The South Carolina State Bulldogs will have their hands full when they travel south of the border to Atlanta to take on the #16 ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 4th. And, in fact, the Football Championship Subdivision Bulldogs are marching in certain defeat. But that’s nothing that the 6-figure check that Georgia Tech is paying them to be tackling dummies shouldn’t help to remedy.
The Bulldogs are no push over but there is a major disparity between the #16 ranked team in the BCS eligible crowd, and the #12 ranked team in Division I-AA. Nonetheless if the Yellow Jackets don’t stick to the task the task at hand the Bulldogs could make a game of this NCAA football betting matchup.
Last year SCSU was led by a stingy defense that held opponents to less than 13 points in 8 of its games and created 33 turnovers. The team finished 10-2 (a perfect 8-0 in conference play) and won the Mid-East Athletic Conference for the second year in a row.
On offense this year the team will have to replace the MEAC’s all time leading rusher, Will Ford (4,668 yards). Senior Chris Massy will be the featured back and the passing game should see some action behind the arm of QB Malcolm Long who passed for 20 TDs and 10 INTS in 2009.
But no matter how impressive the Bulldogs were in their division of the college football betting division they will be in for a rude awakening against the Yellow Jackets. QB Joshua Nesbitt is perhaps the best running QB in the country and he’s a much better passer than most sports betting analysts give him credit for. But there’s no denying that his passing will suffer without WR Demaryius Johnson on the field (Johnson caught 46 of the 75 passes he completed last season).
At running back Tech looks to be in good shape with Anthony Allen set to take over for departed Jonathan Dwyer after averaging 9.7 yards a carry last season in an apprentice role.
Kickoff for this Saturday matchup is set for 1:05 Eastern Time and sbg opened with the ??? As a ??-point favorite with an over/under total at ??.