Saturday, October 15, 2016
Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
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The Central Michigan Chippewas take on the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 4 point favorites. This season the Chippewas are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
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Cooper Rush finished with 269 yards through the air for Central Michigan last week. He completed 21 passes out of 32 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Chippewas were led in rushing by Devon Spalding, who finished with 157 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Corey Willis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 105 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Central Michigan got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 422 yards for the game. The Chippewas ran for 153 yards on 37 attempts.
Anthony Maddie finished with 224 yards passing for Northern Illinois last week. He went 14 for 30, resulting in a 47% completion percentage. The Huskies were led on the ground by Anthony Maddie, who finished with 111 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Kenny Golladay led the team in receiving with 99 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Northern Illinois had 25 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 484 yards for the contest. The Huskies ran for 251 yards on 42 carries as a team.
Central Michigan scores 32 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 58th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.5 passes on 35 attempts for a 61.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 299.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 23rd in college football. The Chippewas run for an average of 134 yards per game on 33.7 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 109th in the nation. They also run 68.7 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 433.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 49th overall this season. The Chippewas average 21.2 first downs per game which ranks them 69th in the country. They accumulate 55.7 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, which ranks 65th in the nation.
Central Michigan allows 211 passing yards per game, ranking 44th in D-1, and they allow 28.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 72nd. They give up 18.8 completions on 33.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.2. The Chippewas allow 140.7 rushing yards per game on 33.8 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 46th in the country. Central Michigan allows 351.7 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 35th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.8 penalties for 50.7 yards per game, ranking them 49th among D-1 teams.
Northern Illinois averages 27.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 79th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.7 passes per game on 36.5 attempts for a 59.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 248.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 52nd in Division 1. The Huskies run for an average of 225.3 yards per game on 41 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 30th on the ground. They also run 77.5 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 474.2 yards per game, ranking them 31st in the country on offense. The Huskies get an average of 23.2 first downs per game, which ranks 42nd in the nation. They average 79.3 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, ranking them 10th in college football.
Northern Illinois allows an average of 275.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 107th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 37.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 114th in the nation. They give up 19.5 completions on 31.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9 per game. The Huskies allow 223.7 rushing yards per contest on 46.8 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 110th in the country. Northern Illinois allows 499.3 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 123rd in D-1. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and 7.5 penalties for 78.5 yards in each contest, ranking 124th in the nation.
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Northern Illinois Betting Trends
Northern Illinois is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Northern Illinois has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 DB Amari Coleman Foot "?" Saturday vs. No Illinois
10/09/16 DB Tony Annese Leg "?" Saturday vs. No Illinois
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
09/15/16 QB Drew Hare Hamstring out indefinitely
08/27/16 S Jackson Abresch Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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