Troy (4-3, 2-1 Sun Belt), No. 24 Coastal Carolina (6-1, 2-1), Thursday 7:30 pm EDT (ESPN2).
Line: Coastal Carolina at 17 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.…
Series record: draw 2: 2.
WHAT’S THE BET?
Chance to stay in the race for the title of the Eastern Division of the Sun Belt. Coastal Carolina and Troy are in a four-way first place match with the states of Appalachia and Georgia. The loser, though not the loser, will need a lot of help to get into the championship game.
Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall vs. Troy Pass Defense. McCall leads the nation in completion rate (77.3) and ranks second in the nation for yards per completion at over 17 yards per game. The Trojans were stingy on passing, trailing only Coastal in air yards allowed (189 yards per game).
Troy L.B. Carlton Martial: The junior had 18 tackles – yes, 18 – in the last game of the Trojans, a 31-28 win over Texas. This is the second time this season that Martial has recorded double-digit tackles per game. He is the second qualifier in the Sun Belt this season.
Coastal Carolina T.E. Isaiah Likely: He has eight catches of TD this season and is ranked third in the Belt of the Sun with an average catch of 18.8 yards. His teammate receiver Jaivon Haley leads 19.3 yards per reception.
FACTS AND FIGURES
This is Troy’s second visit to Palmetto state in a month since the October 23-14 fall in South Carolina. Coastal Carolina is playing its third game midweek in a row after beating Arkansas 52–20 on Thursday, October. 7, and a 30-27 loss in Appalachia on Wednesday, Oct. 20 … Chauntecleer averages 45.7 points per game, while Troy only loses 19.6 points per competition. … Trojans have triggered 17 revolutions this season, while Coastal Carolina only issued them three times in 2021. … The Chanticleers have been in the top 25 NWN for the past 20 weeks. … Coastal Carolina won 11 straight at home after losing to Louisiana-Lafayette 48-7 November 7, 2019 … 28 wins in Texas two weeks ago.
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