The FCS Wedge – 2017-0920 – WEEK 5 PREVIEW

These two games are probably the biggest of a slate of impressive matchups this week. I’m not gonna spoil these two, listen to what Kris & Lance have for these two donnybrooks.

  • Sam Houston State @ Central Arkansas
  • South Dakota State @ Youngstown State

The rest of the impressive slate goes like this:

South Dakota @ Western Illinois

Not to diminish how good the Yotes are playing but their wins against Bowling Green and North Dakota aren’t looking quite as good considering how those two have played so far. The Leathernecks are returning home 3-0 from a 3 game road trip and impressive wins against Coastal Carolina and NAU. They have an efficient QB in McGuire, a stable of capable running backs, and stingy D. Chris Steveler will need to have a massive game for South Dakota to get the road win.

Weber State @ Montana State

I’m very impressed with both of these teams. Weber leads the Big Sky in both scoring offense and scoring defense and they are only giving up 89 yards/game on the ground. Montana State is a good running team and with Chris Murray becoming more of a threat through the air, it’s not as simple as just stacking the box. Weber may be a slight favorite, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see the Bobcats pull this one off.

Albany @ Elon

Early surprise showdown in the CAA. Albany played well last year but Elon is truly coming out of nowhere. The Phoenix have a young QB in Davis Cheek who’s still learning the game, but he has enough talent to beat Kyle Lauletta on the road last week in Richmond.

The Citadel @ Samford

Devlin Hodges can wing it for Samford but pass defense has been a strength for the Citadel. Samford has also had difficulty stopping the run and don’t see that getting fixed here.

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