Free Week 2 Prediction: Bulldogs vs Bulldogs Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Joe Alliet Stadium, Ruston, Louisiana
NCAA Football Spread: Mississippi State -8.0
NCAA Betting Total: 67.5
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Both teams had weak FCS opponents in their opener and neither of them was tested. Both teams will be in for much different levels of offensive talent this week.
Quarterback play will definitely be the key to this matchup as each has the ability to take over the game and lead their team to victory.
Mississippi State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs looked absolutely DOMINANT in their Week 1 victory over Charleston Southern allowing a total of just 34 yards.
Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald looked very effective both on the ground and in the air before heading to the bench for some rest.
He has some dark horse Heisman potential if he continues to control the game with both his arm and legs.
The Mississippi State defense will be in for a much different game this week against an explosive Louisiana Tech offense. They will have to limit the big plays as Louisiana Tech has the ability to score points in bunches.
Mississippi State struggled on the road last season going just 2-4 in such games. 5 of those were against SEC opponents so Louisiana Tech won’t exactly be the same environment they had to face in those games.
Fitzgerald will have to be solid all season for Mississippi State to be competitive and I expect him to do that this week against a sub-par Louisiana Tech defense.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
The Bulldogs needed a 21-0 advantage in the fourth quarter last week to put away Northwestern St but never really appeared to be in too much trouble.
This will be a whole different matchup for them though and they can’t afford to make early errors on defense.
They turned the ball over 3 times last week and allowed 389 yards of total offense. Fitzgerald will give them fits but they may hold the advantage if they can manage to turn the game into a shootout.
The Louisiana Tech offense has a handful of weapons and their speed could be able to match the SEC defense they face in their second straight home game.
The Bulldogs did fare well last season in their one SEC matchup as they nearly won on the road at Arkansas, dropping 21-20 in the opener.
I would think Mississippi State is aware of that close result last season but they also could be looking ahead to their SEC opener next week against LSU.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
• Over is 6-2 in Mississippi State’s last 8 overall
• Over is 20-8 in Louisiana Tech’s last 28 games overall.
• Over has hit in 3 straight road games for Mississippi State
• Over is 9-1 in Louisiana Tech’s last 10 games
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The over is definitely the play here. Mississippi State’s defense looked solid last week but they aren’t on the same level as some of the other SEC defenses. And Louisiana Tech’s offense should be fired up at home..
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 67.5
Louisiana Tech has a high-flying offense and Fitzgerald has the ability to take over a football game. I expect to see points come in bunches in this one.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Mississippi State 41 – Louisiana Tech 33
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