Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The Kent State Golden Flashes take on the Miami RedHawks on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Yager Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 6 point favorites. This season the Golden Flashes are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-0. The RedHawks have an over/under record of 1-5-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
Nick Holley finished with 89 yards through the air for Kent State last week. He completed 7 passes out of 13 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Golden Flashes were led in rushing by Nick Holley, who finished with 224 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Justin Rankin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 40 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kent State got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 58 total plays for 430 yards for the game. The Golden Flashes ran for 341 yards on 45 attempts.
Noah Wezensky finished with 153 yards passing for Miami last week. He went 14 for 28, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The RedHawks were led on the ground by Alonzo Smith, who finished with 86 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Ryan Smith led the team in receiving with 62 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Miami had 15 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 260 yards for the contest. The RedHawks ran for 107 yards on 34 carries as a team.
Kent State scores 24.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 99th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 13.2 passes on 24.2 attempts for a 54.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 146.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 121st in college football. The Golden Flashes run for an average of 173.2 yards per game on 41.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 67th in the nation. They also run 65.7 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 319.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 121st overall this season. The Golden Flashes average 15 first downs per game which ranks them 128th in the country. They accumulate 45.2 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, which ranks 106th in the nation.
Kent State allows 215.2 passing yards per game, ranking 46th in D-1, and they allow 29.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 82nd. They give up 18.5 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.9. The Golden Flashes allow 153.5 rushing yards per game on 38.8 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 58th in the country. Kent State allows 368.7 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 44th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 47.5 yards per game, ranking them 36th among D-1 teams.
Miami averages 17 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 125th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.2 passes per game on 29.7 attempts for a 54.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 243.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 56th in Division 1. The RedHawks run for an average of 100 yards per game on 36.3 attempts for an average of 2.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 122nd on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 343.5 yards per game, ranking them 113th in the country on offense. The RedHawks get an average of 19.5 first downs per game, which ranks 97th in the nation. They average 75.7 penalty yards per game via 9.3 penalties, ranking them 13th in college football.
Miami allows an average of 190 passing yards per game, which ranks 30th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 77th in the nation. They give up 16.7 completions on 28.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.8 per game. The RedHawks allow 156.8 rushing yards per contest on 38.7 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 62nd in the country. Miami allows 346.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 30th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 4 penalties for 49 yards in each contest, ranking 43rd in the nation.
Kent State Betting Trends
Kent State is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Kent State has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 1-5-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 CB Demetrius Monday Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Miami Ohio
10/09/16 RB Justin Rankin Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Miami Ohio
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
10/09/16 QB Billy Bahl Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/09/16 WR Jared Murphy Foot "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/09/16 RB Maurice Thomas Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
10/05/16 Backup QB Jordan Martin Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/13/16 WR Chris Hudson Undisclosed out for season
08/27/16 Backup QB Gus Ragland Lower Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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