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    At 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (1-4) are at home against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (4-1).

    The Gamecocks are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+4.5), versus the Blue Raiders (with an over/under of 51.5 points).

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    Game Info for Middle Tennessee vs. Jacksonville State

    • Game Day: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    • Stadium: Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium
    Middle Tennessee vs Jacksonville State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Middle Tennessee -4.5 -110 -110 51.5 -110 -110 -196 +163

    Middle Tennessee Pick Insights

    • Middle Tennessee is 1-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • Middle Tennessee is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
    • Two of Middle Tennessee’s five games with a set total have hit the over (40%).

    Middle Tennessee Stats & Insights

    • Middle Tennessee is compiling 361.4 yards per game on offense, which ranks 88th in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the Blue Raiders rank 89th, giving up 394 yards per game.
    • While Middle Tennessee’s defense ranks 105th with 31 points allowed per game, the Blue Raiders have been a little worse on offense, ranking 13th-worst (18.8 points per game).
    • Middle Tennessee is compiling 233.8 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 67th in the FBS. The defense ranks 102nd, giving up 253.2 passing yards per contest.
    • Middle Tennessee ranks 99th in run offense (127.6 rushing yards per game) and 73rd in run defense (140.8 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • In addition to a 54.1% third-down percentage allowed on defense, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS, Middle Tennessee has posted the 68th-ranked third-down percentage (40.5%) on offense.
    • With five forced turnovers (97th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (83rd in the FBS), Middle Tennessee (-3) owns the 103rd-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Middle Tennessee’s Best Players

    • Nicholas Vattiato has 1,163 yards passing for Middle Tennessee, completing 68.1% of his passes and throwing seven touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 144 rushing yards (28.8 ypg) on 49 carries with one rushing touchdown.
    • Jaiden Credle has carried the ball 36 times for a team-high 227 yards on the ground and has found the end zone one time as a runner. He’s also tacked on 11 catches for 87 yards (17.4 per game) and one touchdown via the pass.
    • Frank Peasant has racked up 165 yards on 41 attempts, scoring one time.
    • Elijah Metcalf’s leads his squad with 235 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 27 catches (out of 36 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Holden Willis has hauled in 19 receptions totaling 212 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Justin Olson’s 17 receptions have turned into 199 yards and one touchdown.
    • Sam Brumfield has collected two sacks to pace the team, while also recording one TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Tra Fluellen has been all over the field, leading the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has 12 tackles and one interception so far.

    Jacksonville State Betting Insights

    • Jacksonville State is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Jacksonville State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 4.5 points or more this year (0-1).
    • None of Jacksonville State’s three games with a set total this year have hit the over.

    Jacksonville State Pick Insights

    • From an offensive perspective, Jacksonville State is compiling 362.6 total yards per game (55th-ranked). It ranks 31st in the FBS on defense (310.8 total yards allowed per game).
    • Jacksonville State has been dominant on the defensive side of the ball, allowing only 15 points per game (eighth-best). On offense, it ranks 46th by accumulating 27.6 points per game.
    • Jacksonville State’s passing offense has been bottom-25 this season, compiling 138.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 21st-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 65th with 197.4 passing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Jacksonville State’s rushing attack has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 12th-best in the FBS with 224.4 rushing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is ceding 113.4 rushing yards per game, which ranks 32nd.
    • Jacksonville State ranks 28th in the FBS with a 37.1% third-down conversion percentage, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks fifth-best by giving up a 26.7% third-down rate.
    • In terms of turnover margin, Jacksonville State is the best in the FBS this season. The team’s margin sits at +7, as it has forced 11 turnovers and committed four.

    Jacksonville State’s Best Players

    • Logan Smothers has been a dual threat for Jacksonville State this season. He has 474 passing yards (94.8 per game) while completing 60.8% of his passes. He’s tossed five touchdown passes and zero interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 255 yards (51 ypg) on 53 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
    • Malik Jackson is his team’s leading rusher with 77 carries for 505 yards, or 101 per game. He’s found the end zone three times on the ground, as well.
    • Perry Carter Jr. has registered nine catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 166 (33.2 yards per game). He’s been targeted 20 times and has one touchdown.
    • Quinton Lane has caught 13 passes and compiled 156 receiving yards (31.2 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Mike Pettway’s eight catches (on 11 targets) have netted him 106 yards (21.2 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Larry Worth leads the team with two sacks, and also has one TFL, 12 tackles, and one interception.
    • Fred Perry, Jacksonville State’s tackle leader, has 23 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Jalen Bustamante has a team-leading one interception to go along with one TFL and one pass defended.

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