Kennesaw State Owls (2-5) vs. Sam Houston Bearkats (0-8)
Kennesaw State Owls vs. Sam Houston Bearkats 11/4/23 – As we approach the 10th week of NCAAF action, the Kennesaw State Owls and Sam Houston Bearkats prepare to clash in what promises to be an intriguing matchup. Both teams are desperate to secure a victory, with the Owls standing at 2-5 and the Bearkats still searching for their first win at 0-8. Given their recent performance and standings, this game is more than just another fixture on the schedule; it’s an opportunity for redemption. Stay tuned for the latest free NCAAF predictions.
For the Kennesaw State Owls, two key players to watch are running back Michael Benefield and wide receiver Isaac Foster. Benefield has showcased his potential as a valuable rusher, accumulating 332 yards from 63 attempts with a commendable average of 5.3 yards per rush. Foster, on the other hand, has been a reliable receiving option, racking up 152 yards from 15 receptions.
Switching focus to the Sam Houston Bearkats, running back John Gentry and wide receiver Noah Smith have been standout performers. Gentry, although not racking up large numbers, remains a consistent threat in the running game, with 241 yards from 76 attempts. Noah Smith, the primary receiving option for the Bearkats, boasts 466 receiving yards from 54 receptions and has found the end zone four times this season.
Kennesaw State Owls vs. Sam Houston Bearkats 11/4/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Elliot T. Bowers Stadium|
Jonathan Murphy QB vs. Keegan Shoemaker QB
Jonathan Murphy has had a mixed season thus far for the Owls. With 1013 passing yards from 134 attempts and a 51.5% completion rate, Murphy has shown flashes of brilliance. His 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 6 touchdowns paint a positive picture, but the 15 sacks and 2 interceptions indicate areas of concern. Murphy’s decision-making will be crucial against the Bearkats’ defense. His ability to handle pressure and keep a clear head will determine much of the game’s narrative.
On the opposite end, Keegan Shoemaker has been a beacon of hope for the Bearkats. Despite their winless record, Shoemaker has thrown for 1524 yards with a commendable 61.5% completion rate. His 10 touchdown passes hint at his capability, but the 7 interceptions show room for improvement. Shoemaker’s style of play, combined with his decision-making under pressure, will be vital in this matchup against the Owls’ defense.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Kennesaw State Owls ML, Total Odds: –
At present, the betting odds for this game are not available. However, bettors should keep an eye out for any updates and shifts in the odds as we approach game day.
Kennesaw State Owls Betting Trends
The Owls’ recent form is concerning. Their 1-5 straight-up record in the last 6 games reveals a team struggling for consistency. Furthermore, their road form is equally worrying, with a 1-4 record in their last five away fixtures. The fact that they’ve also underperformed in Saturday games, holding a 1-4 record, further emphasizes the need for a turnaround.
Sam Houston Bearkats Betting Trends
The Bearkats haven’t fared much better. Their 1-4-1 record against the spread in their previous six games is a testament to their difficulties. The fact that the total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 6 games hints at defensive issues. A harrowing 0-10 straight-up record in their last 10 fixtures and 0-5 record in Saturday games paints a bleak picture.
Kennesaw State Owls vs. Sam Houston Bearkats 11/4/23 Betting Picks
Given the recent form of both teams, this game is genuinely up for grabs. However, the Owls’ slightly better record might give them the edge, but the Bearkats will be desperate to notch their first win.
Bettors should keep an eye on any available prop bets, especially surrounding key players like Murphy and Shoemaker. The over/under might also be a tempting proposition, considering both teams’ recent trends. For those seeking premium matchup tips, consider the individual player performances and any last-minute injuries or roster changes.
Free Pick and Prediction: Kennesaw State Owls 24, Sam Houston Bearkats 21