Free College Football Picks Today: James Madison Dukes vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: James Madison Dukes vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The No. 23 Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers (9-1, 6-1 SBC) and James Madison University Dukes (7-3, 5-2 SBC) face off Saturday at Showker Field at Bridgeforth Stadium for their regular season finales.

The Dukes are 14-point favorites, and the total is 54. Coastal Carolina is coming off a narrow 26-23 win over Southern Miss at Brooks Stadium on November 12, their third consecutive victory. Jarrett Guest threw for 163 yards and two interceptions.

CJ Beasley ran four times for 68 yards. Sam Pinckney caught four passes for 106 yards.James Madison beat Georgia State 42-40 at Showker Field at Bridgeforth Stadium last Saturday.

Todd Centeio was 21 of 27 for 274 yards and four touchdowns. Percy Agyei-Obese carried 20 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns. Terrance Greene Jr. caught two receptions for 81 yards.


The Chanticleers are averaging 31.6 points per game for the season, 45th in FBS, and they are facing a Dukes defense that has surrendered 22.3 PPG (35th).

Meanwhile, James Madison has scored 36.0 points a game this season, 18th in the country, and Coastal Carolina is allowing 26.9 PPG (74th). The Chanticleers rank 39th in the nation in passing yards per game (257.6) and 53rd in rushing (174.1).

They will be facing a tough test on the ground, as the Dukes are No. 1 in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (79.2). Against the pass, James Madison is 67th (221.7). James Madison is 38th in the country in passing yards per game (263.6) and 46th in rushing (183.9).

Coastal Carolina’s defense has been most vulnerable through the air, as the Chanticleers are 119th in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (277.9). Against the run, the Chanticleers are 34th (125.9).


Through nine games, Grayson McCall has thrown for 21 touchdowns (1 INT) and 257.1 yards per game to lead Coastal Carolina in passing. In three away games this season, he has four TDs and an average of 211.7 yards passing.

CJ Beasley leads the team in rushing with an average of 65.5 yards a game over 10 games. He has four touchdowns on the ground. Sam Pinckney is the Chanticleers’ leading receiver with 81.4 yards a game and two TDs.

Todd Centeio has 21 passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 267.8 yards per game through nine games to lead James Madison. In four home games this season, he has thrown for 13 TDs (1 INT) and an average of 245.8 yards.

Percy Agyei-Obese has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 92.1 yards a game through nine games. He has eight touchdowns.

Kris Thornton has been the primary target in the Dukes’ aerial attack. He has seven touchdowns and a 92.2 yard per game average through 10 appearances.


Coastal Carolina is undefeated away from Brooks Stadium this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Coastal Carolina +14 (-110)

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