Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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The Central Michigan Chippewas take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Rynearson Stadium. The opening line for this game has Eastern Michigan as 1 point favorites. This season the Chippewas are 5-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 8-3-0 against the spread.
Cooper Rush finished with 268 yards through the air for Central Michigan last week. He completed 25 passes out of 32 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. The Chippewas were led in rushing by Jahray Hayes, who finished with 47 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Corey Willis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 109 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Central Michigan got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 286 yards for the game. The Chippewas ran for 18 yards on 31 attempts.
Brogan Roback finished with 184 yards passing for Eastern Michigan last week. He went 17 for 38, resulting in a 45% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Ian Eriksen, who finished with 171 yards on 30 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Ian Eriksen led the team in receiving with 48 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Eastern Michigan had 32 first downs total. 18 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 94 total plays for 475 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 291 yards on 56 carries as a team.
Central Michigan scores 28.3 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 277.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 27th in college football. The Chippewas run for an average of 118.5 yards per game on 32.6 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 116th in the nation. They also run 67.6 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 396.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 77th overall this season. The Chippewas average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 92nd in the country. They accumulate 54.5 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 65th in the nation.
Central Michigan allows 202.1 passing yards per game, ranking 35th in D-1, and they allow 28.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 67th. They give up 17.5 completions on 30.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.1. The Chippewas allow 159.4 rushing yards per game on 36 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 51st in the country. Central Michigan allows 361.5 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 30th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.5 penalties for 44.2 yards per game, ranking them 26th among D-1 teams.
Eastern Michigan averages 30.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 57th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.4 passes per game on 39.5 attempts for a 59.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 290.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 22nd in Division 1. The Eagles run for an average of 155.9 yards per game on 37.3 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 90th on the ground. They also run 76.8 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 446.3 yards per game, ranking them 43rd in the country on offense. The Eagles get an average of 22.9 first downs per game, which ranks 41st in the nation. They average 59.2 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 44th in college football.
Eastern Michigan allows an average of 272.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 114th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 89th in the nation. They give up 22.5 completions on 36.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.8 per game. The Eagles allow 167.9 rushing yards per contest on 39.6 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 64th in the country. Eastern Michigan allows 440 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 92nd in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 57.2 yards in each contest, ranking 84th in the nation.
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Eastern Michigan Betting Trends
Eastern Michigan is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Eastern Michigan has an ATS record of 8-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/21/16 OL Austin Doan Concussion probable Tuesday vs. Eastern Michigan
11/20/16 RB Devon Spalding Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Eastern Michigan
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
11/20/16 QB Todd Porter Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Central Michigan
09/19/16 RB Shaq Vann Shoulder out for season
08/30/16 OG Darien Terrell Undisclosed out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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