Saturday, October 29, 2016
Kelly Shorts Stadium
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The Kent State Golden Flashes take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Kelly Shorts Stadium. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 14 point favorites. This season the Golden Flashes are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Chippewas have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
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Nick Holley finished with 101 yards through the air for Kent State last week. He completed 12 passes out of 29 attempts for a 41% completion percentage. The Golden Flashes were led in rushing by Nick Holley, who finished with 159 yards on 41 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Brice Fackler was the team leader in receiving with a total of 31 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kent State got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 78 total plays for 264 yards for the game. The Golden Flashes ran for 163 yards on 49 attempts.
Cooper Rush finished with 229 yards passing for Central Michigan last week. He went 18 for 31, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Chippewas were led on the ground by Devon Spalding, who finished with 65 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Tyler Conklin led the team in receiving with 74 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Central Michigan had 18 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 56 total plays for 344 yards for the contest. The Chippewas ran for 97 yards on 23 carries as a team.
Kent State scores 21.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 115th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 12.4 passes on 23.5 attempts for a 52.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 134.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 123rd in college football. The Golden Flashes run for an average of 170.6 yards per game on 43.3 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 66th in the nation. They also run 66.8 plays per contest and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 305.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 127th overall this season. The Golden Flashes average 15.3 first downs per game which ranks them 127th in the country. They accumulate 41.3 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, which ranks 112th in the nation.
Kent State allows 199.9 passing yards per game, ranking 33rd in D-1, and they allow 26.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 56th. They give up 16.5 completions on 31.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.8. The Golden Flashes allow 151 rushing yards per game on 38.3 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 53rd in the country. Kent State allows 350.9 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 28th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 49.5 yards per game, ranking them 35th among D-1 teams.
Central Michigan averages 30.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 58th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.9 passes per game on 34.8 attempts for a 60.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 287.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 26th in Division 1. The Chippewas run for an average of 141.4 yards per game on 34.4 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 100th on the ground. They also run 69.1 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 428.9 yards per game, ranking them 51st in the country on offense. The Chippewas get an average of 21.3 first downs per game, which ranks 66th in the nation. They average 57.6 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, ranking them 58th in college football.
Central Michigan allows an average of 211.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 47th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 28.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 74th in the nation. They give up 19.3 completions on 32.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.6 per game. The Chippewas allow 144.8 rushing yards per contest on 34.6 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 44th in the country. Central Michigan allows 356.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 31st in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 4.9 penalties for 49.6 yards in each contest, ranking 40th in the nation.
Kent State Betting Trends
Kent State is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Kent State has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/24/16 RB Will Mathews Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
10/23/16 S Juantez McRae Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
10/03/16 QB Justin Agner Undisclosed out for season
09/30/16 QB Mylik Mitchell Wrist out for season
09/06/16 WR Kris White Leg out indefinitely
08/11/16 WR Antwan Dixon Illness out for season
10/23/16 RB Devon Spalding Arm injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
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
Josh's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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