Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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The Ball State Cardinals take on the Toledo Rockets on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Glass Bowl. The opening line for this game has Toledo as 19 point favorites. This season the Cardinals are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Rockets have an over/under record of 4-5-1 and they are 7-3-0 against the spread.
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Jack Milas finished with 199 yards through the air for Ball State last week. He completed 20 passes out of 38 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by James Gilbert, who finished with 155 yards on 29 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. KeVonn Mabon was the team leader in receiving with a total of 58 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Ball State got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 497 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 298 yards on 42 attempts.
Logan Woodside finished with 327 yards passing for Toledo last week. He went 26 for 37, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Rockets were led on the ground by Kareem Hunt, who finished with 136 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Cody Thompson led the team in receiving with 70 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Toledo had 33 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 86 total plays for 622 yards for the contest. The Rockets ran for 290 yards on 48 carries as a team.
Ball State scores 28.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 64th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.8 passes on 35.3 attempts for a 58.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 230.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 70th in college football. The Cardinals run for an average of 226 yards per game on 44.7 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 23rd in the nation. They also run 80 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 456.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 40th overall this season. The Cardinals average 24.5 first downs per game which ranks them 22nd in the country. They accumulate 34.7 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, which ranks 122nd in the nation.
Ball State allows 313.1 passing yards per game, ranking 126th in D-1, and they allow 30.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 78th. They give up 25 completions on 40.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.6. The Cardinals allow 156.6 rushing yards per game on 34.8 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 53rd in the country. Ball State allows 469.7 total yards per game including 6.2 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 6.2 penalties for 53.7 yards per game, ranking them 68th among D-1 teams.
Toledo averages 39.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 15th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.5 passes per game on 33.4 attempts for a 70.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 339.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 8th in Division 1. The Rockets run for an average of 200.2 yards per game on 42.2 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 39th on the ground. They also run 75.6 plays per game and average 7.1 yards per play for a total of 539.7 yards per game, ranking them 5th in the country on offense. The Rockets get an average of 25.8 first downs per game, which ranks 11th in the nation. They average 62.9 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, ranking them 34th in college football.
Toledo allows an average of 229.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 67th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 34th in the nation. They give up 16.1 completions on 30.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.4 per game. The Rockets allow 160.6 rushing yards per contest on 34.5 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 59th in the country. Toledo allows 390.1 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 53rd in D-1. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and 7.2 penalties for 74.7 yards in each contest, ranking 122nd in the nation.
Ball State Betting Trends
Ball State is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Ball State has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Toledo Betting Trends
Toledo is 4-5-1 against the over/under this season
Toledo has an ATS record of 7-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 RB James Gilbert Leg injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Toledo
11/13/16 OT Steven Bell Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. Toledo
08/29/16 OL Andrew Poenitsch Leg out for season
11/13/16 DT Treyvon Hester Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. Ball State
08/22/16 WR Andrew Davis ACL out for season
08/22/16 LB Jaylen Coleman ACL out for season
08/22/16 WR Neru N'Shaka ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Toledo -19
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