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At Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker Field on Saturday, the James Madison Dukes face the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.
The Blue Raiders are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6), against the Dukes (with an over/under of 58 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for James Madison vs. Middle Tennessee
- Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
- Stadium: Bridgeforth Stadium and Zane Showker Field
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James Madison Betting Insights
James Madison Stats & Insights
- James Madison put up 38.3 points per game last season, 12.6 more than Middle Tennessee surrendered per matchup (25.7).
- James Madison was against the spread and overall in games when it put up more than 25.7 points last year.
- Last season Middle Tennessee had a 6-3 record against the spread and a 6-3 record overall in games when it held opponents to less than 38.3 points.
- James Madison racked up 62.5 more yards per game (436.0) than Middle Tennessee allowed per matchup (373.5) last year.
- Middle Tennessee had a 5-3 record ATS and a 5-3 record overall when holding its opponents to less than 436.0 yards last year.
- Last year James Madison racked up 159.7 rushing yards per game, 22.4 more than Middle Tennessee allowed per contest (137.3).
- Middle Tennessee was 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 overall when holding opponents to less than 159.7 rushing yards last season.
- James Madison turned the ball over five times last season, 27 fewer than Middle Tennessee forced turnovers (32).
James Madison’s Best Players
- Last season Cole Johnson recorded 3,779 passing yards (269.9 per game), a 68% completion percentage (287-for-422), 41 touchdowns, and only four interceptions. He also added 236 rushing yards on 86 carries with six rushing TDs (averaging 16.9 yards per game).
- Last season, Latrele Palmer rushed for 941 yards on 187 carries (67.2 yards per game) and scored three times.
- In the previous year, Antwane Wells Jr. grabbed 83 passes (on 101 targets) for 1,250 yards (89.3 per game). He also found the end zone 15 times.
- Kris Thornton also impressed receiving last season. He had 83 receptions for 1,097 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was targeted 90 times.
- Solomon Vanhorse reeled in 33 passes for 338 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 24.1 yards per game last season.
- Isaac Ukwu did his thing last season with an incredible stat line of 9.0 sacks, 1.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
- Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey went to work last year, collecting 27 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and four interceptions.
- Greg Ross collected four interceptions while adding six tackles and one pass defended last year.
Middle Tennessee Betting Insights
- Middle Tennessee compiled a 7-5-1 ATS record last year.
- Middle Tennessee was an underdog by 6 points or more six times last year, and covered the spread in two of those games.
- Middle Tennessee and its opponent combined to hit the over six out of 13 times last season.
Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights
- Middle Tennessee scored 29.8 points per game last season, 14.4 more than James Madison surrendered (15.4).
- Middle Tennessee was 6-2 against the spread and 6-3 overall in games when it recorded more than 15.4 points last season.
- Middle Tennessee averaged 362.0 yards per game last year, 82.2 more yards than the 279.8 James Madison gave up per matchup.
- When Middle Tennessee churned out more than 279.8 yards last season, the team was 6-3 against the spread and 6-4 overall.
- Middle Tennessee rushed for 123.5 yards per game last season, 30.4 more than the 93.1 James Madison allowed per contest.
- When Middle Tennessee ran for more than 93.1 yards last year it compiled a 6-2 ATS record and a 6-3 overall record.
- Middle Tennessee turned the ball over 14 more times (21 total) than James Madison forced turnovers (7) last season.
Middle Tennessee’s Best Players
- Chase Cunningham threw for 1,318 yards and 16 touchdowns last season.
- Martell Pettaway averaged 28.6 rushing yards and tallied three rushing touchdowns.
- Last season Frank Peasant rushed for 303 yards. He also scored three total touchdowns.
- Jarrin Pierce averaged 40.2 yards on 3.3 receptions per game and compiled six receiving touchdowns in 2021.
- Jimmy Marshall averaged 39.2 receiving yards on 4.6 targets per game in 2021, scoring six touchdowns.
- Yusuf Ali played his way to four receiving touchdowns and 472 receiving yards (36.3 ypg) last season.
- Jordan Ferguson proved to be a menacing defender last year, recording 8.0 sacks, 11.0 TFL and 48 tackles.
- Reed Blankenship was all over the field last season with 88 tackles, 8.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
- A year ago Quincy Riley recorded 32 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and seven passes defended as well as five interceptions.