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    Star wide receiver Erik Brooks and the Fresno State Bulldogs (3-0) play the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-2) on Saturday at 10:30 PM ET, at Bulldog Stadium at Jim Sweeney Field.

    The Bulldogs are expected to win by at least two touchdowns (currently -28) against the Golden Flashes. The over/under for this matchup is 51 points.

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    Game Info for Fresno State vs. Kent State

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: Fresno, California
    • Stadium: Bulldog Stadium at Jim Sweeney Field
    Fresno State vs Kent State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Fresno State -28 -110 -110 51 -108 -112 -4737 +1563

    Fresno State Pick Insights

    • Fresno State is 2-0-0 against the spread this season.
    • One of Fresno State’s two games with a set total has hit the over (50%).

    Fresno State Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Fresno State ranks 63rd in the FBS with 400.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 52nd in total defense (319.7 yards allowed per contest).
    • Fresno State ranks 47th in scoring offense (34 points per game) and 62nd in scoring defense (22 points allowed per game) this year.
    • Fresno State is averaging 291.7 passing yards per game on offense (27th in the FBS), and ranks 80th on defense with 225 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Fresno State ranks 22nd-worst in rushing offense (108.7 rushing yards per game), but has played better on defense, ranking 30th with 94.7 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Fresno State ranks 47th in the FBS with a 45.1% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 45th in third-down percentage allowed (94.7).
    • Fresno State owns the best turnover margin in college football at +8, forcing 10 turnovers (first in the FBS) while turning it over two times (11th in the FBS).

    Fresno State’s Best Players

    • Mikey Keene has 870 pass yards for Fresno State, completing 65.2% of his passes and tossing eight touchdowns and two interceptions this season.
    • Elijah Gilliam has 248 rushing yards on 58 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Malik Sherrod has been handed the ball 14 times this year and racked up 59 yards (19.7 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Brooks has hauled in 28 receptions for 369 yards (123 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
    • Jaelen Gill has hauled in 17 receptions totaling 177 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Jalen Moss has racked up 13 grabs for 92 yards, an average of 30.7 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Jacob Holmes leads the team with one sack, and also has two TFL.
    • Dean Clark, Fresno State’s tackle leader, has 19 tackles this year.
    • Carlton Johnson has a team-high three interceptions to go along with six tackles and three passes defended.

    Kent State Betting Insights

    • Kent State is 1-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Kent State is 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 28 points or more this season.
    • Out of Kent State’s two games with a set total, one has hit the over (50%).

    Kent State Pick Insights

    • Kent State has been struggling on offense, ranking 14th-worst with 302.3 total yards per game. It has been better on defense, allowing 394.7 total yards per contest (103rd-ranked).
    • This season has been tough for Kent State on both offense and defense, as it is putting up only 16.7 points per game (13th-worst) and ceding 31.3 points per game (22nd-worst).
    • Kent State ranks 16th-worst in passing yards per game on offense (163.7), but at least it has been dominating on defense, ranking 25th-best in passing yards surrendered per contest (173.3).
    • Kent State ranks 86th in rushing yards per game (138.7), but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking seventh-worst in the FBS with 221.3 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Kent State has been struggling on third down, ranking fifth-worst with a 53.7% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, generating a 40% third-down rate (74th-ranked).
    • Kent State has compiled five forced turnovers (46th in the FBS) and committed three turnovers (32nd in the FBS) this season for a +2 turnover margin that ranks 29th in the FBS.

    Kent State’s Best Players

    • Michael Alaimo leads Kent State with 491 yards on 35-of-64 passing with one touchdown compared to three interceptions this season.
    • Gavin Garcia has rushed 57 times for 238 yards, with two touchdowns.
    • Jaylen Thomas has collected 71 yards (on 12 attempts) with one touchdown.
    • Trell Harris has totaled 11 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 208 (69.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 18 times and has one touchdown.
    • Chrishon McCray has put together a 105-yard season so far. He’s caught seven passes on 15 targets.
    • Justin Holmes’ nine targets have resulted in eight grabs for 83 yards.
    • Matt Harmon has collected one sack to lead the team, while also recording one TFL and six tackles.
    • Kent State’s leading tackler, Devin Nicholson, has 22 tackles and three TFL this year.
    • D.J. Miller Jr. has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has seven tackles and one pass defended to his name.

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