No. 23 Coastal Carolina faces JMU with the title game 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 at 13 1/2.
Series record: tied 1-1.
WHAT IS AT CAN?
The Chanticleers have already earned a berth in the league championship game, while Troy and South Alabama, both 6-1, are battling for the West division. Troy holds the advantage with a 10-6 victory. James Madison can earn a share of the division title but is ineligible for the championship under the terms of its move to the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Jarrett Guest against the Ducks defense. Starter Grayson McCall is unlikely to play, Guest has been intercepted three times this season and the losses could quickly change the tone of the game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Coastal Carolina: RB C.J. Beasley leads the team in rushing and becomes more important with McCall on the shelf.
James Madison: QB Todd Centeo completed his first 15 passes in the win against Georgia State and went 21-for-27 for 274 yards and four touchdowns.
FACTS AND FIGURES
The Chanticleers are the only team in the top five with just one loss. … Coastal Carolina has had four different players rush for more than 100 yards this season. … Centeio has thrown for at least four touchdowns three times this season. … The Dukes stopped a two-point attempt by Georgia State with 2:30 left in their 42-40 win last weekend. … Percy Agyei-Abese is two rushing touchdowns shy of the James Madison mark of 41 set by Khalid Abdullah (2013-16).
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