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    At Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium on Saturday, the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (7-3) meet the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-8).

    The Gamecocks are expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -8.5) versus the Bulldogs. The over/under for this matchup is 54.5 points.

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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 -8.5 -110 -110 54.5 -110 -110 -332 +261

    Jacksonville State Pick Insights

    • Jacksonville State has a 6-2-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Jacksonville State is 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 8.5-point favorites.
    • 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 this year (71st in the FBS), and are surrendering 361.5 yards per game (52nd) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Jacksonville State is putting up 28.5 points per game on offense, which ranks them 63rd in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 34th, giving up 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 making things happen on both sides of the ball in the running game this season, 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 has the 60th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (39.9% percentage), and has been better on defense, ranking 20th-best with a 31.4% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Jacksonville State owns 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 leads Jacksonville State with 927 yards (92.7 ypg) on 74-of-147 passing with five touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He also has 525 rushing yards on 98 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • Malik Jackson has 624 rushing yards on 116 carries with four touchdowns.
    • Perry Carter Jr. has hauled in 25 receptions for 458 yards (45.8 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
    • Quinton Lane has reeled in 22 passes while averaging 23 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Sean Brown has been the target of 31 passes and hauled in 16 receptions for 208 yards, an average of 20.8 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone five times through the air this season.
    • Chris Hardie has 6.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has nine TFL, 34 tackles, and one interception.
    • Quae Drake, Jacksonville State’s top tackler, has 53 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Kekoura Tarnue has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 31 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and three passes defended to his name.

    Louisiana Tech Betting Insights

    • Louisiana Tech has a 3-7-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Louisiana Tech has a 1-2 record against the spread when an underdog by 8.5 points or more this year.
    • Louisiana Tech games have hit the over in four out of 10 opportunities (40%).

    Louisiana Tech Pick Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Louisiana Tech is compiling 394 total yards per contest (62nd-ranked). It ranks 95th in the FBS defensively (398.7 total yards given up per game).
    • Louisiana Tech ranks 71st in points per game (26.7), but it has been less productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 23rd-worst in the FBS with 31.4 points allowed per contest.
    • Louisiana Tech ranks 40th in the FBS with 262.1 passing yards per game, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 22nd-best by giving up just 192.5 passing yards per contest.
    • Louisiana Tech ranks 94th in rushing yards per game (131.9), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking sixth-worst in the FBS with 206.2 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Louisiana Tech’s offense has been sputtering on third down, ranking 15th-worst in the FBS with a 31.9% third-down conversion percentage. It has been better defensively, allowing a 41.9% third-down rate (98th-ranked).
    • Louisiana Tech has fared poorly in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -8 is ninth-worst in the FBS.

    Louisiana Tech’s Best Players

    • Hank Bachmeier has recored 1,837 passing yards, or 167 per game, so far this season. He has completed 68% of his passes and has recorded nine touchdowns with four interceptions.
    • The team’s top rusher, Tyre Shelton, has carried the ball 89 times for 541 yards (49.2 per game) with five touchdowns.
    • Keith Willis Jr. has totaled 282 yards on 45 carries with seven touchdowns.
    • Smoke Harris has totaled 74 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 735 (66.8 yards per game). He’s been targeted 88 times and has 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 has racked up 351 reciving yards (31.9 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Deshon Hall has collected 3.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording four TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Louisiana Tech’s tackle leader, Myles Heard, has 76 tackles and three TFL this year.
    • Cedric Woods has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 20 tackles and two passes defended to his name.
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