CAA conference foes Hampton and North Carolina A&T are hard at work preparing game plans for their matchup on Saturday afternoon. A win for either team would be a successful rebound from a loss in their last game. Hampton is looking to move past their loss to Delaware, while North Carolina A&T tries to put their last result against Richmond behind them.
Hampton (3-4 Overall, 1-3 in CAA)
The Pirates enter with a 3-4 record on the season. They’re putting up an average of 3.1 touchdowns and 23.4 points per contest. The Pirates’ defense is conceding an average of 406 yards and 35.4 points per game.
Quarterback Chris Zellous will be leading Hampton in this one. Zellous has averaged 154.2 pass yards per game with season totals of eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Hampton has a rush-heavy offense, with a 62-38 rush-pass play selection split.
Hampton went 4-7 in 2022. They are 0-3 at home so far this year, averaging 17.7 points per game in those games. Hampton is 1-3 in CAA games, averaging 17.8 points per game in such games.
North Carolina A&T (1-6 Overall, 0-4 in CAA)
It’s been a struggle all around for the Aggies this season. They’ve only been averaging 200 yards of total offense per game. To make matters worse, opposing offenses have been racking up 389 yards per game against North Carolina A&T’s defense. They’ve struggled all season to defend the run. Opposing backs are averaging 5.3 yards per attempt.
Tailback Kenji Christian will be leading North Carolina A&T in this one. Christian has collected 389 rush yards this season, scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
North Carolina A&T relies on a committee rushing offense. No single player claims more than 33% of rush attempts.
The Aggies’ record sits at 0-3 for their last three games, allowing over 20 points in each of those matchups. They are 1-3 on the road so far this year, averaging 10.8 points per game in those games. North Carolina A&T is 1-1 in FCS HBCU games, averaging 22.0 points per game in those games.
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