Monday, December 19, 2016
Miami Beach Bowl
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The Central Michigan Chippewas take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Monday, December 19, 2016 in the Miami Beach Bowl. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 11 point favorites. This season the Chippewas are 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Golden Hurricane have an over/under record of 8-4-0 and they are 8-4-0 against the spread.
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Cooper Rush finished with 256 yards through the air for Central Michigan in his last game. He completed 21 passes out of 35 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Chippewas were led in rushing by Devon Spalding, who finished with 85 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Corey Willis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 125 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Central Michigan got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 383 yards for the game. The Chippewas ran for 127 yards on 26 attempts.
Dane Evans finished with 305 yards passing for Tulsa in his last contest. He went 25 for 38, resulting in a 66% completion percentage. The Golden Hurricane were led on the ground by James Flanders, who finished with 197 yards on 39 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Keevan Lucas led the team in receiving with 120 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Tulsa had 35 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 18 came from a pass. They ran 104 total plays for 611 yards for the contest. The Golden Hurricane ran for 306 yards on 65 carries as a team.
Central Michigan scores 27.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 70th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.2 passes on 35 attempts for a 60.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 275.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 26th in college football. The Chippewas run for an average of 119.3 yards per game on 32.1 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 116th in the nation. They also run 67.1 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 395.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 74th overall this season. The Chippewas average 19.9 first downs per game which ranks them 89th in the country. They accumulate 50.8 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, which ranks 77th in the nation.
Central Michigan allows 214.8 passing yards per game, ranking 49th in D-1, and they allow 28.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 68th. They give up 18.3 completions on 31.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.4. The Chippewas allow 161.3 rushing yards per game on 35.7 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 56th in the country. Central Michigan allows 376.2 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 44th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.7 penalties for 46.8 yards per game, ranking them 37th among D-1 teams.
Tulsa averages 41.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 11th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.8 passes per game on 34.2 attempts for a 58 percent completion percentage. They throw for 260.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 40th in Division 1. The Golden Hurricane run for an average of 262.4 yards per game on 51.8 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 8th on the ground. They also run 85.9 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 523.2 yards per game, ranking them 6th in the country on offense. The Golden Hurricane get an average of 28.3 first downs per game, which ranks 2nd in the nation. They average 54.9 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 62nd in college football.
Tulsa allows an average of 248.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 90th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 91st in the nation. They give up 19.6 completions on 36.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.8 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 184.1 rushing yards per contest on 42 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 73rd in the country. Tulsa allows 432.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 80th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 7.8 penalties for 68.4 yards in each contest, ranking 120th in the nation.
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 5-7-0 this season
Tulsa Betting Trends
Tulsa is 8-4-0 against the over/under this season
Tulsa has an ATS record of 8-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/06/16 RB Jonathan Ward Knee out indefinitely
10/06/16 DE Mitch Stanitzek Knee out indefinitely
09/29/16 WR Eric Cooper Foot out for season
09/28/16 WR Jesse Kroll Knee out for season
08/19/16 RB Romello Ross ACL out for season
12/04/16 CB Keanu Hill Knee "?" Monday vs. Central Michigan
10/13/16 RB Raymond Taylor Ribs out indefinitely
08/27/16 DE Jake Hanks Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Tulsa -11
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