San Jose State vs Portland State Prediction, Game Preview

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San Jose State vs Portland State Prediction, Game Preview

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San Jose State vs Portland State Prediction, Game Preview

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San Jose State vs Portland State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Thursday, September 1


San Jose State vs Portland State How To Watch

Date: Thursday, September 1
Game Time: 10:30 ET
Venue: CEFCU Stadium, San Jose, CA
How To Watch: NBC Bay Area
Record: San Jose State (0-0), Portland State (0-0)
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San Jose State vs Portland State Game Preview

Why Portland State Will Win

Is the San Jose State offensive front ready for what’s coming?

It came up with a few nice options from the transfer portal, but it has to do a whole lot more to generate a running game after struggling to come up with a push last season.

San Jose State, welcome to VJ Malo. the 6-1, 270-pounder is one of the best interior pass rushers in the FCS for a defense that’s going to be amazing at getting into the backfield all season long.

The PSU D has to force the Spartans to keep screwing up, and the revamped O has to take advantage of every opportunity. San Jose State was one of the worst teams in college football in turnover margin, but …

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Why San Jose State Will Win

The Portland State offense will be hit-or-miss.

The backfield is starting some new parts for an attack that sputtered and coughed away too many chances last season, had a big problem with turnovers, and didn’t push the ball down the field enough.

San Jose State should get more explosive offensively with Hawaii transfer Chevan Cordeiro coming in at quarterback – he hit the Vikings for over 300 yards and three scores in a 49-35 Rainbow Warrior win last year – working with a  receiving corps that should do what it wants against the Portland State secondary.

On the other side, the Spartans get nine defensive starters back with a line that should hold up well enough, but …

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What’s Going To Happen

Portland State will score enough to keep this interesting.

It won’t be steady enough to pull this off against a Spartan team that should be sharper on both sides of the ball this season, but the PSU defensive front will be a problem.

Cordeiro and his great receivers will come up with two good scoring drives in the fourth quarter to pull away.

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San Jose State vs Portland State Prediction, Line

San Jose State 37, Portland State 23
Line: San Jose State -16.5, o/u: 51.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5

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