Saturday, October 8, 2016
Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium
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The Miami RedHawks take on the Akron Zips on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium. The opening line for this game has Akron as 7.5 point favorites. This season the RedHawks are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Zips have an over/under record of 5-0-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
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Noah Wezensky finished with 154 yards through the air for Miami last week. He completed 14 passes out of 25 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The RedHawks were led in rushing by Alonzo Smith, who finished with 59 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. James Gardner was the team leader in receiving with a total of 63 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Miami got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 238 yards for the game. The RedHawks ran for 33 yards on 32 attempts.
Tra'Von Chapman finished with 237 yards passing for Akron last week. He went 11 for 28, resulting in a 39% completion percentage. The Zips were led on the ground by Van Edwards, Jr., who finished with 44 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Kwadarrius Smith led the team in receiving with 75 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 38 yards per reception. Akron had 18 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 60 total plays for 378 yards for the contest. The Zips ran for 141 yards on 32 carries as a team.
Miami scores 17.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 120th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.6 passes on 30 attempts for a 55.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 261.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 45th in college football. The RedHawks run for an average of 98.6 yards per game on 36.8 attempts for an average of 2.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 122nd in the nation. They also run 66.8 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 360.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 99th overall this season. The RedHawks average 20.4 first downs per game which ranks them 84th in the country. They accumulate 80.8 penalty yards per game via 10 penalties, which ranks 10th in the nation.
Miami allows 193.2 passing yards per game, ranking 30th in D-1, and they allow 28.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 69th. They give up 17 completions on 28.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59. The RedHawks allow 164 rushing yards per game on 39.2 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 73rd in the country. Miami allows 357.2 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 38th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.6 penalties for 57.8 yards per game, ranking them 82nd among D-1 teams.
Akron averages 38.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 36th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.4 passes per game on 33.2 attempts for a 61.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 306 yards through the air per game, ranking them 22nd in Division 1. The Zips run for an average of 131.6 yards per game on 27.6 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 106th on the ground. They also run 60.8 plays per game and average 7.2 yards per play for a total of 437.6 yards per game, ranking them 56th in the country on offense. The Zips get an average of 21.6 first downs per game, which ranks 64th in the nation. They average 89.8 penalty yards per game via 9.8 penalties, ranking them 4th in college football.
Akron allows an average of 320.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 125th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 37.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 112th in the nation. They give up 24.4 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2 per game. The Zips allow 187.8 rushing yards per contest on 45.6 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 90th in the country. Akron allows 508.4 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 124th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 86.2 yards in each contest, ranking 127th in the nation.
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Akron Betting Trends
Akron is 5-0-0 against the over/under this season
Akron has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 WR Jared Murphy Foot "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/02/16 RB Maurice Thomas Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Akron
10/01/16 QB Billy Bahl Shoulder injured last game, "?"
09/13/16 WR Chris Hudson Undisclosed out for season
08/27/16 QB Gus Ragland Lower Body out indefinitely
10/01/16 QB Thomas Woodson Undisclosed missed last game, "?"
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