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    Star quarterback Jordan McCloud and the James Madison Dukes (10-1) face the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (7-4) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET at Brooks Stadium.

    The Dukes are expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -9) versus the Chanticleers. The over/under for this matchup is 50.5 points.

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    Game Info for James Madison vs. Coastal Carolina

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 25, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Conway, South Carolina
    • Stadium: Brooks Stadium
    James Madison vs Coastal Carolina Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    James Madison -9 -109 -111 50.5 -111 -109 -354 +273

    James Madison Pick Insights

    • James Madison is 7-4-0 ATS this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 9-point favorites this season, James Madison is 1-3 against the spread.
    • James Madison games have gone over the point total on six of 11 occasions (54.5%).

    James Madison Stats & Insights

    • James Madison is totaling 425.6 yards per game on offense (40th in the FBS), and rank 31st on defense, yielding 330.5 yards allowed per game.
    • On defense, James Madison has been a top-25 unit, ranking 20th-best by surrendering just 18.9 points per game. The offense ranks 26th (33.3 points per game).
    • James Madison has the 21st-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (284.9 passing yards per game), but ranks eighth-worst on defense (268.2 passing yards allowed per game).
    • On defense, James Madison has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking best by allowing just 62.3 per game. The Dukes rank 89th on offense (140.7 rushing yards per game).
    • James Madison is averaging a 35.2% third-down percentage on offense (103rd in the FBS), and ranks 32nd on defense with a 34.3% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • James Madison owns the 24th-best turnover margin in college football at +5, forcing 18 turnovers (29th in the FBS) while turning it over 13 times (39th in the FBS).

    James Madison’s Best Players

    • McCloud has thrown for 3,089 yards (280.8 ypg) to lead James Madison, completing 68.4% of his passes and recording 27 touchdown passes compared to eight interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 306 rushing yards on 87 carries with seven rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Kaelon Black, has carried the ball 124 times for 559 yards (50.8 per game), scoring one time. He’s also caught 21 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Ty Son Lawton has collected 495 yards on 112 attempts, scoring four times.
    • Elijah Sarratt’s team-leading 969 yards as a receiver have come on 68 catches (out of 86 targets) with five touchdowns.
    • Reggie Brown has put up a 952-yard season so far with eight touchdowns, hauling in 48 passes on 81 targets.
    • Phoenix Sproles has compiled 36 catches for 288 yards, an average of 26.2 yards per game. He’s scored three times as a receiver this season.
    • Jalen Green has 15.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 14 TFL, 42 tackles, and one interception.
    • Aiden Fisher, James Madison’s tackle leader, has 80 tackles, three TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Francis Meehan has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 33 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended to his name.

    Coastal Carolina Betting Insights

    • So far this year, Coastal Carolina has put together an 8-3-0 record against the spread.
    • Coastal Carolina is 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 9-point underdogs.
    • Coastal Carolina games have gone over the point total in three out of 11 opportunities (27.3%).

    Coastal Carolina Pick Insights

    • With 431.5 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, Coastal Carolina ranks 33rd in the FBS in 2023. On defense, it ranks 59th, giving up 370.8 total yards per game.
    • With 29.3 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, Coastal Carolina ranks 52nd in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 41st, allowing 21.8 points per contest.
    • In terms of passing, Coastal Carolina ranks 33rd in the FBS (268 passing yards per game) and 32nd on defense (201.3 passing yards allowed per contest).
    • Coastal Carolina is accumulating 163.5 rushing yards per game on offense this season (58th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 169.5 rushing yards per contest (102nd-ranked) on defense.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Coastal Carolina ranks 33rd in the FBS (43.2% third-down conversion rate) and 90th on defense (40.8% third-down rate allowed).
    • Coastal Carolina has thrived in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of +7 ranks 20th-best in the FBS, with 20 forced turnovers (15th in the nation) and 13 turnovers committed (39th in the nation).

    Coastal Carolina’s Best Players

    • Grayson McCall has compiled 1,919 yards on 67.4% passing while recording 10 touchdown passes with six interceptions this season.
    • Braydon Bennett is his team’s leading rusher with 83 carries for 377 yards, or 34.3 per game. He’s found paydirt five times on the ground, as well. Bennett has also chipped in with 18 catches for 168 yards.
    • Ethan Vasko has piled up 37 carries and totaled 273 yards with one touchdown.
    • Sam Pinckney’s 841 receiving yards (76.5 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 60 catches on 94 targets with seven touchdowns.
    • Jared Brown has put up a 721-yard season so far with four touchdowns. He’s caught 55 passes on 73 targets.
    • Jameson Tucker’s 16 receptions (on 29 targets) have netted him 337 yards (30.6 ypg) and three touchdowns.
    • Micheal Mason paces the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has two TFL and 35 tackles.
    • Clayton Isbell has been all over the field, leading the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has 52 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and three interceptions so far.

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