Free College Football Picks Today: Ball State Cardinals vs Murray State Racers 9/17/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Ball State Cardinals vs Murray State Racers 9/17/22
Sat 17th September 2022

The Murray State University Racers travel to take on the Ball State University Cardinals (0-2, 0-1 MAC) at Scheumann Stadium on Saturday. Murray State is coming off a crushing 34-3 loss at the hands of Jacksonville State at Roy Stewart Stadium last Saturday. Lucas Maue threw for 55 yards. Jawaun Northington ran 10 times for 56 yards. Dylan Appleton caught one pass for 37 yards.Ball State (0-2, 0-1 MAC) lost 37-30 to Western Michigan at Scheumann Stadium last Saturday. John Paddock was 23 of 40 for 291 yards and two touchdowns. Carson Steele carried 26 times for 147 yards and a touchdown. Amir Abdur-Rahman also scored once. He hauled in seven receptions for 90 yards. The Cardinals are averaging 20.0 points per game so far this season, 112th in FBS, while allowing 48.0 PPG (127th). Ball State is 40th in the country in passing yards per game (280.0) and 99th in rushing (115.0). Defensively, the Cardinals are 115th in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (290.5) and 120th against the run (212.5).


DJ Williams leads Murray State in passing with 207 yards and one touchdown in his sole appearance this season. Northington leads the team in rushing with an average of 31.5 yards a game over two games. Jacob Bell is the Racers’ leading receiver with 45.5 yards a game and one TD. Paddock has three passing touchdowns (2 INT) with 280.0 yards per game through two games to lead Ball State. In one previous home game this season, he threw for two TDs and 291 yards. Steele has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 87.0 yards a game through two games. He has one touchdown. Jayshon Jackson has been a key target in the Cardinals’ aerial attack, averaging 72.5 yards per game through two appearances.

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