Saturday, September 24, 2016
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The Central Michigan Chippewas take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Scott Stadium. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 2 point favorites. This season the Chippewas are 3-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Cavaliers have an over/under record of 0-2-1 and they are 1-1-1 against the spread.
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Cooper Rush finished with 352 yards through the air for Central Michigan last week. He completed 20 passes out of 33 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Chippewas were led in rushing by Jonathan Ward, who finished with 51 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Corey Willis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 108 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 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 499 yards for the game. The Chippewas ran for 147 yards on 34 attempts.
Kurt Benkert finished with 241 yards passing for Virginia last week. He went 23 for 42, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Cavaliers were led on the ground by Albert Reid, who finished with 73 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Keeon Johnson led the team in receiving with 73 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Virginia had 21 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 381 yards for the contest. The Cavaliers ran for 140 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Central Michigan scores 41 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 29th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 34.7 attempts for a 63.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 316.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 19th in college football. The Chippewas run for an average of 153 yards per game on 32.7 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 88th in the nation. They also run 67.3 plays per contest and average 7 yards per play for an average of 469.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 37th overall this season. The Chippewas average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 44th in the country. They accumulate 52 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, which ranks 82nd in the nation.
Central Michigan allows 167 passing yards per game, ranking 19th in D-1, and they allow 17 points per contest on defense, which ranks 26th. They give up 17.7 completions on 35.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 49.5. The Chippewas allow 92 rushing yards per game on 32.3 carries for an average of 2.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 17th in the country. Central Michigan allows 259 total yards per game including 3.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 11th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 64.7 yards per game, ranking them 85th among D-1 teams.
Virginia averages 18.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 113th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.3 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 59.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 233.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 65th in Division 1. The Cavaliers run for an average of 123.7 yards per game on 30.3 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 109th on the ground. They also run 69.3 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 357 yards per game, ranking them 97th in the country on offense. The Cavaliers get an average of 22.7 first downs per game, which ranks 54th in the nation. They average 64.3 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, ranking them 46th in college football.
Virginia allows an average of 274 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 106th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 92nd in the nation. They give up 19.3 completions on 30 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 203.7 rushing yards per contest on 42 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 101st in the country. Virginia allows 477.7 total yards per game for an average of 6.6 yards per play, which ranks 113th in D-1. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and 7.7 penalties for 74 yards in each contest, ranking 107th in the nation.
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 3-0-0 this season
Virginia Betting Trends
Virginia is 0-2-1 against the over/under this season
Virginia has an ATS record of 1-1-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 Backup QB Jake Johnson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
09/18/16 DE Mitch Stanitzek Leg "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
08/19/16 RB Romello Ross ACL out for season
09/18/16 CB Darious Latimore Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
09/18/16 CB Tim Harris Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
Josh's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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