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    The Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-1) will visit the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (2-1) on Saturday at 5:00 PM ET.

    The Gamecocks are the favorites (-6) in their matchup versus the Eagles, with the over/under at 51 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Gamecocks are -244 and the Eagles are +199.)

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    Game Info for Jacksonville State vs. Eastern Michigan

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Jacksonville, Alabama
    • Stadium: Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium
    Jacksonville State vs Eastern Michigan Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Jacksonville State -6 -109 -110 51 -109 -111 -244 +199

    Jacksonville State Pick Insights

    • Jacksonville State is 1-1-0 against the spread this season.

    Jacksonville State Stats & Insights

    • Jacksonville State is averaging 344 yards per game on offense (65th in the FBS), and rank 46th on defense, yielding 322.3 yards allowed per game.
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Jacksonville State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 12th-best by giving up only 15.7 points per game. The offense ranks 49th (27.3 points per game).
    • Jacksonville State ranks 25th-worst in passing offense (133.7 passing yards per game), but thas been slightly better on defense, ranking 63rd with 197.7 passing yards allowed per game.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Jacksonville State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 19th-best in the FBS by compiling 210.3 per game. The Gamecocks rank 41st on defense (124.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Jacksonville State has been firing on all cylinders on third down this year, owning the 10th-best mark in third-down percentage (45.5%) and 11th-best in third-down defense (30% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • Jacksonville State has forced seven total turnovers (first in the FBS) this season and have turned it over one time (58th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +6, the best in college football.

    Jacksonville State’s Best Players

    • Zion Webb has compiled 217 yards (72.3 ypg) on 19-of-39 passing this season. In addition, he’s added 76 rushing yards (25.3 ypg) on 21 carries.
    • Malik Jackson has carried the ball 43 times for a team-high 249 yards (83 per game) with two scores. He has also caught five passes for 44 yards.
    • Ron Wiggins has carried the ball 28 times for 156 yards (52 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Perry Carter Jr.’s 87 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted nine times and has registered four receptions.
    • Quinton Lane has put together an 80-yard season so far, hauling in seven passes on nine targets.
    • Larry Worth paces the team with 1.5 sacks, and also has eight tackles.
    • Jeremiah Harris has been all over the field, leading the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has 16 tackles and one interception so far.

    Eastern Michigan Betting Insights

    • Eastern Michigan is 1-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Eastern Michigan is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 6 points or more this season.
    • Eastern Michigan has not gone over a point total in two games with a set over/under.

    Eastern Michigan Pick Insights

    • Eastern Michigan has struggled on both offense and defense this season, ranking fifth-worst in total offense (269.3 total yards per game) and 24th-worst in total defense (425 total yards allowed per game).
    • Eastern Michigan ranks 21st-worst in points per game (19.3), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 60th in the FBS with 21.7 points allowed per contest.
    • Eastern Michigan’s passing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 134.3 passing yards per game, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 76th with 217 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • Eastern Michigan ranks 91st in rushing yards per game (135), but it has been less productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 10th-worst in the FBS with 208 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Eastern Michigan’s third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating a 32.4% third-down percentage, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 107th with a 46.5% third-down rate surrendered.
    • Eastern Michigan has fared really well in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +3 ranks 22nd-best in the FBS, with six forced turnovers (25th in the nation) and three turnovers committed (32nd in the nation).

    Eastern Michigan’s Best Players

    • Austin Smith has 403 passing yards, or 134.3 per game, so far this season. He has completed 55.4% of his passes and has thrown two touchdowns with two interceptions. He’s also helped out on the ground with 20 rushing yards per game.
    • The team’s top rusher, Samson Evans, has carried the ball 35 times for 214 yards (71.3 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Jaylon Jackson has taken 22 carries and totaled 120 yards with one touchdown.
    • Tanner Knue’s 119 receiving yards (39.7 yards per game) lead the team. He has 15 catches on 24 targets with one touchdown.
    • Blake Daniels has racked up 92 receiving yards (30.7 yards per game) on seven receptions.
    • Hamze Elzayat has racked up 81 reciving yards (27 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Mikah Coleman paces the team with three sacks, and also has three TFL and seven tackles.
    • Joseph Sparacio, Eastern Michigan’s top tackler, has 18 tackles this year.
    • Bennett Walker has a team-high three interceptions to go along with three passes defended.
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