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    The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-8) play on Saturday at 2:00 PM ET at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium versus the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (7-3).

    The Gamecocks are significant favorites (-9) in their game against the Bulldogs, with the over/under at 55.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Gamecocks are -365 and the Bulldogs are +288.)

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    Game Info for Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana Tech

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Jacksonville, Alabama
    • Stadium: Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium
    Jacksonville State vs Louisiana Tech Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Jacksonville State -9 -110 -110 55.5 -109 -111 -365 +288

    Jacksonville State Pick Insights

    • Jacksonville State has posted a 6-2-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Jacksonville State is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when favored by 9 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Jacksonville State’s eight games with a set total.

    Jacksonville State Stats & Insights

    • Jacksonville State is putting up 381.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks 71st in the FBS. Defensively, the Gamecocks rank 52nd, surrendering 361.5 yards per game.
    • Jacksonville State is averaging 28.5 points per game on offense, which ranks them 63rd in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 34th, allowing 20.7 points per contest.
    • It’s been a tough stretch for Jacksonville State in terms of throwing the football and defending the pass, ranking 12th-worst in passing offense (163.3 passing yards per game) and 24th-worst in passing defense (248.5 passing yards per game allowed) in 2023.
    • Jacksonville State has been surging on both sides of the ball in the running game, ranking sixth-best in rushing offense (218 rushing yards per game) and 25th-best in rushing defense (113 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Jacksonville State ranks 60th in third-down conversion rate this year (39.9%), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 20th-best in the FBS with a 31.4% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • Jacksonville State has the 18th-best turnover margin in college football at +7, forcing 19 turnovers (10th in the FBS) while turning it over 12 times (41st in the FBS).

    Jacksonville State’s Best Players

    • Zion Webb has thrown for 927 yards, completing 50.3% of his passes and recording five touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He’s also run for 525 yards (52.5 ypg) on 98 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Malik Jackson has 624 rushing yards on 116 carries with four touchdowns.
    • Perry Carter Jr.’s 458 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 49 times and has totaled 25 catches and three touchdowns.
    • Quinton Lane has hauled in 22 receptions totaling 230 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Sean Brown’s 16 receptions have yielded 208 yards and five touchdowns.
    • Chris Hardie has racked up 6.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up nine TFL, 34 tackles, and one interception.
    • Quae Drake is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s totaled 53 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Kekoura Tarnue leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 31 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and three passes defended.

    Louisiana Tech Betting Insights

    • Louisiana Tech has a 3-7-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 9-point underdogs this season, the Bulldogs are 1-2 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Louisiana Tech’s 10 games with a set total.

    Louisiana Tech Pick Insights

    • Louisiana Tech ranks 62nd with 394 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 95th with 398.7 total yards allowed per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Louisiana Tech’s defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, surrendering 31.4 points per game, which ranks 23rd-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 71st with 26.7 points per contest.
    • Louisiana Tech ranks 40th in the FBS with 262.1 passing yards per contest, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 22nd-best by surrendering just 192.5 passing yards per game.
    • Louisiana Tech ranks 94th in rushing yards per game (131.9), but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking sixth-worst in the FBS with 206.2 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Louisiana Tech’s third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling a 31.9% third-down rate, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 98th with a 41.9% third-down rate allowed.
    • Louisiana Tech has not done well in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of -8 is ninth-worst in the FBS.

    Louisiana Tech’s Best Players

    • Hank Bachmeier has thrown for 1,837 yards on 68% passing while collecting nine touchdown passes with four interceptions this season.
    • Tyre Shelton has carried the ball 89 times for 541 yards, with five touchdowns.
    • Keith Willis Jr. has compiled 282 yards on 45 carries with seven touchdowns.
    • Smoke Harris paces his squad with 735 receiving yards on 74 receptions with four touchdowns.
    • Cyrus Allen has put together a 687-yard season so far with three touchdowns. He’s caught 40 passes on 69 targets.
    • Kyle Maxwell’s 33 targets have resulted in 16 receptions for 351 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Deshon Hall paces the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has four TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Myles Heard, Louisiana Tech’s top tackler, has 76 tackles and three TFL this year.
    • Cedric Woods leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 20 tackles and two passes defended.
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