Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles take on the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Waldo Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 23.5 point favorites. This season the Eagles are 6-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 6-1-0 against the spread.
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Brogan Roback finished with 347 yards through the air for Eastern Michigan last week. He completed 29 passes out of 39 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Breck Turner, who finished with 50 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Sergio Bailey II was the team leader in receiving with a total of 143 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Eastern Michigan got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 71 total plays for 435 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 88 yards on 32 attempts.
Zach Terrell finished with 207 yards passing for Western Michigan last week. He went 21 for 31, resulting in a 68% completion percentage. The Broncos were led on the ground by Jarvion Franklin, who finished with 281 yards on 33 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Carrington Thompson led the team in receiving with 80 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Western Michigan had 31 first downs total. 20 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 87 total plays for 585 yards for the contest. The Broncos ran for 378 yards on 56 carries as a team.
Eastern Michigan scores 31.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 55th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.6 passes on 34.4 attempts for a 62.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 270.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 34th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 156.4 yards per game on 37.7 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 85th in the nation. They also run 72.1 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 427.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 52nd overall this season. The Eagles average 20.9 first downs per game which ranks them 72nd in the country. They accumulate 62.3 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, which ranks 37th in the nation.
Eastern Michigan allows 266.6 passing yards per game, ranking 97th in D-1, and they allow 28.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 72nd. They give up 23.1 completions on 38.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.6. The Eagles allow 139.9 rushing yards per game on 38.6 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 38th in the country. Eastern Michigan allows 406.4 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 69th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 57.9 yards per game, ranking them 79th among D-1 teams.
Western Michigan averages 44.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 7th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.4 passes per game on 25 attempts for a 69.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 228.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 73rd in Division 1. The Broncos run for an average of 265.6 yards per game on 49.6 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 11th on the ground. They also run 74.6 plays per game and average 6.6 yards per play for a total of 493.7 yards per game, ranking them 22nd in the country on offense. The Broncos get an average of 25.7 first downs per game, which ranks 15th in the nation. They average 49.9 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 87th in college football.
Western Michigan allows an average of 207 passing yards per game, which ranks 40th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 17.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 13th in the nation. They give up 16.1 completions on 28.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.5 per game. The Broncos allow 130.6 rushing yards per contest on 32.7 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 28th in the country. Western Michigan allows 337.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 22nd in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 53.4 yards in each contest, ranking 59th in the nation.
Eastern Michigan Betting Trends
Eastern Michigan is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
Eastern Michigan has an ATS record of 6-1-0 this season
Western Michigan Betting Trends
Western Michigan is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Western Michigan has an ATS record of 6-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 RB Blake Banham Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
10/16/16 QB Todd Porter Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/19/16 RB Shaq Vann Shoulder out for season
08/30/16 OG Darien Terrell Undisclosed out for season
10/16/16 RB Jamauri Bogan Ankle probable Saturday vs. Eastern Michigan
08/29/16 WR Bryson White Dismissed has been dismissed
08/29/16 LB Ron George Dismissed has been dismissed
Guy's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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