Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Central Michigan Chippewas take on the Toledo Rockets on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Glass Bowl. The opening line for this game has Toledo as 10 point favorites. This season the Chippewas are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Rockets have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
Cooper Rush finished with 254 yards through the air for Central Michigan last week. He completed 19 passes out of 35 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Chippewas were led in rushing by Devon Spalding, who finished with 124 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Corey Willis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 66 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Central Michigan got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 85 total plays for 484 yards for the game. The Chippewas ran for 230 yards on 50 attempts.
Logan Woodside finished with 322 yards passing for Toledo last week. He went 23 for 30, resulting in a 77% completion percentage. The Rockets were led on the ground by Terry Swanson, who finished with 112 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Michael Roberts led the team in receiving with 94 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Toledo had 25 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 541 yards for the contest. The Rockets ran for 219 yards on 43 carries as a team.
Central Michigan scores 32.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 51st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.1 passes on 35 attempts for a 60.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 293.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 26th in college football. The Chippewas run for an average of 147.7 yards per game on 36 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 94th in the nation. They also run 71 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 441 yards per game, ranking their offense 43rd overall this season. The Chippewas average 21.7 first downs per game which ranks them 56th in the country. They accumulate 54.9 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, which ranks 65th in the nation.
Central Michigan allows 204.4 passing yards per game, ranking 34th in D-1, and they allow 28.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 71st. They give up 18.7 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.7. The Chippewas allow 145.4 rushing yards per game on 34.3 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 49th in the country. Central Michigan allows 349.9 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 31st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.6 penalties for 47.1 yards per game, ranking them 33rd among D-1 teams.
Toledo averages 43 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 10th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.7 passes per game on 30.8 attempts for a 70.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 345.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 10th in Division 1. The Rockets run for an average of 219.3 yards per game on 44.7 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 28th on the ground. They also run 75.5 plays per game and average 7.5 yards per play for a total of 565.2 yards per game, ranking them 3rd in the country on offense. The Rockets get an average of 26.2 first downs per game, which ranks 10th in the nation. They average 64.2 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 31st in college football.
Toledo allows an average of 205 passing yards per game, which ranks 35th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 41st in the nation. They give up 14.8 completions on 28.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.4 per game. The Rockets allow 155 rushing yards per contest on 34.3 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 62nd in the country. Toledo allows 360 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 37th in D-1. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 77.8 yards in each contest, ranking 125th in the nation.
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Toledo Betting Trends
Toledo is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Toledo has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
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 Central Michigan
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