Kent State Golden Flashes vs Arkansas Razorbacks 9/9/2023 – As the NCAA Football season enters its stride, the Kent State Golden Flashes are heading to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to face the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium. College football enthusiasts, stay tuned as we provide you with an in-depth analysis of this exciting matchup, brought to you by Picks and Parlays. The recent football betting picks are in favor of the Arkansas Razorback to secure a victory against the Kent State Golden Flashes.
Kent State Golden Flashes vs Arkansas Razorbacks 9/9/2023
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023 4:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium|
|Golden Flashes||+38.5 (-110)||57.5 o (-110)||+2200|
|Razorbacks||-38.5 (-110)||57.5 u (-110)||-100000|
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The Kent State Golden Flashes come into this matchup with a 0-1 record, with their only game of the season being an unfortunate encounter with UCF. In that game, Kent State struggled mightily, succumbing to a resounding 56-6 defeat. The offense was stifled, managing just a couple of field goals, while UCF piled on 56 points throughout the contest.
Quarterback Michael Alaimo struggled, posting 145 passing yards and an interception. Running back Gavin Garcia was unable to provide the necessary spark on the ground, accumulating 45 yards from 18 carries. The disparity in statistics against UCF was glaring, as Kent State was outgained 723-240 in total yards, with UCF running rampant, accumulating a staggering 389 rushing yards.
Defensively, the Golden Flashes found themselves on the back foot, giving up 32 first downs and an alarming 8.9 yards per play. While UCF’s turnovers and penalties provided some respite, it was clear that Kent State had a challenging opening matchup.
Key Players for the Golden Flashes:
Quarterback Michael Alaimo: 145 yards, 0 touchdowns, 1 interception.
Running back Gavin Garcia: 45 yards, 0 touchdowns.
Receiver Christian McCray: 3 receptions, 71 yards, 1 touchdown.
Arkansas Razorbacks: Cruising to Victory.
In stark contrast, the Arkansas Razorbacks kicked off their season with a dominant performance against Western Carolina. Arkansas left no room for doubt, building a commanding 35-3 lead by halftime and eventually sealing a 56-13 triumph.
Quarterback KJ Jefferson was the star of the show, finishing with 246 passing yards and three touchdowns. Running back Raheim Sanders provided crucial contributions on the ground, rushing for 42 yards and two scores. Arkansas displayed a balanced offensive attack that proved difficult for Western Carolina to contain.
Defensively, the Razorbacks were equally impressive, conceding only 291 yards (64 rushing) and holding their opponents to just 4.2 yards per play. Arkansas forced five turnovers while maintaining a clean slate on offense.
Key Players for the Razorbacks:
Quarterback KJ Jefferson: 246 yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions.
Running back Raheim Sanders: 42 yards, 2 touchdowns.
Receiver Jaedon Wilson: 3 receptions, 83 yards, 1 touchdown.
The Battle Ahead: A Clash of Contrasting Starts.
As these two teams prepare to face off in Fayetteville, the stage is set for an intriguing encounter. Kent State aims to bounce back from a tough opening loss and show resilience on the road. However, they face an Arkansas team that showcased dominance in their season opener. Kent State’s challenge will be to regroup, fix their defensive vulnerabilities, and find a way to stifle Arkansas’s high-powered offense. Meanwhile, the Razorbacks will look to build on their strong start, utilizing the home-field advantage at Razorback Stadium to secure another victory.
NCAA Latest Odds: Arkansas Razorbacks -38.5 ; O/U 58
The clash between Kent State’s defense and Arkansas’s potent offense promises to be a decisive factor. Can Kent State tighten its defensive ranks and contain the dynamic Arkansas attack? Or will Arkansas continue their scoring spree?
Arkansas has an impressive recent record in September games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, having won each of its last six. The Razorbacks have also covered the spread in six of their last seven September games at home.
In their games against non-AP-ranked teams, each of Arkansas’ last seven contests has gone OVER the total points line. As the clock counts down to kickoff, college football fans can look forward to an exciting showdown between these two teams with contrasting starts to their seasons. Whether you’re cheering for the Golden Flashes or the Razorbacks, this game promises to provide ample entertainment and set the tone for their respective campaigns.
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
Kent State are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kent State’s last 10 games.
Kent State are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games.
Kent State are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games on the road.
Golden Flashes are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Southeastern Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kent State’s last 8 games played in September.
Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
Arkansas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arkansas’ last 10 games.
Arkansas are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arkansas’ last 8 games at home.
Arkansas are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games played in September.
Arkansas are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games played in week 2.
Kent State Golden Flashes vs Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Pick
Fayetteville’s Razorback Stadium will witness gridiron action at its finest, and fans can expect nothing less than a thrilling contest as Kent State faces a formidable Arkansas side. As the sun sets on Saturday afternoon, all eyes will be on this matchup, ready to savor every moment of college football’s grand return. The college football predictions 2023 are in favor of the Arkansas Razorbacks to win this exciting game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Razorbacks 57, Golden Flashes 17.