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FCS Picks/Week 8

22 October 2021

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The James Madison Dukes play the second of back-to-back road games on Saturday as they travel to Delaware to face the Blue Hens. Game time is 3:00 pm ET at Delaware Stadium.

The Dukes (5-1, 3-1 in the CAA) are coming off a 19-3 win at Richmond last weekend. JMU’s defense put the clamps on the Spiders’ offense, holding Richmond to just 188 yards in total offense and just 2-15 on third downs. The victory kept the Dukes road record a perfect 3-0 thus far.

The Blue Hens (3-3, 2-2) have had a more difficult time away from home with all three of their losses occurring on the road, including the last two weeks against Rhode Island and Stony Brook. Their two wins at home have come against Albany and St. Francis-PA.

JMU marks a major upgrade in competition for Delaware on its home field. Dunkel has the Dukes favored by 22 with a score total set at 44 ½. There were no FCS Vegas lines to compare at post time.

Dunkel’s Pick: James Madison

Below are all of Dunkel’s picks for Week 8 of the FCS schedule:

OCTOBER 22

Columbia at Dartmouth
Time: 6:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Columbia 47.313; Dartmouth 71.150
Dunkel Line & Total: Dartmouth by 24; 42
Vegas Line & Total: Dartmouth by 17 ½; 45 ½
Dunkel Pick: Dartmouth (-17 ½); Under

OCTOBER 23

Pennsylvania at Yale
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Pennsylvania 45.432; Yale 56.976
Dunkel Line & Total: Yale by 11 ½; 39
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Bryant at Wagner

Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Bryant 48.770; Wagner 28.809
Dunkel Line & Total: Bryant by 20; 53 ½
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LIU at Central Connecticut
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: LIU 26.214; Central Connecticut 42.121
Dunkel Line & Total: Central Connecticut by 16; 53
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Duquesne at Sacred Heart
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Duquesne 58.366; Sacred Heart 46.116
Dunkel Line & Total: Duquesne by 12; 47 ½
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Morehead State at Marist
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Morehead State 40.737; Marist 39.947
Dunkel Line & Total: Morehead State by 1; 53
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AR-Pine Bluff at Arkansas
Time: 12:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: AR-Pine Bluff 37.468; Arkansas 95.634
Dunkel Line & Total: Arkansas by 58; 58
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Stetson at Drake
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Stetson 18.110; Drake 34.436
Dunkel Line & Total: Drake by 16 ½; 40 ½
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NC Central at Morgan State
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: NC Central 37.607; Morgan State 31.119
Dunkel Line & Total: NC Central by 6 ½; 43
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Lehigh at Fordham
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Lehigh 30.262; Fordham 66.142
Dunkel Line & Total: Fordham by 36; 50
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Georgetown at Bucknell
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Georgetown 35.085; Bucknell 35.724
Dunkel Line & Total: Bucknell by 1; 59 ½
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Chattanooga at Samford
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Chattanooga 65.094; Samford 62.843
Dunkel Line & Total: Chattanooga by 2; 61
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San Diego at Presbyterian
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego 40.559; Presbyterian 28.186
Dunkel Line & Total: San Diego by 12 ½; 64 ½
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Dayton at Valparaiso
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Dayton 40.597; Valparaiso 34.491
Dunkel Line & Total: Dayton by 6; 49 ½
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Norfolk State at Howard
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Norfolk State 51.279; Howard 40.260
Dunkel Line & Total: Norfolk State by 11; 53
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Incarnate Word at McNeese State
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Incarnate Word 69.503; McNeese State 59.944
Dunkel Line & Total: Incarnate Word by 9 ½; 57
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New Hampshire at Elon
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: New Hampshire 59.245; Elong 59.238
Dunkel Line & Total: Even; 51
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Youngstown State at Indiana State
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Youngstown State 66.547; Indiana State 58.764
Dunkel Line & Total: Youngstown State by 8; 55
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Maine at Albany
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Maine 53.484; Albany 57.626
Dunkel Line & Total: Albany by 4; 47
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Davidson at Butler
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Davidson 44.986; Butler 19.049
Dunkel Line & Total: Davidson by 26; 59
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Brown at Cornell
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Brown 47.673; Cornell 50.783
Dunkel Line & Total: Cornell by 3; 58
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Harvard at Princeton
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Harvard 71.709; Princeton 65.259
Dunkel Line & Total: Harvard by 6 ½; 54
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Robert Morris at Gardner Webb
Time: 1:30 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Robert Morris 45.800; Gardner Webb 47.277
Dunkel Line & Total: Gardner Webb by 1 ½; 62
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Bethune Cookman at Jackson State
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Bethune Cookman 38.622; Jackson State 57.359
Dunkel Line & Total: Jackson State by 18 ½; 52 ½
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Western Carolina at The Citadel
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Western Carolina 45.369; The Citadel 59.999
Dunkel Line & Total: The Citadel by 14 ½; 59 ½
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Illinois State at South Dakota
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Illinois State 59.865; South Dakota 77.950
Dunkel Line & Total: South Dakota by 18; 44 ½
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South Carolina State at Delaware State
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: South Carolina State 49.251; Delaware State 35.008
Dunkel Line & Total: South Carolina State by 14; 54
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East Tennessee State at Furman
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: East Tennessee State 66.883; Furman 60.364
Dunkel Line & Total: East Tennessee State by 6 ½; 47 ½
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NC A&T at Hampton
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: NC A&T 57.922; Hampton 38.156
Dunkel Line & Total: NC A&T by 20; 51
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Charleston Southern at North Alabama
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Charleston Southern 55.580; North Alabama 51.682
Dunkel Line & Total: Charleston Southern by 4; 58 ½
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Idaho State at Montana State
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Idaho State 58.207; Montana State 80.788
Dunkel Line & Total: Montana State by 22 ½; 44
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SE Missouri State at TN-Martin
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: SE Missouri State 55.705; TN-Martin 67.036
Dunkel Line & Total: TN-Martin by 11 ½; 57
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Jacksonville State at Sam Houston State
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Jacksonville State 63.812; Sam Houston State 78.164
Dunkel Line & Total: Sam Houston State by 14 ½; 51
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Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Tennessee State 43.626; Eastern Illinois 49.142
Dunkel Line & Total: Eastern Illinois by 5 ½; 43
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Austin Peay at Murray State
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Austin Peay 49.111; Murray State 55.271
Dunkel Line & Total: Murray State by 6; 54 ½
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Northern Iowa at South Dakota State
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Northern Iowa 73.666; South Dakota State 88.395
Dunkel Line & Total: South Dakota State by 14 ½; 54 ½
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Western Illinois at North Dakota
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Western Illinois 61.832; North Dakota 72.334
Dunkel Line & Total: North Dakota by 10 ½; 55
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James Madison at Delaware
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: James Madison 80.036; Delaware 57.985
Dunkel Line & Total: James Madison by 22; 44 ½
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Missouri State at North Dakota State
Time: 3:30 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Missouri State 71.464; North Dakota State 84.430
Dunkel Line & Total: North Dakota State by 13; 45 ½
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Rhode Island at Villanova
Time: 3:30 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Rhode Island 60.544; Villanova 76.254
Dunkel Line & Total: Villanova by 15 ½; 45
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Richmond at Stony Brook
Time: 3:30 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Richmond 62.557; Stony Brook 58.678
Dunkel Line & Total: Richmond by 4; 38 ½
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Towson at William & Mary
Time: 3:30 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Towson 67.397; William & Mary 55.673
Dunkel Line & Total: Towson by 11 ½; 44 ½
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Weber State at Eastern Washington
Time: 4:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Weber State 74.211; Eastern Washington 86.268
Dunkel Line & Total: Eastern Washington by 12; 59
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Florida A&M at Mississippi Valley State
Time: 4:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Florida A&M 53.944; Mississippi Valley State 37.702
Dunkel Line & Total: Florida A&M by 16; 44 ½
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Kennesaw State at Campbell
Time: 4:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Kennesaw State 67.551; Campbell 57.175
Dunkel Line & Total: Kennesaw State by 10 ½; 49 ½
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SE Louisiana at Northwestern State
Time: 4:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: SE Louisiana 72.227; Northwestern State 46.009
Dunkel Line & Total: SE Louisiana by 26; 67 ½
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Colgate at Holy Cross
Time: 5:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Colgate 38.372; Holy Cross 63.554
Dunkel Line & Total: Holy Cross by 25; 50
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Wofford at Mercer
Time: 6:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Wofford 51.693; Mercer 58.575
Dunkel Line & Total: Mercer by 7; 55
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Central Arkansas at Lamar
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Central Arkansas 68.680; Lamar 37.990
Dunkel Line & Total: Central Arkansas by 30 ½; 58 ½
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Prairie View at Southern
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Prairie View 49.069; Southern 46.199
Dunkel Line & Total: Prairie View by 3; 53 ½
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Nicholls State at Houston Baptist
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Nicholls State 62.264; Houston Baptist 40.310
Dunkel Line & Total: Nicholls State by 22; 68
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Montana at Idaho
Time: 7:30 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Montana 75.110; Idaho 58.638
Dunkel Line & Total: Montana by 16 ½; 60 ½
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Alcorn State at Texas Southern
Time: 8:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Alcorn State 50.711; Texas Southern 37.040
Dunkel Line & Total: Alcorn State by 13 ½; 55 ½
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Northern Colorado at Southern Utah
Time: 8:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Northern Colorado 51.990; Southern Utah 52.024
Dunkel Line & Total: Even; 58 ½
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UC-Davis at Cal Poly
Time: 8:05 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: UC-Davis 68.504; Cal Poly 44.432
Dunkel Line & Total: UC-Davis by 24; 48 ½
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Northern Arizona at Sacramento State
Time: 9:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Northern Arizona 65.823; Sacramento State 72.792
Dunkel Line & Total: Sacramento State by 7; 59
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Stephen F. Austin at Dixie State
Time: 9:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Stephen F. Austin 65.102; Dixie State 46.350
Dunkel Line & Total: Stephen F. Austin by 19; 54
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