Morehead State (1-2/1-1 PFL) picked up a 31-14 win over Stetson at Jayne Stadium last Saturday, while the Wildcats (2-1/2-0 PFL) had a win over Presbyterian at home last weekend.
The game will air live on MSUEagles.com (WIVY-96.3 FM audio). Live video is available via a link on MSUEagles.com as well.
The Morehead State Eagles head East to take on the Davidson Wildcats at Richardson Stadium in North Carolina on Saturday. Neither team comes in with incredibly high postseason aspirations, but the Eagles won their last time out against Stetson, and Davidson has gathered two wins in a row after dropping their opener. In this wild COVID-driven season, both teams know that they need to keep up the winning ways if they want a shot at the postseason.
Morehead State has never made an FCS playoff appearance, and after an 0-2 start to the season, 2021 didn’t look like it would change their course of history. The opener saw the Eagles get throttled by top-ranked James Madison, 52-0, followed by a double-digit loss to Presbyterian. Last week though, Rob Tenyer’s side was able to get back into the win column with a 17-point win against Stetson.
The Eagles at quarterback by second-year starter Mark Pappas, who is averaging 217 passing yards per game over the last two weeks, with five touchdowns and only two interceptions. Against James Madison though, Pappas had a terrible game, only throwing for 28 yards and an interception. One issue for Pappas this year has been his inability to escape or expand the pocket, which is allowing defenses to easily read his intentions. At running back is another experienced play in Issiah Aguero, who got into the end zone for the first time last week, and is averaging 4.3 yards per carry over the last two weeks, but needs to become involved out of the backfield. Despite how ineffective the rushing attack has been at times, Jacksonville transfer BJ Byrd has been a welcome addition to stretch the field. Against Presbyterian, he had seven catches for 148 yards and a touchdown, then added two touchdowns on six catches in the win last week.
Balance is a major question mark for the offense coming into this game, as Morehead State needs to work to establish the running game in order to open up the passing game in the second half. The defense is also a concern, shown by how many points they gave up against James Madison in the opener, and will need to be stout against Davidson, especially in the secondary. Keep an eye on Byrd though, who has the big play athleticism to break this game open and will be a huge advantage for the Eagles to have on their side.