Saturday, September 26, 2015
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The Central Michigan Chippewas take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 28.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 54.
Central Michigan was led in passing last game by Cooper Rush, who finished with 430 yards through the air. He went 37 for 51 on the game, good for a 73% completion percentage. The Chippewas were led in rushing by Devon Spalding, who finished with 83 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Ben McCord led the team in receiving with 10 receptions for 147 yards. He had an average of 15 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Central Michigan got a total of 30 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 19 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 91 total plays for 520 yards for the game. The Chippewas ran for 90 yards on 40 attempts.
Michigan State was led in passing last game by Connor Cook, who finished with 247 yards through the air. He went 15 for 23 on the game, good for a 65% completion percentage. The Spartans were led in rushing by Madre London, who finished with 40 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Aaron Burbridge led the team in receiving with 8 receptions for 156 yards. He had an average of 20 yards per reception in the contest. Michigan State got a total of 22 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 14 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 65 total plays for 324 yards for the game. The Spartans ran for 77 yards on 42 attempts.
Central Michigan is scoring 23.7 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 30.3 passes on 43 attempts for a 70.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 341 yards per game through the air as well. The Chippewas carry the ball for an average of 80.7 yards per game on 34 attempts for an average of 2.4 yards per carry this season. They also run 77 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 421.7 yards per game. The Chippewas are averaging 23.3 first downs per game and they accumulate 49.7 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties.
Central Michigan gives up an average of 180.3 passing yards and 21.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 17.3 completions per game on 27.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.4. The Chippewas allow 129 rushing yards per game on 32 carries for a 4 average per play. Central Michigan allows 309.3 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.3 penalties for 37 yards per game.
Michigan State averages 34.3 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 16.7 passes per game on 28.7 attempts for a 58.1 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 231.7 yards through the air per game thus far. The Spartans carry the ball for an average of 156.7 yards per game on 39.7 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. They also run 68.3 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 388.3 yards per game. The Spartans get an average of 23 first downs per game and they average 26 penalty yards per game via 3.7 penalties.
Michigan State gives up 274.3 passing yards per outing and 24.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 20.3 completions on 32.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.2. The Spartans allow 140 rushing yards per contest on 39 carries for a 3.6 average per rush. Michigan State allows 414.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 76 yards in each contest.
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 1-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 3-0-0 this season
Michigan State Betting Trends
Michigan State is 2-1-0 against the over/under so far this season
Michigan State has an ATS record of 0-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/20/15 DB Gary Jones Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/20/15 DL Joe Ostman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/14/15 OL Kenny Rogers Pectoral out indefinitely
09/19/15 OT Kodi Kieler Leg expected to miss 2 weeks
09/19/15 CB Vayante Copeland Neck out for season
09/07/15 DB Mark Meyers Suspension out indefinitely
08/13/15 LB Ed Davis Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take MSU
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