Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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The Ball State Cardinals take on the Miami RedHawks on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Yager Stadium. The opening line for this game has Miami as 6 point favorites. This season the Cardinals are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7-0. The RedHawks have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 8-3-0 against the spread.
Riley Neal finished with 260 yards through the air for Ball State last week. He completed 33 passes out of 49 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by Riley Neal, who finished with 85 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Damon Hazelton Jr was the team leader in receiving with a total of 102 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Ball State got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 81 total plays for 393 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 133 yards on 32 attempts.
Gus Ragland finished with 218 yards passing for Miami last week. He went 13 for 21, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The RedHawks were led on the ground by Kenny Young, who finished with 84 yards on 7 carries. He ended the game with an average of 12 yards per rush. Rokeem Williams led the team in receiving with 61 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Miami had 21 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 436 yards for the contest. The RedHawks ran for 218 yards on 41 carries as a team.
Ball State scores 27.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 75th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.9 passes on 36.5 attempts for a 60 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 232.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 65th in college football. The Cardinals run for an average of 217.5 yards per game on 43.5 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 29th in the nation. They also run 80.1 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 450.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 39th overall this season. The Cardinals average 24.4 first downs per game which ranks them 20th in the country. They accumulate 35.6 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, which ranks 123rd in the nation.
Ball State allows 314.2 passing yards per game, ranking 126th in D-1, and they allow 30.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 83rd. They give up 25 completions on 40.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.8. The Cardinals allow 158.6 rushing yards per game on 34.5 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 49th in the country. Ball State allows 472.8 total yards per game including 6.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 115th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 51.9 yards per game, ranking them 57th among D-1 teams.
Miami averages 23.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 106th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.9 passes per game on 26.5 attempts for a 56.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 214.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 88th in Division 1. The RedHawks run for an average of 140.8 yards per game on 38.4 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 106th on the ground. They also run 64.9 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 354.9 yards per game, ranking them 111th in the country on offense. The RedHawks get an average of 19.1 first downs per game, which ranks 104th in the nation. They average 60.9 penalty yards per game via 7.4 penalties, ranking them 31st in college football.
Miami allows an average of 217.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 56th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 46th in the nation. They give up 18.5 completions on 31.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.5 per game. The RedHawks allow 130.1 rushing yards per contest on 35.9 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 27th in the country. Miami allows 347.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 22nd in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 53.2 yards in each contest, ranking 65th in the nation.
Ball State Betting Trends
Ball State is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Ball State has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 8-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 OT Steven Bell Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs. Miami Ohio
08/29/16 OL Andrew Poenitsch Leg out for season
11/21/16 OL Collin Buchanan Undisclosed probable Tuesday vs. Ball State
11/21/16 OL Danny Godlevske Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs. Ball State
11/21/16 OL Jordan Rigg Undisclosed probable Tuesday vs. Ball State
11/21/16 OL Matt Skibinski Undisclosed "?" Tuesday vs. Ball State
11/21/16 DL Zach Smierciak Legal problems doubtful Tuesday vs. Ball State
11/20/16 QB Billy Bahl Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Ball State
10/05/16 Backup QB Jordan Martin Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/13/16 WR Chris Hudson Undisclosed out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -6
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