Youngstown State vs. James Madison NCAA Betting Odds
Here are the NCAA betting odds for the FCS National Championship Game between the Youngstown State Penguins and the James Madison Dukes on Saturday, January 7th at BetNow college football sportsbook:
Youngstown St +7 (-115) 63½ (-110) +245
James Madison -7 (-105) 63½ (-110) -290
The Dukes (13-1) beat the North Dakota State Bison 27-17 on December 16th. Bryan Schor threw 11 of 18 for 242 yards with three TD passes and one interception, and ran for nine yards on 11 carries. Khalid Abdullah ran for 180 yards on 23 carries while Trai Sharp ran for 14 yards on four carries. John Miller had 70 yards and one TD on two receptions while Abdullah had 52 yards and one TD on two receptions. Tyler Gray kicked 2 of 3 field goals. Brandon Ravenel returned four kicks for 91 yards.
James Madison averages 48.00 points, 241.07 passing yards, and 284.6 rushing yards per game, and allows 21.71 points, 210.21 passing yards, and 137.8 rushing yards per game. Schor is 210 of 285 (73.68%) for 2890 yards with 27 TDs and six picks, and has run for 543 yards and 10 TDs on 114 carries. Abdullah has run for 1708 yards and 20 TDs on 272 carries, while Cardon Johnson has run for 704 yards and eight TDs on 114 carries. Ravenel has 720 yards and five TDs on 45 catches, while Terrence Alls has 575 yards and five TDs on 13 catches. Gage Steele has 98 combined tackles. Martez Stone and Simeyon Robinson have four sacks each. Raven Greene has intercepted six passes. In NCAA betting odds trends, the Dukes are 11-0 straight-up in the last 11 games. James Madison is the college football sportsbook favorite to win the FCS championship.
The Penguins (12-3) beat the Eastern Washington Eagles 40-38 on December 17th. Hunter Wells went 16 of 24 for 244 yards and two TD passes, and ran for seven yards on six carries. Tevin McCaster ran for 154 yards and three TDs on 29 carries, while Jody Webb ran for 101 yards on 21 carries. Alvin Bailey had 72 yards and one TD on six receptions, while Stefan Derrick II had 56 yards on two receptions. Zak Kennedy kicked 2 of 2 field goals. Jalyn Powell and Billy Nicoe Hurst each intercepted a pass.
YSU averages 28.5 points, 174.1 passing yards, and 257.5 rushing yards per game, and allows 19.4 points, 196.3 passing yards, and 128.1 rushing yards per game. Wells is 107 of 169 (63.3%) for 1443 yards and nine TDs, and has run for -31 yards on 21 carries. Webb has run for 1301 yards and six TDs on 212 carries, while Martin Ruiz has run for 1153 yards and 12 TDs on 209 carries. Bailey has 443 yards and five TDs on 40 catches, while Darien Townsend has 525 yards and four TDs on 32 catches. Armand Dellovade has 98 combined tackles. Derek Rivers has 14 sacks. Alexander Leroy has intercepted four passes. In NCAA betting odds trends, the Penguins are 6-0 straight-up in the last six games. YSU is the college football sportsbook underdog.