Jackson State vs South Carolina State: Cricket Celebration Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

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Jackson State vs South Carolina State: Cricket Celebration Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

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Jackson State vs South Carolina State: Cricket Celebration Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

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Why Jackson State Will Win The Cricket Celebration Bowl

The offense is more than fine. The offense around Shedeur Sanders will keep things moving and hit enough big plays to take over, but it’s the other side that should own the game.

The defense has been devastating.

Starting with James Houston at one linebacker spot – he led the way with 14.5 sacks with seven forced fumbles – the pass rush led all of FCS in sacks and tackles for loss with a relentless style that stops drives cold.

The South Carolina State offense is good, but it’s way too inconsistent. Corey Fields is a veteran passer, but he throws too many interceptions, the running game doesn’t make up for the incompletions, and now the attack gets a secondary that allowed quarterbacks to connect on just 49% of their throws.

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Why South Carolina State Will Win The Cricket Celebration Bowl

For all the great things Jackson State does, it doesn’t run the ball all that well behind a leaky offensive line.

The defense tends to pick up the slack for most of the problems, but Jackson State’s front five gets Sanders popped way too often – and South Carolina State has the defensive playmakers to keep on coming.

Yeah, QB Corey Fields throws too many interceptions, but the team doesn’t fumble and the defense – again – manages to come up with enough takeaways to matter.

The Bulldogs don’t have the defense the Tigers are bringing, but they should be able to keep this low scoring. If they can force a few turnovers and capitalize, this should be interesting late.

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