How to Watch Sam Houston Bearkats vs. Kennesaw State Owls – November 4

The Sam Houston Bearkats (0-8) are favored by 16.5 points against the FCS Kennesaw State Owls on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Elliot T. Bowers Stadium. The game has an over/under of 42.5.

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Bearkats vs. Owls Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
  • City: Huntsville, Texas
  • Venue: Elliot T. Bowers Stadium

Bearkats Insights

  • Sam Houston ranked worst in total offense (198.0 yards per game) and fourth-worst in total defense (497.0 yards per game allowed) last year.
  • While Sam Houston’s defense ranked 104th with 31.0 points allowed per game last season, it was worse on offense, ranking worst (0.0 points per game).
  • With 91.0 offensive passing yards per game (fifth-worst) and 387.0 passing yards allowed per game on defense (second-worst) last season, the Bearkats struggled on both sides of the ball in the passing game.
  • While Sam Houston ranked 14th-worst in the FBS in rushing offense with 107.0 rushing yards per game, it was a different story defensively, as it ranked 18th-best (110.0 rushing yards per game allowed).
  • It was a difficult season for the Bearkats in terms of third-down rate, as they ranked worst in third-down percentage (8.3%) and second-worst in third-down percentage allowed (53.8%) last season.
  • Sam Houston forced two total turnovers (132nd in the FBS) last season and turned it over two times (second in the FBS) for a turnover margin of an even, 63rd-ranked in college football.

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Owls Insights

  • Kennesaw State averaged 253.0 yards per game on offense last season (48th in the FCS), and it ranked 67th on defense with 525.0 yards allowed per game.
  • Offensively, Kennesaw State ranked 45th in the FCS with 10.0 points per game last season. Meanwhile, it ranked 86th in points allowed (525.0 points allowed per contest).
  • On offense, the Owls ranked 70th in the FCS with 111.0 passing yards per game last season. Meanwhile, they ranked 57th in passing yards allowed per contest (293.0).
  • On the offensive side of the ball, Kennesaw State was a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards last season, ranking 22nd-best in the FCS by compiling 142.0 rushing yards per game. It ranked 58th on defense (232.0 rushing yards allowed per game).
  • On the offensive side of the ball, the Owls were a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency last season, ranking 18th-best in the FCS by putting up a 40.0% third-down percentage. They ranked 77th on defense (62.5% third-down percentage allowed).
  • Kennesaw State ranked 41st in college football with a -1 turnover margin last season after forcing 1 turnover (30th in the FCS) and committing two (43rd in the FCS).

Bearkats Leaders

  • Jordan Yates averaged 3.3 passing yards per attempt (186th in the FBS) and 91.0 yards per game last year, completing 50.0% of his passes on the way to 91 total yards, zero touchdowns and one interception in one game.
  • He added 60 yards on the ground, while scoring zero rushing touchdowns. He averaged 60.0 yards per game and 4.3 per attempt.
  • Noah Smith had 35 receiving yards on four receptions, while being targeted zero times.
  • In one game played last season, Jax Sherrard had four catches (4.0 receptions per game on zero targets per game) for 26 yards, but no receiving touchdowns.

Owls Leaders

  • Preston Daniels got things done in the running game last season, rushing for 59 yards and one touchdown in one game.
  • As part of the running attack, Iaan Cousin ran for -6 yards and zero touchdowns on -6.0 YPC.
  • The passing game was also boosted by the receiving ability of Cousin, who reeled in four balls (on zero targets) for 71 yards and zero touchdowns.
  • Jonathan Murphy was a key contributor to the offense last year, tallying 51 passing yards with zero passing touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 75.0% completion percentage.
  • As a runner, Murphy posted 28 rushing yards and zero touchdowns.
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