No. 23 Coastal Carolina takes on JMU with a title match on the horizon

No. 23 Coastal Carolina takes on JMU with a title match on the horizon
No. 23 Coastal Carolina takes on JMU with a title match on the horizon

No. 23 Coastal Carolina (9-1, 6-1 Sun Belt) at James Madison (7-3, 5-2), Saturday noon EST (ESPNU)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: James Madison by 13 1/2.

Series record: Tied 1-1.

WHAT IS AT STAKE?

The Chanticleers have already earned a spot in the league championship while Troy and South Alabama, both 6-1, battle for the West Division. Troy has the advantage via a 10-6 head-to-head win. James Madison can earn a share of the division title, but is ineligible for the championship due to transitioning to the Football Bowl subdivision.

BEST GAME

Jarrett Guest against the Dukes defense, with starting QB Grayson McCall unlikely to play, Guest has been intercepted three times this season and turnovers can quickly change the tenor of a game.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Coastal Carolina: RB CJ Beasley leads the team in rushing and becomes more important with McCall on the shelf.

James Madison: QB Todd Centeio completed his first 15 passes in a win over Georgia State and went 21 of 27 for 274 yards and four touchdowns.

FACTS AND FIGURES

The Chanticleers are the only team in the group of five to have suffered only one loss. … Coastal Carolina has had four different players go for more than 100 yards in a game this season. … Centeio has thrown at least four touchdowns three times this season. … The Dukes stopped Georgia State’s two-point try with 2:30 remaining in their 42-40 win last weekend. … Percy Agyei-Obese is two touchdowns shy of James Madison’s career mark of 41, set by Khalid Abdullah (2013-16).

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