Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The Akron Zips take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Dix Stadium. The opening line for this game has Akron as 5 point favorites. This season the Zips are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-0-0. The Golden Flashes have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Tommy Woodson finished with 353 yards through the air for Akron last week. He completed 31 passes out of 43 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Zips were led in rushing by Van Edwards, Jr., who finished with 89 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 13 yards per carry. Jerome Lane was the team leader in receiving with a total of 134 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Akron got a total of 30 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 18 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 486 yards for the game. The Zips ran for 133 yards on 26 attempts.
George Bollas finished with 71 yards passing for Kent State last week. He went 4 for 8, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Golden Flashes were led on the ground by Justin Rankin, who finished with 52 yards on 6 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Will Matthews led the team in receiving with 43 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Kent State had 5 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 2 came from a pass. They ran 46 total plays for 166 yards for the contest. The Golden Flashes ran for 82 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Akron scores 40 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 31st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.8 passes on 34.5 attempts for a 65.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 323.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 19th in college football. The Zips run for an average of 129.3 yards per game on 26.5 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 107th in the nation. They also run 61 plays per contest and average 7.4 yards per play for an average of 452.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 47th overall this season. The Zips average 22.5 first downs per game which ranks them 59th in the country. They accumulate 96.3 penalty yards per game via 10.8 penalties, which ranks 3rd in the nation.
Akron allows 329.5 passing yards per game, ranking 126th in D-1, and they allow 40.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 117th. They give up 25.8 completions on 38.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66.9. The Zips allow 200.3 rushing yards per game on 46.8 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 95th in the country. Akron allows 529.8 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 123rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties for 89 yards per game, ranking them 126th among D-1 teams.
Kent State averages 19 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 117th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 13.3 passes per game on 24 attempts for a 55.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 125.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 124th in Division 1. The Golden Flashes run for an average of 140 yards per game on 40.8 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 96th on the ground. They also run 64.8 plays per game and average 4.1 yards per play for a total of 265.8 yards per game, ranking them 126th in the country on offense. The Golden Flashes get an average of 13.3 first downs per game, which ranks 127th in the nation. They average 46 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 94th in college football.
Kent State allows an average of 199.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 42nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 94th in the nation. They give up 19.8 completions on 35.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.6 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 166 rushing yards per contest on 41 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 76th in the country. Kent State allows 365.5 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 48th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 50.8 yards in each contest, ranking 52nd in the nation.
Akron Betting Trends
Akron is 4-0-0 against the over/under this season
Akron has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Kent State Betting Trends
Kent State is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Kent State has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 CB Kyron Brown Knee "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
09/25/16 CB Demetrius Monday Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Akron
09/25/16 OL Nathan Puthoff Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Akron
09/19/16 QB Justin Agner Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/06/16 WR Kris White Leg out indefinitely
08/11/16 WR Antwan Dixon Illness out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Kent State
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