The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers look to avoid a setback when they host the FCS Campbell Fighting Camels on Friday. Coastal Carolina comes in off a 38-23 shellacking of Kansas, winning in Lawrence for the second straight year, and appears to be a program on the rise after moving up to the FBS level for the 2017 season. Quarterback Grayson McCall accounted for all five touchdowns in the victory against KU, and the Chanticleers defense made big plays all day. Campbell is playing a four-game schedule, and the Camels lost a 27-26 heartbreaker to Georgia Southern last week.
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Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C. The Chanticleers are 26.5-point favorites in the latest Coastal Carolina vs. Campbell odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 57. Before locking in any Campbell vs. Coastal Carolina picks, be sure to see the college football predictions from SportsLine’s Emory Hunt.
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The football analyst was SportsLine’s No. 1 college football expert last season. Hunt went 116-79 on college football picks against the spread in 2019, returning a huge profit of $2,976 to his followers. He capped off the year with LSU -5.5 over Clemson in the national championship. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
- Coastal Carolina vs. Campbell spread: Chanticleers -26.5
- Coastal Carolina vs. Campbell over-under: 57
- CAM: QB Hajj-Malik Williams threw for more than 200 yards six times last year, and he topped 80 yards rushing in four of those.
- CCU: RB CJ Marable rushed for at least 95 yards in seven of the eight games where he got 15 carries or more last season.
Why Coastal Carolina can cover
The Chanticleers went 5-7 in 2019, but they lost five games by a combined 24 points, and McCall looked like the real deal against Kansas. The redshirt freshman threw for 133 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 73 and two more scores, and he has a reliable backfield mate in Marable, who rushed for 75 yards. The senior running back had 1,085 yards and 11 touchdowns last season. McCall’s top receiving targets are Jaivon Heiligh and Isaiah Likely, who combined for 121 yards and two scores on just six catches in the opener.
The Chanticleers are 7-2 against the spread in non-conference games since moving up to FBS in 2017, and the defense was dominant in the victory last week. The unit had 10 tackles for loss and forced three turnovers, and linebacker Jeffrey Gunter had two of the team’s three sacks and one of its two interceptions. Defensive end Tarron Jackson, who had 10 sacks to lead the Sun Belt last year, is an NFL prospect, and linebacker Teddy Gallagher is the top tackler.
Why Campbell can cover
The Fighting Camels built some confidence early in their opener before Georgia Southern’s relentless running game wore the defense down. Williams helped the Camels control the clock against a team built to do just that, and the sophomore totaled 310 yards and accounted for three scores. The Big South Offensive Freshman of the Year threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns and did not turn the ball over.
Campbell started 6-1 last season behind Williams before losing its last four, but two of the losses were by a combined four points. The Camels have a veteran defense led by Darion Slade and Jonathan Jones in the secondary and Chris Cromartie and Brevin Allen up front. Those four combined for 26 tackles, two for losses, and two hurries as Campbell outgained Georgia Southern 369-346.
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